This game is great if you're burned out on shooters, racers, or RPGs, etc. Journey may seem like a "zen" or relaxing title, but it actually made me nervous on more than one occasion. There's a sense of isolation and especially in the underground level, a bit of scariness.
This is a co-op game without all the usual bartering and switch pressing junk like in RE6 and Dead Space 3. You don't have to worry about sending PSN messages to get through. It's pretty much visual. The story is sort of like ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, where nothing's stated definitely and it's up to your imagination.
It's great to feel that first time you see another co-op player in the distance and you make the little music notes to communicate. I went through three different partners in my first playthrough. I remember the sense of loneliness when my first one disappeared and I looked around to find no one. You will often lose a partner only to find a new one minutes later.
You don't see any PSN names until the end of the credits and they won't show up on your "Players Met" list unless you finish. So you could send a "thanks" note or something to them afterwards.
The graphics are simple and gorgeous. When the sun hits the sand, it looks like a sparkling red sea. The music and sound effects are also deceptively simple. During the flight up the mountain, the music is amazing and may bring a tear to your eye.
The trophies are fairly easy to get, though some of the collectibles are really hidden well and may require a guide for a second playthrough. Some take a bit of grinding or multiple journeys, like meeting 10 partners.
There's a bunch of game installers on the disc, like Flower and Flow, which are also pretty good. There are also some indie games on there if you're interested.
The only caveat is that it's very short. I finished my first game in 90 minutes, but it doesn't wear out its welcome and it's very replayable.
Journey Collector's Edition consists of three games; flOw, Flower, and Journey. flOw and Flower are unlike anything I've played on PS3, both require no pressing of buttons, the tilting and steering of the controller itself determins the direction you go. Both games are equally enjoyable and unique in their own strange and beautiful way, providing a nice change of pace from other genre games. Journey is different, you will be controlling your hooded character through multiple landscapes completing various puzzles and tasks as you move towards your destination, an ominous mountain peak far on the horizon. You are accompanied by a tranquil soundtrack that pulls you in to your Journey in ways most games don't. The subtle and simplisic nature of this game is executed very well and is what I found made it all the more satisfying..call it an Art House type of game. If your inbetween games, Journey Collector's Edition should be in your Que. It's a solid and rewarding gaming experience.
This game is really fun, the soundtrack goes well with it, and the graphics are amazing. For those of you that like action packed games this isn't for you, but for people who have an open mind about games definatly try this. This game is not that long, but I still find myself replaying it! I have not tried the other two games, i've only done journey because I got hooked! You can download a free trial of PSN if you would rather, but it only lets you do the first level, but I bought it after that! A great game and I wish there was an expantion pack, and more games similar!