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90

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6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 68 Ratings

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  • Summary: At 25, Florence Yeoh feels a little stuck. Her life is an endless routine of work, sleep, and spending too much time on social media. Then one day, she meets a cello player named Krish who changes everything about how she sees the world.

    Experience every beat of Florence and Krish’s
    At 25, Florence Yeoh feels a little stuck. Her life is an endless routine of work, sleep, and spending too much time on social media. Then one day, she meets a cello player named Krish who changes everything about how she sees the world.

    Experience every beat of Florence and Krish’s relationship through a series of bespoke gameplay vignettes – from flirting to fighting, from helping each other grow to growing apart. Drawing inspiration from ‘slice of life’ graphic novels and webcomics, Florence is intimate, raw and personal.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Feb 16, 2020
    100
    Like the video game equivalent of an orchestra, Florence is comprised of so many different elements that all work seamlessly together to create an emotional masterpiece. Video games exploring romance is nothing new - but this short and sweet game is probably the best and most realistic title that portrays what the realities of falling in love is actually like.
  2. 95
    Overall, if you are looking for a deeply emotional and relatable story about the joy and challenges of love and everything that comes with it, Florence is definitely a game you cannot miss. With its simple gameplay, lovely art, and powerful soundtrack, anybody can pick it up and find themselves connected with the story of Florence and Krish. It’s a happy story that takes some sad turns, but in the end it provides a wonderful message of hope for the future. With a short run time of around 45 minutes to an hour, this is the perfect game to show to your family in order to convince them of just how games can be used to artfully tell a tale of adulthood.
  3. Feb 17, 2020
    90
    Through the highs and lows of a newfound love, Florence is a wonderfully told and emotive story that engages you in such simple, but effective ways.
  4. Jan 6, 2021
    90
    It's an evocation of the beauty, sadness and hope that comes from any human connection we make in our lives, whether with art, nature or another person. It's a succinct and incredibly successful exploration of moments you'll recognise from your own life, and the way it mirrors thoughts and feelings through small gameplay mechanics makes it one of the most affecting experiences we've enjoyed on Switch, or any other platform.
  5. Feb 18, 2020
    90
    What’s really special about Florence, though, is how relatable everything is. No matter what walk of life we come from, there’s something here we’ve all experienced. Be it falling in love, breaking up, being stuck in a boring job – there’s a bit of Florence in all of us.
  6. Feb 13, 2020
    70
    Florence is an interactive graphic novel which leads to the discovery of the most important stages of human life. An handmade graphics and a wonderful soundtrack create the perfect mix for a great game.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
  1. Mar 7, 2020
    10
    Absolutely phenomenal game
    The art style is beautiful The music is amazing The story is realistic Everything about the game is great
  2. Apr 15, 2021
    9
    This game is an interactive graphic novel. Yes it's quite short but twice as long as watching a standard movie. I liked that storytellingThis game is an interactive graphic novel. Yes it's quite short but twice as long as watching a standard movie. I liked that storytelling with an interesting use of the UI. Definitely worth a try when it's on sale. Expand
  3. n3d
    May 18, 2020
    9
    One should consider buying this game on a smart phone as portion of the game is designed for touchscreens and it doesn't cost as much. It tookOne should consider buying this game on a smart phone as portion of the game is designed for touchscreens and it doesn't cost as much. It took me an hour to complete the game, It is a short game but I thoroughly enjoyed the story line and music. Expand
  4. Feb 28, 2020
    6
    This is an interactive story with a linear path and some very basic game-like elements. It is not a game in the traditional sense and evenThis is an interactive story with a linear path and some very basic game-like elements. It is not a game in the traditional sense and even less of a game than most visual novels, which at least commonly feature puzzles or branching paths.
    The story inspires some self-reflection, and your mileage will vary largely depend on your personal taste and life experiences . The art and animation is pleasant and expressive, and the music was good enough for me to add to my library and contributes greatly to the emotional impact of key scenes.
    Overall it runs for only about 45 minutes, and despite it being cheap for a Switch game, it is cheaper still on mobile devices.

    I am rating it as a 6, because its good for what it does, but very limited by the fact that it doesn't do very much more than an animated storybook with great music.
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  5. Jun 4, 2020
    3
    The game is so incredibly short. I got it on sale and still think it was so overpriced. I finished it in ~30 minutes. The game is basically aThe game is so incredibly short. I got it on sale and still think it was so overpriced. I finished it in ~30 minutes. The game is basically a short story. It's not even a game really. It's more a story where you click things sometime. It would be a good short story to read but it's not like some incredibly deep story. I don't know why it has such good ratings from critics. Expand
  6. Mar 28, 2021
    1
    Powerpoint presentation masquerading as an artsy game. I'm not a fan of visual novel type of games in general, but this one is especially shallow.
  7. Jun 2, 2020
    0
    Is this some kind of joke? why is this interactive book listed as a video game? And what with all of the people rate this game 9 and above?Is this some kind of joke? why is this interactive book listed as a video game? And what with all of the people rate this game 9 and above? Isn't gameplay is kind of a big part of a video game? no? I guess I'm too sexist to understand this "masterpiece" then. Expand

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