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  • Summary: 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.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. Oct 11, 2015
    100
    It’s a simple remaster, but it makes a work of art all the more beautiful and immersive.
  2. 100
    An already beautiful experience is made even more gorgeous on the PlayStation 4 -- Journey is a trip worth taking. It’s a bite sized adventure that you won’t soon forget.
  3. Jul 24, 2015
    100
    If you are returning to Journey, a higher resolution and a higher frame rate are your ostensible rewards for returning--a return that doesn't cost you anything if you already own the game on the PlayStation 3. But Journey's real rewards aren't so pedestrian. Journey offers you comfort. It gives you companionship in a lovely but forsaken world. It gives you reason to dream even when facing loss.
  4. Jul 26, 2015
    90
    After three years, Journey is still the most emotional and powerful video game of the PlayStation era. Just buy it, and enjoy a better life.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Sep 21, 2015
    90
    Don't expect a transformative HD remaster. [Oct 2015, p.88]
  6. Aug 5, 2015
    90
    Short but intense and especially memorable. You can not say that Journey exploit the technical capabilities of PS4, but even with those, we continue to one of those experiences that every gamer should experience once in a lifetime.
  7. Jul 24, 2015
    60
    With Journey, director Jenova Chen presents intimacy as a mirage in a desert and fits inclusivity into an abstracted model.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 50 out of 346
  1. Dec 22, 2019
    10
    Sorry about the cliché, but I mean it: words can't describe this game. Beauty in its purest conception
  2. Nov 10, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Eu comecei a jogar Journey sem saber de nada sobre o jogo. Nada. No começo eu já vi como aquele ambiente no deserto era lindo. O jogo tem cenas simplesmente incríveis.
    Com certeza Journey é uma experiência diferente de outros jogos, e por isso acho que é um jogo nota 10 para esse estilo de jogo. Eu tentei achar algum defeito notável no jogo.. Mas sinceramente eu não achei.
    A experiência que eu tive nesse jogo é única. O modo como o jogo se desenvolve é simplesmente único. Eu fui entendendo ele de uma forma muito natural: como o pulo funcionava, como que o canto afetava aquelas faixas voadoras, e etc. E o que eu acho que é uma das coisas mais incríveis é o sentimento que eu tive jogando com outra pessoa. No início, eu achei que era um bot que estava comigo, e que ele só me mostrava o caminho. Mas depois percebi que era um player de verdade, e por causa da utilidade que cada jogador tem como outro (como recarregar as faixas que fazem você pular e planar) e dos momentos que passamos juntos durante a jornada, foi criada certa relação de importância entre meu personagem e o desse jogador. No final, quando estávamos na tempestade de neve morrendo, eu senti muito isso. Eu senti que eu e esse jogador precisávamos um do outro para sobreviver. Eu nunca tive uma experiência assim antes.

    Foi uma das melhores "primeiras experiências" que eu já tive em um jogo. Nota 10/10
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  3. Jul 22, 2015
    10
    I've played this game countless number of times on the PS3. I will play it countless number of times on the PS4. It's rare to find a videoI've played this game countless number of times on the PS3. I will play it countless number of times on the PS4. It's rare to find a video game, especially one so short, that can evoke such deep philosophical thoughts about your own existence (no exaggerating). It's not your typical video game. It's not your typical piece of entertainment. It's not something that hemorrhages explosions, gore, or lengthy cinematic cut scenes to tell a story. There isn't even dialogue! It's a tribute to minimalism in every single way. This experience is not for everyone, but if you are an avid gamer with a hunger for a deep story and rich artistry, then it's a must. Expand
  4. May 17, 2020
    9
    Amazing music, visuals, and environmental storytelling. A very short game. Easy puzzles which though fit with the overall narrative of theAmazing music, visuals, and environmental storytelling. A very short game. Easy puzzles which though fit with the overall narrative of the game. Very fluid. Expand
  5. Jun 30, 2020
    8
    Journey perfectly encapsulates the cliché that the 'journey is more important than the destination.'
    The companionship you form with random
    Journey perfectly encapsulates the cliché that the 'journey is more important than the destination.'
    The companionship you form with random players along your journey is emphasised by the stellar movement of your character and the gorgeous old world that you explore. This paired with the magnificent soundtrack enhances each step of your journey, and thus makes Journey a unique experience in all of its simplicity.
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  6. Nel
    Nov 28, 2016
    7
    Great game, confusing at first, but once you get a hang of it you will start to understand it more and more. SCEA did a good job with theGreat game, confusing at first, but once you get a hang of it you will start to understand it more and more. SCEA did a good job with the design, and the graphics are really good. Expand
  7. Jun 19, 2020
    0
    I want to like this game but I can't, game is too damn boring, looks cool but it has nothing else.

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