This game is three parts fun, four parts creative and ten parts breathtaking. The golden sands, the fluid movements and the silent narration give the impression that this game is supposed to be played quietly, and with reverence. Journey, made by Thatgamecompany, does not have any monsters to fight, not dialogue to dictate the story, and no official overarching plot. The game relies on its gripping graphics and simplistic visual cutscenes. The gameplay consists of the androgynous character through the destroyed world to reach this peak. When I was playing this game: my group of friends coined the phrase “Zen game,” because the music and the casual gameplay, but despite those traits, this game is very eerie.… Read the rest
“The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.” -Don Williams, Jr. (1)
Ok friends, gather ’round. The time has come for us to talk about one of my personal fave and most inspirational games: Journey.
Ever since our early class discussions on Bogost’s numerous topics, Journey has naturally drifted back into my mind once more. Just a fair warning in advance: my love for this game is borderline unhealthy. I’ve lost track of how many times I have tried
forcing encouraging people to play this gem; if I could, I would buy each person a PS3 just so they could play this game (but alas I am a poor college student).… Read the rest