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Flower PS3 Review

11/12/2009 Artistic Art Gamer Review
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Flower PS3

Flower

Format:
PS3

Genre:
Platforming

Style:
Thirdperson
Singleplayer

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I never thought such a small game could make me feel so many emotions in such a small space of time. Flower is meditative and relaxing, but also uncomfortable and exhilarating in those last few sections. I felt surprisingly protective over the beautiful early world - particularly when it changes later with decay and darkness - the feeling of anger I experienced over what happens was close to shocking.

This is a truly unique game and by wearing its heart on its sleeve Flower showed me what giddy heights videogames can achieve within the medium. It wasn't as accessible as I'd hoped it would be for the family, but it became a personal journey far more beautiful and moving than I ever dreamed it could be.

Written by Mary Hess

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