Usually when I play Journey I’m a little impatient so I always use the while robe but I always make sure to stick with any one that needs a bit of help and never go ahead of them. When I meet white robes they always tend to speed ahead of me since they know how to fly faster. One play through I was trying to help a red robe but they left at the end of the third area. Just as I was about to finish the fourth area, I met another white robe. When we got to the end of that stage he showed me how to get to a glitch area that was out of bounds and we both just sat there and admired the scenery. After we went back as we were going through the play through he allowed me to stop every once in a while and sit down to admire the scenery, which I didn’t do often because I tend to not want to lose my companion so I always try to keep up. But this companion was the first to ever let me truly admire the beauty of the game
Thank you Arturo_racer for the great journey.
Today I met this little white guy, shortly after the prolog in the desert. Actually I wanted to get some new trophies without any disturbance. But for some reason I didn’t want to forsake him and so I followed him. (he obviously was an expert) Not only did he help me to get some trophies, no, he also showed me some awesome new stuff. I can’t recall for how long we played together, but throughout the whole journey I felt like walking with a friend. I can’t explain it. You meet a random person online. You can’t really communicate with each other. You don’t know who it is. And yet you feel strangely comfortable. It’s surreal. I felt more loved than in my real life. The parting was the saddest thing and I had to hold back tears - it was intense. I didn’t want it to just stop. I didn’t want to lose my friend. So I just clicked around like a madman, running in circles. And then he drew a heart in the snow. This little kind gesture made my whole day. Of course I drew one as well. Together we walked into the bright nothingness and disappeared.
Personally, this experience lifted and broke my heart at the same time. I appreciate our journey and remember it with an eye full of joy and with one swollen from tears. It has been a real pleasure walking with you! I’d rather be back there again with you my friend than in this rotten place.
I won’t touch this game for a pretty long time I guess. Simply because of you and this journey. It just wouldn’t feel right. But maybe I am just too emotional.
Thank you & I love you!
So I just read through the submission that someone made here about a “bad partner” and it sounds uncannily similar to a Journey I went on. But that is neither here nor there. If it was in fact myself who caused this person to have a bad journey, I apologise.
It got me thinking about how people perceive their journey. I think we can all agree that there are certain journeys that stick with you and others that, while being great, are not variant enough from the standard to stand out. I do remember one journey that pretty much unfolded like the “bad partner” journey. I met someone at the broken bridge and from the onset, they seemed extremely disinterested in partnering up with me. Im not sure if it was because I had a white robe but only two playthroughs (i’d deleted all my PS3 data so I went through once and got my white robe again) but I felt like I was being given the equivalent of the cold shoulder. It was quite jarring, because I find that partners are usually just as excited to see me as I am them. Im probably a bit annoying in that I chirp a lot and run circles around my partners but it’s the only way I can see to display my happiness in the game!
Now this is where journey and real life can relate to each other. I tried to make the other person like me. I basically inflicted myself upon them. I waited for them when they were making it quite obvious that they didn’t want me to. My mode of playing is to never leave behind a partner, but I guess that only works when you have a willing partner! So after a few instances where it was made quite clear that I wasn’t wanted as a partner, I did something that I shouldn’t have.
I went out of my way to be annoying. Like, really annoying. At every point where this person would sit down or try get away from me, I would run circles around them and chirp like crazy or fly off. I would let them think i’d gone and then reappear, chirping and wrapping my scarf around them. I guess it was my way of dealing with what I perceived as rejection. I was laughing my head off at their obvious annoyance, just waiting for them to disconnect. Bu they never did. It was the most hilarious and shallow game of Journey I have ever played. Hence why I didn’t feel guilty when I sat down near the end of the game and went to make tacos.
It was the only truly terrible journey i’ve been on. It’s so easy to form a close bond with your partners in Journey because everyone is on a level playing field. There are no preconceptions about people, no outside influences, no judgement. I guess that’s why that Journey stuck with me. I’ve never played a game of Journey before where someone managed to actively express their disdain for me. For someone to be able to convey that feeling using just an expressionless figure and a chirp is very powerful and telling of how this game uses emotion so effectively to get its message across. 99% of the time, it’s wonder at how something so simple can make you feel so happy. I guess this was the 1% of the time when the converse happened.
tonight was my first attempt at helping out a red cloak while wearing the white cloak and i failed abysmally. I FEEL LIKE THE MOST PATHETIC SENPAI. we met up in the underground area, i was just messing around but i thought it was really cute when they showed up and chirped nonstop! so i tried leading them through and showing them all of the glyphs i could.
when we got to the tower, i missed one of the glyphs for them but couldn’t find it for some reason… i felt so bad. :( i did show them the ancestor creature at the bottom which was cool since it was my first time unlocking that trophy myself.
and then in the snow area i fell off a bridge because i got distracted and we had to start from the bottom. they were so cute to be willing to do that over for me. i fell off another ledge later on, and they dropped down to join me. honestly they were looking out for me as much as i was looking out for them. i’m sorry i’m the clumsiest, most forgetful white cloak ever. it was my first time trying to take the lead haha. thanks for being so adorable and patient!
Oh, yes, you’re right! Which makes sense, since that is where the Guardians are.
I’ve been on a lot of journeys.
I prefer to play in a red cloak, though I’ve gotten all the glyphs as well as all the murals. A red cloak matches my play style a little better. I like to treat every journey like it’s all brand new; just because I’ve seen it before, doesn’t mean it’s any less beautiful. I’m also a very clumsy player - something about Journey’s camera controls just make me bump into everything hahaha.
Because of this, I end up getting left behind a lot, I get hung up on things when flying and fall a lot, and I’ll have four or five companions by the end of my journey. Often I arrive at the end alone.
3/25/2014 I met someone also in a red cloak within the pink desert. We greeted each other exuberantly, and we flew to every fallen guardian to let out the cloth creatures, keeping each other aloft the whole way. We soared straight to the top of the tower where the guardians are constructed with each other’s help.
This companion took the lead and showed me to glyphs and hidden places, a couple of which I’d forgotten how to get to myself.
They guided me to the glyphs in the underground area, and showed me to the flOw creature and the hidden room there.
When we found a mural or an ancestor statue, rather than sing out, we would each stand to one side and activate it just by getting close to the stone posts.
My companion was very vocal and always flying - quite opposite of me. But they got me to do both, and we would sing and fly together. It was a lot easier to fly without getting caught on things, and without falling, when they were right beside me keeping me aloft.
When we arrived at the base of the mountain they were chirping the whole time as I walked close at their side to keep us warm. We arrived at the icy field that the guardians patrol, where the wind howls roughly, keeping your scarf bare and you grounded. My companion led me along the valley wall to a protected cavern, where a hidden mural I had completely forgotten was.
We stood to either side of it and activated it.
For just a little longer we lingered in the protective shelter of the cave, before moving forward, dropping down back into the snowy field, exposed to the elements and the guardians.
Then suddenly, there in the howling wind and half blinded by snow, my companion sat down, and faded away.
For a moment longer I remained there. Then I turned and faced the wide open field before me.
I don’t often finish my journeys with a companion. I met no one else for the rest of the way, and this time I was glad for it. I completed this journey alone.
Here’s to you Patch_Japan. Our brief time spent together was good, and I enjoyed every moment of it. Companions like you make a perfect game even better. The heart I drew in the snow on the mountain’s peak was for you.
Ahh yes, I made this as a pictoral version of my version of “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” which you can find here. I’m quite pleased with this. ;u;
I’ve been playing Journey alot recently, and I decided to make a few character concepts (created from mine and my friend’s OCs); obviously its not aimed towards the embroidery or symbols, because it was more focused on the characters themself. Meh.