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Submitted by -Mezzo- 874d ago | opinion piece

Why Journey is one of the greatest games ever made

GamesRadar - Here's what you need to know about Thatgamecompany's Journey: It's short. It's got kind of an exploration-heavy puzzle-platformer vibe, with splashes of adventure game. What else? It's pretty, it sounds good. Oh, and it understands human emotion on such a basic, fundamental level that it knows how players will react to any given situation, and respond accordingly. Every developer, irrespective of their discipline, can learn from it, and every person is better off for having played. It signifies a watershed moment for the game industry; it is our Citizen Kane. All of this is to say, Journey's easily one of the greatest games ever made. (Journey, PS3)

Zangetsu_Wielder  +   875d ago
Put it together with the amazing soundtrack; You're in for a treat. Seriously, go buy this game.
MostJadedGamer  +   874d ago
This game if you can even call it that was totally shallow, worthless, and pointless.

When I finished it the only thought that came to my mind was is that all? Is that all? Where was the amazing experience that people kept talking about?
iamnsuperman  +   874d ago
I wholeheartedly disagree with you. It did have some negatives (Little Short, 2-3 Hours Long, and no challenge to the puzzles) but it was a really spectacularly designed game that did something different with how you play and communicate online
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FunAndGun  +   874d ago
Maybe you were just looking too hard.
DasTier  +   874d ago
I agree totally, I think people are just being non-conformist. Its uncool to like the popular game which is fun to play and well made, but if you like the short pointless game then maybe your a hipster or something. Either way I'm not sure whats worse, being a hipster or playing Journey.
Hicken  +   874d ago
Your comments are FAR more shallow, worthless, and pointless. There is no content to what you say. No critique of particular mechanics, no comment on the story(yes, there is one; did you even notice?).

Nothing that makes what you say valid.

And yet there are people agreeing with you.
Irishguy95  +   874d ago
I heard you like walking?
Blackdeath_663  +   874d ago
well if you have failed to take anything from that game i guess it just tells us something about your shallow and narrow minded personality.
darthv72  +   874d ago
ALL games....
are great to their own respect. Some are regarded more than others but that is generally from a personal POV.

Even bad games are great to some. that is why there is personal opinion. Not everyone has to agree on quality but we should all agree that games (in general) all strive to be played.
DOMination-  +   874d ago
This game was great, up there as one of the best of this year, but it's a bit bold to claim its one of the best of all time.
IcyEyes  +   874d ago
You may find pointless, boring, etc this game if you a re a kid or and adult without passion and sentiment.
So go to check your Soul ...

Anyway, I want call Journey a game, it's "only" one of most deeper experience you may have with a pad in your hand.

You cannot compare this "game" to other games. You need only to grab a pad and try to figure out want is your path.

Oh, and don't forgot to listen the music ... seriously.
Son_Lee  +   875d ago
I can't deny the importance of the game, and I'm glad it has gotten recognized. That being said, it just isn't for me at all; I found it boring.
MostJadedGamer  +   874d ago
Thats because it was boring. You don't need to apologize or try to sugarcoat your statement. The game was shallow, and totally pointless with almost nothing to do.
additup28  +   874d ago
jadedgameer - living up to username
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Der_Kommandant  +   874d ago
The conceptual metaphor envisages life as a journey
DasTier  +   874d ago
I think i'd claim minecraft as a much more interesting experience on social interaction, or even Day-Z. Stick people who never played those games before on a server and just watch how they all interact with each other. Journey is tosh.
ElitaStorm  +   874d ago
fun part for me was the thropy, got all of them XD
goldwyncq  +   874d ago
I can understand those who say it's a great game, but claiming it as the greatest game ever made is madness. I can name 50 other games on the top of my head that are more deserving of that distinction.
kayoss  +   874d ago
is one of them Call of duty, Halo, or gear of war? This game is good it ranks somewhere in the top 20. But I agree with you, its not the greatest ever. But for me now a days, I enjoy simplicity over convoluted story that makes no sense. Therefore Journey is a very good game that is simple but yet intriguing.
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goldwyncq  +   874d ago
Why do people always assume that those who didn't enjoy the game as much as they did enjoy playing mindless shooting games?
strigoi814  +   874d ago
Funny thing is some people played it because of the reviews and hype and not the curiousity and experience you gonna get when you hit the start button...
-GametimeUK-  +   874d ago
Loved it. My GOTY. That isn't saying much since this year has had very few games released that have appealed to me. Is Journey great? Yes it is. It is an experience like no other and I can not praise this game enough. Unfortunately, there is a limit. Quite frankly I wouldn't put this game in even the top 100 games ever made. No disrespect to Journey, but there are generations of fantastic high quality games out there.

It doesn't help that I hold it at a different standard than all other games either. Its a weird one to call. I might play through it now since it has been a while :-)
onandonandon  +   874d ago
Didn't like it at 1st but I've played through it 4 times so far!
kayoss  +   874d ago
When first played it, i kept trying to communicate with another player. We stood there for 15 minutes with me trying to ask him for help with one of the items. He then proceeded to show me how to do it without a single word. Now i know how a mute feels when trying to communicate to a person who dont know sign language.
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alegolo  +   874d ago
Journey and Demon's Souls are the best games I've played this generation and part of my favorites ever, they deserve all the praise
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CalvinKlein  +   874d ago
Ohh its just another overrated 2 hour "game" that 'looks nice."

just like alot of games this gen that I havent agreed with the critics like limbo and Fez. Bore fests where people desperately look for some deep meaning to make up fo the lack of substance.

kinda like AVATAR, I mean CGI fern gully.
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Blackdeath_663  +   874d ago
i would pay the same price that i did for journey just for the soundtrack (that has been nominated for grammy's i may add) and so what if it is only 2 hours, ive had more fun playing journey than i did playing many other AAA games that got high praise and were up for awards.
Zangetsu_Wielder  +   874d ago
It's really a matter of quality over quantity.
ginsunuva  +   874d ago
Journey > Every game since Uncharted 2

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