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SpOOK Dec 31, 12
I really enjoyed this, but there isn't enough content, imo, to seriously consider for goty. Not with that list.
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kuje Dec 31, 12
quote A Person
I really enjoyed this, but there isn't enough content, imo, to seriously consider for goty. Not with that list.
GOTY is judged by how good a game is not how long.
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SpOOK Dec 31, 12
When I said "enough content", I wasn't necessarily referring to length. Wasn't at all. In fact, I thought the game was exactly the right length for its type. Flowed nicely, too.
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nnnddd101010 Dec 31, 12
I wouldn't say it was my GOTY...but Journey was an incredible experience. The graphics and music are great, but the novelty of a multiplayer where you can't talk or communicate in conventional ways can't be beat. You really get attached to your companion, even though you don't even know their PSN name until the end.
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THM Dec 31, 12
quote A Person
I really enjoyed this, but there isn't enough content, imo, to seriously consider for goty. Not with that list.
Not enough content? Too short, right???
Some say this game has the best music ever...Haven't tried it yet though....
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upmagic Dec 31, 12
This game deserves the win, I have other favorites that I would nominate but I wouldn't take any offense to seeing Journey take the award.

And what does "content" mean in this discussion anyway? Journey is everything it wanted to be, but it's ineligible because it's short compared to action games or RPGs?
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SpOOK Dec 31, 12
quote THM
Some say this game has the best music ever...Haven't tried it yet though....
The soundtrack is fantastic.

A better word for me to use would have been substance. It's everything it wanted to be, but imo, it's a very shallow game. I'm not attacking the game, that's just how I see it.

But I still don't get why content automatically = length to some.
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upmagic Dec 31, 12
'Content', or 'value', are usually words people use in discussing length. Not your fault, but just how I read it.

As for substance, hey, Journey is hardly a deep game and I'll agree with that. It's just very professionally put together, and scripted to perfection. It's a simple game with a simple message, unlike many indie games that try rather hard to be something more than they actually are. It shows how much a team can accomplish when their mechanisms, visuals, and music act in agreed unison. It's quite the experience, though I hardly think it deserves as much analysis as some give it.
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SpOOK Dec 31, 12
It is a very well-put together game, I'll definitely give it that. All of the points you made are very true imo. I wish the live arcade had games like this and Flower, more artsy stuff, but hey, not up to me... It can be decently long too, depending on one's pacing.

And content refers to an inclusive collection, in this case. It has absolutely nothing to do with relative length, in any case.
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oni_hero Jan 1, 13
It's a great game, but honestly it is in company that I enjoyed more. Not taking anything away from the game, I just enjoyed and felt I got more value from other games on this list. Walking Dead, Far Cry 3, and Assassin's creed 3 and Dishonored I would rank above it as the four that most stand out to me. Not sure why though.
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SpartanNinja Jan 1, 13
Journey deserves a spot on this list definitely.
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Kayla Jan 4, 13
It's a must have experience. The part in which you are in the snow, you hear the cold wind, the crunch of the footsteps... wow, it made my hands chill.

The perfect length as to play it in one go and have the sensation that you've been transported to a whole new magical world. I'll play it again and again, I'm sure.
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