I had the privilege of journeying with forum member Tonton_Hazuki (PSN: Tete19681981) for a while last night.
We met at the BB with lots of chirping, circling, dancing, faceplanting and tandem flying (all the good stuff!) from the off. A trend that continued all the way through.
We played around in the BB stage for a while - speed flying, charge boosting etc. Eventually Tonton_Hazuki charge boosted into the backstage.
I tried to follow but just missed out so my companion came back and rescued me and we got in through the headbonkers cave.
More tandem flying followed, getting higher and higher into the dusky gloom.
I don’t know if this a thing but in the backstage we discovered a ‘big black box’ like a huge monolith floating above us and flew through in and around it for a while before diving into the transition point at the steps.
In the PD we quickly got all the symbols and dive boosted up to the factory.
After a bit of fast flying up the steps and back again we activated the shrine and afterwards I was happy to see my companion wanted to go back into the PD to experience the wind effects.
I think the sliding around went pretty well and we even released the carpets that we skipped the first time, thanks for letting me do that!
As a side note, if we call the giant carpets whales then why don’t we call the smaller ones dolphins or porpoises or something?
Anyway, in the SC part 1 I thought we were going to go into the glitch after the first symbol but managed to cancel out when I saw my companion was still sliding down the hill.
We got the symbol and released the carpets at the rest stop and, for yet another first for me I followed my companion up to the tower left of the top of the gateway and further up to the right for a charge boost into part 2.
We tandem flew all the way into the backstage from the apex of the charge boost (really starting to click here) and got in some seriously unbelievable coasting.
We spent such a long time flying around - meeting up with the static group of carpets, journeying back to the factory and slip-sliding back to the shrine.
I cannot emphasise enough how good the coasting was here, at one point everything went quiet except for a repeating ‘zipping’ sound effect. It was like being in the eye of a storm.
After activating the shrine, we tandem flew back into the backstage before entering the transition point from there.
We immediately charge boosted up to a point to get into the backstage at the start of the UG.
Tonton_Hazuki led me to experience the multi-coloured star field. Always a treat for me when this happens, thank you!
We dived back into the main area and messed around with the frozen WM, pinging and tumbling off it.
Then I challenged my companion to play chicken with the next active WMs. I went too far and lost too much scarf.
I thought we had lost each other afterwards so I sat down on one of the lanterns to the side of the shrine at the bottom and waited.
After a while my companion came swooping down to pick me up and activate the shrine. We did a bit more charge boosting before entering the tower stage.
I was starting to get concerned about my scarf length when we got in the tower stage but we activated the first goo level anyway.
I tried to do a decent dive boost through the flyers that were released but I just couldn’t get the height and eventually we disconnected from each other.
Thank you Tonton_Hazuki for such a great journey and regarding the general feeling about a possible Journey 2 I would like to confirm that Journey is its own sequel.
Every journey I’ve had with all the great companions I’ve met has been it’s own unique experience.
Well…I’ll try to do my best, since I didn’t practice with my English lately.
Today, was just…an ordinary day of summer, since the last day of school (just a week?), I was so concentrated in studying that I suddenly had too much free time, obviously that I spent (and i AM spending—) in videogames.
So…what could be the one that I play the most?
And here we go, this masterpiece of Journey.
Since that this isn’t my language and I’m doing my best to express myself,
I can’t tell in any sort of language how much I love this game.Unfortunately, it makes me so sad to read a lot of stories, about gamers that found themselves with wonderful companions, exploring glitches, together and having so much fun with a game like this.
You may ask me why, but lately this game…
was making me very sad, every time I tried to play it…I wish, that every time I restart the game from the beginning, it could feel like the first time.
That just because, every companion I have met in the last weeks, everyone of them…when I was chirping like mad for their attention, a second after, they sit, and how I can foresee …they disappear.
Without making a noise, without trying if we could have some fun together.
For cheering myself up, I tried to explore some glitches like in the Sunken City,
But every time, instead of being amazed, touched… i just felt really sad, thinking about those companions who had a happy, white cloak teaching them a lot of things….and there’s me, a cloak, red or white doesn’t count, alone, that just wants a companion who enjoys his company and wants to spent their time…with me…
But today…it wasn’t a glitch making me happy.
After being (again) abandoned by someone, I decided to continue the game, even if reluctantly.
And …that’s when…in the Sunken City…I met,
the best companion of my life.
Even if in the middle of the course, it was so exciting, to find someone that could give me so much attention and chirps back.
As a White cloak, I wanted to rescue that little red cloak, showing him all the glyphs and the symbols, I couldn’t tell if he already knew them, but he looked excited after I showed them to him.
And that was the best thing.
Well…today I was really exhausted, accordingly I was distracted too.
In the Underground level, I wanted for the first time to save those little (sorry I don’t remember how the patchworks are called).
Unfortunately I was too slow, I saved them (…i hope so, at first I caught them) but then…the war machine saw me and he ate a lot of my long scarf, flinging me somewhere.
The best part, was to see…my companion chirping like mad, looking for me,
I could see from my distance that he looked very worried.
I ran into him, and he seemed to be happy to see that I was okay [obviously, he just ate my scarf, ahahah ~ヾ(＾∇＾) ]
We continued, entering the Snow level.
There too, i got chased by the war machines like FOUR TIMES. Ahahah!!
I was so embarrassed, my companion seemed to be more crafty than me that (i think?) being a white cloak, I should be more experienced…whatever.
there’s the Apotheosis.
I didn’t want to leave him.
If I had the possibility, I would have stayed with him so much more.
I was like, really in Heaven, with myself,
with my little red cloak…who was the first that didn’t want to leave me there.
As a tradition for the end of every Journey,
we drew each other a lot of hearts,
I (not carefully, ahhaha~) tried to draw an arrow in every one of them, and I think he didn’t even understand what I was doing… _〆(・∀・＠);
After a while, I finished this game,
feeling happy inside.
If you read this,
I want to thank you again, tShimub_F17.
I don’t know how, but I hope inside, that we could meet again in the future.
Hello fellow Chirpettes! I don’t know if anyone has already mentioned these but I just recently found on PS3-themes.com some free Journey backgrounds. I downloaded 2 and they’re nice :) the one with the red cloak in the desert standing near the right was pretty. The wind gently blows their scarf and every few seconds the little guy kicks his foot around in the sand :) if anyone wants this for their PS3 screen that’s the site you go to :)
Hi there! It’s okay, you’re not bothering me, there’s no harm in checking :) I received your story and added it to the queue. It should be posted by tomorrow. I’m sorry for not getting to it earlier, I’ve been really busy lately. I will try and post quicker from now on :)
Sure, I’d love to! Shall I just take a screenshot of it and post it for you?
So I was playing on my friend Beefxcake’s playstation and decided to do my first play-through of Journey. I did it online and ran into a user called skie56 during the part where you build a bridge across the desert ruins. Skie was very patient and showed me where all the scarf pieces were, along with all of the other Easter eggs in it. They seemed very patient and we eventually managed to almost get down a sort of communication system with our blips. Skie was a fantastic player to be with and made the experience very worthwhile… however… it was at the end that they really tugged on my heartstrings.
It was the final paradise fly-through and we landed on the top of the mountain, about to make the final walk into the glow, when they stopped and ran to the side. I was curious and watched as Skie drew a massive heart in the snow. it was so touching and it made my night. I drew a little arrow through it and then proceeded to draw my own heart, which they put an arrow through as well.
It was such a perfect ending and when I found out it was the same user the entire time it just warmed my heart that much more. Such a touching end to an already touching game.
Yes, they apparently started working on their next project as soon as Journey was done :D
We don’t really know anything about it yet. Chen has suggested that it will further explore and develop the social interaction aspects of Journey, and it’ll definitely be on multiple platforms. Chen wants to reach an even wider audience and create an even bigger commercial success, to show the industry that there IS a market for these beautiful artistic games. One of the departing developers said it’s going to be hugely important and could change the industry in a really positive way.
I’m super-excited! :D
If you wouldn’t mind, could you help me find my most recent companion? We were together the whole game until I lost them on the final level and had to continue alone ;u;