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Journey Dev: "Games today are too stressful."

Jenova Chen, founder of thatgamecompany, spoke at the Gaming Insiders Summit in San Francisco yesterday about how emotions can affect gamers, and how he seeks to create “new emotions” to help people find a sense of peace.

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dcj05241493d ago

That what makes em fun!

Games come in many flavors. Thatgamecompany's is just more relaxing.

Riderz13371493d ago

I just recently played Journey and it's such a fantastic game. This is coming from a guy who loves military shooters and has over 100 hours on BF3.

The music is SO GOOD! The graphics are awesome as well, I just love the art style. Also, the other guy I was playing with had to leave mid way through the game and it crushed my heart lol! I felt so sad that he left me and I felt so alone in the desert. This game is an incredible experience and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Lolrus1493d ago (Edited 1493d ago )

I have to wholeheartedly agree here. Most of the games I play now, have many parts to it which feel like chores. I ask myself why am I willfully for no real benefit putting myself through this frustration and long set of tasks which are a burden? This is not the purpose of gaming.. Journey on the other hand had a very chill flow to it where you just wander and soak in the story and game without any sense of urgency. On the flipside though, frustration and stressful long winded tasks in games when completed give a sense of accomplishment and sometimes, rewards with scenes or gameplay elements which are refreshing from the burdens before. But as I said earlier, these are not tangible benefits.

rambi801493d ago

Lol. Someone needs a copy of ninja gaiden or ghosts and goblins.

Games have become FAR less stressful.

spicelicka1493d ago

lol exactly what i was gonna say. At least we can finish them now with our hair in tact.

camel_toad1493d ago

Unless naturally balding.. Damnit

DEATHxTHExKIDx1493d ago

I almost killed myself over Ninja gaiden 2

fsfsxii1493d ago

The horror of that game...

MysticStrummer1493d ago

I like chill games, but there's definitely a place for more stessful and challenging experiences. My top two games of this generation, Demon's Souls and Dark Souls, aren't exactly relaxing but I loved Journey, Flower, and even Flow also

HmongAmerican1493d ago

I agreed. It is best of both world.

amnalehu1493d ago

I agree also. I used to play games to relax. Now after some games I feel like I have PTS!

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