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|Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:12 pm Post subject: Journey
|This is a PS3 only game, and only by download. I picked it up last night and keep thinking about it. Has anybody else played through it yet? I want to discuss it.
If not, you should if you like games like Ico and Shadows of the Colossus, or if you liked the prior game from the same company, Flower. It's in a similar vein. Very sparse, and a lot of interpreting is done by the player. And it tugs at the heart strings.
Avoid spoilers like the plague if you are thinking of picking it up. It is beautiful and an emotional experience. You are a robed figure heading into the desert to get to a mountain that looms ahead. And that's all I'll say, other than that it is multiplayer, but only minimally, and the experience is definitely better playing with someone else that you communicate with only through a sound and a symbol.
The bad news - it's only about 2 hours long, which could stretch to about 3 with some amount of exploration that isn't necessary. It's $15 which is less than the price of a DVD, and if you consider this "game" more like picking up a DVD of an odd but enthralling movie, then it makes more sense for the pocketbook. I know I for one want to go through it a few more times before it lands on the backburner, but I also want to push my wife into trying it. I understand playing solo (signing out of the playstation network before starting) is a different experience entirely than finding a random person in the desert to journey with, so I know I'll at least get one more playthrough, and at roughly 2 hours, it isn't that big of time commitment. But it is pretty impressive. And I wanna discuss it with someone, dammit.
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