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ThatGameCompany’s unique, zen game, Flower, was finally released on the PlayStation Network. However, some writers are already up in arms about how the game may be received by the general public, specifically, the fanboy community that constantly keeps the PS3 in the news.
PushSquare, the PlayStation news resource, recently did an interesting article as a prerequisite for gamers who may start up a game like Flower and judge it as a hardcore game instead of the interactive art-piece that it was designed to be.
Now for those of you who don’t know, ThatGameCompany is responsible for the thought-provoking and calm-enticing titles such as Cloud and flOw. Their latest indie piece sees players engaging life as a flower. It may not sound like much, but that’s exactly why the editorial was written in favor of gamers giving the game a try.
PushSquare’s argument comes on the heels of day-to-day shovelware news regarding Nintendo’s Wii, and how some gamers have automatically shrugged off anything that doesn’t fit the stereotypical profile for “fun”. The author encourages gamers to at least give Flower a try-before-you-bash chance, given that the rage right now is all about a couple of other hardcore shooter games that I’m purposefully not going to mention here. And unfortunately, many within the fanboy community have a tendency of falling into the trap of ranting on a game that doesn't involve an adequate amount of stylish or tastefully entertaining violence. Then there's also the worst case scenario, in which good games get ignored like Okami or Psychonaughts in favor of said shooter titles.
Nevertheless, I’ve always had a lot of respect for Jenova Chen and the rest of the crew at ThatGameCompany because of the risky and unique games they work on. That's also not to mention that they have some of the best music featured in their games, which resemble the work Joe Hisaishi. Anyway, hopefully the risk pays off with Flower. You can learn more about the game by visiting the Official Website. As always, be sure to stay tuned in with Blend Games for more news and info on all things gaming.