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Description

Rez is a fast-action shooter that takes you deep into the world’s computer network. The “Project K” Network has recently been upgraded to handle the rapid expansion of the information age and the core, known as “Eden,” holds the most advanced artificial intelligence the world has ever seen. Unfortunately, Eden cannot handle the ability to create her own thoughts and buckles under the pressure in an existential breakdown. She is lost deep inside the system, and you’re the only one that can bring her back online, saving the world from utter chaos.

You must blast complex viruses, unlock passwords, and destroy firewall bosses as you search for Eden. Each stage is in a constant state of flux dependent on your shooting techniques, which ultimately control the music and colors of your environment. The deeper you get into the dreamlike cyber world of Rez, your form will evolve or devolve depending on your progress.

Screenshots

There are no Dreamcast screenshots for this game.

There are 43 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "Vibes" -- Working title
  • "Rez HD" -- Xbox 360 title
  • "Project Eden" -- Working title
  • "K-Project" -- Working title

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User Reviews

You'll either love it or hate it. yprbest (100) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

Sega Collectors Guild Oct 16, 2003 96 out of 100 96
Insert Credit Aug 24, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
neXGam 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
Edge Nov 29, 2001 9 out of 10 90
SEGA-Portal.de Sep 21, 2009 9 out of 10 90
SegaFan.com Feb 11, 2003 8.8 out of 10 88
Original Gamer Jan 01, 2009 8.7 out of 10 87
Defunct Games Aug 15, 2004 87 out of 100 87
Meristation Jan 17, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
VicioJuegos.com Nov 08, 2005 80 out of 100 80

Forums

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XBLA version 2 Ace of Sevens (4225)
May 24, 2008

Trivia

At the end of the credits, Rez is quoted to be "deciated to the incredible creative soul of Kandinsky".

Abstract artist and composer W. Kandinsky was a synaesthete (a person with the neurological condition in which two or more senses mingle into one), meaning he was able to 'see' music and 'hear' color. He described his works as quoted:

"I applied streaks and blobs of color onto the canvas with a palette knife and I made them sing with all the intensity I could..."

The nature of Rez' audiovisual experience and the referrals to synaesthetia are obviously linked to Kandinsky, as well as the working title, "K-Project".

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Trixter (8722) added Rez (Dreamcast) on Mar 29, 2002
Other platforms contributed by NamelessLegacy (104) and NeoMoose (1101)