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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 videoThe 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

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  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. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jan 7, 2014
    90
    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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  1. Positive: 39 out of 69
  2. Negative: 23 out of 69
  1. Dec 19, 2014
    10
    Absolute beautiful game I know some people say its just a screensaver but then its the BEST screensaver ever this game has so much color andAbsolute beautiful game I know some people say its just a screensaver but then its the BEST screensaver ever this game has so much color and scenery for a 1 to 2 hour game the way the music and sound matches up with you getting more pedals is amazing get this game if you want to relax and have a good time Expand
  2. Apr 22, 2014
    10
    I am the type of person that thinks video games are a form of art. And this is the type of game that will lead the charge in getting videoI am the type of person that thinks video games are a form of art. And this is the type of game that will lead the charge in getting video games to be accepted as such. It is beautiful and tells a story about the terrible thing humans do, with out a single cut scene or word of dialogue. Which is more impressive than most games that require cut scenes and such to tell a story (don't get me wrong, those games are still really great- games like Bioshock and the Last of Us- but it's not as impressive). Sure it may not be as good as Journey, but it is still an amazing game. Expand
  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 admireThis 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. Mar 18, 2014
    8
    If you wan to sit at home relax listen to some good calming music and look at some really nice visuals then you can't go wrong with Flower.If you wan to sit at home relax listen to some good calming music and look at some really nice visuals then you can't go wrong with Flower. It's not a game i'd recommend doing in one sitting (which you can) but something you play when stressed out or when you just want to chill for about an hour. I don't think this game is worthy of a perfect 10/10 but i damn sure know it's not worthy of any of the 0's and 1's that users are giving it. Now i've played this both on ps3 and ps4 and i have to say it performs a bit better on ps4, the controls are tighter and it's cool to see the light bar change colors depending on where you are. It also looks a bit better and the sound quality got a nice boost too. Overall flower is a wonderful game but it's not for everyone. 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 onI 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. Nov 21, 2015
    2
    Deleted the game after 2 missions, bad puzzles like teaching you how to use a PS4 controller, no excitement in the game, not enjoyable at all.Deleted the game after 2 missions, bad puzzles like teaching you how to use a PS4 controller, no excitement in the game, not enjoyable at all. Don't bother buying. Expand
  7. Feb 6, 2016
    0
    I guess that I must not be the target audience for this game. I found it to be boring, frustrating, pointless, and repetitive.

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    I guess that I must not be the target audience for this game. I found it to be boring, frustrating, pointless, and repetitive.

    The game consists of controlling flower petals blown by the wind. When you encounter other flowers, their petals join your current collection of petals. When you make contact with several flowers in an area, sometimes the color of the grass surrounding you changes. This happens over and over, with nothing new happening to add to the very simple pattern.

    I'm all in favor of experimenting with new ways of understanding what a video game can be. It's certainly true that Flower is quite unlike any other video game I'm aware of. I have respect for the developers in doing something that seems completely new.

    As a whole, however, I have to say that I found playing Flower to be among the least enjoyable experiences of any video game I've ever played.
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