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 (58 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 23, 2011

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"In this stunning sequel to the other game, the same stuff happens, but it's winter this time, and also you're a girl now? A very trans-inclusive game."

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I've added the new Ren'Py Steam API, so achievements should also work under Linux. In addition I've also enabled the cloud saves. They're cross-platform so you can save and load from / to any OS! :)

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About This Game

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
42 of 43 people (98%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
Flower Shop: Winter in Fairbrook is cute and engaging, but not terribly deep. Winter comes to the quaint little town of Fairbrook, and this time you play a spoiled girl looking for love with the town's male residents while working in the town's popular flower shop. I didn't find the story quite as engaging as in its predecessor, Summer in Fairbrook, but I liked the new characters well enough and it was nice to see the old ones return.

The two Flower Shop games are stand-alone titles, and you really don't need to have played Summer in Fairbrook to enjoy Winter in Fairbrook, though it probably helps as I personally found that a lot of this game's charm came because I already liked the setting and was familiar with a lot of the characters. But the endings from the first game don't carry over, even though most of the characters are still around -- including the protagonist of Summer in Fairbrook, Steve.

The game is short, and the story is pretty predictable. Once again, the "farming sim" part of the game is only slightly relevant, though this time the money you earn growing flowers affects whether you get the standard or "special" endings. The anime-style artwork is cute, and the characters are mostly likeable, so it's a fun little diversion for a few hours.

Steam features are well-integrated, and it's a pretty easy game to get all the achievements for (though a bit repetitive with the 2 endings per pairing.) Flower Shop: Winter in Fairbrook is probably worth picking up on sale or in a bundle, especially if you enjoyed the Summer in Fairbrook, or just like otome visual novels -- or cute Steam emoticons.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
ok...8 hours and a alone ending...but it still worth a try.I guess?...
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Much like Summer in Fairbrook, I bought this game on sale, and yet still find it difficult to recommend to anyone, other than those firmly commited to the genre.
And much like it's predecessor, Winter in Fairbrook leaves much to be desired.

To say the game is bad would be like saying a small piece of chocolate cake is bad (assuming that you enjoy chocolate cake). It's still cake, it's still good, but it is grossly unsatisfying.

The writing leaves much to be desired. Very much like Steve in the previous game, Natalie is a vapid, ignorant, immature, petulant, and lazy girl, who is instructed by her parents to find a job over the holidays, in the hopes of teaching her some discipline (They had already cancelled her cellphone due to bad grades, and are now threatening to take her new car away). Luckily, her room-mate just happens to be Clara from the previous game, and she sets Natalie up with Susana to work in the flower shop.
Natalie must leave first thing in the morning to arrive in Fairbrook to start work the next day, but instead of packing and sleeping, she spends all night playing online games. That is our first introduction to this character, and I must say, it did not leave me wanting to spend the entire winter break with her.

When she arrives in Fairbrook she thinks it's a small, dull town, and rightly so. She sleeps the day away, and then proceeds very rudely reject the dinner that was cooked for her (and continues to do so for a few weeks) and sleep in until 11 am the next day, even after being woken up by Susana at 8 am... after doing the only task asked of her, she then wanders off to check out the general store, thinking to herself that she "wasn't told [she] needed to come right back.... once again, I am left wondering why I should care about this spoiled wretch.

She improves as time goes on, of course, but I still never really cared for her at all. The choices that you get to make in the game are fairly limited. Just like it's predecessor, you start your day working in your garden. You then get to do one activity for the whole day, be it going to the store, the library, or just staying in.. there were around 5 options if I recall correctly. Every so often you would get a cut scene with one of the bachelors, and you would get to make a single choice in the entire discussion, and the rest of it was merely her awkward verbal diarrhea.

As for the bachelors... well.... what can I say...

Steve is still Steve, if you've played the previous game then you already know everything there is to know about him. He's slightly less lazy than before, but otherwise he's pretty much just a male version of Natalie (or she a female version of him).

Jacob is sweet, charming, helpful, and shy.. oh, and he's SEVENTEEN!!! Yes, you read that right.. one of this College girl's potential mates is still in Highschool...... yeah. Add to that the fact that she thinks he looks like a twelve year old, and you've got a real winner.

Trent is still trent. He's sweet, charming, attractive, and playful. Oh, and in love with someone else... just like, well, pretty much all the guys really.

And Ryan, well, there's nothing that I can say about him that wouldn't sound completely biased, but I'll try. To say he's adorkable would not be giving him enough credit, though he does resemble that at times. He's intellegent, well-spoken, hard-working, reliable, cultured, and a bit of a virtuoso.... I mean, is there anything he isn't? He's also the only guy who isn't already mostly spoken for, so that's another plus for him... the only problem is, in reality, there is no way he would go for someone like Natalie... and quite frankly, most of the time it seemed like he hated her, or at the very least found her highly irritating.

The good:
- Art work is relatively cute
- Writing is decent
- Gardening mini-game is amusing
- The bachelors are charming

The bad:
- The music is repetitive, and though not inharently bad, certainly grates on you after a time.
- The writing is lacking in quite a few places
- The gardening mini-game is much more out of place in this incarnation than in the previous title.

TL;DR
This game is not really worth your time or money, even on sale. It's decent, and if you really like the genre then I won't think any less of you for buying it.
Just keep in mind that even though it says I've got 12 hours played, about 80% of that was spent leaving the game open for Trading Cards. I think it took me roughly 2 hours to get 3 of the endings.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
Good game in the dating genre, 9 different endings available depending on how you play it but if you just want to unlock it for 100% it's still quick to do so. Good story, good music and nice visuals.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
waiting for spring
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