Flower Review (PS3, PSN)

by February 17th, 2011
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Flower is simply a game where you can relax and enjoy somthing thats looks amazing for what it is.

It’s hard to say no on certain games that have memorable moments, perfect gameplay or brilliant graphics. ‘Flower’ was first announced at the Tokyo Gameshow in 2007. ‘Flower’ is truly something special for a downloadable game on the Playstation Network. Despite its shortness, it is one of the best looking games that focuses on beautiful graphics and outstanding environments. There isn’t much to say about ‘Flower’ at all as it has no story like evil taking over the world and it doesn’t make you go on a crazy adventure. No the whole game is set during our time which is the present day with global warming issues and other stuff being serious most of the time that you would see on television these days.

A relaxing game for anyone who owns a Playstation 3.

Gameplay: There is no gameplay at all. All you do is just tilt your PS3 controller. The idea behind ‘Flower’ is to collect petals by steering a gust of wind through idyllic pastures. You guide the wind using the motion-sensitive controller and use any button to accelerate, which lets you take the game at your own pace. Collecting pastures leads you to the next part of the level or tries bringing life back to the environment. But there is no need to rush the game just to collect every pasture from every flower in each level as long you have enough at the end of each level. Graphics and Sound: The best thing about this downloadable game is the graphics. You just can’t say no to the clear detail of the seven different levels throughout ‘Flower’. With each level having a different setting during day, night or evening sunset, all levels feel beautifully unique. For instance, the first level is set in an open field filled with flowers as you’re trying to bring life back to a tree and another level is set in a city which is only black and white but the more flowers you pick up, the more lively and colourful the city becomes. Some people will still dismiss it as pretentious folly, but ‘Flower’ delivers on its intentions and it’s a beautiful ride while it lasts. Flower‘Flower’ is endowed with absolutely top-class audio and visuals production. From a technical level, the game throws around thousands of individually modelled blades of grass. Each petal has a distinct audio cue, be it a string instrument or chorus song and creating beautiful waves of sound is probably the greatest incentive of perfecting your path through each level. Overall: Yes you’ll probably complete the game under a few hours but it’s really a relaxing game for anyone who owns a Playstation 3. There are trophies for ‘Flower’ which are easy to get…there is one saying take a 10 minute break between any level from ‘Flower’ or lighten a dark pool. For around $9.99 or £6.99 on the Playstation Network, it’s really worth a download and you will not regret it. This is a game that offers something unique and very relaxing to play for anyone.

The Good: Superb artistic design, Beautiful interactive audio, Well-implemented control system, Great diversity between levels.
The Bad: Incredibly short, Limited replay value.

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Ben Leslie

My name is Ben Leslie and I'm from the North East UK outside of Newcastle around Northumberland area. I've been playing games since the Sega Mega Drive years ago, then moved on with the legendary PS1. I do write reviews on Gamespot in my spare time and I have my own Union site called Kingdom Hearts World Union. My top 5 all time favourite games- 1-Final Fantasy IX and VII(PS1) 2-Kingdom Hearts series (PS2) 3-Sonic the Hedeghog (Sega Mega Drive) 4-Devil May Cry 3 (PS2) 5-Hogs of War (PS1)

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My name is Ben Leslie and I'm from the North East UK outside of Newcastle around Northumberland area. I've been playing games since the Sega Mega Drive years ago, then moved on with the legendary PS1. I do write reviews on Gamespot in my spare time and I have my own Union site called Kingdom Hearts World Union. My top 5 all time favourite games- 1-Final Fantasy IX and VII(PS1) 2-Kingdom Hearts series (PS2) 3-Sonic the Hedeghog (Sega Mega Drive) 4-Devil May Cry 3 (PS2) 5-Hogs of War (PS1)