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Xbox One / Xbox Series X/S Game Review



Edengate: The Edge of Life


Format: Xbox One / Xbox Series X/S
Publisher: Hoop
Developer: Hoop
RRP: £5.89
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Age Restrictions: 12+
Release Date: 23 November 2022

A gifted young scientist, Mia Lorenson, wakes up in an abandoned hospital full of questions - and precious few answers. What happened to her? What happened to the world? Developed during the global pandemic, Edengate: The Edge of Life is an interactive experience reflecting on feelings of uncertainty, isolation, longing and hope. Experience Mia’s emotional journey as you explore the desolate city of Edengate, unraveling its mysteries and memories, accompanied by emotional voiceover performances and a breathtaking score by critically acclaimed composer Laryssa Okada. Find hope in the face of devastation and discover what connects us to the world...


Edengate is more of a walking sim than it is game

Edengate: The Edge of Life follows with the well worn familiar plot point of an individual waking up in a strange place with amnesia. The goal is to fathom out why you're there and what on earth is going on.

The game is atmospheric and engaging but is more of a walking sim than it is an exploration game. The game is short and the collectible element is so easy that it's almost impossible not to find everything. You never really feel that you're doing anything but being shepherded through the narrative.

On a technical point of view it was a little disappointing to see that the controls for the camera couldn't be inverted.

Thankfully it's an incredibly cheap game, with nice production values, that offers a little intrigue for a short amount of time.


Nick Smithson

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