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'Journey' As Ritual

An entire year has passed since I last played Journey, but the weathered ruins and scattered tombstones seem instantly familiar. I have come to this place as a pilgrim, transforming play into ritual.

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Discovering the Familiar in 'Journey'

Despite having reached the end of each journey, after the nomad shoots into the sky and lands back in the desert to begin anew, players are somehow still willing to pick up their controllers and travel across the familiar landscapes again.

Eric Swain
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Flower

The world of Flower becomes extremely closed off from one stage to another, because each level is merely a showcase for a new single mechanic without any regard to the previous level.

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