6 1/2 Minutes of the Most Gorgeous Game You'll See This Week

This is Journey, a downloadable game for the PlayStation 3 that is coming out this fall and looks like a dream. The game's creators at ThatGameCompany are running a beta for the Journey now, to test its quiet, anonymous multiplayer mode.


I played through the beta. It takes about a half-hour to get to the end of the beta's three levels, though they lingered much longer in my mind. If you want nothing spoiled about this game, don't watch. If you want a few glimpses—if you want to see beauty—settle in. I won't try to explain what's happening. You can figure it out, as I did. The discovery is the delight.



I'm going to be the first one to go ahead and say this game is stupid. Sure it looks nice (though I think ArmA 3 looks nicer, I'd rather look at ArmA 3 than this game) but I don't see a point. I really do not understand the point, the premise, the idea, or the gameplay of this game. I understand it's like a "figure it out yourself" type of game but it leaves out so much information that you have no base point to start with your imagination. It's just stupid and the gameplay looks really simple and bland. Definitely will not consider buying this game.