Okay, Project Eden isnt
strictly an FPS, as it allows you to choose between either a first person or third person
perspective. In fact, this is a different kind of game altogether.
Project Eden takes place in one of
those towering mecha cities from films like Blade Runner and The Fifth Element. The twist
here is that the people living and working at the top of this incredible skyline never
return to street level, which has become a warren-like slum. So separated are these two
worlds that life at the bottom has taken on a separate and monstrous form of evolution.
Lately, the equipment that supports life at the top has been malfunctioning, and the
ruling class suspects a conspiracy. This is where you come in. It is your job to lead a
group of four combat savvy technicians down to the surface to check it out. What you find
there will surprise you.
Now this is
truly a different story than we are used to. The very nature of the
landscapetowering heights and claustrophobic streetsmakes it a unique FPS
experience. And it looks like Eidos is backing this up with equally innovative game play.
Players lead the four members of the teamCarter, the squad leader; Minoko, the tech
specialist; Andre, the engineer; and Amber, the cyborgthrough eleven missions
focusing on exploration, puzzle solving, and survival skills. The game can be played by a
single person switching between characters at any time in order to utilize their special
skills, or up to four people cooperating via split-screen. Players will have to use remote
equipment such as mini-rovers and hover-cameras to access areas or scout locations.
Special attention must also be paid to the characters power supplies, as energy is
This is not to
say that Project Eden lacks action. The games arsenal includes automatic weapons,
explosives, sentry guns, even devices that can slow time around your opponents or drain
their energy. And, hey, youre battling hideous, evil, cult mutants. Whats
better than that? There is also a four-player deathmatch for when you get tired of playing
nice with your friends.
looks to be a unique experience in FPS gaming, focusing on multi-tiered problem solving,
cooperative game play, specialized equipment and skills. It may be just the thing for fans
of the genre looking for something fresh.