Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Morning Flower Surprise

Rocky got me Flower today.

No, that's not a typo.  I did mean to say Flower and not flowers.  After literally months of wanting to get the PS3 download exclusive game, Flower, he decided to surprise me today and get it for me.  Now I am sure many of you readers have never even heard of this game.  Flower is one of those games that chooses to challenge how games are perceived, experienced and enjoyed.  Rather than the usual violent, crazy and messy approaches most games do, here, tranquility and beautiful vistas are the norm.  While most games have you furiously combining button combinations and the like, Flower has you manipulate things using only your Sixaxis controller (I wonder if they have Move support now).  And lastly, Flower has no "lose" option.  You cannot lose.

The game has won numerous awards for its design and approach.  Frankly, I feel sad it is available only as a downloadable game, since it means a huge majority of the local gamers will never even hear of it (especially since most have jailbroken PS3s and play only pirated games).

Now again, I stress how LONG I have wanted to play this game.  Being a downloadable game, the only option was to buy PSN credits from the store, or use my credit card.   But though the price was a modest one by game standards, I couldn't find myself splurging on it when I'm already working in two jobs to earn enough nest money for me and Rocky to have a relaxed future ahead of us.

Last night, I couldn't sleep.  I just couldn't.  I don't know why though.  I wasn't particularly troubled by anything.  I don't have any pending issues or worries plaguing my mind.  But I just couldn't sleep.  Rocky decided to try to brighten up my morning by cooking this delightful Chinese-inspired dish and surprise me with a purchase of the game.

I am in a relationship with someone who gets me.
I'm happy every single day.
Who would have ever thought I'd find myself in such a life?

I love you Rocky.
Let's grow old together.


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