It’s somewhat of a travesty that, despite having written a lot about my involvement in the localization of Flowers, I hadn’t yet got around to reviewing it. So, at last, here are my thoughts on the Japanese version of the game. (I’ve kept it spoiler-free, although there is some mention of the route structure.)
Title: Flowers -Le Volume sur Printemps-
Developer: Innocent Grey
Publisher: JAST USA (English version)
Playtime: 20 hours
Buy Flowers -Le Volume sur Printemps- here on Steam (English version).
Note: This review is for the Japanese version of the game, so there is no commentary on the translation or anything else specific to the English language release.
First things first, Flowers is a slow game, although I certainly don’t say that as a bad thing. While there are mystery elements, it’s mostly a drama with a touch of romance, following the story of shy Suoh Shirahane as she navigates a new school and learns to make friends and open her damaged heart.
While Flowers is very different to Innocent Grey’s previous works in terms of content, some of the school scenes in Kara no Shoujo 2 strike me almost as a precursor to the schoolgirl relationships we see here. (If I’m being completely honest, I would love it if the final installment