Journey, the newest title from ThatGameCompany (TGC) makers of fLow and Flower for the PS3, has finally been released. Needless to say this game was on my radar since it was announced and teased a while ago. It follows a nameless traveller, awakened in the desert and beckoned toward a distant light amidst a mountain. Journey takes cues from many genres on one hand, it is an adventure game with a few platforming sections but where it breaks the norm, is that you are not limited to time or accidental falls. Also in this world solitude and the motive of redemption are prevailing themes.
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Release Date: 3/13/12[/toggle_box]
Everyone should experience journey at least once, in my opinion the game would have had even more acclaim had it been released in the winter and at a cheaper price point. With strong focuses on multiplayer and the look and feel though, TGC has outdid all of their past works, this is an easy recommend for families, younger gamers and those seeking something different.
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Replay Value: 7.0
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