Version Reviewed: 1.0.4
App Reviewed on: iPhone 6s
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Lunar Flowers is a rather gorgeous looking action puzzle game. It doesn’t like to throw too much at you, meaning you’ll be joining the dots both metaphorically and literally, but it’s certainly rather appealing.
You play a young Princess as she negotiates a glorious looking moonlit world. The story seems a little thin on the ground but a lot of the intrigue comes from seeing what’s next. Each part of the world is quite glorious to look at, immediately capturing your attention. It’s the manner in which you explore such a world that will also entice - it’s all done through line drawing.
Such line drawing is how you manage to move ahead in the world. For instance, early on you need to traverse a lake. A series of dots appear and you have to join them together to move. At first, this seems oddly vague with no indication as to what you’re expected to do. What you need to do is pay attention to the screen. There are blocks and other shapes that show what you need to accomplish, turning Lunar Flowers into a kind of visual puzzle game.
That inevitably means that Lunar Flowers isn’t particularly tricky in the long run, but it does remain quite interesting. Much of that is down to its beautiful style and music. Lunar Flowers oozes a class that you just wouldn’t expect of an entirely free game. There aren’t even any adverts to suffer, but it’ll make you wish you could throw $0.99, at least, at the developer.
Some frustration will exist due to the fact that if you mess up just once you’ll frequently have to replay much larger sections from before, but it’s a relatively small price to pay. Lunar Flowers remains consistently interesting but relaxing, and is like little else already out there.