I just completed my Journey
by Matt Clinks
Just finished up THATGAMECOMPANY’s new game “Journey” for PSN.
The spoiler-free version of what “Journey” is about is simple: Your a guy trying to reach a light at the top of a mountain in the distance. No explanation is really given, but if you really pay attention, the “Journey” is pretty evident by the finale of the game.
I have to be honest and say the only games that have ever given me a similar feeling throughout the game are Team ICO’s “Ico” and “Shadow of the Colossus” titles. They have an interesting serene feeling. They know when to be loud, but more importantly know when to be very quiet.
The inclusion of a Co-Op partner on your adventure is equally original. You never talk to them with your own voice. Rather, you simply communicate with a series of chirps your character can emit. I was drawn in even more this way. Among all the isolation, it’s like you have a friend…it’s bizarre. You aren’t taken out of the experience by a 14 year old ignorant racist. It’s a breath of fresh air for a game that weighs so heavy on atmosphere.
The game feels very short, but not in a bad way. It’s a complete product and very worth the $15 price tag. I just want more games out there in the market like this.
I loved it, I really did. Go buy it on PSN now!