Bubble bubble, cough and snuffle, pixels grow and my bong bubbles....
There was a thing...probably still a thing, called 'trip toys' back in the day. Stoners, acid heads, etc. would get toked up, find something flashy that would keep them transfixed for hours. PixelJunk Eden is a digitized trip toy that will keep you transfixed, much like a cat hopped on catnip and a laser pointer!
The setup's simple. You have a little dude, you right click to jump, left click to swing on a bit of silk. Jump, climb, explode pollen, grow seeds. Explore, find a seed, repeat. Sounds simple? Because it is simple. But it's captivating in that simplicity, which let's face it...is a great quality in a trip toy!
The gameplay's not all. The music is absolutely fantastic. Trance-like as it starts, the music is atmospheric and driving. As you climb higher, grow your garden deeper, the beat picks up and the strains open up even more.
So yes, I made a lot of weed jokes there because...they go really well together. But hey, I'm not condoning nothing here, right? Besides, PixelJunk Eden is just as catchy and engrossing without all that other stuff and you should be playing it. It's going to keep you entertained for a few hours, guaranteed.
Posted: December 31st, 2013