Journey is no stranger to awards. Just recently the game received two of them in the PSN Gamers' Choice Awards, the soundtrack was nominated for a Grammy, and a few weeks after its release it became the fastest-selling game in PSN history. Now, developer thatgamecompany has to make some more room on the trophy shelf, as the British Academy Games Awards recently bestowed upon it five brand new awards.
Sony Computer Entertainment of America recently announced the winners of the 2013 PSN Gamer's Choice Awards, ranking PlayStation Network games from the previous year across ten different categories. We'd be lying if we said it was a surprise to see thatgamecompany's Journey topping the user-voted list, strutting away with both Best PSN Exclusive Game and Best Indie Game. Everybody loves them some co-op, right?
2012 what a year! I'm just happy that the world didn't end; the plethora of great games available via the Playstation Network was simply a bonus. The likes of Journey, Tokyo Jungle and Borderlands 2 were downloadable straight onto your hard drive. Which was the best? You can vote on Sony's site today and help decide which games get reduced for a week. Get involved and make them co-op!
Journey has a lot of things going for it. The simple fable comes to life through a beautiful, yet sedated art style. The gameplay is incredibly accessible while still offering players a satisfying experience. And that soundtrack, that haunting soundtrack, evokes an emotional response that brings an almost tangible weight to the story. The good folks at The Recording Academy must have enjoyed the music as well. They nominated the soundtrack for a Grammy. You might have heard about the nomination during Spike's VGAs. Like, 500 times.
There are people who love the game Journey, and then there are those who are dead inside. Journey is one of my favorite games on the PSN, offering a co-op experience like no other. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with it, playing through the short quest several times. I must not be the only one who dug it. The game has become popular enough to earn the retail treatment.
Download only games are well and good, but not everybody likes to buy something they can't trade in. Thatgamecompany and Ubisoft have independently come up with the same idea; to bundle up some of their most popular download games and sell them in shops. ...
Journey has been out for half a month. We gave it the very highest score possible: a 5 out of 5 co-op score with a 5 out of 5 overall score. We didn't say much about the game, so as not to spoil it, but we told you guys it was a truly beautiful game in respect to story, visuals, and music. Well, it seems that the world agrees. Journey has become the fastest-selling game released on the PSN.
It's been a hectic week for gaming. Truthfully, the last six weeks have been filled with mayhem. My second child, Player Four, began the big game of life back in January. Since then, finding time to play more frivolous games has become a daily struggle for us. "Struggle" being a relative term. It's not like we're freedom fighters. We're just trying to get our game on without getting baby poo on our controllers. Is that too much to ask? According to Player Three, it is.
Are you ready, gamers? March is absolutely packed with co-op titles. It seems like there's at least one highly anticipated co-op game launching every week of the month. It will be interesting to see how many games get swallowed up by the yawning maw of want and need that is Mass Effect 3.
Journey is not a game that instantly screams co-op at you; its gentile nature and open vistas remind you more of thatgamecompany's earlier solo title, Flower. However, recent previews of the game have highlighted the co-op mode in the game and this is no normal multiplayer. Bucking convention, Journey will not allow you to play with a friend; instead you must work with a stranger.
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