Submitted by Pozzle 760d ago | opinion piece

The Soulful Sojourn: The Travelers

BT writes: We often reveal character through dialogue and direction in this series, but every so often there comes something else, something unexplainable that captures us in a way that is unforeseen. Through that though, we can still find something to analyze, something deep and fundamental to a design that pulls at our emotions long enough to recognize that who we see, who we care for, and that is often a hallmark of good characterization.

When thatgamecompany released Journey last year, people didn’t know what to expect. A game about traveling across a vast desert to reach a far off, distant mountaintop is conceptually interesting, but difficult to pull off. Especially considering it is a game with no dialogue, just a robed figure, walking in the desert. Yet these mysterious travelers become so much more than a cool concept. Many have likened Journey to an emotional, almost religious experience. Critics showered the game with accolades for its design, but even then, it is hard to exactly pinpoint why the travelers work as characters. (Journey, PS3)

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Grim Tales: The Final Suspect - Review | AACG

9m ago - Elephant Games did an excellent job with Grim Tales: The Final Suspect. Despite its flaws, the g... | PC

Sable Maze: Twelve Fears - Review | AACG

9m ago - Sable Maze: Twelve Fears is just too illogical to be believable - though the game does have aweso... | PC

Filmwatch Contest Details

Now - Come celebrate the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron with us on Filmwatch and win cool prizes. | Promoted post

VR First-Person Horror Dreamcase Launches Greenlight Campaign

32m ago - VRFocus reports on the launch of a Steam Greenlight campaign Dreamcase, a new VR horror title tha... | PC

Radial-G: Infinity Now Available via Google Play

32m ago - VRFocus reports on the release of Radial-G: Infinity, compatible with Google Cardboard, now avail... | Android

Assassins Creed and History

32m ago - Perhaps one of the best liked and followed massive world role-playing action-adventure game serie... | PC