Usually I'm not a type of person that likes to play relaxing games, but this collection just blew me away! You get 3 games in this collection along with 3 simple mini games that previously were never released from That Game Company. (Yes, that's literally the name of the company that made these games.) The 3 main games are Flow, Flower, and Journey. And each one is incredible! You can also download them from PSN, but there's some bonus content if you get this instead. Which I'll get into later. In Flow you are a microorganism that is trying to descend in water, while trying to eat other organisms to evolve and stay alive. It's a very simple concept and offers the players a lot of freedom. Do you want to eat so you can play it safe before going down the rabbit hole? Or are you wanting to take the risk of danger, ignore the other organisms, and descend as fast as you can? Each of the games are really short, but each of them left me with the most bizzare feeling I've ever had in a video game. Next is Journey, you control a nameless cloaked figure, starting off in a desert. The goal of the game is simple, to reach the top of the mountain that stands before you. The lore of the game has no text, or dialogue at all. (Sorta.) The only dialogue in the game is music. And it only shows images to unravel the story to you. This leaves players to come up with their own interpretations on what is going on. And believe it or not, but the game has online co-op. As you play, it dynamically connects you to other real people. No voice chat, no player id names of the people above their heads, and you know what? It works. With a few chirps back and forth when I came across a player we communicated. It was one of the best multiplayer moments I've ever had in gaming. The ending I won't spoil, but I feel it will leave some crying. Finally is Flower. You control a single flower pellet being controlled by wind. It's up to you to fly across other flowers with the wind and get more pellets. Getting enough will allow you to progress further and eventually complete each of the levels. Some of the bonus content you get in the game is concept art, developer commentary on each of the 3 games, and you can also download the official ost from each of the 3 onto your hard drive. If you are a parent trying to look for something for your kid to play, this is a great choice to pick up! I'd give Journey: Collector's Edition a 9.5/10!
Length of ownership: 3 months
yes: I recommend this product