DescriptionRez 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.
- "Rez HD" -- Xbox 360 title
- "K-Project" -- Working title
Part of the Following Groups
|Absolutely brilliant!||Tomer Gabel (4416)|
|It's a shooter, a techno trance video, and a reason to crank the volume up.||gametrader (229)|
The Press Says
|Insert Credit||Aug 24, 2002||9.5 out of 10||95|
|Edge||Nov 29, 2001||9 out of 10||90|
|videogamer.com||Aug 15, 2004||9 out of 10||90|
|Gaming Target||Jul 26, 2002||8.7 out of 10||87|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Feb 23, 2002||8 out of 10||80|
|GamePro (US)||Jan 08, 2002||3.5 out of 5||70|
|Meristation||Jan 25, 2002||6.8 out of 10||68|
|Game Informer Magazine||Feb, 2002||6 out of 10||60|
|Game Informer Magazine||Feb, 2002||5.75 out of 10||58|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Feb 06, 2002||10 out of 20||50|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|XBLA version||2||Ace of Sevens (4228)
May 24, 2008
TriviaAt 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".
Related Web Sites
- Club Sega - Rez -- An overview of Rez with a look at the game's development, when it was known as K-Project and Vibes
- Rez -- Official game website
- Wikipedia: Rez -- Information about Rez at Wikipedia
- X360A achievement guide -- X360A's achievement guide for Rez.