A tremendous experience!
One thing that the official review failed to mention is that the game can be played without a Kinect and using a controller. The player can also customize up to three other controllers to vibrate in time with the music. With a controller the game plays very fluid. The controls are simple and easy to grasp. The narrative may be a little high concept for some younger players, but most won't pay attention to that. The visuals combined with the music make Child of Eden one of the strongest arguments since Flower, Okami, and Shadow of the Collosus that games are a viable art form. The game is appropriate for all ages. The minimal violence isn't even construed as violence, instead the player acts the part of a sort of anti-virus that purifies the system of contamination. The game is a little on the short side but offers a lot of replay value in the form of collectibles, achievements, and high scores. If you're not sold on the length, wait until the price drops, but do not hesitate to pick up this amazing game.