Fireside Games Countdown #2 – Flower

Ethos’ Fireside Games are games that he can pull out at any moment and it will soothe his fruity soul in one way or another. It is the perfect mix of nostalgia and comfort. It is a game that gives the same feeling it did the first time he played it. It’s the sort of game that can create the most unique distinct cravings that only the game itself can satisfy. Ethos is counting down his top #5 all week.

One of my favourite levels

One of my favourite levels

#2 Fireside Game – Flower
Okay, so one of my old standbys managed to grapple their way onto this list. It’s the only one you’ll see from my top 5 favourite list, but there’s no way it couldn’t earn a top spot as a Fireside Game.

The recent analogy I’ve been using is that Flower is like a great album. There are levels for every mood that work great individually, or if you have the time, the entire piece works wonderfully as a whole. That definitely leaves no question as to why this game is on this list. Each level is a different emotion in playable form. If the lights are off, and the music is blasted, the game gives a better sensation of flying than any other attempt in video game form. Not only that, but it’s a great fireside game because of the flexibility of the levels. You could beat a level in 5 minutes for a quick fix or take half an hour collecting every petal, and consequently using the extra speed and height to explore every inch of the world.

But, also like a great album, there are times when you want to take a break from it to listen to other music. And perhaps that’s the reason why Flower isn’t in the number one spot. It’s not a game I often talk about, so start your guessing.

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6 Responses to “Fireside Games Countdown #2 – Flower”

  1. SiliconNooB says:

    HAHA Flower was always going to make the list!

  2. 7thcircle says:

    I guess Skies of Arcadia for #1.

  3. Ethos says:

    Good guess, and it WAS in the cards, but FFX beat it out for the 3D RPG spot. That’s the only hint I’m giving!

  4. SiliconNooB says:

    Could you vague it up any? What’s with all the cryptic? Oh .. guess I’ll just have to wait and see.

  5. DarthGibblet says:

    I think Ethos is secretly a fan of ET for the Atari, so that’ll take the #1 spot.

  6. SiliconNooB says:

    Ah, I see! The X stands for Xtra Terrestrial! It’s all so clear now!

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