Saturday, February 18, 2012

Journey Finally Set For Release

Journey has been in development for nearly three years and it finally has a set release date of March 13th, 2012. It is development by Thatgamecompany (TGC) who previously made the beautiful Flower and the peaceful Flow. Flower is likely one of my favorite games of all time, mainly because it revolves around bringing color back to dark mechanical world, but also because it was one of the first games that I ever played that used motion control in an enjoyable way. Journey looks to be just as impressive with it's ambitious designs and innovative ideas. Journey is a singleplayer game with multiplayer elements. You roam the land as a mute humanoid being of some kind, walking through deserts, hills and ruins, solving puzzles along the way and making your way to the giant mountain in the distance. The hole point of the game is to reach that giant mountain and along the way you may or may not run into other players, who are also on the way to the mountain. You cannot directly talk to them, but you can make gestures, kind of like Dark Souls/Demon Souls, although I don't believe you can leave warnings or messages. Once you find someone you can join togehter and travel to the mountain together, or merely continue on your way by yourself, either way you will reach that mountain eventually.

Following in the same suit of TGC's previous games this one also uses motion controls as sports some gorgeous graphics, graphics that make even a barren desert look gorgeous. The game doesn't look to be horribly long, but there is a lot to find and a great deal to experience. I would be remise not mention the excellent music and sounds that accompany the game as well. Take a look at this twenty minute gameplay video that came out back when the PSN beta was running.

To repeat my first sentence, Journey comes out March 13th and it will cost $14.99 on PSN. If you are in Europe or Japan you can expect the game to release on the 14th or 15th. It looks to be a splendid experience that is worth every penny. They promise to update more news as the game gets closer to release. Check out the original post for more info, or the website, thanks for reading.
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PSN Blog Post about Journey Release Date

-Written by Sean Cargle


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