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Zen Training
Make like a tree
By Matthew Diener 24 January 2013
Game Name: Zen Training | Publisher: Forest Moon Games | Format: Android, iPhone, iPad | Genre: Casual, Puzzle | Players: 1 | Version: US
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Asking someone to center themselves by playing a round of Zen Training is like telling a hysterical friend to calm down in the midst of a drunken tirade - you know it won't work, but you're eager to watch the ensuing meltdown.

While there's no disputing that Zen Training is set in a tranquil Zen garden with ambient music designed to soothe jagged nerves, it lacks any sense of actual tranquility.

Some might consider this a failing, but for those who like fast-paced puzzle gameplay it's a blessing in disguise.

Leaf it to chance

Like most things in Zen philosophy, Zen Training relies on the perfection of a simple concept. You begin by staring at a ring of coloured stones that circle a lone tree standing in a field of sand.
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Summary
About as Zen as a rock concert, Zen Training is a quick puzzle game that juxtaposes tranquility with frantic gameplay in all the right ways
RATING
7/10
 
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