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    Prodimator's Journey (PS3)

    [September 7, 2012 01:09:57 PM]
    I have always been a bit skeptical when it comes to playing indie games. I donít mean that the quality is lacking behind the games, because in most cases, indie games have more quality to them than AAA games do. I often just hesitate to toss out money for them when they tend to be on the shorter side and they arenít filled with testosterone-flowing and mind-exploding action.
    I eventually caved in and decided to give Journey a try since I had only been reading amazing reviews for it. I will gladly throw down my cards and admit that this was one of the most amazing gaming experiences I have ever had. I sat down and played straight through this game in a little over an hour and the whole time I stared at my monitor, dumbfounded and exploding with joy like a child who scored a jackpot on Halloween. It was absolutely beautiful.
    In terms of gameplay, it would be quite the challenge to make something simpler than Journey. You essentially walk, or glide your way towards a mountain across a seemingly endless desert, gigantic caves that emulate a world underwater, and a deadly snowy mountain. However, it wasnít entirely the simplicity of the gameplay that kept me open-mouthed throughout the entire game, it was the way everything looked. Never have I ever played a game where I stopped and stared at the perfection in front of me for such a long time, dreading a move forward that would take me away from this paradise (they even often followed the rule of thirds!). This isnít Battlefield 3; it is something so much more stunningly beautiful. Journey is the Taj Mahal video games. I applaud the art director and everyone who pour their love for art into this game.
    Overall, Journey is something completely different. thatgamecompany took a step away from modern first person shooters and action games to create something entirely different and amazing. From the music to the level design to the overall feel and look of the game, everything about this game fit together like the most well thought out intimate silent film I have ever seen. Props to them.
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    Prodimator's Journey (PS3)

    Current Status: Playing

    GameLog started on: Sunday 15 July, 2012

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