I’m always a big fan of things that are different and that challenge me in ways I didn’t expect. With a very intense pace and challenging learning curve One Step From Eden does just that, but unfortunately for anyone who may not want to get pulverized repeatedly it may ask too much, too soon, and too brutally. Not that I think the end result would be very different since even when you know what you’re doing you’ll be sorely challenged, but it doesn’t take very long to get frustrated since the game does little to help you get your legs under you. Thrown to the wolves it will likely take a few very ineffective attempts before you begin to work things out through trial and error but in general the relentless pace makes it tough to absorb what works and what doesn’t in a constructive way. Perhaps people familiar with Mega Man Battle Network will have enough of a leg up to make the learning curve smoother but while I slowly came around to being compelled to get better at One Step From Eden there’s no mistaking the fact that it will lose many players pretty quickly.
Justin Nation, Score: