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4.46 stars 4.46/5 Stars Average score of 41 user reviews spread across 8 releases and 0 DLC

It will simply blow your mind away 0

Personally, writing a game review is a daunting experience in this generation of gaming.  Games have followed the path of technology and have become incredibly complex and fascinating in their design.  But every so often we are treated to an experience that is simple yet exhilarating.  Flower is one of these experiences. By definition Flower cannot be consider a game given its lack of objectives and challenge and for the enthusiasts and purists out there I know I have lost your vote alone in ...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

The power of love, motherfuckers! 0

Braid was a 2008 release starring a self-loathing British stalker capable of using the powers of Shame and Regret to manipulate time in unsavory fashions. All of this may or may not have been a metaphor for the atomic bomb, or the destructive nature of human obsession, or something completely unrelated. It had the right kind of ambition of boosting the games-as-art argument, but the problem was that the developer (all one of them?) knew this. So they (he?) took every chance possible to preach an...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Flower Review 0

The PlayStation Network is quickly becoming one of my favorite things about owning a PS3. No, it's not because you can play multiplayer titles for free across it, but instead there's this little outlet called the PlayStation Store that is becoming chock full of games that are creative, entertaining, and buck the status quo by taking chances outside the typical spectrum. For some reason developers feel like they are able to take more risks with PSN titles than on Xbox Live Arcade, and we are bett...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The right kind of PSN game 0

FlOwer deserves all the honour it can get. The developers have managed to dig deep into a small concept, and bring out something big. After being introdused properly to the controlls, flOwer takes you with it to a wonderful world of exploration and wonders. Taking you through emotional highs and lows, and at the end blossoming into the experience you would only hope to find at the end of the stalk. The game excells in all the areaes it tackles, but manages to limit the amounts of these areas. Th...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Multimedia art disgused as a very playable game 0

Flower is unique, at least in my experience. Many games have blurred the boundaries between an innovative piece of art and a fantastic gaming experience. Okami, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, and many others have pushed the definitions of video games from what is known to a realm where immersion into a splendidly realized environment takes priority over flash and mayhem and/or extensive plot. However, of the games I have played, Flower accomplishes what few have: a totally immersive game experi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Unrivaled in its beauty and artistry. 0

 Flower is simply one of the most beautiful awe inspiring games I have ever played, the review can end there, Go download Flower. A strange title to say the least, flower is about as unique as they come. Coming from That game company, the studio behind Flow. There is no real protagonist to speak of, you control the wind blowing a small flower pedal through a grassy field. Opening other flowers as you touch them, gradually bringing the world to life and amassing a trail of pedals behind you. Spee...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Flower 0

Flower is yet another download-only game that shows that some of the most innovative and unique work this generation isn't to be found in the latest big-budget blockbuster.  It's the next project from the developer of flOw, and like that game, Flower is controlled mostly with the PS3 controller's motion sensor; is pretty relaxing to play, at least at first; and you can't lose, you just keep playing until it ends or you stop.  Unlike it's predecessor, there's more to the game than meets the eye a...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Beautiful 0

There was a time when I first heard about Flower and it's whole abstract game design that I simply pushed it out of my mind as being a good idea. Now here I am, months later, giving this game 5 stars! Who'da thunk it?! The game succeeds mainly on an artistic level. The gameplay may be nice and easy, but it's nothing over the top revolutionary. The gameplay is actually something that is seen in the most basic of games. You "collect" things, basically. But instead of collecting, you are touching f...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Flower is the best PSN game yet, and a huge breath of fresh air. 0

It really is startling to see how closely video games and simulated killing have become interwoven. Even child-friendly characters such as Mario are little more than pastel colored turtle squashers deep down. It is for this reason that Flower is so deeply refreshing, as this is a game that celebrates the miracle of giving a life instead of glorifying the act of taking one. Throughout Flower's two hour "campagin" (and I'm using that term very loosely) players take control of the wind itself and ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Flower, a petal in the wind 0

With consolidation of publishers and developers, increasing development costs, and changes in consumer spending, creativity has slowly diminished from the videogame industry. For every Braid, Pixeljunk Eden, and Mirrors Edge, we find five Gears clones, ten Halo clones, and a barrage of stagnant sports games. I’ve felt for the past few years that the saving grace of independent and creative gaming is the downloadable market. This is a source of distribution allowing one person, a group of people,...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Artful, understated brilliance. 0

All games, to some degree, are designed to tease emotions out of you -- excitement, fear, joy, intrigue. What's so incredible about Flower is the emotions it brings out in such a compact, beautiful and simple game design. The pure joy of exploration, the elation of soaring through sky carried by wind -- these are to be expected. It's the final two levels of Flower which I didn't expect. (Even after knowing to expect something different, based on other reviews.) I won't spoil it, but I will say I...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Flower Review 0

Looking at Flower from a reviewing stand point is quite difficult. On one hand Flower is an amazing experience that can only be explained by playing it. But from a gaming side there is only so much Flower can offer.Basically you are the wind. Yes, that's right an invisible entity that cools us down during those hot summer days. But instead of cooling people down you control the flow of a single petal. The main premise of the game is to go around a field replenishing it with colour and light. You...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

The Haiku Review: flower 0

http://www.giantbomb.com/forums/general-discussion/30/the-haiku-review-flower/230947--So I have a new idea for something fun to read:The Haiku Review is where I take an experience from a game and sum it all up in a format of five syllables, seven syllables, five syllables, seventeen total. It might seem abstract but I'll leave it up to you to decide what it means or not, and I'll give a brief couple of sentences after the haiku of what I think of it.I am a flowerbuilding buildings with my windI ...

3 out of 7 found this review helpful.

The product of no-good hippies. 0

Flower is what happens when a bunch of no-good hippies learn how to utilize the Playstation 3's power.☆ (out of five)For years, indie developers have tried to convince themselves -- and, by extension, others -- that conventions are a bad thing; that challenge and complexity -- the cornerstones of any mechanically outstanding video game -- are harmful; that the "experience" -- whatever that's supposed to mean -- is what's important (as if conventions, challenge and complexity aren't what have pro...

2 out of 9 found this review helpful.

A miserable tech demo experience 0

Just grit my teeth throughout, and i haven't swore as much at a game in a long long time, at least not for these reasons.   To me, Flower is an awkwardly motion controlled conflict-free Pacman with generic (though technically impressive) visuals, INFURIATING soulless self-help-tape soundtrack and attempts at creative narrative that challenge on the level of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon episode. It asks little to no skill of you (which is fine), and throws you into a constant collectoma...

0 out of 5 found this review helpful.

review of flower. 0

 So i am taking Journalism next year so you better listen to what i have to say in this review. This is probably the least fun game i have ever played. All you do is control a flower and fly around with it. WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT ALL ABOUT. i would rather blow a guy then play this game and i am straight. Sal Gugino recommended this game to me and right now i just want to go to his house and stick flowers up his asshole.. fucking asshole. OK SO DONT BUY THIS GAME UNLESS YOU WANT TO PLAY THE WORST ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Flower Review 0

Interactive entertainment (read:gaming) has been struggling to be accepted into mainstream culture for years. With the help of the Wii and Hollywood-style blockbuster titles such as Bioshock, Grand Theft Auto IV, Mass Effect, gaming marches on towards this goal. However, the “games as art” argument has been harder to support, until now. Flower is a stunning example of an emotional experience that can only be achieved in full effect in the video games medium.In Flower, you play as a gust of wind ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Flower is a fantastic game but is as long as most movies. 0

  Flower really is an experience, and is proof that life is the journey not the destination and really you have to play flower to understand what it really is. Flower is about how the drudgery of city life has killed true beauty and you are out to bring back beauty to the gray and bogged down everyday city life. You control a flower petal and you help flowers bloom that result in gray grass turn green, wind-turbines turn, lamp-posts turn on and other such things. The visuals, music, sound, contr...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The original journey. 0

It is difficult to believe that there may still be a PS3 owner, or a gamer out there who hasn’t yet heard of thatgamecompany’s Flower. The game was showered with awards and recognition since its release in 2008, most recently winning a award for Artistic Achievement in 2010. It is also one of my personal favorites and one of these games I’d recommend to anyone without any second thoughts.Much like other titles of the studio, Flower is an unusual title, often categorized as ambient gaming experi...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Very Interesting, Although Disappointing Game 0

Today I noticed that I had $10 left on my PSN account. So I decided to pick up the indie hit from Thatgamecompany, Flower. Since it won many casual & downloadable game of the year awards back in 2009, I assumed it be a safe bet for my first PSN game. Flower is a very unique game, not fitting into any traditional genre in the medium. Much more of an expression of art then most games, both in the retail & downloadable space. The true equivalent of a “hipster” video game, ha. First I’d like...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Flower Review 0

Flower is from the people that brought you flOw, and even though I have yet to play flOw I can tell you that Flower is an experience that you won't want to miss. In Flower you will be taking on the role as the wind, utilizing the six-axis controller you will breeze around the stages collecting flower petals from different flowers.The music and the sound alone make this one hell of a ride. The music draws you in and intangles itself with the visual experience that you receive. To be completely ho...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

HomerSapien's Flower Review (Freezecracker) 0

Firstly, I just want to mention that you wan watch my video review at www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOPLrGEJT80Secondly, make sure to visit www.freezecracker.com, as that's where I post more of my reviews, video game music covers, and just anything related to gaming. Now, on to the review!Flower is the second game available on the Playstation Network made by ThatGameCompany, who previously made the ever-so-popular flOw. Flower and flOw appear to be similar: they both are controlled by the six-axis, th...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Look at all the pretty... well you know. 0

Lots of people will try to tell you that Flower is not a videogame, and that it is actually some sort of interactive art. Don't listen to these people, as they are wrong. As beautiful and awe-inspiring as Flower is, it does have some very clear goals and objectives. The core of the game revolves around controlling the wind using Sixaxis controls to steer your flower petals around a vast environment, collecting more petals to open your way forward. As you do this, the landscapes of the game gradu...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Amazing to behold 0

This game is the reason that PSN is still light years ahead of Xbox Live in terms of content.  This game is a visual stunner, no shortage of amazing things to look at.  The amount of time that must have gone into the physics engine just to make the grass behave as it does is nothing short of astounding.  Brad is right on the money with his assessment.  I found the later third of the game incredible and emotionally moving.  When the dark turn occurs I literally felt my spirits sink as the color d...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

WHO SAID VIDEOGAMES COULDN'T BE REPRESENTATIONS OF ART? 0

WHO SAID VIDEOGAMES COULDN'T BE REPRESENTATIONS OF ART?Flower is one of those odd games where a review can never really describe it best, it's simply one of those games where you need to experience it yourself to truly appriate what it is trying and achieves to do. Now avaliable for the Playstation 3 via the Playstation Network, Flower is developed and created by Thatgamecompany the folks who bought us the oddly enjoyable flOw. It's obvious almost insantly that the developers wanted to create so...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Flower is a monumental achievement bound to be discussed by both 0

The modern gaming landscape is littered with countless sequels and me-too copycats lacking any form of originality. Even those few games that attempt to do something fresh usually fall into the traps set by previous games, with archaic features like limiting save-points, incompetent AI, or even more generally, a classic zero sum architecture, in which there is a clear winner and a clear loser. As our medium evolves though, the term "game" becomes more limiting, as new interactive art pieces crea...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Vibrant colors and good Sixaxis controls make flower a must-play. 0

Flower is the latest release from the makers of the game-slash-screen saver flOw, thatgamecompany,  released exclusively for download through the PlayStation Store at a $9.99 price point.  Flower is a game experience that, while short, makes enough of an impression with vivid colors and intriguing gameplay to recommend its purchase and repeated playing. Flower excels noticeably by doing effortlessly what so many other games have failed to do:  making the Sixaxis controls functional and enjoyable...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A very unique game that everyone can enjoy. 0

It's a relatively short game that will probably take most players 1-2 hours to beat depending on how much you want to explore the world. It's by the same developers of flOw so the same simple design and look applies here. But Flower plays more like a game since it actually has objectives and challenges, unlike flOw.The story, if you can call it that, is very surreal and simple. There are no voice-overs or text. Everything plays out in short cutscenes with music and sound effects. It's a very sub...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Pretty well 0

In a review about flower it's easy to go off on some pretentious tangent about how elegantly it evokes a sensation of happiness and relaxation in your soul with its soothing, mesmerizing presentation and the simple elegance of its unique design. It's easy because it's actually not that far from the truth. Flower may not possess the same qualities common in other games, and that's what makes it so appealing. And it's really hard to describe these qualities in a way that doesn't make you sound lik...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Flowers can blow minds after all... 0

The whole debate whether or not video games can be considered as art is still a mixed bag. While most games out today feel just like pure entertainment, a handful of others actually feel like a rare and special experience. Recent examples like Rez HD and Braid are rare gaming experiences that your mind was blown compared to games as entertainment. Flower is now the new artistic and special experience that is also calm and relaxing at the same time. It is another great example of how Playstation ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A game worth experiencing 0

I am always keen to try out new idea in gaming and so was keen to get my hands on Flower as soon as it was released and I am happy to report Flower did not dissapoint.Flower really is a thing of beauty and does a fantastic job of emersing you in its world from the moment you load the game. I love the way it makes it clear exactly what you what you have to do how to do it without the need for any tutorials or written instructions. It way be a short game only clocking in at a couple of hours but t...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Flower is surreal, euphoric, and the best showpiece for PSN 0

How would one define a video game? Is it simply an interactive experience using images on a screen? Or is something not considered a video game unless it contains an element of skill or progression? While there may be differing views on the matter, one thing is certain: video games are more diverse in this generation more than ever before. For an ideal example, look at Flower, the latest downloadable game for the Playstation 3.Flower is an exceptional title for many reasons. Prior to its release...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Blossoming onto the PSN 0

Flower opens up to a vast concrete jungle; giant, steel skyscrapers tower overhead, while massive cranes continue to build upon this ever expanding man-made metropolis. At ground level cars bustle by to the hasty speed of city life, and the only sound to be heard is that of thunderous construction work and the power of a V8 engine. For many it will evoke emotions of stress - a disrupter of peace and relaxation. A stark contrast to everything Flower is. It may take place in this dark, gloomy, co...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Amazing and Relaxing 0

This game must have had a great design, as even my Wife liked to play this. It is one game that actually has a relaxing way of playing. The emmersion in the game is awesomely tied in with the motion control system. Floating around opening flowers to progress through the level may sound basic, but it is a wonderful feeling to swoop down on to a bunch of flowers, and flower their path.  All in all this unique game is nice to relax to, and even the kids can get to grips. There is no violence, or ma...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Flower is an amazing soothing experience. 0

If you think Flower is not a game, or is just a pretty "tech demo" you'd be missing the point. Flower is another game on Sony's Playstation Network to appear that seems to set its self apart from what Microsoft is doing with Xbox Live Arcade. Flower is Unique. It's beautiful. And it's an incredibly soothing experience. Flower also has some of the best use of the Sixaxis motion controls we've seen to date, and believe me, that’s saying something. Flower is simple. And when I say simple, it’s abo...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

On flower 0

          I feel that a person's opinion of flower probably depends pretty heavily on their reason for playing games in the first place. If you're a person who plays games for a challenge, if you want to get the high score, beat the bad guys and save the princess, then flower probably isn't for you. It's short, easy, and doesn't really have any replay value unless you've got a thing for earning trophies. If, however, you're interested in games as a fresh narrative medium or a means of escapis...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A welcome relief from souless blockbusters. 0

I would like to think that I am not a sucker. I have never responded to emails from a Zimbabwe based legal firm asking me to send them money so they can transfer a long lost inheritance to my bank account. I have never purchased anything from a television infomercial, regardless of how much it was being screamed about. I even understand that free internet porn isn’t so free once all the spyware, trojans and chaffing are taken into account. What I do not get is how this simmering pile of jaded du...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Simply beautiful. 0

 Many debate whether video games can be art, and every once in a while a game comes along that says "yes, they can." Flower is one of those such games, as its one of the most artistic, and unique gaming experiences in recent memory. The graphics in Flower are absolutely gorgeous, the many different colors almost jump off the screen, and watching a large patch of brown grass turn into a beautiful sea of green is one of the most visually impressive things I've ever seen. Allowing the game to remi...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A Gentle, Spring Breeze 0

 Even though people often use video games for entertainment or to escape the world around them, it's rare that a video game puts one in a state of complete relaxation.   Have you ever listened to a relaxation tape?   One that attempts to dig you out of a rut and improve your hectic life?   If it had no effect on you, discard that, and boot up Flower. This downloadable PSN game, is a unique gameplay experience that shouldn't simply be dismissed because of its lack of violence.   Even though I ty...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Flower is a game you should try 0

     The game is laughing at you for sitting in your house instead of being outside While playing Flower, I frequently found myself wondering what I wanted to get out of playing a game. Was it frequently being amazed by huge set-pieces that allow me to crawl into the skin of every boy's favourite action heroes? That certainly seems what most developers think, and who can fault them for doing so? Flower, however, has a different goal. It aims to let the player relax. It also, though ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

More Game, Please. 0

Flower is an experience first, a game second. I'm glad to have played it, but not to have paid for it. There is very little replay value in it for me, and for a game that took only an hour and a half to complete, that's a big problem. As a result of my experience, it's been difficult for me to recommend it to anyone.When I loaded it up, I was instantly enthralled by the look of it. It's beautiful. The music is perfect. The first three levels were fun to fly through while marveling at the individ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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