Journey is an PSN exclusive for the PlayStation 3. It was developed by ThatGameCompany, an indy developer who created unique titles such as Flow and Flower. Trying to describe this game is like trying to describe the color red to a blind person--it’s not going to be easy.
I decided to play this game with a minimal amount of knowledge, which is the best way to approach this game.
If at any point in this post you have an inkling to play this game, I suggest you stop reading and do it.
The game goes through a quick tutorial, then you're left standing there, not knowing what to do. It sounds strange, but this game is about learning, intuition, and problem solving. And it's not as difficult as it sounds.
There are no text instructions, no narration, and minimal instruction. Now I know how Alice felt when she fell into Wonderland. The atmosphere, music, and art style give you the feeling that you entered another dimension.
The world of Journey can be a lonely place, but you won’t be alone for long. As long as you're online, another player will suddenly appear, and you’ll be able to journey together.
What makes Journey unique is that you don’t actually know who the other player is, and you can’t communicate via voice chat, nor can you invite a friend.
You are paired with a mysterious and random player, taking the same journey as you. It’s amazing that with virtually no way to communicate, you find a way to cooperate. You're probably thinking "Here come the jerks!", but I never encountered any. This isn't Dark Souls.
In the end, Journey is one of the most beautiful and unique games I have ever played. The one word title truly describes the game, and the feeling you get while playing cannot be described with mere words. The game can be completed in under 3 hours, which makes it easy to finish in one sitting. If you are looking a game that's different and refreshing, be sure to check out Journey for the PS3.
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