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  • Summary: The pioneers that brought you the PLAYSTATION Network title flOw are back with another concept that challenges traditional gaming conventions. Flower expands the team's tradition of delivering simple gameplay, accessible controls and a medium to explore emotional chords uncommon in video games. In Flower, the surrounding environment, most often pushed to the background in games, is pulled to the forefront and becomes the primary "character." The player fades from an external and stressful world in the opening of this fresh and genuine game only for PS3, and journeys through beautifully vivid landscapes, changing the his surroundings and exploring nature along the way. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Nov 26, 2013
    100
    The sheer simplicity of flower makes it a difficult game not to fall in love with. It’s a relaxing, calming, and curiously moving experience that has the power to change the way that you look at the outside world. Moreover, the improved motion sensors inside the DualShock 4 coupled with the enhanced horsepower of Sony’s fresh hardware breathe new life into the experience, ensuring that this former PS3 favourite blossoms all over again on the PS4.
  2. Nov 18, 2013
    100
    For me, it’s like rediscovering an old friend who I'm delighted to find has actually gotten better with age.
  3. Nov 20, 2013
    100
    It’s worth a replay if you’ve already got the PS3 version, and if you’ve never played it before, then there’s no prettier way to inaugurate your new console.
  4. Dec 11, 2013
    90
    Four years after its initial release Flower didn’t lose one iota of its fascination and still captures you from the very beginning.
  5. Embrace it like a comfortable pair of shoes. [Jan 2014, p.84]
  6. Dec 19, 2013
    90
    Flower is a unique game.
  7. Nov 13, 2013
    80
    Just as you might improperly dismiss Flower as "not a game," you might also improperly dismiss it for its brevity: You could easily finish in an hour, and that hour progresses at a relaxed pace, lulling you into security rather than pumping adrenaline into your nerves. But value is more than a simple price-to-minutes ratio, and I'd sooner revisit Flower's serenity than countless 50-hour grindfests.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 54
  2. Negative: 19 out of 54
  1. Jan 14, 2014
    10
    This isn't a very addictive game but the graphics and soundtrack are enough to give this stunning game a 10 out of 10. I really think the graphics in this game are sooo pretty. Especially with the soothing soundtrack. Great game! Expand
  2. Nov 15, 2013
    10
    A great game made even better!

    The graphics look so crisp in clean in 1080p with 60FPS. There appears to be a better draw distance, more
    grass, better AA and the controls are better than they were on PS3.

    And best of all, you don't even need to buy it again if you already did on PS3!
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  3. Nov 20, 2013
    10
    This great game makes it's way to the PS4 with enhanced graphics and motion controls. This is a game where you can pick up, play and admire the art rather than rushing to complete stages. Turning your petals on a dime is more achievable with the Dual Shock 4. If I had a gripe, it would be that there were no extra levels with the port to PS4. Game is also free for PS4 and Vita if previously purchased on PS3. Expand
  4. Jan 25, 2014
    8
    I purchased this game on impulse from the amazing reviews it received. Started playing it and found it was very slow and relaxing, boring to most people. I try to enjoy the calmer parts of a game sometimes. To be honest I still wasn't a huge fan by the time I was 2-3 levels in. I waited a few weeks and tried it again when I had a friend over and showed him what it's all about. Then BAM OUT OF NOWHERE the game turned into this masterpiece that kept you on the edge of your seat for a couple of hours. This is my first review ever written, just had to do it for this game to let people know that you cannot judge it from the first few levels. Sure this game cannot compare to the depth of many bigger games out, but for the fun factor, I got more than what I paid for. Expand
  5. May 24, 2014
    6
    I really don't understand all the fuzz about this game. How can a game that lasts 25 min, and that costs almost 10 bucks be the first game on the charts for a next gent console?? Like some other user said, it feels like it's being awarded for it's originality more than anything else.

    Yes it has a nice combination of OK graphics with music and it's very original and different and relaxing, but seriously, how can this game have nines and tens all over the place. "Journey" was great, I have to say I really enjoyed completing Journey, but this game is completely overrated IMO.
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  6. Dec 1, 2013
    1
    I've had more fun lighting my farts. What a ridiculous game. This should be free, it was free on the Windows Phone and it was still terrible. On the plus side compared to the ridiculous price of Angry Birds Star Wars which is 32.99, which, quite simply, left me speechless, then this is a steal. Expand
  7. Mar 12, 2014
    0
    This is not a game, it feels more like a screen saver. if you are into that, then I guess... spend your money. Chances are you have something more compelling on your computer already, just wait 30 minutes and you'll see what I mean. Expand

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