How Journey Succeeded to Become Game of the Year

"In all regards, Journey was a beautiful game. It stunned gamers everywhere with its breathtaking visuals, despite how simple the graphics and models were compared to other PS3 games and other games on the market. While it did have amazing titles like Mass Effect 3, The Walking Dead, and Halo 4 competing against it, it still pulled through and won the game. But how? What does it have that these high-budget games don’t? The answer is simplicity, innovation, and intrigue."

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Ezz20131970d ago (Edited 1970d ago )

it matter most to make what you love to make
not being forced to make something the publisher want you to make
that's why i respect sony
they give every 1st/2nd party dev the freedom to make what they like
that's why every year you find ps3 exclusive win huge load of GOTY awards

NukaCola1970d ago

This is a WELL SAID. You get a lot of jerkwads who are quick to hate and scream "fanboy" but this is the truth. Sony is about games and they support developers, maybe too much, but Sony Devs make some of the most amazing and innovating titles around. When you buy a PS3/PSP/Vita exclusive, you will usually find something new and inventive. And even if it is not your thing, it's still something impressive and fresh and original. This is why I love being a PlayStation Gamer. I enjoy other systems as well, but Sony devs make the most rewarding experiences and really love they put games and gamers first.

Irishguy951970d ago (Edited 1970d ago )

Can't argue with that. The only ones who get as much freedom as Sony devs are Indie devs. I wouldn't give it Goty self for various reasons(as seen in my previous comments)/

My Goty...probably dishonored. Okami HD would probably get it but it doesn't count since it's old.

Tensoftube down there...

Come on. Goty from each site is normally flawed. Cod Cod Cod normally. The websites just roll with the flow. Whether or not Journey is Goty for someone depends entirely on themselves. And what they would allow themselves to get something like that award. Journey is a great experience. It was one of my favorite this year. I still could not give it game of the year. It's too...Unique. It's more of an Art piece than a video game. You often hear the term 'Games can be art'. In this case it's Art presented in the form of a game.

There's alot of things that stand out like this in alot of entertainment mediums. They are too different or something. It's hard to explain but i'm sure some people will understand me.

NastyLeftHook01970d ago

its ok, i know how you feel...

360ICE1970d ago (Edited 1970d ago )

And I'm sure they won't. Here's my interpretation of what you just said:

"Well, Journey is one fine game, but why did they go and make it so unique? You pushed my buttons on that, Thatgamecompany! You cursed non-conformists. Now, if someone makes Journey 2 I might be on board. With shooting, realistic weapons and a new Dante. Because my motto is, if you switch the leaderboards for beautiful paintings, it's not a game at all."

That's exactly what you said.

IAMERROR1970d ago

Sadly I couldn't get into it, looks great though.

aquamala1970d ago

So.. Your opinion of the game would be different if its not a ps3 exclusive?

Ezz20131970d ago (Edited 1970d ago )

no ...but why do you say that ??!!
is something from what i said is not true ??!!

EDIT: @aquamala
how many games thatgamecompany made outside of sony console this gen ?!!

those games would they even exist if sony didn't help them and give them the freedom they want ?? no

i do give thatgamecompany credit for their incredible work and those amazing games

and will support them as long as they make games no matter which system they make it on

and yes if MS did something like that i would respect them too

why is it hard for you to admit that sony is doing a amazing job with 1st/2nd party dev ?!!
and you talk to me like i'm ps3 fanboy
when i own every console and gaming pc ??!!
when i say something good about sony i'm a fanboy
you would like me if i bash them all the time right ?!

aquamala1970d ago

All the credit should go to thatgamecompany, why are you giving credit to Sony?

If Journey is a 360 exclusive, would you be posting here about how much you respect Microsoft?

room4141970d ago (Edited 1970d ago )

This is a statement from thatgamecompany:

When we were poor kids out of college, Sony offered to fund three games from us, which was a dream come true. There's no way we could have made "flOw" or "Flower" or "Journey". (in FAQ section)

The game was originally given a year to be made. Sony was patient enough to extend the dev time to three years.

Ezz2013 couldn't be more right. Sony deserves a ton of credit.

P_Bomb1969d ago


Great link, right from the horse's mouth. Some people are just determined to not give credit where it's due. Hard to disagree with the devs themselves.

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SnakeCQC1970d ago

there are more hipsters than we previously thought?

doogiebear1970d ago

What's there not to like about a 2 hour walking simulator?

from the beach1970d ago

It may have succeeded to become this website's game of the year, certainly wasn't mine.

fabod861970d ago

Not only this site... ;)

from the beach1970d ago

Not only not my GOTY either!

goldwyncq1970d ago

Not my GOTY as well but it's undeniable how beautiful this game looks.

MysticStrummer1970d ago

It was GotY for many people and on many websites.

sdozzo1970d ago

Top ten worthy. Not number one though. You guys are trying to hard to be trendy.

NastyLeftHook01970d ago (Edited 1970d ago )

because it was the best game of 2012. it got game of the year from ign, gamespot ect, and that alone proves it was and is the best game of 2012.

haters are gonna hate.

MasterCornholio1970d ago (Edited 1970d ago )

If it was multiplatform they would be saying something different but since its a PS3 exclusive they are just jealous that it isn´t on their console.

I havent played Journey yet so i cant say its my game of the year however out of all the games that i played this year Dishonored is probably my favorite and Vanquish (even though its a game from last year).

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