Ranks among the top experiences available on PS3
Journey is an absolute must play for any gamer, as well as any non-gamer. Featuring an engaging world, a haunting original score from Austin Wintory, an incredible and beautiful graphical pallet, and an intense understanding of emotion and player interaction, Journey is the best fifteen dollars anyone could ever spend on the Playstation store. Through 3 play-throughs, I've experienced only some minor technical problems and one glitch. The Co-Op is a phenomenal and unobtrusive addition, making each and every Journey unique. Next to Uncharted 2 and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, this the best Playstation 3 game I have ever played, and one of the best games I have ever played across my 16 year gaming career. Journey is fresh, unique, emotional, and extremely engaging and gives me new hope that video games are a sophisticated medium of interactive entertainment.
Worth every penny and more...
It's rare that a game has me moved to tears without spending discs building an attachment to the characters and storyline involved. Journey managed to emotionally move me in only two and a half hours with no dialogue whatsoever. The stunning visuals and perfect musical accompaniment make this a rare gem in a sea of so-so and 'meh' games. With literally no direction, barest of tutorials and nothing told, you are drawn into a land and adventure that truly embodies the spirit of gaming as an art form. While I am torn between wanting DLC so as I can revisit this engrossing world, and not wanting more so as to keep it pure and simply 'is', I can say without exaggeration that this game is worth every cent of the small purchase price and then some. You will feel entranced every moment you spend on this Journey, elated at its climax and sorrowfully accomplished at its conclusion.
There is no dialogue throughout the entire game, you spend long periods of time walking around in a desert alone (or with somebody else who you cannot speak to), and it takes about three hours to beat the game. So why would somebody ever bother buying this game? It is beautiful, it is touching. It is hard to even call it a video game as it is more like an experience. You play as a cloaked figure with no knowledge of where you are or what is going on. Your only goal is to reach the mountain far off in the distance. The gameplay is great but at times it does get slow at points. The soundtrack is perfect and the graphics are beautiful. And despite being a rather short adventure, a second, third, and even fourth journey are just as enjoyable. Thatgamecompany delivers a simple yet elegant experience like no other. If you are a PS3 owner, you must at least consider getting Journey.
RATED M FOR MASTERPIECE
Never before have I felt so lucky to own a Playstation 3. An exclusive actually worth buying. Journey was emotionally moving, the music and the visuals combined generate a one-of-a-kind experience. The story was spectacular. The detail and scenery was the best part. The sun reflecting its light off the sand was absolutely stunning. This game has some good replay value and running into a friendly player who explores with you is awesome. The gameplay was simple and fun. Journey is definitely worth the $15.
This game has so much meaning with just a simple game play. Just take your time and see everything. Don't go straight through it please!!!!
Short and Sweet
Lot of surprises at every corner, this game is very beautiful and very appealing, however it only took me around 1:30 to 2:00 hours to beat.
so yeah, that's my main gripe, it's wonderful, it's fun to play.
Just... very short
this game has the most beutiful sights I have ever witnessed in a video game. The sight of you sliding down a mountain a mountain of sand along side hundreds of magic bird kites and dragons and jellyfish made of ribbons was soo beutiful that I couldnt fight back my smile.
Emotionally Stunning Experience
There are some things I hold true in my philosophy of gaming and to be quite honest, this game is almost violating them completely, but what i get is not an abomination I hate, but something else. Don't think this is something face meltingly fun like Rock Man x3 and it has very simple controls that would fit on the NES. Still the gameplay is fun and despite being short I play it everyday again. Everything is beautiful, and despite the fact that it's limited controlling and simple objectives, this game does become very enjoyable though some might not enjoy it. For what its worth this game gets a perfect ten simply because it's something I haven't seen before and with all the stock conventions in the game industry today, this game really stands out in being unique.
Short, Awesome, Beautiful.
My experience with the game was incredible. Even though it was short it was a lot of fun. Some think it has to be a long game to be the best game out there. I also thought that, but after playing this I have a new perspective on games. It doesn't have to be a long game to have fun. I'll still play long games but this one will be in my top 5.
Amazing combination of music and gameplay
Just like the amazing game titles before it ("Flower" and "Flow"), Journey captures gamers through emotions by utilizing a perfect blend of graphics, gameplay, and music. The artistic creativity by "ThatGameCompany" is truly flawless. I am really looking forward to more titles from them.