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: Mixed (14 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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + 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
19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
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.
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
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
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
My feelings on this game are kind of mixed. I feel like it could have been so much better but I still love what it has.
I've played many visual novels and dating sims mainly otomes of varing qualities and backgrounds, and I always enjoyed them for something.

I'm gonna go right off in saying that the biggest isses with this game is it's length and difficulty.


It felt way too easy.

-The gardening simulation was okay but besides for getting the special endings it didn't give me any insentive to keep going once I got my goal. It's supposed to one of the big parts of the game but ends up being optional. I think this could easily be improved by adding more things to buy or atleast need money for, a higher goal for special ends and some sort of noticable punishment for not working.

-Getting the guys is another thing that felt too easy. Instead of getting hints or what not for the guys, you litterally get straight up told what stats you need to make them fall for you. It's not even sutble, they say exact stats names.
another thing is there really should have been atleast one more ending per guy, and by that I mean a bad ending, so their endings wouldn't be that easy to do, mainly the special ending, which is another big problem. the "best" ending really should be harder to get, and for some characters be better than the normal endings.


It needed more to it.

-For the guys, you either get to know them way faster than you should, or by the end you only seem to have gotten the very surface layer of them. It gives the impresstion that it was a bit rushed. Like characters who were well written out had to get their story squeezed in a much smaller amount of time, and others who weren't fully developed having to have their stories artifically stretched. While saying this I did enjoyed all the characters, but the attachment to them wasn't really there due to the rushed or shollow feeling.

-The story was good, the characters were wonderful but it was far too short. When I finished all the endings all I wanted to do was keep playing, I still do, I want there to be more for me to do. each guy took maybe an hour or two to finish completely, maybe 3 if it takes you a bit to figure out what to say. This is rather short for a game of this genre.

Now to improve these things the simple solution would be to extend the story. Add more weeks or instead of planing each week, you plan each day. or simplely adding more endings, like friendship endings for the girls and guys, bad endings. Things like this can really add an hour or so of gameplay.

- Now that we're past these issues, now to my more positive thoughts.

To start with the art is really top notch, would have been nice to have a few more CGs but moore wasn't nessasary.

The Interface is simple but it was more than enough for a dating sim.

The main character starts off not to likeable but by the end you'll deffiantly like her. She goes through a reasonable yet still drastic change, going from childish and bratty to more thoughtful of others and mature. The differant guys make these changes more sutdle or more drastic.

The other characters do go through some changes themselves that you help with, again not too great to be unrealistic but even something as simple as helping to see things a bit differantly. they do seem to evolve some in the course of the game.

The story is not really complex, you're a spoiled college girl going to a small town to work for winterbreak cause your parents are making you. It felt natural, and flowed well enough. again i wish it was longer, it would have really profited from even a slightly extended story.

Besides for technical issues, I must say that this is one of my favorite otomes, specially here on steam. If it wasn't for my dislike of playing male characters, I would most certainly try Spring in Fairbrook, aswell. If you're new to dating sims or your still not sure about this game, get it when it's on sale and give it a go.

As for the others who are still intrested, I can't really say if it's worth paying full price. If you like other Winter Wolves titles and/ or you'r fine with splurging a bit, then go for it.

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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
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.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 5
For a game rated PG, it's great.

The game is very quick and simple. All the characters are decent and if you know what you're doing, you can finish a character route within an hour or so. It's a good visual novel with lovely music and no noticable grammatical errors in the text.

My only complaint will be that the drama was kept tamed and that nothing really surprised me. So I would recommend this game to anyone whio is new to the otome general or anyone who wants a very casual otome game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 3
Adorable! This game is engaging and all of the characters are interesting. I don't want to ruin any surprises - but trust me, if you enjoy a dating simulator set up VN style you do not want to miss this game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
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.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Good Sim game.. i swear though, i wanted to punch my character after a while, SHE'S SO RUDE! >_<
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 12
great sim date game to bad I got the alone end :'(
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
I have a rather long review of the first game Flower Shop: Summer in Fairbrook, and I'll cut this one short by saying that this game is pretty much like that one, except you can expect to get about half as much money from selling Flowers in the Flowershop which would be like your personal garden from the first game. Another difference, if you couldn't tell, is that you play the role of a female character this time around, the roommate of one of the girls from the last game.
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11 of 32 people (34%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
It's A Trap!
Game only with boys.
Don't buy, - no homo!
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