LATEST iPHONE GAME REVIEWS
Make like a tree
By Matthew Diener 24 January 2013
Zen Training | Publisher:
Forest Moon Games | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Casual, Puzzle | Players:
1 | Version:
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.
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