This game is one of the best things I've ever play
posted by GreenCupcake (LAYTON, UT) Feb 1, 2013
Member since Dec 2012
This game is stunning. Each has a simple but incredibly deep experience. And that's what these games are about, experience. While the gameplay is fun, the game isn't about the playing. It's about the time you spend playing. The graphics and the music and the worlds of each these! While playing the game is fun, you'll find that being a part of these worlds is what the game does for you. Each is right around two hours, which is very short, but lets you take control of the emotion of each title. This really won't make sense for anyone who hasn't played these games, but each one (especially Flower and Journey) offers you an amazing experience. It is truley breath takeing.
In perfect fairness, I am more of an action based (shooter/slasher etc) gamer. I like killing mobs and, if needed, solve puzzles in between to advance. I rented this title based more on it's popularity at large than my interest in it's game mechanics. I tried it. I realized it wasn't for me, and returned it. Lovely game though.
Like it says in other reviews, it is very short. Depending on how determined a player you are (if you try to collect all the "power ups", if you stop to look at the view, etc.) it can take you anywhere from an hour to maybe three hours. Took me about two hours, and that was helping a buddy and searching for those power ups. I didn't really play much of the other games, so I don't have much to say on that.
-Actually has six games on the disc
-Visually stunning game
-Play Journey with a new friend or alone, the choice is yours.
-If you really enjoyed the game, the disc has a bounty of behind the scenes content and a developer's commentary for the three major games.
-Don't expect a saga or a very clear story. If you don't like playing games simply for the experience, you won't like it.
-Very short gameplay time (Journey)
-Not action oriented.
All in all, I thought it was a great game, but I am really glad I only rented it instead of buying it. Not really sure it was Game of the Year material, but still a memorable experience.