It functions as promised but there's nothing spectacular. It's difficult to say what could be done to make the game better – this genre just doesn't entertain like it used to.
Without flashing PETA's save-the-bat signal, it's hard not to chuckle as a flock of sheep face the spinning jaws of slaughter-by-sawblade. The animations are charming, the backdrops are pretty and there's a clever — albeit slightly aggravating — design to its sprawling, puzzle-centric stages.
Flockers is a decent game and although it doesn't do anything new its gameplay is mostly enjoyable, with a few frustrating parts here and there. The game's humour and replayability are evident from the outset. The chance to compete against friends and the Angry Birds-style star scoring marry well with the zany premise, but the gameplay is lacking in variety. A dearth of innovation as you progress through Flockers only serves to hurt it, and by the time you reach the closing levels the game has already far outstayed its welcome.
If you're into puzzle games though, or if you're missing the good ol' days of Lemmings, you might like it as a substitute as it does cater to fans of both.
Flockers is great modern take on a classic game that has the potential to be just as addictive as the original.
That being said, for fans of the genre, it is a game well worth getting stuck in to. The positives just about outweigh the issues that the game suffers and it does offer a fun challenge overall. Hopefully we see a sequel that irons out the frustrating aspects.
Flockers will not only test your puzzling ability but also the ability to not feel like a baaaad (man, Brad, you almost managed to get through the whole review before doing that - ed.) person as you laugh at every sheep's' untimely end. Flockers is a clever game for the thinking gamer and those fans of Lemmings who have been waiting for so long for another quality puzzler in the style. If Team 17 can bring the level editor and level sharing ability over from the PC version in a future update, as well as a touchpad interface, I'd give it that last star.