As a long-time gamer, I have played many, many games. I never thought this medium could move me to tears. Well, Journey proved to me that simplicity is the best way to get a message across. And in the case of Journey, this message is clear: beauty, reflexion and in a weird way, friendship.
I have experienced the most awesome gaming session of my life with a total unknown who, having played the game before, gave me all the time in the world to let me explore. He guided me when I needed help and encouraged me all the way. He always waited for me and it was truly a unique experience. Video game can indeed be a powerful medium for something else than violence.
I urge you to try it out. Maybe we will find each other on the sandy dunes of this fantastic Journey. I know I will return many, many times.
Proud owner and supporter of the YAKUZA games!