thatflOwerguy wrote:You know there's a version for the PSP too right? (on both download and on UMD) Just checking
thatflOwerguy wrote:Although I highly doubt any new version of the game will come out, it was release what, 4-5 years ago now?
Rekrul wrote:Well, it kind of sucks that that all the effort was put into the consoles and that the Flash version is nothing more than an incomplete demo on a system it's not even available for. There should be some kind of notice on it so that people who don't have a Sony system know not to waste their time playing it.
Amish_Gramish wrote:Just hold your horses a little.
If it wasn't for Sony:
thatgamecompany wouldn't exist.
flOw would never have been anything other than part of (key word is part) Jenova Chen's thesis statement for graduating from college.
Amish_Gramish wrote:Flower would have never changed the minds of hundreds of thousands of gamers.
Journey would not have been made.
Many people would never have been touched emotionally by games.
And many more people would still believe that games can never be considered as art.
Amish_Gramish wrote:flOw wasn't made as a demo for the PS3/PSP versions, it was just made as a way to show the Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment system that Jenova was talking about in his thesis.
Amish_Gramish wrote:Journey is the last game of thatgamecompany that's part of the three game deal with Sony, so just look out for any news regarding their fourth game and what it's going to be on. Who knows, it might be on the PS3 again, the 360, the Wii, the PC, or even some crazy futuristic video game console.
Amish_Gramish wrote:And you should play Cloud. It's another game that Jenova Chen came up with when he was back at USC.
Rekrul wrote:I'm right-handed. I write with my right hand, I use a mouse with my right hand, I grew up in the 80s playing video games primarily with my right hand. Every single modern game console forces you to primarily use your left hand to control the game. I've never seen the PS3 version of FlOw or read anything about it, but there's no doubt in my mind that you steer your creature using either the D-Pad (left side) or the left thumbstick, with absolutely no option to use the right one for steering. This is the way every single console game is programmed.
Trying to play games this way is incredible awkward for me. I've tried to get used to it ever since the NES came out and I can't. It's like asking you to write with the wrong hand.
Gamers today will swear up and down that gamepads are designed for right-handed players. Give them an NES and an NES Advantage joystick and they will proclaim that it's a right-handed controller while happily using their left hand on the stick. Hand these same people a third-party Atari compatible joystick that is usable with either hand and virtually all of them will grip the stick with their right hand. For some reason, I seem to be the only person in the world who sees the contradiction in this. Strangely, you never hear left-handed players complain that game controllers don't have the movement controls on the right. In fact, left handed players of retro games will often complain that they can't use the stock Atari joysticks because they're meant for right handed people. I'm confused, if it's supposedly natural for right-handed people to control a game's movement with their left hand, shouldn't it be natural for left-handed people to control a game's movement with their right hand? I'm also the only person in the world who sees this contradiction as well.
I've never seen the PS3 version of FlOw or read anything about it, but there's no doubt in my mind that you steer your creature using either the D-Pad (left side) or the left thumbstick, with absolutely no option to use the right one for steering. This is the way every single console game is programmed.
Klowny wrote:My guitar is a right-handed instrument. The fingerboard is worked with my left hand. The required dexterity falls to the left hand. All my right hand does is pluck the strings.
Klowny wrote:If I read Marvel Comics I don't complain about them not having Superman and Batman.
.Rekrul wrote:I don't have a PS3. I was enjoying playing the flash version (downloadable copy) until I came here to the forum and found out that it was pointless, since there's no way to pass the second level.
Why not produce a real version for computers? Not everyone owns game consoles.
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