REX CROWLE

EDGE - - THE BEST -

FOAMSWORD GAMES The best game from the past 23 years needs to be as good now as when it was when re­leased.

Rez is a game that never dates. It isn’t a nos­tal­gic mem­ory of per­fec­tion – it car­ries on be­ing it.

It’s unashamedly a videogame, it’s very pure in its game­play, and it could be de­scribed sim­ply as an on-rails shooter. How­ever, that is not how it’s ex­pe­ri­enced when played. It’s a shim­mer­ing holo­gram from the fu­ture that shows us our past, in a per­fect union of art, de­sign, au­dio and tech­nol­ogy.

I’ve bought it three times on three dif­fer­ent sys­tems al­ready, and now we can all ex­pe­ri­ence it again on a fourth with its ar­rival on VR, per­haps where it was al­ways des­tined to ex­ist. And it con­tains all the boss bat­tles I’ve ever en­joyed.

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