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Old 12-01-2009, 07:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I hope that having a thread where I post all of my reviews is okay. I post on a music forum where I just put my album reviews into one thread, and I find it easier and more conveniant.

Here's how I rate my games...

100% - Perfect
90-99% - Masterpiece
80-89% - Great
70-79% - Good
60-69% - Decent
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40-49% - Poor
30-39% - Lousy
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Flower
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Who'd've thunk that a downloadable game of such a simple concept as this could turn out to be one of the most unique, thought-provoking, powerful, relaxing, and downright mindblowing games out there? The game I am talking about, is of course, Flower. Not only is it the best downloadable title out there, it is one of the best games I have ever played.

In Flower, you play as the wind, blowing a stream of flower petals through a colorful world. Your objective? Bloom every Flower you see and collect its petal. As you bloom more flowers, more spring up out of the ground for you to bloom. Using only the Sixaxis motion controls and a single button, it sounds simple right? Yes, but this gameplay never gets old throughout the six unique stages of the game.

While it could be argued that Flower's length is an issue (it'll take you maybe two or three hours to play through it), Flower doesn't need that much of your time to do its job. Each stage is a joy to revisit, or if you've got the time, the entire game. Not only does it provide entertainment, the game is incredibly soothing and relaxing. After a long hard day at school, this is the ideal remedy.

Throughout the time I have spent with Flower, I have always had the feeling that the developers intended to communicate something truly deep. Like a song with no multiple interpretations, many people will take something different from this game. I look at it as something that was meant to be compared and contrasted to real life. The triumphs, the hard times, the satisfaction. It can make you question many things about your life, but the game's "Flow" trophy says it best. "Life could be so simple..."

From the game's grassy fields to its incredible final city level, Flower is a game that everyone needs to experience. It's one of the most original concepts I have ever come across, and it is pulled of remarkably. At $9.99, how can you go wrong? Buy it now.

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