It’s hard to discuss Journey without spoiling the experience. I will do my utmost to make sure nothing is spoiled here.
Firstly let me offer some advice for playing the game:
1) Make sure you are connected online when playing.
2) Play it in one sitting.
I can’t stress enough that Journey really should be played in one go. It’s not that long, 2 1/2 hours – 3 hours at most, and you really will get the most out of the game.
I’m not going to discuss any story elements or really any gameplay elements here – except to say Journey plays wonderfully and is very easy to control. It’s taxing at times in terms of challenge but this is a game that has been made to be played through to the end.
Graphically the game is superb – it was gorgeous to play through.
It actually did a great job of conveying emotion and, in fact, of making me feel something for the characters and world. The interaction with other people playing the game online is simple but so effective.
It’s very hard to say much else. I feel like Journey is an experience to be discussed when both parties have played through it.
I will leave it at this: Journey is one of the best gaming experiences I’ve had. Ever. Everyone should give this a shot, it may just change the way you look at games.