Universal Flower (by Annapurna Interactive)

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  1. metalwastebasket

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    Flower

    Annapurna Interactive
    "It's an experience that anybody can appreciate and one that offers hope for video games' potential to stir the soul." -…
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    "It's an experience that anybody can appreciate and one that offers hope for video games' potential to stir the soul." - TIME "Flower represents an important moment in the development of interactivity and art." - The Smithsonian American Art Museum "An experience that is unique and enthralling." - Wired "Flower is a remarkable and exquisitely crafted piece of work that transcends the medium effortlessly." - The Telegraph Experience award-winning Flower, now available on the App Store. Originally developed by thatgamecompany, Flower lets you take control of the wind as you explore and navigate beautiful, lush environments using motion controls. Journey through varied landscapes at your own pace, interacting with and changing the environment as you go, and find balance and harmony in your surroundings. This is an interactive escape that takes you on an emotional journey like no other game you've ever experienced. Key Features: • Simple Gameplay Controls – Controlling the game is as simple as tilting your device in the direction you want to go. • Lush and Interactive Environments – Vast grassy fields, blowing in the breeze, create a lush, immersive environment. • Immersive and Emotional – Accessible to gamers and non-gamers alike, the game takes players on an incredibly personal and emotional experience.
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    Seller:Annapurna Interactive
    Genre:Adventure, Family
    Release:Sep 27, 2017
    Updated:Nov 15, 2019
    Version:1.3.0
    Size:899.5 MB
    TouchArcade Rating:Unrated
    User Rating: (2)
    Your Rating:unrated
    Compatibility:HD Universal
     
  2. raravan

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    wtf wtf wtf wtf wtf wtf wtf wtf wtf????!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!

    am i dreaming?
     
  3. Nullzone

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    Ooh nice, I always wanted to play this. Buying today ;)
    UPDATE: tilt controls (see desc)? barf... :(
     
  4. BeefJerky

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    This game was always based around tilt controls.
     
  5. Quoad

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    Sooooo...

    What happens? Is there progression? Levels? Achievements? Stuff? Plot?
     
  6. FuZion

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    Bit of a plot, but no upgrades. This is one of those artsy experiences. And I loved it on PS3/PS4. Instability for me.

    Yes it's tilt control but that's how it is on the consoles & I couldn't imagine it any other way.
     
  7. Quoad

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    Hmmmm. Artsy experiences.

    Is it [deathblow] "relaxing" [/deathblow]?
     
  8. orangecan

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    Does anyone know if it's actually just tilt only? I'm not necessarily put if completely by tilt only (pigeon wings is ace) but I'm waiting for feedback before picking this up rather than it being an instabuy
     
  9. Luckithroe

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    Lol, was wondering how long until (despite the app description) someone came through with:

    "Is there MFI support?"
     
  10. FuZion

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    #10 FuZion, Sep 28, 2017
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    Haha!

    To start with yeah, but the later levels can test you to find all the findy things & flow through a flawless route.
     
  11. Nullzone

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    Just played a few minutes. Despite the tilt controls (holding anything like an Air hurts my hands fast, RSI), whow.
    Very very trippy.
     
  12. djstout

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    Oh tilt controls means no thank you
     
  13. Finandir

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    This is one of the only games that I insta-bought even with the tilt controls - that is the original design from PS3. I played this one a lot on both the PS3 and PS4. I'm looking forward to playing again.
     
  14. MetaGonzo

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    Fear not, tilt-haters. Control is spot on.

    Source: I am a tilt-hater.
     
  15. dancingcrane

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    Good to know bc I too am a tilt hater. Getting this when I have room ( iPhone too full atm!)
     
  16. orangecan

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    Ok well I cracked and bought it - confirmed tilt hater - I don't think the controls are perfect there were a few times during the first area where I felt like they needed recalibrating but it didn't detract from it at all.
    It's a lovely thing - I've never played it before but Journey is one of my favorite games and I'm not at all disappointed in this.
     
  17. Roleki

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    So how long does a playthru take?
    Is there any replay value?

    I like chillax games as much as the next guy, but at that price point I want commensurate bang for my buck.
     
  18. Finandir

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    Depending on how quickly you play, you could probably get through the game in a couple of hours. On the other hand, you can just spend time blowing around on the breeze for quite a bit longer. The graphics and sound are really great.

    As for replay value, I have played on PS3, PS4, and now iPhone. If you like indie games that are really full of atmosphere, then this is well worth buying. If you want more "game" instead of exploring and very simple puzzles, then it may not be to your liking.

    Unfortunately, on my iPhone 7 Plus, I had a few freezes (which cleared up on their own) and it kicked me back to the beginning of level 2 when I was playing last night. I'll see if a restart helps before playing the next time, since my phone has been running awhile without one and I had lots of apps open. Hopefully this will be updated fairly quickly. But the game play, including tilt controls that I usually hate, work pretty well here.
     
  19. imdakine1

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    Although I am a total tilt hater this one looks interesting enough to try one day... initially I couldn't tell if this game hasaby true ending by from prior TA user I guess it does have an ending...

    Is it truly open world in the sense I could keep going in any dkrsextion I want or is it more oath driven based on where the flower petals have been placed?
     
  20. Finandir

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    It isn't truly open world in that you will hit boundaries to the world. That being said, within those boundaries you can roam around a level pretty freely. When you do hit a boundary, the wind will blow you back in the direction you just came from until you are inside the boundaries again. This is in keeping with the rest of the game since you have only tilt to control direction and a single touch to make the wind blow the way you are facing.
     

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