If you’ve watched any of my Mobcrush streams, you’ll know that one, I love Minecraft and two, I like survival games that force you to evolve or perish. It will surprise no one, then, that when I read how the upcoming game Eden is a survival RPG where you meet other players, build camps together, and fight side by side, I was immediately very intrigued. According to the website, this survival RPG drops you in a hostile fantasy world and you have to craft, build, and evolve if you are to prevail against all the dangers you’ll be facing. The world of Eden will have a realistic daytime/nighttime cycle with your decisions and actions affecting your health and stats for the next day. As in every survival game, you’ll have to build a camp where your hero can protect himself and set out in search of rarer loot. Speaking of your hero, apparently you’ll be able to level up, customizing both your appearance and your skills and unlocking different skill trees along the way (even building your own skill tree).
All of the above sounds very promising, but what’s even more interesting is the “social adventure" part of Eden. In Eden you’ll be able to join a guild where each member has his or her own specialization. Together you’ll be able to build a city, participate in co-op adventures with your party, and hunt very rare treasures or even worldwide bosses. You can even take over other Guilds as vassals and rule your empire. Now, as you’ll probably agree, this game sounds fantastic and even verges on “too good to be true." I really hope The Last Kind developers can deliver on their vision because it really sounds like it could be an amazing game. At the same time, when a game tries to blend too many different systems and mechanics in one game, it often ends up a slightly jumbled mess. I hope Eden avoids that fate and ends up being one to talk about in 2016 when it releases. Here’s hoping.