Rated: RP (Rated Pending)
Written By: Matthew Prunty
Right now, everyone is focusing on several key titles, which are going to be released on November 17th, alongside the launch of the PS3 console. Whether it is Heavenly Sword, Gran Turismo HD, Warhawk, or even Fight Night Round 3, gamers have been increasingly getting interested in what Sony can have created beyond key big-named titles. So Sonyís answer to this is a title called flow. When you first look at this title, it is unlike anything most gamers have ever experience, but it falls along the lines of the title Electroplankton, which was released for the Nintendo DS earlier this year.
Jenova Chen, as a masterís degree project, originally created flOw. The basis of the game is that you control a tiny organism, which must move around the sea in search of various creatures to devour in order to grow in size. But unlike the original project, the PS3 version is looking to be as simple as possible, while using the full capabilities of the motion-sensor controls. If you move your controller up, down, left or right, the creature will mimic your movements on the screen. The X button on the controller will control the speed in which your creature moves. Beyond that, there is really nothing else needed to pay this title.
Though this title is still in the works, itís easily clear that the title is very responsive to the controllerís movement. Initially, you may have a bit of trouble getting the hang of the movements. Unlike Warhawk, which is also for the PS3, you arenít moving the controller around in a flying motion. So if you tilt the controller up, the creature would respond quickly. As soon as you make a movement left, right, or even down, it would respond quickly. But of course, there are two options to the controlling of the title. You can use the motion-sensors within the controller, or you a standard setup, where you would either use the D-pad or the various buttons to control movement.
As of right now, this title is still in development over at Sonyís Santa Monica studios, with co-operations with That Game Studio (TGS). This is a example of some of the titles gamers can expect to download via Sonyís online service, and one of many that wont require you to have a disk within the console to play. For those gamers who canít wait to give this game a shot, I suggest you invest in Nintendoís Electroplankton or download S.N.A.K.E.
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