DISCOUNT (279p → 99p) Review of the game Florence for iPhone and iPad: a touching story from the developer Monument Valley

Florence is a touching novella, stylized as a webcomic, about the emotional ups and downs of a girl in her first love. 25-year-old Florence Yeoh is a completely ordinary girl in whose life nothing happens. She only works, sleeps and hangs on the Internet.

Download Florence for iPhone and iPad (App Store)

But one day Florence meets a cellist named Krish and her views on the world and herself begin to change. In Florence, players will plunge into the vicissitudes of the main characters’ relationships: from happiness and quarrels to mutual spiritual enrichment and mental exhaustion.

Florence fully conveys the monotony of the main character’s life. The girl’s day begins with the fact that she wakes up and goes to brush her teeth. Everything is like in life: the alarm clock rings, you press the button and doze a little more, then the alarm clock rings a second time and the game takes you to the bathroom, where you swipe left and right to direct how long Florence will brush her teeth. Then you drive to work, mindlessly killing time on a social network reminiscent of Instagram along the way. At work, you and Florence fill out spreadsheets and perform other accounting tasks. In general, everything is boring and monotonous.

Review of the game Florence for iPhone and iPad

But one morning Florence’s phone runs out of power and the music stops playing. Pulling the headphones out of her ears, the girl hears an enchanting melody in the distance. So she meets Krish, for whom she begins to feel. The game is surprisingly accurate in conveying the feeling of starting a relationship, even the awkwardness of a first date. The conversation between Florence and Chris is displayed in clouds, and in order to build it, you need to collect puzzle pieces. At first, you will have to make an effort to collect the elements, but as the evening continues, it will become much easier to fill in the clouds – just like on a real date, when the first awkwardness disappears and by the end of the meeting, communication goes easily and naturally, ending with the first kiss.

Review of the game Florence for iPhone and iPad

Further, the game takes us six months ahead. Florence and Krish already have a serious relationship, and they begin to live together. At the moment the guy moves, it becomes clear that all the things will not fit in Florence’s apartment and you will have to decide what is important and what is not, which items will remain and which will go to the closet.

Florence is a fairly short game, taking about 30 minutes to complete. Fans of Monument Valley-style projects may not appreciate Florence, but if you’re attracted to experimental games that focus more on the emotional side than on the score, then this beautiful interactive novel is definitely for you.

Florence is available in the App Store at a price of 279 rubles. To download the game, you need an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 10.0 or higher. The game is localized into Russian.

Download Florence for iPhone and iPad (App Store)

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