|From the beginning and getting the control of the main character, You will realize you haven't
experienced any game like "Journy". There is no HUD in the game and it will not be usable till the end.
There is no Weapon, Health Bar, No Item to pick and nothing excess else in this game.
The game just insists on one thing, And that's Trying to reach the goal.
You will be surprised when you rotate the game camera and making movements for the first time.
The game's desert is strangely deprived and silent and there is an especial loneliness sense,
The theme music is AMAZING. And it even furthers the loneliness sense the player feels in the game And
makes you move toward the mountains (The main game's goal) to escape of the sense.
The main idea of the game maker been giving a kind of loneliness feeling, And we can say he's succeeded and
made this as good as possible it could be.
The main aim of this games is reaching the high mountain that you can see a distant view of it in almost every steps and game's chapters.
You should pass the desert to reach the mountain, Climbing up the hills And do different kind of puzzles.
Moving the main character of the game is so interesting, His slip on the desert sands and then Scattering of the sands to the sides has been designed beautifully and artily.
The attempting he makes to climb up the hills seems totally touchable.
And reaching to top of a hill and then gliding to the down or flying down, been made so beautifully than increases the delight of reaching your last aim of game.
Of course the game's Gameplay is not limited to doing these work. As mentioned, in each step, You should solve different puzzles.
Game puzzles are weird and exclusive. In the first you should try by finding the special items to improve the flight ability of the character and then by getting help of the available objects in the environment,
Fly to the high points that reaching end of them means you have finished this part.
These puzzles have a good Ordering and for solving most of them sometimes you should even pass impassable places. Through this, Difficulty of these puzzles generally is a bit easy and makes no problem for the player.
Individual scenes of this game is designed from artistic and beautiful landscapes which in some places of game
you'll reach the top of mountain you will leave the game and just look at the landscape view from mountain and sometimes you will be amazed of the views, reflection of heating sunlight to sand hills it creates some moments
which you haven't seen it any way . next to this pristine and beautiful designs the musics which plays is much more beautiful and touching than game play, game music is perfect connected to the game environment and with
their music plays in the themes of loneliness it will reaches your game feel to its peak.
the music playing in the final moments it so exciting theme music which it will make you to reach the final point.
Maybe the only bad point you can find in "Journey" is not having a "Rich Gameplay". At least
as good as it could have.
Game's puzzles are not so difficult, and you can't find a special struggle for the gamer.
In some chapters, The rhythm of puzzles gets changed and game will be more like "Platformed Titles" which
in you should get to the goal with right movements and jumps. On the other hand, There is a big ogre
that disturbs you in some missions. Of course it's effects end to some short time disturbing. nothing more and serious for the player.
Also, The game is so short. You can finish the game during 3 hours. Although, There are some hidden items through the game environment that can be a good excuse for you to replay the game and enjoy it for more hours.
*The Co-Op* Part
You can count Co-Op as one of the most strange part of the game.
There is a twosome cooperation you can find in game that you have rarely experience such a thing in other games.
During the process you get along with someone who does not know anything about him and the only way to communicate with him is a sound that emits from your game.
The joy of doing the game with a stranger is really indescribable, As the Gameplay with two players isn't much makes difference with one player but that feeling of cooperation with another player in game makes you feel more interested in the game.
The "Journey" is strange game, more odd than that you think.
The final seconds of the game will remain long time in your mind.
The time to reach the target, Your character feet that barely move and you feel your hope it goes off, But this is not the end of the story.
So pack up your gear, distant mountain is waiting for you!
Lasting Appeal: 9/10