From the moment you see the glistening sands of the desert and hear the enchanting melodies of Journey's magnificent soundtrack, you know that this is going to be something special. You're about to be guided through a stunning land of dunes, caves and cliffs on your way to a distant mountain.
Journey has many different landscapes for you to discover. The picturesque desert leads you underground into an ominous series of dark caves and caverns and then through torrential blizzards. Each area has been sculpted with absolute precision and it's a delight to explore this unique world. Journey doesn't just look stunning - you can also interact with your surroundings. Try climbing rocks and hills before jumping off a ledge and gliding to the ground below with a feeling of complete freedom and weightlessness.
Accompanying these astonishing visual effects is an equally impressive soundtrack, comprising calming, classical strings that can instantly shift into loud, dramatic beats when the tension rises.
Seamlessly moving from one chapter to the next, Journey is an elegant and fascinating quest with an epic finale that should not be missed.
A captivating quest
Those who have experienced thatgamecompany's creations before will know that elegance and beauty are at the forefront of each of their original titles. Those who haven't already downloaded Flower or flOw from PlayStation Store are in for a unique treat from an extraordinary development team that like to do things a little differently.
Beginning in the sands of a vast, sun-scorched desert, Journey presents you with a huge terrain to explore. You control a mysterious, hooded character trying to reach a glimmering mountain in the distance. Using the left stick to move your character forwards and the right stick or the wireless controller's SIXAXIS motion sensor to change direction, you can glide through this captivating world with ease and grace.
Dotted around this curious land are lengths of material that give you the power to jump and float through the air to new platforms with complete delicacy. As you get closer to the mountain your scarf will grow, reminding you of how far you've come and what you've accomplished.
Every so often you may come across another traveller. Devoid of any identity, this other human character could be anyone from PlayStation Network, from anywhere in the world. The only thing you can be sure of is that this traveller is also on a journey - and they are experiencing the same curiosity and intrigue as yourself along the way.
Journey moves away from traditional gaming features such as scores or leaderboards, and instead invites you into a beautifully compelling world combined with an emotional experience that you won't forget.