Many of us use games to relax. We think that putting in a game will make us forget about work, school, or realtionship. When was the last time you played a game which actually made you feel less stressed. I don't mean after the expereince, I mean during the actual playing of the game. Well Journey is that game.
I’m not going to sit here and say what a terrific piece of art Journey is; instead I’m going to write about how it made me feel. After about twenty minutes of playing I realized I had a smile on my face. When was the last time you could really smile throughout the playing of a whole game. It is truly an adult gaming experience which didn’t stress me out.
Now I’m not saying most current gen games are bad because they are stressful. I just was able to appreciate a developer who felt as though they could deliver a high quality experience without assaulting my senses or making me tense up and sit on the edge of my couch.
Playing Journey was just a peaceful experience which you don’t find in games today. I mean if you play My Little Pony I can’t imagine it is a stressful experience, but Journey was able to deliver a five star game without putting the players in constant stressful situations.
Had a tough day at work, don’t put in a shooter, put in Journey kick back and relax for a bit.
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