Journey

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  1. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

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    I picked this up the same day I got Mass Effect 3, so it took back burner to ME until last night. Holy crap am I glad I finally decided to play it.

    Even if you have to wait for a discount, check this game out. I actually choked up in one part. Not because of any kind of storyline, but because the sequence that was happening on the screen, coupled with the amazing visual, coupled with the fact that I was experiencing it with another play, who I didn't know and will never know, was just mind-blowing. This game should be ported to every system so that everyone can experience it at least once.

    Oh and not Steve Perry's Journey, BTW :D 
     
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    blackTtop No this is not Patrick...

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    I'm going to start this game today, I am so excited!

    Is there no way to know the player you work with? It's not listed under 'Users met'?
     
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    Joe Moore Is Not Jim... Administrator

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    I've been curious about this game. Reviews have been quite good for it, and I love the art style. When I get a few extra PSN cards, I'll have to remember to check it out.
     
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    I didn't check Players Met, but otherwise, there is no way. No name on their head. There was this cool moment where we were both doing something awesome and I could tell we were both reacting the same because he/she was spitting those little symbols from atop his head and so was I. It was mind-blowing.

    Just a disclaimer that the game is supposed to be only 2 hours long. But I know a few people who are on their like 5th playthrough and they have found new things every time. I'm still on my first, but it was so amazing. Play it with the lights off.
     
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    Is this game open to non-Plus members now? I've been waiting for it to become available.
     
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    Yes, starting today.
     
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    Excellent! I shall download it tonight.
     
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    Still not available to non plus UKers, that comes Wednesday. I'm desperately trying not to know anything about what this is until I've played it. It seems like something that should be discovered naturally.
     
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    Yeah, man. No instruction manual. No tutorial, except for a few button hints. Otherwise, you discover the way the world works on your own. Never became frustrating. If you find someone exploring, it's freakin awesome playing with someone else. I hate to oversell it and describe it like this, but because of the language barrier, it's almost like being a little kid again and playing with another kid, but not really knowing how to communicate your feelings, so you use symbols and movement.
     
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    Tripredacus K-Mart-ian Legend

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    I just found out what people are talking about lately ALSO isn't Bally's Journey...
    Journey - Videogame by Bally Midway
     
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    Blar. PSN still hasn't updated to make it available. Oh well. I guess I"ll play some Sly Cooper and eat dinner.
     
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    Wow. Just wow. Whoever did the sand physics and shaders design for this game deserves a medal. This game on the whole is amazing - anyone with a PS3 and an internet connection should absolutely check it out; if possible, sooner rather than later, because I definitely felt the seamless online coop was a huge (massive) part of the experience. The co-op is perfect for this kind of game, too. Unexplained, no communication, no idea of who you're with, but it all just ... works. When something ... bad... happens to the other player, you feel for them, you run after them, you want to work with them to get to the end, it all feels super natural.

    Beautiful game, beautiful music, beautiful everything.

    I think I'm going to go play it again.
     
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    The part with the
    red sand and the blaring light shining over the city
    . Such a moving sequence.
     
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    Sometimes the sand looks like it's made of diamonds. It's really impressive.
     
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    There's times where I think I'm looking at water. The way it sparkles.
     
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    The bit where it goes to a
    side view and you look out at the city through the columns as you slide down the slope?
    I was scraping my jaw off the carpet. Moreso again when at the end of the area that you're
    slaloming down through the ruined buildings, and the low sun is in your eyes, the music is swelling, and I'm trying to follow the chirps of my companion who is disappearing below me, culminating into the final drop into the quiet depths, where I realize my companion is lost and I'm alone in the darkness.

    The game is both dynamic and personal while being very precisely scripted, it's pretty brilliant in its execution.
     
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    Didn't read your second spoiler because I haven't completed it, but yeah, that's the part I was referring to. The Red sands.

    This is one game that would also look amazing in 3D, though it still looks incredible and perfectly-fine as it is.
     
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    If that's as far as you've gotten, you haven't seen anything yet. Fo' reals.
     
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    We got a bit further. We got to the
    blue area with the sentinels and the spotlights
    . After we completed that part, I had to log off. It got late :) 
     

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