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    PixelJunk Eden

    Game » consists of 4 releases. Released Jul 31, 2008

    This is the third PixelJunk game on PSN -- a unique take on the platforming genre. It features swing physics, trophy support, and YouTube video recording/uploading.

    pauljeremiah's PixelJunk Eden (PC) review

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    A Mesmerising Botanical Journey

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    PixelJunk Eden, the iconic indie platformer, available on Steam, brings all the enchanting beauty and entrancing gameplay that made it a beloved title on the PS3. Developed by Q-Games, PixelJunk Eden takes players on an immersive botanical adventure through lush, ever-evolving gardens, challenging them to navigate stunning environments and mesmerising platforming mechanics.

    PixelJunk Eden offers a mesmerizing and innovative gameplay experience that sets it apart from traditional platformers. Players control a small Grimp, a creature with the ability to swing from silk threads, exploring beautifully abstract gardens suspended in space. The goal is to collect Spectra, luminous orbs that release pollen to revitalize the gardens. The Grimp's silk-swinging mechanics are the core of the gameplay, requiring precision and skill to navigate the intricate environments and reach hidden seeds. As players progress, they encounter challenging obstacles and unique enemies, adding a layer of strategy to the graceful acrobatics. The game's rhythmic soundtrack further complements the gameplay, as players synchronize their movements to the music, creating a sense of harmony and immersion. With each garden offering its own distinct visuals and challenges, PixelJunk Eden's gameplay is a captivating blend of exploration, precision platforming, and artistic expression that keeps players engrossed in its enchanting world.

    The PC version of PixelJunk Eden stays true to its origins on the PS3 but comes with some noteworthy differences that enhance the overall experience. First and foremost, the PC version boasts improved graphics, allowing players to appreciate the vibrant colours, detailed environments, and stunning visual effects at even higher resolutions. The added graphical fidelity enhances the game's already magical atmosphere and makes each garden feel more alive than ever before.

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    One of the significant advantages of the PC version is the precise controls it offers. With the support of a keyboard and mouse or a controller, players can execute their manoeuvres with more accuracy, resulting in a more enjoyable and fluid gameplay experience. The precision becomes crucial, especially in later stages where mastering the game's acrobatic movements is essential for reaching hidden seeds and tackling challenging objectives.

    Additionally, PixelJunk Eden on PC introduces mod support, opening up a world of possibilities for the community to create and share custom gardens, visuals, and even mechanics. This feature significantly extends the game's replayability and fosters a thriving creative community around the title.

    Furthermore, the PC version brings improvements in loading times, making the transitions between gardens much smoother and maintaining the game's momentum. This is a particularly welcome enhancement for players who love to dive into the game for short play sessions.

    However, the PC version does have a slight drawback compared to its PS3 predecessor – the absence of local co-op multiplayer. The original PS3 version allowed players to explore the gardens together, making for a fun and social experience. Unfortunately, this feature has not made its way to the PC version, leaving solo play as the only option. Nevertheless, the engaging and immersive gameplay still manages to captivate players even in single-player mode.

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    PixelJunk Eden for the PC is an enchanting and unforgettable journey through ever-changing gardens, filled with hypnotic visuals and rhythmic soundscapes. The PC version's improved graphics, precise controls, and mod support elevate the experience, making it a must-play for both fans of the original PS3 version and newcomers to the series. Though the lack of local co-op multiplayer is a minor setback, it does not detract from the overall brilliance of this botanical masterpiece.

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      The Grooviest Platformer of the Decade. 0

      When I started up PixelJunk Eden after acquiring it in a steam sale, I was treated to a beautiful, minimal splash of plant-life. In the background is a mellow, bassy melody, some plucky synths, and some whirrs and beeps. I'm reminded immediately of Flower, but that's not going to last long. Click a mouse button, and I am introduced to my player character/avatar/whathaveyou: a little seed-looking Pokemon-like thingy. A quick wikipedia search informs me that the creature is called a "Grimp". Adora...

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      Whoever thought that adding a timer to this game was a good idea should be shot 0

      The review deck above pretty much sums up my feelings about this game. It is a potentially excellent game, almost totally ruined by what is possibly the most incredibly stupid design decision in the history of video gaming -- making the levels timed. What is otherwise a relaxing, exploration-based experience is completely ruined by the fact that you only have a few minutes to finish every level. There are items on each level that you can find to increase your timer, but if you get stuck or hi...

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