Game Review: Journey (PS3)

Journey is a little indie game that has been receiving huge amounts amount of critical attention recently, and with good reason

Journey is a little indie game that has been receiving huge amounts amount of critical attention recently, and with good reason. For  a short game, only taking about two hours to complete, it managed to grab our attention and stays with you once you've finished.

The story is truly epic as you travel across a desert and climb to the top of a mystical mountain, though it's never explained exactly why you are doing this. But this doesn't matter. You get so attached to your character that you just want them to succeed in their mysterious goal. And this is all despite the fact that your character is a faceless, armless figure who can only communicate through whistling.

But it's not the beautiful graphics, the simple yet compelling story or the charming character that makes the game so good. If you play online you will occasionally encounter other people who have been dropped into the desert with you. But unlike many online multiplayer mode, your companions remain completely anonymous and silent, except for the odd whistle. Despite this, they will become your best friend and you will constantly find yourself checking to see if they are still with you.

Overall a lovely way to spend a couple of hours.

Rating: ★★★★

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Ruth Bradley



Published

16th May 2012

Last Updated

12th December 2012



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