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1[[quoteright:280:]]²[[caption-width-right:280:The screenshots are confusing, so here's a nice box shot]]²²''Project Eden'' is a sci-fi computer action-adventure game, developed by Creator/CoreDesign, incorporating puzzle elements, set in a futuristic city on an earthlike planet. You are charged with controlling a four-man (well, two men and two women) team to investigate problems in the Real Meat factory, a synthetic meat factory (Orwellian irony) that supplies the city. Inevitably, things get far worse as the team tries to rescue some technicians who were kidnapped from the factory.²²The game featured several unique features, including 'Regen points' that would respawn characters if they died and a weapon that slowed down time in a limited area. The team members could be controlled individually by the player or set to do simple tasks, like follow or defend themselves. ²²This game has absolutely nothing to do with ''LightNovel/DirtyPair: TheMovie'' (more commonly known as ''Project [[FunWithAcronyms EDEN]]'') or the [[ Eden Project]]. Also not to be confused with ''{{VideoGame/Rez}}'', a game that went by the codename "Project Eden".²²A playthough can be seen on Youtube [[ here]].²----²!!This game provides examples of:²* AerithAndBob: [[spoiler: Lucy and Minoko, sisters.]]²* BagOfSharing: Used and averted, confusingly. Weapons and power cells are usable by any team member no matter how far apart they are, but keys and other miscellaneous puzzle-solving items aren't.²** Since UPA's equipment appears to be based on nanotechnology, [[JustifiedTrope this may be justified]].²* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Lucy decided she needed to transfer her mind into Minoko's body to survive, so she hacked into the UPA computers and falsified an order for Minoko's team to be assigned to the Real Meat kidnapping. Then she used the captured technicians as bait to lead the team toward the Eden Bunker.]]²* BodyHorror: Humans and animals turning into hideous creatures right before your eyes is unpleasant as it sounds, worst examples are men bending backwards before they start changing.²* BrainUploading: [[spoiler:This happened to Lucy to keep her alive and she tried to download into a human body later.]]²* CargoCult: Shades of this among the Scavengers, who consider wreckage falling from the higher levels to be gifts from heaven.²* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: A rather tame version: 'Metal Heads' like Amber become more withdrawn and machine-like.²* DeathIsCheap: Characters are automatically respawned at your last regen point, you may even find yourself killing them to avoid a long walk.²* DeflectorShields: The team is protected by energy shields that are visible only when hit.²* ElaborateUndergroundBase: The Eden Bunker, even before it was buried under vertical miles of city.²* EnergyAbsorption: The Extractor weapon.²* EnfanteTerrible: [[spoiler:The Lucy clones that begin to appear halfway through the game. And Lucy herself, of course.]]²* EverythingIsOnline: [[spoiler:The only way Lucy could have hacked into the UPA.]]²* EnergyWeapon: All your guns are either this or matter fabricated from energy.²* FantasticDrug / PsychoSerum: Increased strength, some side effects. ²* HackingMinigame: Clicking on spinning disks at the right time within the time limit gets you the security combination.²* HumanPopsicle: [[spoiler:Minoko's father, trapped in a time dilation field by Lucy.]]²* RagnarokProofing: Despite being abandoned for several decades, most of the equipment in the abandoned sections of the city works fine with the occasional repair. ²* ResurrectionTeleportation: Is your last regen point close to your objective? Then why not kill your character to get there quicker.²* RespawningEnemies: In later levels, replacement enemies will arrive from side passages and ceiling holes. Made less galling by the fact that your team also respawns. You can also set up teammates and a turret to serve as overwatch to hold off respawning areas while you explore the level. ²* SamusIsAGirl: Sort of. Amber, despite her outside appearance, is a female cyborg.²* ShaggyDogStory: Not the main plot itself but the still important subplot of [[spoiler:finding the kidnapped technicians. You finally reach them not long before the end - and they mutate before your eyes, with no alternative than killing them.]]²* ShapeshifterBaggage: Several examples, but taken to the most absurd levels by the [[spoiler:normal-sized rats]] that somehow transform into two metre long acid-spraying cybernetic monsters when your team gets close.²* TeleportersAndTransporters: Used to gather a sample creature, [[spoiler:abduct Minoko]] and as part of the regen system.²* UrbanSegregation: The rich live at the top of very tall cities and conditions degrade the closer you get to ground level, to the point that [[spoiler:you get primitive tribes cannibals and mutants near the bottom.]] This can even be seen in the opening sequence.²* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: You can't permanently damage you team, but you can make them suffer.²* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: "Control", your slightly overweight, gravelly-voiced superior who gets to watch from his comfortable office at the top of the city while you're plumbing the depths.²* [[WeCanRebuildHim We Can Rebuild Her]]: Amber suffered a horrific accident and was rebuilt as a combat cyborg, apparently at her request, since "normal" human-cybernetic reconstruction was apparently available. ²* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: [[spoiler:Lucy's father hooked her brain directly into the Eden Bunker's main computer in order to keep her alive as her body decayed from her hereditary degenerative disease. In hindsight, giving a 6-year old control over an entire underground base with the capacity to manufacture an army of cybernetic mutant workers might not have been the best idea in the world.]] ²----


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