Excerpt: I can groove on a good arthouse game. I don’t mind short, experimental, or inscrutable. I’m the kind of guy who thought Bastion was deep, The Path was meaningful, and Gravity Bone was transcendent. I might even play Dear Esther one day. But Journey, the latest release from the creators of Flower at thatgamecompany? I’d rather stay home. Journey is nothing like Flower, which was a unique spry tale of wind, color, and redemption.
Excerpt: Over the last couple of decades, a number of role playing board games have done an admirable job of filling in a niche desire among gaming enthusiasts. However, none of them made a large enough impact to catch a developer's eye and be developed into a video game. Sting, the creators of Dokapon Journey attempt to do what few have before; create an original, entertaining video game RPG-board game hybrid.