I can think of nothing to improve Journey, can you?

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#1 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

I downloaded and beat Journey last night, I am not crazy when I say it is the best thing on the Playstation Store, one of the best PS3 games and one of the best games of all time. I can think of nothing wrong with this game!

  • One of the prettriest games I have ever witnessed.
  • The soundtrack fits the game perfectly and is full of emotion.
  • Best use of multiplayer I have ever seen in a game ever.
  • Your mouth will be left open at multiple parts in the game.
  • Very simple yet very awesome.
  • Perfect Length - This is one thing some people do not like, but I explain below why it needs to be this long.

It took me about 2-3 hours, but for the money that I paid and what I got out of it I felt it was well worth the money. I also think if the game was longer it would be worse for it, because I think that Journey is best when completed in one sitting, any longer and it would have not been as easy to complete in one sitting.

Journey is the best game I have played this year, I highly recommend this game to everybody. But if you have also played it, was there anything you didn't like about Journey?

#2 Posted by Bucketdeth (8013 posts) -

Fantastic game, I believe it's perfect the way it is.

#3 Posted by JacDG (2127 posts) -

Nope, I cannot, honestly it's probably the best gaming experience I have ever had, it is so amazing and unique, At this point I have run out of words to describe, just how astonishing this experience (game) really was, from the gorgeous and veried art design (best looking game I've ever played) to the surprsingly great multiplayer integration, this is already my GOTY, so again no, I can't think of any way to improve it, other than letting you experience the game for the first time, once again.

#4 Posted by AlisterCat (5593 posts) -

Zombies and nine millies.

#5 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

Not my kind of game, but looks interesting I guess. Kinda hate most artsy-fartsy games. Flower especially. If it's anything like that, than I'll probably hate it.

#6 Posted by nomorehalfmeasuresdoctor (143 posts) -

Game needs more hyperbole. I need a better Television to fully appreciate this game''s graphics.

#7 Posted by James_Giant_Peach (751 posts) -

Some better gameplay, some decent multiplayer or none at all, less pretentious indie-darling "OMG we made our game so pretty that you ignore the fact it's just a basic platformer!" vibe.

#8 Edited by avidwriter (667 posts) -

Hipsters all over this thread.

+1

#9 Posted by Jaqen_HGhar (901 posts) -

I can think of one thing: Put it on other systems. This is one among a handful games I wish I had a PS3 for.

#10 Posted by Rebel_Scum (723 posts) -

Guns with laser sights and camo gear. More jungle less desert and... just kidding.

Man I wish this came to 360. :(

#11 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

@avidwriter said:

Hipsters all over this thread.

+1

FUCK YEAH BRO IF I CANT SHOOT IT IT AINT WORTH PLAYIN AMIRITE??

#12 Posted by Sogeman (872 posts) -

It could be improved by coming to the PC :(

#13 Posted by Vexxan (4623 posts) -

@Jaqen_HGhar said:

I can think of one thing: Put it on other systems. This is one among a handful games I wish I had a PS3 for.

Indeed. If only this was available on the 360 :/

#14 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

Thatgamecompany seem invested in the PS3, I doubt it will ever go to anything else.

#15 Posted by dekkadekkadekka (733 posts) -

They could have not locked it behind a pay wall for a week.

#16 Posted by yinstarrunner (1205 posts) -

I don't get what makes the multiplayer so incredible that people are jizzing their pants over it? It seems like Demon's/Dark Souls does the same thing, but with more depth.

Other than that, it looks like another one of those games that people will latch onto due to minimalistic storytelling and a striking visual style. Unfortunately, I won't be able to play the game, because I don't have a PS3 right now. But from what I've seen, I'm expecting "Limbo" levels of overrating.

#17 Posted by Jaytow (695 posts) -

@yinstarrunner said:

I don't get what makes the multiplayer so incredible that people are jizzing their pants over it? It seems like Demon's/Dark Souls does the same thing, but with more depth.

Other than that, it looks like another one of those games that people will latch onto due to minimalistic storytelling and a striking visual style. Unfortunately, I won't be able to play the game, because I don't have a PS3 right now. But from what I've seen, I'm expecting "Limbo" levels of overrating.

That's what I thought although I still enjoyed limbo so I'll pick this up eventually.

#18 Posted by bibamatt (1089 posts) -

Played about an hour last night and was utterly, utterly blown away. It feels wonderful to play and it looks gorgeous.

Already can't wait to start over so I can find stuff that I missed. I love that it just drops you in and lets you explore, no explanation of anything. It ticks those boxes in the same way Demon's/Dark Souls did for me. I wish more games would do that, or at least have the option to do it. Feels so classic.

#19 Posted by Winternet (8021 posts) -

I can think of a very obvious one: being a PS3-exclusive. That's something that deserves much improvement.

#20 Edited by MEATBALL (3264 posts) -

Excuse me while I gush for a bit.

I always figured I'd enjoy Journey, that I'd like its visuals, that I'd dig the co-operative elements and the exploration, it looked like a fun experimental downloadable title. However, I did not expect to be utterly dumbfounded by how completely amazing the experience was. Fucking incredible. One of the most beautiful pieces of media I have ever experienced. Forgive me if that makes me a wanker, but goddamn if it didn't inspire feelings in me that I haven't felt in a long time.

I know I'm overhyping it, that in a weeks time all of the people who have already decided that this is a lame, overrated art game will buy it and complain about and look down on the people praising it. They'll use words like "overrated" "overhyped" and "overpriced", they'll begin to exaggerate and talk about the game like it's trash. It'll balance those of us who are heaping on the superlative praise, I suppose. I doesn't really matter, though. For my money it's a fucking incredible videogame.

#21 Posted by Shookems (474 posts) -

Everyone I've seen so far that has had anything negative to say about Journey hasn't played it yet. Don't worry about how the game sounds on paper. Just play it.

#22 Edited by Simplexity (1382 posts) -

Machine guns would've improved this game, unfortunately it's a machine gun less game.

#23 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

No, but that's probably because I haven't played the game and don't own a PS3.

#24 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5145 posts) -

I would love to play this but I don't own a PS 3 :'(

#25 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

I own a PS3 but have no interest in artsy fartsy games like this, already played limbo and didn't enjoy that game.

#26 Posted by Demoskinos (14886 posts) -

A perk and persistent leveling system with clan integration.

#27 Posted by Hosstile17 (764 posts) -

Oh man! It is like a poem, trapped inside of a reverie, baked inside of a croissant.

Not since Flower, have a I heard this much hyperbole.

#28 Posted by TentPole (1858 posts) -

@Hizang said:

Thatgamecompany seem invested in the PS3, I doubt it will ever go to anything else.

I have a Hunch that you might be mistaken.

#29 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7098 posts) -
@McGhee

@avidwriter said:

Hipsters all over this thread.

+1

FUCK YEAH BRO IF I CANT SHOOT IT IT AINT WORTH PLAYIN AMIRITE??

YEAH MAN IT NEEDS SOME FUCKING DUBSTEP AND METAL AND SHIT TOO. HOT CHICKS! EXPLOSIONS! BLOOD, TITS AND FUCKING FIRE!
#30 Posted by Animasta (14698 posts) -

@Sogeman said:

It could be improved by coming to the PC :(

#31 Posted by AlexW00d (6283 posts) -

Looks pretty crap tbh. Oh well.

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#32 Posted by CommonReason (110 posts) -

@Unknown_Pleasures: Way to write something off out of ignorance. Doesn't matter if you don't play it to me though. It's your loss.

#33 Posted by Arker101 (1474 posts) -

I don't think there's anyway I could improve it, but it doesn't look fun.

#34 Posted by JacDG (2127 posts) -

@Hosstile17 said:

Oh man! It is like a poem, trapped inside of a reverie, baked inside of a croissant.

Not since Flower, have a I heard this much hyperbole.

Sorry for liking the game, we'll try to tone it down.

#35 Posted by Animasta (14698 posts) -

the only good art game is a dead art game

(or a russian art game)

#36 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Maybe a jetpack?

#37 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1728 posts) -

There isn't enough day 1 DLC, and why can I not get my Journey stats tracked on a subscription-based service?

#38 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2492 posts) -

@TentPole said:

@Hizang said:

Thatgamecompany seem invested in the PS3, I doubt it will ever go to anything else.

I have a Hunch that you might be mistaken.

"Thatgamecompany's community manager chimed in saying: "flOw, Flower, and Journey are all owned by Sony. We won't be porting them over to iOS, Steam, other consoles, etc. If Sony wants to do any of that, they can."

So while they may go multiplatform in future games, they won't be for Journey.

#39 Posted by Scooper (7881 posts) -

If this was on PC then this kind of thing would be right up my alley. Especially with the boost in visuals it would get on PC. But oh well.

#40 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4798 posts) -

Is it still PS+ only? I really want to play it but lol.

#41 Edited by YI_Orange (1151 posts) -

Serious question. If I like real stories or fantastic gameplay to carry a game, will I enjoy journey? Pretty visuals are fine, but not a reason to play a game for me. Implied stuff, also fine, but I need something more. The closest game I can think of to this(based on having not played it) that I beat and enjoyed was Shadow of the Colossus. Even then I'm not as "OMG BEST EVER" as everyone else. I can't even think of any others right now because I've sort of just ignored them.

#42 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -
@YI_Orange There are parts in the game where I was on the verge of tears, noted I am a sensitive person but even so. There are parts in the game where I say just mouth wide open not believing what was going on.
This should be reason enough.
#43 Posted by ZOnikJJ (258 posts) -

I would have loved the unlockable option to play with a friend after I beat the game with random people and got the "true" experience.

#44 Posted by EVO (3914 posts) -

Oh man, I am so fucking hyped to play this tonight.

#45 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

@AlisterCat said:

Zombies and nine millies.

Exactly what I was thinking.

#46 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -
@James_Giant_Peach said:

Some better gameplay, some decent multiplayer or none at all, less pretentious indie-darling "OMG we made our game so pretty that you ignore the fact it's just a basic platformer!" vibe.

Oh yeah man because Mario is shit right?  COMPLEXITY AND POWER UP MULTIPLAYER WITH RPG LEVELLING IS WHERE IT'S AT MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN.  WHERE ARE THE GUNS MAAAAAAANNNN?!  WHERE ARE THE UNLOCKS?! WHAT KINDA SHIT IS THIS?  I DON'T WANNA LOOK AT SHIT, i WANNA KILL SHIT MAAAAAANN.
 
@avidwriter said:

Hipsters all over this thread.

@James_Giant_Peach +1

The cognitive dissonance of your name never ceases to amuse me..
#47 Edited by smitty86 (698 posts) -

Soooooooo.......yeah, this game is pretty fucking amazing. Like, playing without noticing that your mouth has been open for the entire chapter amazing. The soundtrack was nothing short of perfect and the sunset chapter was probably the most beautiful thing I've seen in a game. There doesn't seem to be anything wrong with this game. Part of me wishes it was longer but that most likely have the effect of lessening the importance and magnitude of what is already there.

#48 Posted by Vodun (2370 posts) -

@SeriouslyNow said:

Oh yeah man because Mario is shit right?

Well, now that you mention it...

#49 Posted by Panpipe (474 posts) -

It's like they took notes on classic/emotional parts of videogames, reduced them down to bare essentials, and then wove it all in to perfectly paced 2 hour experience.

This game reminded me how brilliant games are. It gives me a lot of hope for the future of the medium.

People always say these pretentious art games are no fun, but this was probably the most fun I've had playing a game in a long time.

#50 Posted by RE_Player1 (7561 posts) -

I think it's perfect the way it is. No stand out flaws come to me, my opinion of course.

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