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All EU players join the Journey today

Submitted by on Wednesday, 14 March 2012One Comment

Journey, the third download-only PSN title from flOw and Flower dev thatgamecompany, goes live today for all on the European PlayStation Store and you should get it.

PS Plus users have been enjoying it for the past week and the feedback has been astonishing.

Journey is “an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person’s life passage and their intersections with other’s.” The game follows the journey of a red-robed figure, crossing the desert in order to reach a distant mountain.  Along the way, the figure will meet other red-robed figures (anonymous other PSN players) and work together to pass sand dunes and ruins. Like thatgamecompany’s other games, flOw and Flower, it’s visually stunning with an ambience unlike anything else.

PS3 Attitude editor-in-chief DolphGB describes it as “one of the deepest and most beautiful experiences ever”, and news editor Majiesto is equally smitten. “One of the most aesthetically pleasing games I’ve experienced”, he says.

Outside of Attitude Towers, Journey is drawing top scores across the mainstream and specialist press.

Keza MacDonald awarded it 5/5 for the Guardian. She said:

“Journey’s visual and sound design sets new standards for interactive entertainment. This alone makes it an extraordinary work, but it’s the way that these aesthetic elements come together with beautifully subtle direction and storytelling to create a lasting emotional effect that elevates this to one of the very best games of our time.”

It was also a perfect 10 for Joel Gregory of Official PlayStation Magazine. He said:

“Some think it’s pretentious nonsense. Well, if so, then what the dev team has created here is one of the greatest pieces of pretentious nonsense that gaming’s seen. Or, more accurately, a gorgeous, breathtaking experience perfectly summarised by the game’s title.”

Journey received 5/5 scores from Alex Navarro of Giant Bomb and Jordon Mallory of Joystiq and 9/10 from the critics of GamesRadar, Gamespot, Destructoid and GameInformer.

Simply put, Journey shouldn’t be missed. It’s only £9.99. What’s the worst that could happen?