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‘Flower’: A beautiful journey

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Flower (PS4)

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Thatgamecompany has produced three titles which have all received significant praise: flOw, Flower, and Journey. The indie developer is known for creating simple games on the PlayStation 3 that left gamers wanting more and Flower is no exception especially on the PlayStation 4.

Flower consists of six levels, the first of which is shown in the video above, and they all start the same way- with one flower. Once the flower blooms, the journey begins and the first petal starts floating in the breeze. When a petal touches another flower, it blooms that flower and another petal joins the group. By the end of each level, tens of hundreds of petals are floating along.

After blooming a group of unbloomed flowers, the grass around it which was once dead is now reborn into a vivid, green landscape.

Players start outside of the gloomy, sad city but each level gets them closer and closer to reviving it.

I certainly never thought I’d find myself playing Flower, but once I gave it a chance, I found myself being immersed in a truly unique game that soothes the soul. The underlying music is calming, but is also altered each time a flower is bloomed. The serene music complements the peaceful game.

Flower is a beautiful game, with crisp, green grass are far as the eye can see and a bright blue sky to complete the environment. As petals float through the breeze, each blade of grass moves effortlessly providing amazing realism.

No one can possibly lose this game because there’s no death and no points. There’s only so much I can say about Flower because it’s one of those games that you have to play to enjoy.

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