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  • Summary: Join Ariane, a determined, young journalist, who falls into the scoop of a lifetime when she discovers an unknown world far below the Earth's surface. Explore primitive landscapes brimming with strange beasts, and encounter the fascinating civilizations that inhabit this foreign land. The choices Ariane makes will determine the future of this forgotten and primitive world. Will she help save these strange beings and their home - already in peril - or launch her career by exposing their story and threatening their very existence? Cross the threshold into the unknown for an unparalleled adventure, and come face to face with the land at the center of the Earth. [Viva Media] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. With very, very few adventure titles can I say: "If this was a book, I'd like to read it." Journey falls into that category.
  2. A breath of fresh air in the adventure genre. Considering the level of detail that has gone into its design, the exceptional musical score, an overall enjoyable pace, a good story, over 40 hours of gameplay and 2 possible endings, this a title worth owning.
  3. A fairly decent adventure title with good puzzles and a somewhat gripping storyline, but mired down with a few flaws in execution.
  4. Because of its idiosyncrasies I wouldn't recommend Journey to the Center of the Earth for novices. Experienced players, however, should have look if you want to take a fantastic journey and test your mental and moral fibre.
  5. 63
    A decent title that keeps you gaming for cheap. It's only 20 bucks and should take the average gamer somewhere between 30 to 40 hours to finish. Just know that a third of that time may be spent in utter frustration.
  6. The visuals are pretty, the puzzles are engaging and the plot is engrossing, but this release isn’t all that it could be. The interface glitches, puny hotspots, gameplay linearity and absence of deep character development all limit its value.
  7. Ultimately, the game suffers from a simple lack of polish, but in areas that severely detract from the gameplay experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Jul 14, 2014
    2
    Journey to the Center of The Earth just feels broken. The controls are off, the visuals are bland, and the gameplay is dull. Not to mention, the protagonist doesn't seem to be able to do things that should just be simple. My top example of this is the gloves. Need to fix some wires? Nope, you need the gloves on. Need to chisel out a gem? Nope, need gloves. Not to mention, the game gives back no input on this, so you have no idea what you're doing wrong. I have the disc version, which means it has the seal puzzle. Now, I've tried the correct combination of gems on the board. IT DOESN'T WORK! I even checked 10+ online walkthroughs. The puzzle doesn't work! The story is also uninspired, but the voices... AAAAHH. Expand

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