Please sign in or sign up!
  • Forget your password?
  • Want to sign up?
  •       ...blogs for gamers

    Find a GameLog
    ... by game ... by platform
    advanced search  advanced search ]
    GameLog Entries

    jp's Old Man's Journey (iPd)

    [August 15, 2018 07:00:15 PM]
    I played this over the course of a few plane trips which was nice.

    I loved the music, I loved the art, an extent I enjoyed the gameplay as well. Mostly the little details that made it shine.

    It's a short game (excellent!) about getting an old man from his home to his destination. As you travel from location to location you learn a bit more about his life and the reason for his trip and such. It's a nice, short story - nothing super special, but told in a nice sweet way.

    I wasn't really expecting any "real" game play, just "interactive stuff" mostly - but it's there and it was a nice surprise when I first learned what it was. Basically, you drag the background "ground" up/down such that they all connect and the old man can walk across the screen. So, you need to line them up and then, the man walks across BUT (trick perspective!) also walks "into" the picture. This is really hard to explain with text - a simple animated gif would do wonders here.

    Over the course of the game this basic formula gets mixed up a bit - there's a bit of light puzzling where you shift a background floor such that a rock will roll around, and stuff like that.

    None of it really outstays its welcome, but, as I mentioned, it was the little details I enjoyed a lot (as far as the gameplay/puzzling is concerned). For example, sometimes there are poles with telephone wires, and when you drag/move a background the wires will bounce around on the poles...

    It's definitely "more game" than, say, Florence - with less "story", but still enjoyable. I really like it as an example to show other people of "polish" and fine and careful attention to detail.
    add a comment Add comment

    jp's Old Man's Journey (iPd)

    Current Status: Finished playing

    GameLog started on: Sunday 12 August, 2018

    GameLog closed on: Wednesday 15 August, 2018

    jp's opinion and rating for this game

    No comment, yet.

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstarstarstar

    Related Links

    See jp's page

    See info on Old Man's Journey

    More GameLogs
    other GameLogs for this Game

    This is the only GameLog for Old Man's Journey.


    games - logs - members - about - help - recent updates

    Copyright 2004-2014