I’m so sorry I couldn’t travel the second half of the game with you. It would’ve been lovely. We tried the ancient city glitch and I got stuck and tried chapter select to get with you again. But you were so gracious cheering me on up the multitude of times I failed getting up there. We also meditated at the sunset. You were a beautiful flyer and I hope you read this blog because I wanted to let you know you’re one of the better people I’ve played with. The companions met list didn’t list yours since I did chapter select. My PSN was Grey1293.
I used to take pictures using my phone of the Companions Met screen. It wasn’t until my boyfriend told me of the most WONDERFUL feature of the PS3:
It can be found on the Friends screen. You know, when you hit the home button on your controller when you’re in a game, or the menu you’re in when you first boot up your PS3. All the way to the right, the Friends menu tab thingy will show. When you scroll up, you’ll come across things like “Player Chat” “Add Player” “Player Block”, and you’ll also come across one called “Players Met.” This allows you to see any and all players who are not on your friends list already that you’ve run into on any of the games you’ve played. It also shows you the game in which you met them.
Now you no longer need to worry about missing out on companion’s PSN names!! Just check there when your Journey is over. Happy Journeying!
I played this game a few times before, got the white robe and everything. Last night was the first time I played it in a while. I took my time with everything and a lot of the journeyers I met were kind of confused by this. Haha I even forgot where some of the symbols were :p
Then came the snow covered mountain… I met a journeyer who had more patterns than me, but was in the red/brown robe. Its symbol was two backward c’s and two staircases facing each other. It looked like a smiley face to me. From that point on I was its protector, being white robed my scarf kept rejuvenating and being close to my partner kept its scarf healthy too. I chirped and it chirped and we made lots of music, different beats by taking different turns to chirp, sometimes getting it so that we chirped at the same time over and over. Mostly it felt like we were memorizing each other’s symbols, especially towards the end.
Anyway turns out my partner protected me too. It took me on a path hugging the cliff walls so that we didn’t have to sneak through the serpent field. It was a smart player, and when we got to resting stops with the historical murals we played around and did this funny jumping game and sat with each other for a long time.
The more we hung out the closer we stayed together, and when I almost got caught by a serpent my partner let out a huge chirp, and when my partner fell down during the windy area I freaked out too and followed it.
The colder it got and the weaker the chirps were the more we were both insistent on keeping up our chirps. I could see its head bob up and down even when it couldn’t actually chirp anymore. I did the same. My partner fell before I did; I was always behind because I felt so protective of it.
I was worried I wouldn’t see it again, that is why we kept chirping, so that if we meet we will recognize each other’s symbol.
We did meet above the clouds and we were both so happy! Sliding and flying with my partner was awesome fun. We hung out at the mouth of the mountain for a long time. The fact that we had different colors made it feel like opposites, like a guy and a girl. Intuitively I felt this whole time that it was a girl, and when we were close there’d be a faint red glow, sometimes a bright red glow, and after all of this, my partner and I walked towards the light.
My partner walked beside me, then walked away so that it made the shape of half a heart in the sand. I realized it and walked the other way so that I would complete the heart shape.
We stood there a long time, chirping and I got to say I was moved, really moved. It was love guys, in some acutely strange and mysterious way that experience was love: Being distant in the beginning, getting closer and closer until you don’t even want to finish the game because that means you can’t hang out with each other anymore. Until the very end we were together, chirping away.
I memorized her symbol, it was the last symbol and name to appear… and her name is KOMICHI86.
More than anything, I just want to thank the beautiful red cloaked KOMICHI86 for being with me, sharing such an unforgettable experience. Something real happened in an unreal videogame! <3
I’ve played Journey once and only once. Quite frankly, I’m not sure I’d want to again, just to preserve how special that single run was.
I remember it surprisingly clearly. I typically have a terrible memory for specific details, but not in this case.
I went through the first area alone, and I was impressed. The aesthetic and music were really appealing to me, and I thought that my experience would be ruled by that, but it would pale in comparison.
i was running about the second area, the one with the bridge, going about it in very procedural way. It was just another set of objectives, albeit pretty ones, at the time. I was crossing the bridge when I spotted him, a red blip across the map. I’d read about how much more impact the game had when played with another person, so I wasted no time in jumping down and running over to say hello.
He may have been a bit offset by how chirpy I was, I can’t tell, but he certainly was considerably quieter. After a bit of hopping around each other and a bunch of ecstatic notes from me, we set off together along the bridge.
I don’t think I could have had a more helpful partner, and I hope he could say the same about me. He showed me all kinds of hidden goodies (I didn’t know about the cloak system at the time, so I couldn’t have told you, but it must have been his third or fourth run), and I was happy to help him whenever needed.
The Sanctuary (I think that’s what it’s called. the underground one with the first flying machines) was a very interesting experience for me. To say I was disoriented would be an understatement, but my partner always seemed to know where to go, where to look for glyphs, and when to get out of Dodge. I must have been quite a nuisance with how hopelessly useless I was there, and yet we both persisted.
Everything continued per usual until we got to the snow sections, and that’s when I started to really value my partner. We’d both move together as close as possible to keep our scarves from deteriorating, and to keep a glow where it was otherwise bleak. At several points I had accidentally pushed him out of cover and into either a spotlight or the winds. I had no idea I could push him, I was just trying to stay nudged up against him! Sorry about that, if you read this.
We started slowing down as we trudged at the end through the snow. Throughout our whole adventure I’d been incredibly vocal, chirping whenever I met back up if we were separated and generally trying to be chipper, but as I realized that I couldn’t speak with the same strength… my heart sank. I mashed the button as we walked on until my symbol was barely even appearing above my head. He collapsed first, and me a second later. I thought it was the end.
But as the music started to swell, I realized it wasn’t, and I had never been happier! We both flew together, but I took a wrong turn mid-way through, misinterpreting the terrain for the path, while he’d gone the right way. After a few minutes of blundering about and finally finding my way back, I’d feared I’d lost him. he was nowhere in sight, and it hurt me like I didn’t know I could have been. I chirped as long and loud as I could during the final long flight.
And across the gap, on the platform, I heard a response. He’d waited for me when I feared he’d continue along. We danced and sang, and walked together into the light.
From one human being to another, I loved him. Loved him, and I didn’t know the slightest tidbit of info about them.
I was so glad I had memorized his symbol during the few times he did speak. I shot him a friend request shortly after.
So, daddy_tsang, if you see this…
Ranulf01 says hi.
So, I played Journey on my friend’s account, and after I went to bed, he received this message, from a white cloak I played with (if I remember right) But… Neither of us can read it xD And Google Translate isn’t much help! Anyone able to translate it? It would be very appreciated!
Also, my friend is going back home today, which means my last Journey was this morning (at least, until I get my own PS3). So I reset the save data to give myself a simple red cloak again. I played all the way through with a very cheerful first-time red cloak, and it was a lot of fun, sharing what others had shown me.
Thank you everyone who played with Kaizavair! I loved every Journey I took, and every companion I had~
I got a message back from one of my companions! I remember him so clearly; I showed him a lot of secrets and he always seemed so excited to find a new symbol or secret. He was so cute, and possibly one of the most wonderful companions I’ve had thus far. :D
I’ve been really addicted to Journey for about a week now (after about a month of not playing it at all) and fired it up again today with the intent of just derping around and exploring glitches. I flew around releasing all the cloth creatures at the Broken Bridge and passed a companion while flying around for the pieces of light. I flew up the bridge just for the pretty music (:’D) and then glitched my way to the next level. To be honest, I’ve only ever had two really great companions, and I was either separated from them or one of us was in a hurry and we didn’t really take the time to appreciate the game.
Once in the Pink Desert I looked around to see if my unmet companion had come through as well, but alas I was alone. So I began speedflying around, setting free the cloth creatures, looking at the pretty glyphs and saying hello to the flower. As I was headed back to get the first piece of light (to the right of the entry point) I heard someone chirp from behind. I turned as a white cloak surfed down the dune behind me and ran up to me, chirping wildly. They followed me to get the light pieces I needed and we headed to the tower together, flying around and chirping at cloth creatures.
We stayed together for the rest of the game, and every now and then they would calm me down if I got too hyper with speedflying. :’D
I tried saving the cloth creatures in the Tunnels by speedflying ahead but was only able to grab a few. :c My companion and I flew around the war machines, taunting them in a way, and finally zigzagged our way down to the wall of light. There my companion showed me the little tiny pieces of cloth jutting from the sand to the right. :’D
We began climbing the Tower without filling it but only got about halfway. But we did fly into the whale chamber and I’d never realised that the whale was flying in circles overhead! So we climbed up there and danced around with it for a bit, chirping happily before I fell off the edge of the chamber all the way to the bottom. oTL
Once we reached the snow level, we mostly flitted around on the breeze, chirping at frozen cloth and stopping at the healing cave to fly around for a spell. We continued on across the field where the war machines glided around, and my companion ran ahead just a bit too soon and got caught. ;_; I tried to jump in the way so we were at least even but the war machine ignored me.
Once we reached Apotheosis, we flew around aimlessly for quite a while, seeing how far we could climb upwards and gliding across the snow and sliding down the waterfall. I wasn’t sure if they wanted to proceed or not, so I jumped through the water curtain and flew up the rest of the level; once I reached the summit I sat by the edge and waited until they flew up as well, chirping happily. We drew hearts and spirals and zigzags in the snow on our way to the light.
And so my Journey story comes to a close; I have never met someone as patient and fun to fly with as you, Escaliel. You were willing to fly around and be a dork with me and didn’t try to push me onward. Our Journey together was one of the best I’ve ever had. c: Thank you!
When I first heard about Journey, it was because my brother introduced me to it. He lives a few hours away and we don’t get to see each other much. But we both have PS3s, so one day we decided to play together while talking on the phone.
It took as a few tries to find each other by the broken bridge, and we had to restart once because we got out of phase, or something.
But once we got together, it was wonderful. He showed me the hidden glyphs and we searched the desert together until we found the secret flower. We surfed through arches together. He guided me through the underground temple and showed me not to be afraid of the watchers. We met and played with the ancient ancestor in the tower level.
Once, we almost lost each other in the snow and spent several minutes chirping and yelling into the phone, trying to find each other.
When we got to the end of the snow, I cried as our bodies slumped down in the onslaught of the blizzard. He told me not to be sad.
And then we flew to the summit together. We spun and danced and sang together and went into the light, side by side.
During the last minutes, none of us spoke.
Even though I’m the older sister, he took me by the hand and showed me an amazing world, like a small child first discovering magic.
In past games, I usually tried to avoid other players because I’ve had many bad experiences. Thanks to my brother, I feel more confident now, and I’ve gone back into Journey several times (both as a red and as a white cloak) and helped others like he helped me.
Thank you, Ron.