Where do I begin…
Let’s start with my experience with Journey on the day of its release! I was at home, looking for something to purchase on the PSN when I noticed that Journey was released. Due to being a PlayStation Plus member, I decided to purchase it at a discounted price while also receiving a special premium theme. After playing through the mysterious Journey I posed a question to myself, “What other games did this developer create?”
Now me, working at GameStop, should have known the answer. Surprisingly, I did and I just couldn’t remember. Besides their other award winning game known simply as Flow came their other great hit from 2009, Flower.
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Let me explain this right now. If you do NOT enjoy games that don’t involve blood, gore, guts, sex, language, violence, or are just amazing to look at due to their art style I suggest you stop reading now because Flower is NOT one of those games
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This game is extremely easy, almost too easy in fact. In the game, all you do is gather pedals from other flowers and control the direction of the pedals by using the Sixaxis of the controller. Other than that you can hold down any button to speed up with the wind and go faster. That’s it. There is nothing else to this game.
Why do I like it though? Because it shows that game developers can still create great games without being violent or destructive. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy playing a good shooter every once in a while too just to let off a little steam. Hell, I still need to write a quick thing on here about my feelings for Spec Ops: The Line because it too was phenomenal. Seeing as how I was in the typing mood for this, however, I decided to get it out of the way.
So while this is not an in depth review or anything, I must say that if you do own a PlayStation 3 I highly suggest giving Flower a shot.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to waste a little bit more time on this so I can prepare myself for Anarchy Reigns tomorrow…hmm…