10-16-2012 07:55 PM - edited 10-16-2012 09:12 PM
Hello Playstation Community, and thank you for taking the time to read my very own Playstation story. Now if you'll allow me, I'd like to take you on a journey... Into the game Journey, that is. Specifically the journey that my brother and I took a few short months ago when Journey first released on the Playstation store. Now honestly, I wasn't too interested in the game at first glance. I didn't know anything about it other then the fact that you walked through a desert.
But my brother? He was counting down the days before it released for Playstation Plus members. I remember him talking about the game months, possibly even years before it came out as if he knew that it would be great no matter what. If the game had hyped him up that much, the least I could do was go over to his house and see what all the fuss was about. To my surprise, what followed was about ten hours of nonstop journey..ing.
At first we were just taking turns playing through the game's story. Collecting scraps of cloth and finding all the glyphs scattered through the game world. I found that this was really quite strange because over these past few years we've never actually had the time to just sit down together in one room and play a game together, yet here we were taking turns playing a single player game like we were kids again.
Sure it was nice being able to sit down and just play a game together, but after around five hours we had officially found everything there was to find. At least, things we were supposed to find. After we finished the game we both agreed that there had to be more things out there, so we set out on our journey once again. Instead of looking for cloth scraps and glyphs however, we were trying to escape the confines of the game world and explore.
And we accomplished just that. After hours of tinkering around areas in the normal world we began to find ways out. Nearly every level had one, and they were all just as awesome as the game itself. We found cities hidden under the sand, stone towers floating out in the middle of nowhere, rooms filled with different game tools and much more. I'd love to talk about all of the things we found, but then this story would turn into a novel! If you'd like to see the images we took however, please feel free to search for Journey Glitch World Gallery on Google.
I guess the moral of this story (if there is one) is the fact that you can't judge a book by it's cover. I went into Journey thinking it would just be a game where you walk around in the sand and ended up getting to spend some very rare quality time with my brother on what just might be my game of the year for 2012. Now, what would I do if I managed to win this $50 prize? Well, Its only fair I return the favor to my brother and make him sit down and play the Unfinished Swan with me when it releases next week on the Playstation store. We'll certainly have to make time for that.