I recently played this game again... but really I played it for the first time. I've played the demo version dozens of times and watched friends play it many more times than that. A few days ago, I was able to play it myself all the way to the end for the first time.
Along the way, I encountered another player that showed me the way. I stayed with them the whole way through. I got lost a couple times searching around, but they got me to the end in one piece. That final moment, that final ascent, it's beautiful, but it's even more so with a companion. Whoever that was, thank you, friend. Glad we crossed paths.
OKAY. ART REVIEW TIME.
This feels very authentic to the Journey experience. Love the way that shadows are played in this composition. The painted aesthetic is done exceptionally well here. As beautiful as the source material, may well be some of the best work on this sight. Stellar, outstanding, well done.