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Journey: Best Independent Game (Review)

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Journey

Journey

Initial release date: March 13, 2012 (for PS3)

Release Date: July 21, 2015 (for PS4)

Genre: Adventure

Rating: E for Everyone (mild fantasy violence)

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3

Developers: thatgamecompany (TGC), Tricky Pixels

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Composers: Austin Wintory

Designers: Nicholas Clark, Chris Bell, Bryan Singh

Awards: VGX Award for Best Independent Game

Journey is an indie video game that presents a unique vision of an online adventure experience. This was developed by thatgamecompany (TGC) which continues its tradition of delivering simple gameplay and accessible controls in a rich interactive environment.

Journey is an exotic adventure with a more serious tone that invites players to explore and experience emotional chords that are still uncommon in videogames. The game’s innovative approach to online play encourages players to explore this environment with strangers who cross their path from time to time. By traveling together, they can re-shape the experience — creating authentic moments they will remember and discuss with others.

Features you will enjoy while playing Journey:

UNIQUE GAMEPLAY EXPERIENCE

This is one of the small numbers of unique video games sans the somewhat standard game conventions of “violence.? The Journey is unlike most favorite games today since it features the concept of “de-empowering” that makes player feel helpless and tiny in vast world; they can also experience awe and wonder.

FRESH ONLINE ADVENTURE

Players explore a mysterious world and discover its hidden history as they travel. Players have the option to travel alone, or to join strangers that they meet along the way.

INTUITIVE CONTROLS AND EXPERIENCE

The competition to be the best and to have more skills is almost irrelevant since players are free to experience the game at their own pace.

LUSH AND EXPANSIVE ENVIRONMENTS

Grand landscapes filled with dynamic sand and cloth. Fully simulated sand dunes ripple and slide as players move across them. Gorgeous graphics make players feel in awe of their surrounding environment.

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