The famous success of PlayStation 3 Journey has finally arrived at the App Store.
It has a soundtrack nominated for the Grammy Awards and a truly spectacular setting in desert areas, with graphics that take full advantage of that environment. It is possible to play with another person (paired through Game Center), but it is not allowed to communicate with her by words nor is her name known.
Now that we have plenty of graphic power in the GPU of an iPhone or iPad (it is a Universal App) to run games with a graphic level that equals or exceeds that of a PlayStation 3, we can say without any fear of being wrong that the conversion is Very good, if not identical to the game in its version for PS3.
The game begins with the protagonist in a desert, dressed in very long clothes, and a single point of reference: A mountain on the horizon. That way is where you meet another of the online players, although it is not possible to know their age or gender at any time. The two players can help each other overcome the challenges that arise during their trip, but they cannot communicate in any other way with each other.
During the trip the player will have to discover details of the history of the place, enhancing his abilities such as longer jumps, and collecting pieces of cloth that allow more time to float during them.
You can download Journey from the App Store for only $4.99 . Fortunately, it doesn’t have any integrated payments – that low price is all you’ll have to pay for the complete game for iPhone and iPad. There should be more games with this business model now so forgotten in the world of free to play and integrated payments that this has become of playing on a smartphone.