Reviews and Problems with The Journey Down: Chapter One
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Summary: The Journey Down is another adventure game. While there are plenty of these floating around now, and I doubt this one is anywhere close to the top(Deponia probably sits comfortably on that throne), that doesn't mean this one is bad, or not worth playing. I found it to be very amusing, well written, well voiced, and having awkward enough puzzle solutions to be worthy of its genre title. Its only real detriment is itself, and by that I mean it's too short.
Summary: Pros: -Puzzles are logical and solvable -Unique characters and setting Cons: -2 hour long game! -The game doesn't have the same type of charm of other games of the genre. -Possibly too easy Conclusion: if the game is on sale on steam for a few bucks I'd recommend picking it up! I am excited for what is to come with the series.
Summary: Great effort, love that the game is available on iOS and Mac OSX too, this game is a gem. Thanks for putting this together and making a REAL adventure that is worthy of Monkey Island, etc. Can't wait for the next episodes!
Summary: This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Full disclosure: I am not a big fan of puzzle games. The journey down has some slick design elements, good voice acting and seems well made with a lot of attention to detail. However it failed to engage me on any level. The first chapter is short and does not have a decent story arc or characters that rise above one-dimensional. The puzzles are weak and lack any kind of logic. (bread sticks for ladder rungs....really?
Summary: It seems to me that whoever gave this game more than 30 (3) never played Grim Fandango/Monkey Island/Deponia. All the jokes are overused and not one feels original. The main character give us bad dreams, it was a pain to look at him. You guys need to get creative people or name the game : Best of Adventure games. To say something positive, some of the backgrounds are really nice.
Summary: Don't listen to bad critics, the game is simply amazing, great voice acting, great story, great music, the only bad thing of this game is that its simply short, probably 2-3 hours of game , but come on, its first chapter, the price is even low for this game, some puzzles are easy and theres is a lot of good humor in the game, i enjoyed too much of this game and i dont really like Point n click, just give it a try, im sure you will find a piece of gold in Journey Down.
Summary: Quite good, and even better now with the reduced price. I love the graphics, I love the music, and the gameplay is decent classic adventure fair. And the story is quite good, but really seemed to only give you a hint at what you will discover in episode 2.
Summary: Many, many thanks to Grimlaura for bringing this retro game to our attention. I played The Grim Fandango back in the day and struggled through the puzzles for months (but had fun); this indie game appears to be an homage to that game, but the puzzles are far more logical. There is a low-res free version available for download which did not run on my Windows 7 laptop, so I purchased the full version from a publisher known to me.
Summary: If you are a fan of point&click ADV then this is it. Crafted in a classic comics like environment which means really working with the graphics the game reminds of the old somehow lost adventure games styles. The game goes with the classic solve quests mechanics which means finding and using the objects to solve puzzle like problems, which means using your brain a little. The characters are very well built with a lot of sense of humor and quite sharp design.