Version Reviewed: 1.7
Device Reviewed On: iPod Touch 2nd Generation
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Eden-World Builder will be familiar to anybody that has ever seen Minecraft. Both games are designed to let players construct whatever they wish with simple, pixilated blocks. The blocks in Eden-World Builder vary in material, appearance, and effect. For instance, there are TNT blocks, which will explode when set on fire. Other blocks include fire and water blocks, which will spread out when placed.
There are no objectives in Eden-World Builder, which has an upside and downside. It's liberating not having to worrying about doing specific task, but people who lack creativity and imagination may find the game boring after a few minutes. The game is also never ending since there is no health system.
One of the strongest features of the game is that players can upload and download maps from a server. There are many elaborate and detailed maps available for download, such as a highly intricate map of Washington D.C. and an ornate cathedral. Users can explore the maps and modify them. The ability to share maps is great for people who grow bored of the regular game play quickly. The worlds also have cute interactive monsters roaming around which respond to actions. For example, the monsters will become aggressive if they are set on fire or hit.
The 3D graphics are made to be pixilated and blocky which helps with visualizing how the blocks will fit together. The player has the ability to change the color of anything in game, from the blocks to the monsters. There is mellow background music and sound effects, but nothing special.
Eden-World Builder is perfect for a person who enjoyed playing with Legos as a child and wants to experience that fun in a game. The lack of objectives will probably cause some players to grow bored quickly, but others find it very liberating.