If you're looking for a piece of interactive art, I guess "Journey" (and some of the other games included in this collection) would fit the bill. However, if you're looking for an actual game to play - something that has conflict, definition, and a sense of direction - then this collection is definitely not for you. I know it wasn't for me. I've played a lot of bad games in my time, but this is one of the very few games I would actually call boring; not bad, just BORING. The way people were hyping it as "ZOMG, game of teh decayde", I was expecting "Journey" to be some kind of unique, defining experience. Instead, I just wandered around a desert for thirty minutes or so until I finally decided to pack it in.
I am a person that likes action in my games. If that is what you like then stray far away. I played this game for about 5 minutes and then sealed it up and sent in back. The main quest sees you running through a never ending desert with the occasional bout of really high jumps.
posted by bowsmasher (SPRING HILL, FL) Nov 17, 2013
Member since Aug 2011
I don't have the lexicon too express nor explain, the immensely complex-simplicity of this game.
It makes you feel closer to nature, closer to yourself. You del deep emotions rarely experienced through typical Blood, Guts, Gore, Bullet's and carnage as is usually the focal point of most games...sadly. This game takes a great risk...Spoiler... it succeeds.
The only dull spot on this impressive collection. Game play is simple and graphics detailed/unique. Playing as an ameba, eat other amebas, get larger, dive deeper. Unfortunately, Flow doesn't manage to spring the invigorating emotions it's neighbors bring to the screen. It's simple, if you like the game, you may keep playing. But, if you think it redundant, as i did. You will give up on it without going any deeper.