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  • db1331 - February 23, 2012 9 a.m.

    That's interesting. I thought this was only single player. I guess Cundy lucked out with his companion because only press are playing it right now? The rest of us will probably meet some journeyman named "xXxHairyNutZ69xXx" who tries to kill and then teabag us.
  • Matt Cundy - February 23, 2012 9:08 a.m.

    That's the beauty though. You don't get 'B0n9_5Mok3R' floating over their heads or anything. There really is no indication that you're playing with another actual human (even though it's very apparent by the way they behave that they are human). I'd really struggle to see how anyone could grief in this game. I wanted to hug whoever I was playing with when we reached the journey's end.
  • ChrisCultista - February 23, 2012 8:47 a.m.

    Interestingly enough the most important quote to lift from the article is "Journey is exclusive to PlayStation 3." I know this game would be hard to get on the 360, but damn them for not putting it on the PC. It's the home of weird ass games and new ideas in this part of the cycle. I wonder if there is a petition around here...
  • comaqi - February 23, 2012 10:45 a.m.

    Hmm..... That might be a good idea...
  • veryweirdguy - February 23, 2012 10:51 a.m.

    Doubt it'll happen, sadly - think they're under contract with Sony for the moment. If that ever expires, then maybe, but not for a while.
  • radiodeaf - February 23, 2012 8:42 a.m.

    Very good article...goosebumps. I want that feeling of true creative gameplay pulling me back to that day when I first played Nintendo. Gaming has lacked this specific moment. The moments of getting lost in something like you would with a book. The world around you disappears...not grinding but just enjoying the play instead of trying to acquire skills that amount to nothing. It seems this game is appropriately titled. Can't wait.
  • SpaceOdysseus - February 23, 2012 8:34 a.m.

    Fuck Sony for buying up TGC's IPs, i'd love to play their games, but I don't own a PS3.
  • Adman - February 23, 2012 9:09 a.m.

    Interesting, I was just thinking what an amazing thought provoking article this was, I then considered getting this game, finally I proceeded to the comments to see what everybody else thought. I'm fairly amazed that the awesomeness of this article evoked from you "Fuck Sony" as an intital response. I guess people really hate Sony a lot :)
  • KielbasaNinja - February 23, 2012 2:05 p.m.

    Haters gonna hate.
  • Mooshon - February 23, 2012 8:33 a.m.

    Really great. Didn't actually know Journey had any player interaction at all. Sounds very affecting though - similar to the powerful Dark Souls functionality. Silent cohesion. Sounds like a short Limbo experience though. How many hours in this Matt?
  • wittynickname - February 23, 2012 8:33 a.m.

    I'm a bit unclear on one bit, Mr. Cundy. You say you spent two hours with the game, and your time with it ended with you watching the credits. Should I infer the length of the game from those statements? Either way, I can't wait to play this.
  • Matt Cundy - February 23, 2012 8:52 a.m.

    Yep - took me just over two hours. But please don't get hung up on how long it takes to finish. It feels perfect. And it's vital that you can finish the journey in one sitting. Once I'd started and had been joined by another wanderer, I knew I/we wouldn't be able to stop until the end. If you crave games that offer new experiences, then those two and a bit hours are absolute gold.
  • wittynickname - February 23, 2012 9 a.m.

    Oh, I'm all-in, no question. This has looked like a minor masterpiece since it was first announced. Thanks for the write-up.
  • garnsr - February 23, 2012 8:24 a.m.

    Do you find that when you're playing pre-release games, presumably only with other journalists or developers, you still just run into assholes? People playing a game like Journey aren't very likely to be your usual multiplayer playing asshole, are they? I can't wait for this game, I've been waiting so long since Flower for the next game, and this looks terrific. I hope to encounter Mr. Cundy on my Journey.
  • Matt Cundy - February 23, 2012 8:43 a.m.

    Not so much, but I often find having another person in my game annoying. I grew up playing single-player games on my own in my room. And that's still my preferred gaming environment. I like zoning out and not having to be bothered with the distraction of another player (whether they're an asshole or not). That's why I was so blown away by Journey - it actually made me feel that I wanted to be joined by someone. The presence of another player is so unobtrusive yet essential to getting the most out of the journey. It really is amazing. Oh, and you don't know who you're journeying with until the journey is complete.

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