Right now, my boyfriend is coaching my best friend through his first game. We got to the part with the stone guardians(what we call the stone whales) and you have to slide, then right as it’s about to hit you, the guardian hits the wall of glyphs. I thought about how that was all your family and ancestors protecting you and just whimpered.
My boyfriend just held my hand, and my friend was super confused. He’s about to find out though…
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Hello everyone! Wayfarer yourspacestepmom here to give out another little glitch tutorial of my favorite backstage (And to quickly excuse for the length of this post again-)
The sand slide glitch! I’ve called it that, but there’s multiple names people use for the levels in the game. (The most popular name for this glitch is actually the hidden city, last time I’ve heard?) I’m just technical and call the levels by their defining gameplay and all.
I’ve recently realized that I never elaborated on this particular glitch in my more popular guide I did a few months back, so I’ve decided to give a tutorial now (Complete with pictures!
And a kind of low quality video)
First off, just go all the way down to the end of the level. Yup! Do whatever you feel like until that point! In fact I actually recommend collecting most the symbols you can get from the levels prior for your first few attempts to get in, the more air time the better!
Alright so after the little falling cutscene you should find yourself facing the white ancestor shrine from the middle of the big room. Turn around and face the wall behind you
There should be 3 pillars pointing up and this edgy outcropping going on in the wall you fell down from
You’ll be heading to the wall that the circle covers
If you get confused, there’s a horizontal pillar sticking out of your wall of interest just a little up of the ridges
Your main goal is to climb up this wall, utilizing the ridges to fly up higher and higher up the wall to where the invisible wall ends. Where does it end?
If you walk to the left following the wall you’ll eventually find where the light brown wall meets black rock. The black rock is your general target, where you can scale over the invisible wall
With that said, let’s do this
A closer look at our wall of interest (You can still see the pillar to the top left) You’ll notice some ridges that look almost at an angle one could walk up
Surprise! You actually can almost stand on the tops of the rock ridges! I put an emphasis on almost, as you will still slide downwards when you land on them, so hug the wall and jump whenever you have to to keep from slipping off. These ridges are important to remember because standing/sliding down on them will still recharge your scarf. This gives you the energy to keep scaling up, now aim for the pillar I kept pointing at (It has the same sliding physics as the ridges on an important note)
Now that we’re at the slidey pillar, you may notice there doesn’t appear to be any more close ridges. Don’t be fooled, there’s still more. Fly higher up and to the left still hugging the wall, and there are more solid ridges to be found
(Pat yourself on the back, you’ve gotten pretty high from where you began!)
Now the ridge outcroppings end for sure after this one, well, where next?
The top of his pillar. It will be your last slidey recharge/pit stop before the clip
And would you look at that! There’s our wall noted before we started going up! Make sure you have sufficiently full charge before leaping and
And here we are! The hard part’s over! Now then, for the real fun of the glitch, it may be hard to notice but there’s this huge sand mountain that looks white to the left because it’s a little far. Perspective thing.
Fly towards it and admire it’s hugeness, then start climbing up it and moving slightly to the right towards this 90 degree angle of sand off to the right while moving up (My footage ends here, I take shots from the original video I used for reference my first few times now)
A better shot of the aforementioned 90 degree angle of sand
Once there, climb up it! I’m not even kidding, as long as you just keep pushing into it and flying your scarf will always recharge! Scale it all the way to the top, annnd~
…The result is a surprise I really don’t want to spoil, but I can give you a hint and say, you’ve seen that place before. For an added surprise, turn your camera towards where you came from. Once you desire to leave, there are two exits:
1. Just jump back into the sand slide, it should be to the right if you are facing away from the area where you entered. Make sure you come in from a high angle to avoid squeezing yourself between invisible walls (It can happen)
2. Return to the small hill where you came through the clip from and follow the path the other way until you see the blue light you see when walking into the next level, then walk towards the gate doors. It’ll load up the next level right away as if you had walked through it normally
So in case anyone was wondering as a little tip, you want to touch as many ridges on the way to the clip, by the way. Each ridge you touch gives you a higher maximum flying height to help reach the height of the clip.
And a last note just as a precaution, I recommend signing off of the ps3 network while practicing this (Home button -> Network Tab -> hover over Account management -> Press triangle). This prevents getting any innocent cloaks caught up and possibly stuck in between walls in an attempt to follow you. I’m noting this because this clip can be particularly pesky sometimes with new timers and I’ve lost a few myself while trying out between the walls/didn’t make through with them and had to watch them disconnect when they gave up. Practice makes this perfect and easier to pull with companions!
For a final bonus to help people understand the glitch workings more clearly, I’ve taken the liberty of uploading my recording I took my screenshots from for everyone to see. Mind the really bad quality/lack of capture software <:U; It’s also a little obvious where I stop or try too hard to take a good screencap
to qjoy and Nichiriin,
I recently bought Journey almost two weeks ago and met about four players on my first playthrough. however, on my second journey, I met qjoy, a White Robe, at the end of the Sunken City area. they showed me some neat things in the temple, which helped me get an extra trophy or two. qjoy was the one I earned the Companion trophy with and they made Journey all the more enjoyable. also, thanks for drawing my first-ever heart in the snow at the end! I now do the same for other companions I spend my journey with
Nichiriin is another White Robe I met at the Broken Bridge in my third playthrough. we stuck by each other’s side through the whole game, and they were so kind to show me all the glyphs and glowing symbols. thanks to Nichiriin, I was able to get a White Robe for myself and memorize the locations of the glyphs and symbols.
I’m very fortunate to have encountered you both in this game, especially when I was so new to it. you’ve inspired me to follow your lead and try to help my fellow companions through our journeys. because of my great experiences with you both, I want others to feel the same thing when they play. Thank you so much!
I’ve been admittedly a little slow with playing Journey lately, mostly just due to schoolwork swamping me, though recently I’ve picked it up again. This time it’s actually because I have some friends coming down in March, some of whom are excited to check out Journey at my other friend’s house while they unpack.
So of course I’m a little more than excited myself with playing with them on their first journey so I can hear their first reactions to everything, and know for sure their first set of partners aren’t lousy in any manner like mine were on my first try. Since mid February I’ve been playing Journey every other day, mostly to get familiar with the speed flying and glitches again (I have a strict no glitches on first journey/redcloak rule, but it’s still good practice for keeping an eye on people), though I had a fantastic journey with a new white cloak while I was doing so.
Her journey went by normally, I noticed she wasn’t trying to explore the glitches like a lot of white cloaks enjoy introducing to others, so I figured she wasn’t fully aware of them yet and let her go as she wished through the levels. At one point however I noticed she had tried to land on the top bar when she fell from the sand slide, so I decided to see if she was fine with me coaxing her over to the glitch world and she seemed curious enough, so we both went to climbing over the wall.
I managed to get her over the wall by tandem flying, but she didn’t quite have the metronome down like I did so I ended up falling down back into the level. This tends to happen frequently if I try to tandem fly over the wall, but I know a much faster superboost over it anyway. The real issue is trying to convince my partner I’m not leaving them behind by keeping up a chirp rhythm and doing little circles until I make it to the superboost pillar and fly over. My partner this time had luckily had the patience to wait for me instead of panicking and resetting like some people have done, so I was able to nicely show her the amazing sand slide glitch (Possibly my favorite of them all!) and go through the rest of the journey to the end with her, which was very refreshing!
**It turns out right after I mentioned the Sand Slide glitch I realized that I’ve never wrote a walkthrough on it like I have the others! So I’ll be writing up one for everyone now, stay tuned!**
My favorite companion I’ve met helped me get the History trophy and was such a doll. We chirped the whole time we were together and at the end we drew hearts in the snow. Thank you so much SleepyShrry for an amazing, beautiful, and fun journey.
my friend and i took some really cool pictures of my Jourmey cosplay, and they actually kind of resemble the gameplay!
(snow storm ftw)
My first play through of Journey was rather touch and go. I was excited to play it when it first came out but kept getting dragged away to go do other things and my partners throughout never stuck around for long. A rather disappointing first time playing such a beautiful game but it was fun none the less.
My second time playing though made up for everything. I entered the gaming wanting to take things slow, I wanted to explore and regain the mystery that I had lost. I took my time with the first level and had my fun and soon I reached the first leg of the multiplayer part. It began like I wanted, I toiled around searching for secrets, taking my time and having fun but along my toiling, I saw a white robe off in the distance. I thought to myself “Woooah, I wonder what they did to do that, I’d play with them if I didn’t want to take my time…” and then I went back onto what I was doing, expecting the player to go back to playing the game like normal and doing their own thing.
When I was finished with my exploring and sought out to go and complete my play through, I headed back to the big bridge and started to make my way across, low and behold, atop one of the archs that over hangs the bridge, the white robe sat, waiting for me.
Seeing me there, the white robe hopped down and made their way to me, I was shocked at first, I had thought they had headed on with out me since I had spent a good 10 minutes exploring but in the end, I was glad that I would get to play with them. I started to make my way along, only to turn around and see the white robe had sat back down. I was shocked even more so this time, I didnt even know there was a button to sit. He stood back up, edged closer to me and sat back down as if urging me to sit with him and after stumbling and waiting around for the idle animation to kick in, I sat with him and waited. I didn’t know why but I did and then the achievement unlocked. I jumped up and chirped and danced around him in thanks, not knowing any other way to do show it. I hadn’t even checked the achievements before so I really don’t know what I was expecting.
We continued from there and I regained the first playthrough that I had lost by getting up and down countless times. They took my hand and lead me through the entire game, showing me the flower, the creature in the depth, they even helped me get all the glyphs and unlock every achievement in the game that was possible in one sitting.
But by the time we reached the mountain at the end, I was so excited, I jumped ahead of them in the big flying scene and sadly ended up losing them somehow. I kept searching for them along the route but to no avail. I panicked a bit and felt sad on the inside. As I made foot fall on the snowy peak of the mountain I slowly made my way forward, sad but at the same time happy I had such an amazing time. Walking forward though, I saw it. Amongst the white snow, a slight glimmer, there sat the player in the white robe, waiting for me, just like at the pillar, wanting to finish the game hand in hand, together at the same time.
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My last play through (probably 3rd or 4th time playing) I had gone through all the levels and finally made it to the snow/ice level with the same person but had to quickly take a break to let my boyfriend who was back from work back into the building since I had the keys.
I sat my character down for about 5-6 minutes and as I left I saw my companion sit down with me. When I came back they were gone, but I finally caught up with them near the end which involved a lot of chirping before finally heading to the last level together. I loved that they initially waited & even when they left, I managed to find them again in time to finish the journey.