- Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
- Release Date: Jun 6, 2019
- Also On: iPhone/iPad, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
The pioneers that brought you the award-winning PlayStation Network titles flOw & Flower are back with another title that challenges traditional gaming conventions. With Journey, thatgamecompany (TGC) continues its tradition of delivering simple gameplay and accessible controls in a richThe pioneers that brought you the award-winning PlayStation Network titles flOw & Flower are back with another title that challenges traditional gaming conventions. With Journey, thatgamecompany (TGC) continues its tradition of delivering simple gameplay and accessible controls in a rich interactive environment that invites players to explore and experience emotional chords that are still uncommon in video games.
An exotic adventure with a more serious tone, Journey presents TGCs unique vision of an online adventure experience. Awakening in an unknown world, the player walks, glides, and flies through a vast and awe-inspiring landscape, while discovering the history of an ancient, mysterious civilization along the way.
Journeys innovative approach to online play encourages players to explore this environment with strangers who cross their path from time to time. By traveling together, they can re-shape the experience creating authentic moments they will remember and discuss with others.… Expand
- Developer: ThatGameCompany
- Genre(s): Action, Platformer, 3D
- # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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Journey On iOS - 19 Minutes Of Gameplay
Positive: 2 out of 2
Mixed: 0 out of 2
Negative: 0 out of 2
Jul 1, 2019Great game, spectacular, unique and incredible atmosphere.
Jun 9, 2019Journey’s journey to the PC is a successful one, barring some minor technical issues. Between its incredible atmosphere and unique mechanics, this is one title worth exploring.
Positive: 22 out of 37
Mixed: 12 out of 37
Negative: 3 out of 37
Jun 7, 2019The story is told without words, and that is what makes it unique and incredible. One word is worth playing, it's a masterpiece.
Aug 3, 2019Great game! So glad it came out to PC
In an era of quick-satisfaction-games and plenty of beat-em-upshoot-em-up titles it's nice to find someGreat game! So glad it came out to PC
In an era of quick-satisfaction-games and plenty of beat-em-upshoot-em-up titles it's nice to find some pieces of art here and there.
+Amazing atmosphere, graphics, music, and general feel
+Very "arty" experience if you're into that kind of thing
+Great PC port, works well technically
+You can fly
-Not really for "mainstream" players, I'd say
-Not much replay value
While the terminology for "game" can be debated in this case, if you know what you're going into, you shouldn't be disappointed.
It's one of those games which are more like a (relatively) long walking sim (and a rather short game).
The story in Journey in a wordless one, so everything that remains is the atmosphere (which is great) and your imagination, I guess.
Now, if you're into this kind of think - you'd surely enjoy Journey.
This game is mostly about exploration in a few beautifully visualized landscapes. The game's great soundtrack makes up for an awesome, usually relaxing and chilled experience (with some specific moments which are out of the ordinary).
Game also contains few collectibles and secrets, probably to add some more intrigue & gameplay value.
Personally I wanted to collect everything, so I've used a guide once in a while and in fact I feel it kind of ruined the immersion in the game.
Also one major con I found in Journey is that - even if you like those type of games - it's incredibly SLOW.
You may still finish it all within 2 hours, I believe, but the pace of the character is just pretty slow.
I think it worked best for me to play the game one chapter at a time and let the experience "sink" a bit.
Another main bad thing is that there's not much of a replay value. I might play the game again someday but not anytime soon.. It's a quite one-time shortie.… Expand
Sep 27, 2021Journey is as deep or as shallow as you want it to be, and yet it is always its unique self.
Journey is one of the games you get funnyJourney is as deep or as shallow as you want it to be, and yet it is always its unique self.
Journey is one of the games you get funny looks for missing out on, it made that big a splash upon release. I jumped on the bandwagon very late because I refuse to touch anything console related and Journey took the long way round to get to the PC, but now it's here and I made the time. We're only talking 90 minutes per playthrough, after all.
According to a casual survey of The Discourse, Journey is a lot of things to a lot of people: A tale of transcendence, a religious allegory… For me, during the first two thirds of my first play through, Journey was one thing: Flow: The Game.
Do you know that state of mind you can almost only reach during a video game, when you direct the game with almost no mental effort, yet somehow also achieve peak precision and speed? That mix of total relaxation and complete engagement. That, to me, and to a lot of others, is flow.
Usually, that state of mind isn't easy to reach, even if a game is designed to facilitate it, but Journey is a master class in enabling flow. Your modes of interaction are very limited: You can walk, jump, do the animated coat version of flapping your wings, and chirp at things, that's it. Yet these interactions transition into each other so gracefully and without friction that, if the player is just a bit mindful of the timing, the player character just, ahem, flows across the levels. It's beautiful to behold, and while it isn't that hard to master, it feels very rewarding to get right.
This marvelous experience is the reason I played through Journey thrice, back to back.
The level design and art direction support this experience with all their worth: The desert the first half of the game takes places also flows languidly and with aching beauty under a grandiose sky. Every smooth rise and exhilarating fall of the dunes invites you into the joy of moving forward. The occasional music haunts and elevates your steps, and sand hisses it's approval under your feet.
The production values are excellent, is what I'm saying.
Then the game takes a very noticeable turn. The level design changes abruptly, so does mood and environmental design. The game takes being a metaphor for actual journeys seriously, so, like the third act of an actual journey, things get a bit taxing, then a bit more, until every step forward is a hardship. So the feeling of flow was gone, and so was most of the fun I was having, but not, I stress, the engagement. Journey is very good at making me feel that there are actual stakes for this trip, that I am truly moving towards something great, something like transcendence, and you don’t reach that kind of goal without paying a price for it.
So in the second half, the I hesitate to name it plot had successfully drawn me in, despite staying completely vague and allegorical. And while the overall trudge through the third act really was no fun, it wasn’t all horrible: The moment of revelation just before the final test was a beautiful experience of revelation and elation, and great for supplying enough motivation for the final slog.
Then there is a very short but so very sweet moment of triumph.
And then the main menu asks you if you’d like to go on the Journey again. I recommend you do. At least three times.
TLDR: Journey is in the business of creating uncomplicated joy, stirring powerful emotions and then letting you fall into the intellectual rabbit hole of your own interpretation of itself. It’s a short but unique experience, and definitely worth the asking price twice over.… Expand
Jan 11, 2021Journey Is a totally unique and wonderful game, and is a true must-play for any gamer. Somewhat bafflingly , it manages to use as little asJourney Is a totally unique and wonderful game, and is a true must-play for any gamer. Somewhat bafflingly , it manages to use as little as possible to create an amazing experience: it's simplicity is almost exclusively a positive. With all it's two-action gameplay, simple graphical style and lack of a narrative Journey is a surprisingly emotional game.… Expand
Feb 18, 2021I felt as if immersed in an award-winning short film, steeped with Asian cultures and some magical surprises, though it's also the type ofI felt as if immersed in an award-winning short film, steeped with Asian cultures and some magical surprises, though it's also the type of short game where its replay value will either be obvious or dubious.… Expand
Jul 30, 2021I never played that much overrated game in my life, I cant believe that insane good reviews every platform. this game actually has nothing,I never played that much overrated game in my life, I cant believe that insane good reviews every platform. this game actually has nothing, even walk simulators have some good storys and depth so it getting playable but this is absolutely not. Iike walk simulators, puzzles, point and click games but this is different.… Expand
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