Journey Review | November 27, 2012 PlayStation Exclusive Title
The uniqueness of Journey is something that you must find out about. The whole game just feels free and fluid and the name is a perfect description of what the game is about. There is no voice acting, no dialog, no weapons, no health and only five different characters (one main character, sometime two main characters if you play co-op, three non-playable characters and one bad guy). It is one of the best game’s we have ever played period including all other platforms. Games like Journey is one in a million and gamers need to notice and reward companies that take a chance like Journey.
Journey use of scale, size and wonder about what is going on in the world they created is captivating. You want to explore and try to climb to the top of structure just to see the world below in a different way. The music is emotionally overpowering. With a game where there is nothing to read and no voice to listen to the music defines what is going on in the main hero’s life. We found ourselves rooting for the hero that you play. We say hero lightly because you don’t know anything about him or her because you don't know what the main character is or isn’t, or if it is even human or not. The idea of being happy when the hero succeeds and sad when the hero falls and yet you know nothing about the hero at all is a great achievement. This should tell you how moving the music is it got nominated for a Grammy, it is truly ground breaking. We haven’t played a game or that really figured out how to sell the idea of scale and size since “God of War”.
We liked this game so much we really hate to say anything bad about it. The only down side is that the game is really short. You could sit down and play it from beginning to end in 2 or 3 hours. There is a high replay factor here but we do recommend that if you are going to play this game, play it all is one shot. We did and there is this strong connection with the struggle of the hero to succeed. The $15.00 price is good even if the game is short, but man is this game fun and different than most games out there. Games like Journey needs to be experienced and this game must be part of your collection if you like unique games or if you are a supporter of indie titles for the PlayStation 3.