The question of whether or not a game like Journey will appeal to you or not will coincide with the answer to the following question: Would you pay $15 for a cup of coffee?
Interesting comparison that seems spot on.
As a coffee lover and a gamer, yes. And I will be picking up Journey.
I've paid more than equivalent of $15 for a good meal, many times. Journey is like a delicious meal.
Whilst Journey is not entirely a "delicious meal" it is absolutely wonderful to look at.
The cool thing about Journey is that it is a $15 dollar up of coffee that gets refilled, freshened up, and can be reenjoyed for years to come.
If Journey is a 15 dollar coffee than it has to be one of the best coffees I've ever had (and I hardly ever drink coffee haha)
I don't know about game prices, but while we're on the topic of coffee... Tazza D'oro in Rome charges 1.80Euro for a heavenly shot of Jamaican Blue Mountain served by the best Baristas in the industry. So no, charging anything more than that is just ridiculous. You are freely welcomed to pay even a 1000$ for some Luwak coffee that doesn't even taste as good, but that literally means that you're paying for shit.
The comparison certainly isn't bulletproof, but I thought it was an interesting angle on the "you should play Journey" vs. "I don't wanna pay $15 for a 2-hour campaign" argument. Thanks for the comments, guys!
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