I’d forgotten just how much I love Journey. The game was re-released on PS4 recently, and since it’s cross-buy (as with all Thatgamecompany games) I had the PS3 version and so suddenly had access to this version. Last night, after completing the first episode of King’s Quest, I was looking to play something else before diving into Destiny again (the thing I do quite a bit of these days), and seeing that one of my friends was playing Journey, I decided to revisit that. I wasn’t even planning on playing through the whole thing, but that’s just what happens when you play this game (in part thanks to its relatively short play time, which I think is a couple of hours or so). I think Journey on PS4 is the most beautiful game out there, bar none. The aesthetic choices that were made when building this world are just astoundingly good, and as I was playing, I kept trying to think of another game experience that I think is better presented on a visual level – nothing came to mind. As uncool as it is to ask for sequels, I sure would love to visit other aspects/parts of this world, and so would love for new installments to happen.
I decided to play though this again – if you have the PS3 version, you can download the PS4 version for free. It was of course a gorgeous and mesmerizing experience, just like it was the first time I played it, but for me it was hard to really tell how much better it is than the PS3 version, since I remember that initial experience being a gorgeous one as well. It gave me an excuse to play through it again though, which made me happy, and if you’ve never played this then you need to (it’s only like $6-7 on PSN). It also still has the best ending credits sequence ever. I hope they do this to Journey too, as that’s a game I’d also love to revisit on the PS4.