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Even if you find yourself abandoned...

Journey offers an intimate form of storytelling through beautiful imagery and a perfect score.  I encourage you to take your time and enjoy the ride.  Some of the most thrilling moments are over too quickly, even when playing at a leisurely pace.  This only encouraged me to play the game again.  After my second time through I casually began a third game.  I had to drag myself away from my PS3 at three in the morning.  There is a beautifully integrated chapter select option for when you want to show someone something specifically amazing.

...a new player will come for you.

I offer a word of caution for budget gamers:  Journey is a short game, especially for $15 dollars.  The whole game can be completed  in about two hours.  My second playthrough took me an hour and a half.  I wanted to rush through the title, just to see how fast it could be completed, but I was paired with a truly stellar co-op partner.  I was obliged to explore more of the world than I had anticipated, and I was happier for it.  A speed run should take less than an hour, but if speed is your goal, you're simply doing it wrong.  I plan to really stop and smell the roses in my third playthrough.

Journey is a stellar addition to any library.  The overall simplicity of gameplay, the compelling story, and the seamlessly integrated co-op make it a title that should not be missed by anyone.

Editor's Note:  I believe players will get the most from Journey by going into the game with a completely fresh perspective. I didn't want to spoil anything.  If you have a question about any of the more technical aspects of the game feel free to ask in the comments section or PM me.  I will do my best to answer them.

Journey is exclusively available on the PlayStation Network.


Co-Op Score

The Co-Op Experience: Journey has a unique style of online co-op. You may play with a stranger and experience the journey together.

Co-Optimus game reviews focus on the cooperative experience of a game, our final score graphic represents this experience along with an average score for the game overall. For an explanation of our scores please check our Review Score Explanation Guide.

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