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Game review
Zen Training
Make like a tree
by Matthew Diener 24/1/2013
Product: 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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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
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 8
Value: 7
Innovation: 7
Overall: 7
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