If there's a game that really must be experienced by as many people as possible to spread the good and exciting word of video games, then Child of Eden is it. Blandly described it's an Xbox 360 and PS3 on-rails shooter. But Child of Eden is more than that. Stunning to look at. Hypnotic to listen to. Sublime to play. So it's bloody good luck for anyone living in the general area of London that Ubisoft is opening an 'experience centre' entirely dedicated to the first-hand experiencing of Child of Eden. Doors open on June 4 (that's tomorrow) and stay open until June 22.
This is what it looks like:
Above: The coolest places always have people hanging about outside doing things on their phones. They're probably using Twitter
Located in London's intangibly fashionable West End, the Child of Eden centre is spread over two floors and promises to be an intoxicating sensory orgy for anyone wanting to venture inside and try the game for themselves. It's completely free and Child of Eden is a beautiful thing. So it's well worth it. When we played Child of Eden we experienced feelings of almost uncontainable happiness.
Celebrity prank caller and advocate of video games Jonathan Ross is special, so he's already been there and played Child of Eden. This is a photo of him doing that:
Above: Jonathan Ross simultaneously experiencing and playing Child of Eden
But that is not all. The GamesRadar UK team will be heading to the Child of Eden experience centre on Thursday 16 June. So you'll be able to come along and experience us as well. Which won't be as creepy as that sounds. Honest. We'll have more details about that soon. But stick it in your diary now.
In the meantime, if you want to know why Child of Eden is eye-blowing, ear-blowing and all-round mind-blowing, give our preview a read and then get yourself to London for a full-blown experience.
Here's the full address:
34-35 Dean Street,
Opening times: 12:00 - 20:00 daily.
You won't regret it. Unless, of course, you have no soul.
June 3, 2011