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  • Summary: Old Man’s Journey, a soul-searching puzzle adventure, tells a story of life, loss, and hope. Interacting with the world around you, you'll shape the landscape to create the old man's path forward. Experience heartache and hope as you embark on a heartfelt journey through a sunkissed world.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jan 2, 2018
    80
    Touching and atmospherically dense story that impresses with simple innovative puzzle mechanics and great picture-book-like presentation.
  2. May 21, 2017
    80
    Simplicity is the biggest strength of Old Man’s Journey. It doesn’t require you to be a genius or a master gamer, but to have a penchant for something more oft-kilter. That it manages to be a satisfying experience all without saying a single word is remarkable and definitely worth a look.
  3. 80
    In the brief time it takes to complete it, Old Man’s Journey plays out the calm yet deliberate journey of an aging man, set to right the wrongs of his youth. Here is a title that shines a positive philosophy onto a player’s path, reminding us that not everything about life must be hard and complicated. The Old Man’s Journey made me cry, but it also left me with a smile.
  4. PC PowerPlay
    Aug 17, 2017
    80
    A brief, gentle puzzle adventure tinged with melancholy. [Issue#264, p.71]
  5. Jun 5, 2017
    70
    A beautiful adventure with a superb presentation, great visuals and music, but a bit thin on content.
  6. CD-Action
    Jun 30, 2017
    70
    Looking at charming, detailed hand-drawn environments is pure pleasure and the game’s simple story about priorities, plans and hopes is truly touching. [07/2017, p.42]
  7. Mar 13, 2018
    60
    Old Man's Journey is such a gorgeous looking title, complete with a beautiful soundtrack. Those aspects are then draped over a moderately engaging puzzle idea, and comes with a story that aims to be touching, but will leave many feeling either apathetic to the theme, or actually frustrated by the progression of the old man's life and foolish choices.

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  1. 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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  2. 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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