The Flower Shop: Winter In Fairbrook is a dating and farming simulation game and takes place after the first Flower Shop game, Summer In Fairbrook. Play as Natalie this time, and meet some of the characters of the first game like Clara, Susana, Steve, Trent, Jacob plus a "new entry": Ryan, who runs the general store of the town.
User reviews: Positive (5 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 23, 2011

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The Flower Shop: Winter In Fairbrook is a dating and farming simulation game and takes place after the first Flower Shop game, Summer In Fairbrook.

Play as Natalie this time, and meet some of the characters of the first game like Clara, Susana, Steve, Trent, Jacob plus a "new entry": Ryan, who runs the general store of the town.

Natalie has barely survived her first semester in college, and all she wants is a break. However, her parents insist that she start acting like a responsible adult and get a job during her school's winter break.

In no time at all, Natalie's roommate sets her up with a job, and she's shipped off to the town of Fairbrook for a mundane job in a flower shop. What's a poor, tired student to do?

You can plan your weeks and who you spend time with using the weekly scheduler. Customize each week, spend time with who you like, or ignore everyone and work all day. Don't forget to take a break once in a while, or your health will suffer.

Take control of Natalie as she spends winter in Fairbrook raising flowers, making friends, and maybe even finding love!

FEATURES


  • Mix between dating sim with farming sim gameplay
  • Raise your flowers and sell them at the market
  • Plan how you spend your time with the weekly scheduler
  • Relationship system: each character has a relationship value that affects gameplay
  • High replayability: normal and special ending for a total of 9 different endings!

System Requirements

PC
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Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.4
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
If you liked the first game (Summer in Fairbrook) then you'll like this game. It's a stand alone game so you do not need to play the first but the characters are shared through both stories.

You return to Fairbrook but this time as Natalie, a lazy college student who's parents have decided its time for her to get a job. Your roommate Clara recommend the flower shop her friend runs back in Fairbrook as a temp job for the holidays. You get to Fairbrook and seem to not like all the hardwork at first but upon meeting the townspeople, you start to warm up to the idea of spending the rest of your holiday vacation in Fairbrook. Along the way you meet four cute and vastly different guys all whom which you can romance.

Winter in Fairbrook is a great game with cute stories and colorful, exciting visuals. I thoroughly enjoyed this game and recommend it to dating sim and visual novel fans.
Posted: August 25
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
The Flower Shop: Winter in Fairbrook, is the second game after Summer in Fairbrook, but both are stand alone games. Whereas I played and was mildly excited about Summer in Fairbrook, I enjoyed Winter in Fairbrook far more. This may have to do with my preference for female protragonists, but I also found scenes themselves more enjoyable. Each of the optainable males have unique personalities, and while they may fall hard on certain traits (shyness, bookishness) there are still surprises and they're all capable of character development.

Here's the basics of the game, you can decide if they're pros or cons because I find what some people see as positive might be negative to someone else.
  • Simple, cute story. Nothing groundbreaking, but still enjoyable.
  • Can plant seeds and grow plants. Money is meaningless in that you can't buy anything but more seeds, but the amount you earn will affect what ending you get. (I guess it shows that you stopped being just a lazy college student?)
  • Diverse cast with individual personalities and are capable of development.
  • Colorful and cute visuals, especially for specific scenes at the end (if you don't get the alone ending).

For $15 is it worth it? I paid that price and didn't regret it. I'm also, admittedly, very easy to please. So if you're on the line about buying it you could always wait for a sale or get a 50% off coupon for it. (People sometimes post them under Trade in Discussions.) At $7.5 I'd say it's certainly worth it.
Posted: September 29
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
I was able to play through the entire game in about an hour, the only choices are ones that lead to either an increase in a particular character's opinion of you or a decrease. There is only one event that happens in the whole game. You can spend your time working gardening, but there's no point, since there is literally nothing to buy except for more seeds. I bought it on sale, and I am still hugely dissapointed
Posted: October 15
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Winter in Fairbrook is a fairly simple visual novel that you can do a quick play through and have a happy experience with when you just want to kill a few hours. The gist of the story is that you, a city girl, go to work at a flower shop during your winter break at your college. Your character is a rather blunt and quick to speak (and not think) kind of individual. She makes it no secret that shes not one for hard work. But she isn't so off putting that you cannot enjoy playing her. You end up working in a small town and having regular occurrences with four males that do various things in the town. If you plan your week right, you can grow your flowers and earn a decent profit while wooing the males and getting yourself a good ending.


While the story itself is rather simple, the characters are refreshing and not obviously cliche with their individual story lines. I didn't find the choices to be obvious as to what would get me brownie points with the guys. And I actually had a hard time getting a satisfying ending! The first two times I played I ended up getting the "Alone" ending. After doing a little research and experimentation, I found that you need to converse with the guys a lot during your week and that, while you may get their relationship bar all the way up, you wont get an ending with them unless you also have the two stats required with the male of choice at the least requirement. For example, the first male I went for was Steve and he required a stat level of 80 in intelligence, which you raise by visiting with Ryan. Hanging with one guy in order to woo another, a bit of an interesting change! His secondary stat I'm not sure of, but after looking a site, I figured it would be diligence, which only has to be raised to 60. So if you have trouble like I did, go to this link (http://sakevisual.friendhood.net/t37-winter-in-fairbrook) to get a little more of an understanding of the correlation with the stats and your guy of choice.


All in all, I'd give this game a 8/10. It was enjoyable and I was happy spending the $7.49. But I probably wouldn't have payed $15 dollars for it since it wasn't the best visual novel I've ever played and I tend to be a little stingy with spending money on games. But the story was a good and cheerful, the art was very appealing, and the choices you were given weren't obnoxiously obvious. So I recommend it! Hopefully this will help anyone who was having a hard time deciding whether or not to buy this game like I was.
Posted: October 17
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5.5 hrs on record
Good Sim game.. i swear though, i wanted to punch my character after a while, SHE'S SO RUDE! >_<
Posted: October 15
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