flOw PlayStation 3

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  • Summary: [Downloadable Game] flOw is a game about piloting an aquatic organism through a surreal biosphere where players consume other organisms, evolve, and dive into the abyss. With an embedded design of DDA (dynamic difficulty adjustment), players with differing skill levels can intuitively[Downloadable Game] flOw is a game about piloting an aquatic organism through a surreal biosphere where players consume other organisms, evolve, and dive into the abyss. With an embedded design of DDA (dynamic difficulty adjustment), players with differing skill levels can intuitively customize their game experience and enjoy the game at their own pace. [SCEA] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. Play UK
    90
    Pure, beautiful genius, and the kind of game that despite its simplicity manages to surprise and wow at every turn. As relaxing as it is gorgeous, no one can dislike this. [Issue #151, p.66]
  2. PSM3 Magazine UK
    82
    Mesmerising and beautiful. Just excellent. [May 2007, p.77]
  3. A mesmerizing, gorgeous achievement in interactive art, and should be experienced by anyone willing to open their minds as to what video games can be.
  4. Easily the most distinctive and unusual title exclusively available via the PS Store. For £3.49 you receive 128MB of something rather unique and eye opening but others will thoroughly hate the lack of structure and goals, as many play to win or obtain the highest score.
  5. 70
    The sense of purpose and accomplishment comes from making your creature grow -- to be king of the primordial soup. And while there are levels, enemies, power moves, et cetera, flOw is more of an entertaining diversion than what we're used to calling a "game."
  6. FlOw is what it is - download it in the full knowledge that you're participating in an experiment of sorts and I think you'll get good value from your £3.49. If you're looking for something more like a conventional game, I'd lop off a mark or two from the final score.
  7. Pure Magazine UK
    40
    While flOw does offer some different gaming experiences and the implementation of the Sixaxis is smooth, it does just feel like a demo of the controller and not exactly a fully rounded game. [May 2007, p.67]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. JaakkoV.
    Nov 21, 2007
    10
    A surreal experience.
  2. Mar 20, 2012
    10
    Beautiful game, about evolution of species. Lovely and easy gameplay, you cannot die - at least, I didn't. It has a wonderful meditativeBeautiful game, about evolution of species. Lovely and easy gameplay, you cannot die - at least, I didn't. It has a wonderful meditative quality, relaxing. I didn't want it to stop Expand
  3. Apr 12, 2011
    10
    It's crazy thinking how this game got such low reviews. It's a very original game with a very unique presentation. It does what it does and itIt's crazy thinking how this game got such low reviews. It's a very original game with a very unique presentation. It does what it does and it does a great job at it. Expand
  4. Sep 11, 2013
    8
    This may look like a demo for the Sixasis but it can be deep, since it shows the evolution of a small creature into another that have moreThis may look like a demo for the Sixasis but it can be deep, since it shows the evolution of a small creature into another that have more abilities and has some cool and relaxing music and sounds and also a good concept. I would give more if this game was a bit longer. Expand
  5. Oct 11, 2012
    7
    I remember playing the demo back when I got my phat PS3 and I recall being interested but not eager to play it. I can say that I got the sameI remember playing the demo back when I got my phat PS3 and I recall being interested but not eager to play it. I can say that I got the same feeling here too. The motion control was somewhat neat and the visuals were good as well as the audio. So from a technical stand point it was actually a great game. As for the content/premise I didn't really dig it all that much. It was fun for a while to each creatures but then after a while it got to feeling the same. I appreciated the brevity of the game and that it was fast paced to a degree. I'm happy I played it but will likely return to it for the trophies only if I'm bored. That said, it really was nice to look at. Expand
  6. May 12, 2015
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I do not have to say anything more. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it............................ Expand
  7. Dec 17, 2013
    0
    I have absolutely no idea what the point of this game is and what I'm supposed to do. There is no tutorial and no campaign. There is justI have absolutely no idea what the point of this game is and what I'm supposed to do. There is no tutorial and no campaign. There is just nothing here. Expand

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