The Mind of Game Writes - "I don’t tend to enjoy games that are artsy for the sake of being artsy. I’ve played a few of those. You know the type. “Games” that go out of their way to be “art”. As much as I support the “games as art” argument, I don’t feel games should try to be art, just being art is enough.
I’ll admit, as I sat down in front of my television, DualShock 3 in hand, I was prepared to hate Journey. I’d heard conflicting reports on forums from people who had played the game. Some called it one of the best gaming experiences they’d ever had while others derided it for being only about two hours (which it is) and the equivalent of “push forward to win – the game”. I thought I would fall into the second camp. But once I loaded the game, I kept repeating to myself, “Have an open mind”.
As if it was that simple.
So I plunged into my first playthrough of Journey, having budgeted the necessary two hours, leaned back slightly in my chair and telling myself to have an op...