Flower Review | November 27, 2013 PlayStation Exclusive Title
This game was a huge surprise to us. It has one of the simplest concepts to start out with one flower pedal and fly over to flower it blooms and now you have two flower pedals and so on. It is so simple but so addictive and so much fun to play. There is a story here but it doesn’t tell the story it shows the story. It has no voice acting and no dialog to read but it does have this really in-depth way of telling you what’s going on. The game uses a lot of still photography and slow moving images to show you how you are changing the world. The world the game lives in is very gray and cold as you can see from looking out the window of the apartment that the game starts in. The world you play in the game starts out vibrant and colorful but as you more forward you discover that there is a darkness destroying everything. As you bring brightness to the game world it starts to change the world outside, making each world a better place to live.
The music is outstanding. You can tell that there is a multiple piece orchestra planning out every step of the way. This game relies heavily on music because once again no voice acting and no dialog to read like other games from "thatgamecompany". To play the game you have to use the SIXAXIS controller. There are not a lot of games that use the PlayStation 3 controller this way. So if you are a person who raises that controller in the air every time you need to jump up, you will feel right at home. The SIXAXIS system works perfectly and the camera does too. We were surprised of how easy this game was to pick up and play and how fast we got sucked in. This is not just a game you play but a game that you experience. With a price tag of $6.99 on PlayStation Network it is a must have. Flower is only a couple hours long but you will want to replay it over and over. Oh did we mention that it is only seven bucks? I mean you can’t even see a movie sometimes for seven bucks. Under $5.00 is a MUST BUY PRICE!