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Adventure/Third-Person Graphic Adventure
Xseed Games, Marvelous Interactive, Inc.
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To succeed in solving the day-tripper mystery adventure Flower, Sun, and Rain, players must try, try again. Assuming the identity of a young private detective, the player is hired to travel to a beautiful resort, called Losspass Island, and conduct an investigation for the Flower, Sun, and Rain Hotel there. A chaotic moment brings disaster to the island, but hero has a chance to stop it — and he gets this chance again each new day. The young detective finds himself repeating this same disastrous day over and over, each time with the opportunity to make different choices. Each time through the routine is an opportunity to delve deeper into the story. Equipped with a special briefcase for taking notes and operating electronic equipment and devices, the hero collects numerical codes that give access to new people and places, advancing the plot. The play of the game involves interacting with characters through text conversations, solving touch-screen puzzles and brain teasers, and strategically assembling all the collected elements into a bigger picture, to solve the mystery and save the island. The original edition of Flower, Sun and Rain, released in Japan for PlayStation 2, was created by eccentric game designer Goichi "Suda51" Suda, who later directed and developed the conspicuously unorthodox Killer7 and No More Heroes. The Nintendo DS version of Flower, Sun and Rain retains the story, presentation, and artistic style of the original, and adds touch-screen control in puzzle-solving sequences and other interfaces. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide