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Fuck the 360, why isn't this on the PC?
I wish that this was for the 360. It looks so pretty. Great review and nick, you are not a asshole. You were just doing your job.
Because of this review I want to buy the game. Because of all the time I spend editing reviews...I wont have any time to play the game. :-/
SAND IS PRETTY! Dammit >:(
I saw (and quite enjoyed) Kyle's video on the Smithsonian exhibit, hence my earlier incredulity that somebody (i.e. Christian) took up the discussion so readily.
A Nathan Drake cameo would have made this better than sex.
On the point of price: the problem is servers. Any PSN game you get that has no multiplayer element is like 10 bucks and under, with a possible few that are above that depending on how much content it comes with. But once you get a game that requires some form of peer matching the price goes up. maybe about 80% of the time if a game is like 15 bucks that's the online cost talking. It's unfortunate that it jacks up the price on so brief an experience but the up side is that there is replay value here. Returning to the game to collect all the glyphs gets you a more detailed robe, eventually getting all of them grants you an elevation in power where your scarf recharges on it's own. But the other part beyond just getting all the collectables and trophies is the sense that maybe you can go in and help someone else reach the end. I mean it's fairly hard not to reach the end as long as you just keep playing, seeing as I made one full Journey without collecting any of the upgrade glyphs (and boy does it feel like a struggle but it's possible), but when you roll up on a newbie with your fully tricked out scarf you almost feel like a super hero.
Right now I actually have to wait a week before playing again to get my final trophy, and I gotta say it's taking me a lot not to try and play it before this Saturday. There hasn't been one time that I've completed Journey that I haven't had the desire to immediately restart it. and even after I get this trophy I still feel like I'm going to want to go back in and experience it again.
Well that's the other argument. Does "society" or "the mainstream" see it as a viable artform. In that case, that debate leans toward the side of No. They still only mostly pay attention to the AAA games at face value and just right them off as "They're all just a bunch of first person shooters and button mashing beat-em-ups, nothing more NERDS!"
The generation of folks that have been growing up with games will have a better appreciation for them once we start running things. They won't be Dangerfield'd forever...
Although I agree with all you, video games haven't reach that level yet because art is defined by the majority. I agree it has the potential and when it happens I will hug my Super Famicon, but we are not there yet because the world still see's it as a toy. But every other medium went through this exact same things including movies, comics, and all types music. Still thatgamecompany made something truly wonderful and the first of their games I paid for. Hopefully the world will see art in everything even a video game.
...seriously, we're still having this "Are Video Games Art" discussion?
Mr. Oancitizen answers that question in the first 10 seconds of this here video and the Extra Credits crew are always talking about how video games are are legit from of artistic expression.
When people here the word "art", most of their minds immediately think it has to be some super high-knobbery way out there, existential crisis, members-only hufferypuffery that you have to mega analyze in order to "get". And that's just an incredibly restrictive mindset to have. Art and entertainment don't HAVE to be mutual exclusive or two completely separate things. Are movies like Citizen Kane, The Godfather, Jaws, Star Wars, Harry Potter, The Social Network, Black Swan, Scott Pilgrim, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, Lord Of The Rings, the Pixar Movies, the upcoming Avengers, and COUNTLESS others not both have artistically creative qualities to them AND are entertaining? NO. Just because every movie isn't like Un Chien Andalou or Enter The Void or Meek's Cutoff doesn't devalue the creative craft the authors and creators behind those movies put into making those movies what they are today.
So....yeah. Video Games are an artistic creative medium. Now if you want to debate the good games vs. bad games just like we do with the good movies vs. bad movies, that's a whole nother thing. But Vidya Games be legit. Wurd.
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