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Submitted by The_Game21x 848d ago | review

Journey Pseudo Review | The Mind of Game

The Mind of Game Writes - "I don’t tend to enjoy games that are artsy for the sake of being artsy. I’ve played a few of those. You know the type. “Games” that go out of their way to be “art”. As much as I support the “games as art” argument, I don’t feel games should try to be art, just being art is enough.

I’ll admit, as I sat down in front of my television, DualShock 3 in hand, I was prepared to hate Journey. I’d heard conflicting reports on forums from people who had played the game. Some called it one of the best gaming experiences they’d ever had while others derided it for being only about two hours (which it is) and the equivalent of “push forward to win – the game”. I thought I would fall into the second camp. But once I loaded the game, I kept repeating to myself, “Have an open mind”.

As if it was that simple.

So I plunged into my first playthrough of Journey, having budgeted the necessary two hours, leaned back slightly in my chair and telling myself to have an op... (Journey, PS3) -

Irishguy95  +   848d ago
Exceptionally unique game. There is nothing like it in any entertainment medium. It is..perhaps..one of the high points of gaming? In it's own way. It's hard to explain. This game does not belong in Game of the year awards, it belongs in Artistic expression and well...I don't know..Social experiments or something. There are only a few other things that have brought up emotions out of nothing but imagery and ****.

For example, Serial experiments lain - An anime. Weird *** show that makes you feel like you are completely and utterly alone. All due to the imagery and maddening backround noise and stuff
NastyLeftHook0  +   848d ago
it got game of the year, it beat halo 4 out of game of the year and many more titles from gamespot ign and many more websites. its the best game of 2012. fact.
CalvinKlein  +   848d ago
only fact is its overrated boring garbage taht people praised simply because it looks neat and artsy. Hipsters love garbage that looks different.
PirateThom  +   848d ago
@CalvinKlein

Didn't play it then?

I love how much pain and strife it's causing to so many people because "GENERIC FPS 204" didn't win.
Y_5150  +   848d ago
@CalvinKlein It's a great game! I love the look of it it but the coop experience is one of the main reasons why it's so great. :)
DigitalRaptor  +   847d ago
You can really tell when someone is angry and frustrated because something they didn't play nor could play by their own choices gets loads of praise across the spectrum of gamers who like original refreshing and beautiful concepts like Journey.

Calvin Klein is one of these strange cases. Because if he'd played the game, he would realise that the art is only 50% of the experience. Either that or he has an attention deficit that causes him to believe things that are slower paced or minimalist are boring. A closed mind is a small mind.
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solidjun5  +   844d ago
@CalvinKlein
Hey troll, you mad?

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