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  • Summary: A heartfelt game about life, loss and hope.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. May 18, 2017
    100
    It's a game that will last you a couple of hours, and there's not a whole lot in terms of replay value. If your gaming money is limited and and you need something with replayability, this isn't the game for you (though hey, you could always buy this and sink some time into a free-to-play game). But considering the profound effect it had on me, and the beauty of the experience, I definitely recommend Old Man's Journey, as it is quite the experience.
  2. May 18, 2017
    90
    Too responsive controls aside, Old Man’s Journey is a beautiful, affecting experience from start to finish that rewards players that are willing to take their time and admire each scene in full before forging ahead.
  3. May 18, 2017
    90
    In a lot of ways, Old Man's Journey is a lot like its own protagonist. It's precious and fascinating, but has its fair share of wrinkles as well. I wouldn't let any of the technical issues with the game stop you from picking it up though. Old Man's Journey more than makes up for its shortcomings through its unique mechanics, breathtaking visuals, and emotionally affecting story.
  4. May 18, 2017
    80
    A slow-paced and dreamy puzzler that's worth all of your time.
  5. May 31, 2017
    80
    Old Man’s Journey takes around two hours to complete and makes the most of that time, showering players in an array of lovely images and sounds while also giving them some fun manipulation puzzles to solve. I left this beautifully animated countryside having felt that the journey was indeed one worth taking.
  6. May 24, 2017
    80
    I am in love with the gorgeous art style, especially the subtle color swirls that make it feel like it’s alive. The audio is superb, and the controls work well for the touch screen. I also like the fact that there’s a powerful narrative that is told through the game but it’s done entirely without the use of dialogue or words, and is only shown to players through imagery that we can all relate to in some way. Personally, to me, these are the best experiences you could ask for. I highly recommend giving Old Man’s Journey a go if you’re into games with emotional stories and life experiences.
  7. Aug 7, 2017
    70
    An interesting adventure filled with extraordinary moments, beautiful as a postcard with sunset. Rather than a game, it is more an interactive movie to watch.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Aug 15, 2017
    8
    Found this game at https://goo.gl/sxNQ3t and it was great! It was like moving story book with beautiful illust... Hope every of you visit hereFound this game at https://goo.gl/sxNQ3t and it was great! It was like moving story book with beautiful illust... Hope every of you visit here and make other review! Expand
  2. Sep 4, 2017
    8
    This game looks beautiful. Each level has intricate design and it's such a pleasure just observe how old man goes forward and has flashbacksThis game looks beautiful. Each level has intricate design and it's such a pleasure just observe how old man goes forward and has flashbacks about his younger days. The music also helped to induce this melancholic mood. The gameplay is very simple so it's more an interactive story than a game. Expand
  3. May 31, 2018
    7
    Old Mans Journey
    A heart wrenching tale
    Old Mans Journey is an about hr and a half long puzzle game where you play as a man who gets a
    Old Mans Journey
    A heart wrenching tale
    Old Mans Journey is an about hr and a half long puzzle game where you play as a man who gets a letter.. you don’t know what this letter says but as the game continues and the story goes on you begin to understand..
    you see where its going and you just never want it to get there..
    but to get there as the name suggests you have to go on a bit of a journey.. this is where the puzzle comes into place..
    its all about pulling different land masts to different heights so oyu can hop from one place to another and proceed to the next area or chapter…
    every chapter rewarding you with a still of this mans past..
    I didn’t quite find anything to be done interesting here with the game mechanics.. but I definitely enjoyed my experience with this game.. the art is beautiful, the story made me cry…
    there were moments of fun.. but most of it was mild irritation of trying to figure out the a puzzle..
    the game and the old man is not consistently responsive either… I would click to a spot on the screen and he would start walking in a different direction to a different point..
    there was also a moment or two where I broke the game..
    id click to a spot and the old man walked off screen to the past area and wouldn’t go back to the area I was supposed to be in, resulting in me having to back out and come back in..
    frustrations aside though, this is an overall beautiful game that’s worth picking up for the heartstring pulling alone.
    I give Old Mans Journey
    a 7/10
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  4. Jun 21, 2017
    0
    *Spoilers!*
    So, at the end of this game I wasn't feeling the emotion the creators probably wanted me to
    *Spoilers!*
    So, at the end of this game I wasn't feeling the emotion the creators probably wanted me to feel--nostalgia/happiness/forgiveness. I didn't feel bad for the old m. This mf abandoned his family and then came back for them at the end of his wife's life just to make himself feel better at the end of his life. No, sir, that's just now how things work. That lady wouldn't ask after him. He's a prick. That's bs. I thought the art was okay, nice and simple art & music and the 'puzzles' were pretty simple too. A little repetitive, but it's a short game. I guess it's the story that made me scoff.
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  5. May 21, 2017
    0
    This is one of the worst games I've ever player.
    Bad story: I've read some people saying the story is touching? So a story about an egoist
    This is one of the worst games I've ever player.
    Bad story: I've read some people saying the story is touching? So a story about an egoist person that abandon the wife with a little kid is now touching. I wanted the old man to suffer. The message of this game is SO WRONG.
    Gameplay: Inconsistent mechanic. It is easy in a bad way. It is easy because it is not well designed.
    Sound: A four time short melody that repeats again, again, again, again, again. It is not even well composed.
    I thought the videogame industry was more mature than this. An eye candy videogame that is really bad.
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