Summary: FlOw is an incredibly unique experience worth buying simply to try out.
Pros: Gameplay is simple with effective controls and very straight forward objective., Very beautiful graphics with smooth animations and vibrant colors, the graphics are easily one of flOw's strongest points.
Cons: Many players will find flOw too short (though multiplayer softens the blow).
Excerpt: Sony seem to be trying to prove that the PlayStation Network service will cater for all tastes based on the first generation of downloadable games for the online service. So far we've been treated to family puzzle games, a retro classic, and a hardcore shmup among others.
Conclusion: However, once the game is done, there’s little else to do. Replay value is not too high, and for eight bucks one would expect more play time. Even getting other people in the game tends to just make it aggravating. I mean, who wouldn’t be upset if someone ate out of your plate?
Excerpt: You are small and they are big, but the time has come, it is time to fight for your rightful place in the food chain! flOw is available to download from the Playstation Store on PSP and PS3; if you’ve missed the previous incarnations, now is the time to enjoy this incredible experience.
Summary: While the versions on the PC had players
move the creature using a standard mouse controller, Flow on the PS3
offers a unique control system where you need to use the PS3's controller
as a tilt mechanism to steer your creature through the worlds.
Conclusion: It won't take you more than a couple of hours to unlock and play through all of the creatures' "campaigns," and though the game does offer two-player multiplayer, it doesn't add a lick of depth to the experience to play with two people instead of one.
Pros: Pleasantly austere graphics and audio, Creature designs evolve beautifully, Tilt controls work surprisingly well.
Cons: After a couple of hours, you're pretty much done with it, Challenge is nonexistent, Cooperative play doesn't do much for the experience.
Summary: FlOw has more in common with something like a lava lamp than an actual game. It's something to be watched. You'll find yourself infinitely more intrigued by the shapes and colors that evolve throughout its experience than its relatively scarce gameplay mechanics.
Pros: Pleasantly austere graphics and audio, Creature designs evolve beautifully, Tilt controls work surprisingly well
Cons: After a couple of hours, you're pretty much done with it, Challenge is nonexistent, Cooperative play doesn't do much for the experience
Summary: Animals with the ability to talk are very often the main protagonists in CGI film releases. From the likes of common household pets such as cats and dogs to the wilder pets such as mammoths and pandas, talking animals is a heavily-involved concept within the generic cycle occurring in the film...
Pros: Playing as a hi-tech guinea pig, Fighting household appliances, Graphics and audio are to a good standard
Cons: Possibly too generic, Game's controls aren't brilliant, -