Like a missing entry from Adam Pennyman's Catalogue of Obsolete Entertainments
, the game Rez
(previously on MeFi
) combines abstract visuals
with 21st century call-and-response musical theory
(subscription site) for a synesthetic
experience that changes through the player's on-screen interactions.
Playing through four levels; Earth
, and Eden
the player's avatar evolves within a sentient computer network
as you attempt to free the core AI from suicidal depression.
Woefully underpromoted upon release everywhere except Japan
, and with few merchandise opportunities available
to it, the game slipped into obscurity and attained cult status, retaining almost full value on the second-hand Dreamcast and PS2 markets.
Unfortunately for the second-hand market, HD Rez
has recently been announced for X-Box Live Arcade in early 2008
in glorious Hi-Def and 5.1 surround. Rejoice!
posted by Molesome
on Nov 15, 2007 -