The first time I played Flow six years ago, I started it late and ended up glued to the screen until 6am. It’s an experience you can just be swallowed up in. Just as it gets difficult, it expands and resets.
You play as a basic underwater life form that must eat smaller creatures in order to grow. The game takes place on a series of 2D stages and movement is controlled by turning the PS3 SixAxis controller with a press of any button making you move faster. As with all of ThatGameCompany’s PS3 games, there isn’t a heads-up display and next-to no tutorial, but you should find this an easy experience to get into.
Smaller creatures are eaten by swimming into them mouth-first. Certain creatures enable you to grow faster, eventually gaining new body parts, making you a more dangerous predator. Larger foes can be taken on, but you’ll need to attack their tails first, and then retreat when they retaliate. Any hits you take could result in diminished growth.Click here to read more...
Sony and thatgamecompany have now fully confirmed the Journey Collector's Edition: a physical retail compilation containing Journey, Flower, flOw, a documentary, OSTs, three original minigames and a one-month trial subscription to PlayStation Plus. This new trailer aptly illustrates how utterly gorgeous thatgamecompany's lineup proved to be as well as showing off the new features.
The Journey Collector's Edition hasn't been confirmed for Europe as-yet, but here's hoping.
UPDATE: According to thatgamecompany, the Journey Collector's Edition will not be coming to Europe due to localisation costs. At least it's region free. thatgamecompany will also be enquiring whether Sony can make the extra content available on PSN.Click here to read more...
Thatgamecompany clammed up after confirming the existence of the Journey Collector's Edition last week. We knew this boxed retail compilation would contain Flower and flOw as well as the recent arty phenomenon, but a full-page advert in OPM US (below) has now revealed what else to expect.
Namely: some PlayStation Plus membership, three brand new minigames, an exclusive documentary and "much more."
The Journey Collector's Edition hasn't yet been confirmed for a European release, but here's hoping. After all, a perfect 10 title deserves a nifty CE.Click here to read more...