Never Alone looks like it will be a wonderful game. I love the art style and the story and gameplay look solid. I love these games that mix the best parts of Journey, Limbo and Brothers: Tale Of Two Sons.

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London To Brighton Train Journey Spanning 60 Years

In 1953 the BBC recorded a time-lapse video of the train journey from London to Brighton, in 1983 they revisited it and recorded it again as a comparison of the changes, in 2013 they have done it again. Its really interesting to see the changes in the landscape and infrastructure during the 60 years, and also the quality of video (even taking into account that the 2013 video looks low quality by today’s standards).

Check out the article over on PetaPixel for more information.

Journey Timelapse Painting

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SpoonfishLee has created a timelapse video for his painting of a character from Journey. I love that game (this has reminded me I should have another play-through!) a this is a really pretty image and an interesting video showing how it was made, as well as allowing people to download the brushes he used.

Check out the original image over on his DeviantART page.

And download the brushes here.

My Thoughts On My Journeys

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I just Transended in Journey to fully complete it, such a lovely game. It’s a beautiful idea with the way you explore the world with your fellow players without ever really knowing who they are. I would prefer it if there were more speaking gestures though so you could make conversation more easily. That said you still build up great relationships with your fellow travellers, to the extent that at the top of a big mountain that took 10minutes to climb my companion fell off. I was left with the dilema of continuing and being joined by a new companion or jump off and start the treck up the mountain again. I didn’t think twice and I jumped off. That is the beauty of the game, these companions/fellow gamers/friends/whatever can mean the world to you after only a few minutes of playing.

The sand, water/magic and snow physics are pretty amazing, the sunsets, haze and lighting are beautiful and the level design is well thought out.

It is easy to play through and have your own journey in a couple of hours, but to complete it and collect everything there are many more hour in it- even with a walkthrough.

It is also a game that will appeal to many catagories- young, old, casual gamers, hardcore gamers- due to the nature of the gameplay and the beauty of the graphics. There truely is something in it for nearly everyone.

Definitely a must play game, even if you have to play on a friends PS3.

I am looking forward to my next Journey with whoever is my new companion.