D+PAD Magazine writes:
Thatgamecompany‘s 2012 PlayStation 3 release Journey is what can only be described as the rare instance of a genuinely moving experience in the medium of video games; to achieve this with only music and visuals, and no dialogue or explicit narrative, is a significant achievement. In previous articles I criticised games for being filmlike, and aspiring to copy other media; Journey does not do this. Instead it takes what film has the capacity to do and applies that to the unique capabilities of video games. It does not simply emulate cinema, as a title like Heavy Rain or LA Noire might do, but instead uses the visual language of cinema in conjunction with the unique elements of interactive art.