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Journey: Collector's Edition In the Works

Posted by Sammy Barker

Pack your bags

Sony has a little treat prepared for Journey, the best selling PlayStation Network title of all time. During a sizzle reel on its E3 live-stream, the publisher outed a title known as the Journey: Collector’s Edition.

The company’s keeping schtum about what the re-release might entail, but we’re assuming it’s going to be a retail product stacked to the brim with physical extras. We’d certainly be tempted to buy the game again if Sony threw an artbook and soundtrack into the equation. Would you?

[via psnstores.com]

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Stuffgamer1

#1

Stuffgamer1 said:

No, I would most certainly not. I felt burned spending $15 on that garbage, no WAY would I drop even MORE to add extra junk to the package.

Azikira

#4

Azikira said:

Only if it had like, a plush version of the wanderer or maybe a figurine. Or the plush I mentioned earlier <3

JonWahlgrenAdmin

#5

JonWahlgren said:

If it's under $30 I'd get it in a heartbeat cuz I'm still a sucker for physical media. Anything more than that and the goodies would have to be really convincing.

Stuffgamer1

#6

Stuffgamer1 said:

@get2sammyb and @ShogunRok: I knew that would be an unpopular statement, but my opinion stands. Throughout the entire experience, short though it was, I was generally confused and developed a massive headache. Wandering around large, mostly empty environments trying to figure out where to go or what to do isn't my idea of fun. Due to not having read up too much on the game beforehand (a habit of mine so as not to spoil games, ESPECIALLY artistic ones), I didn't even really know at first that the other people I was running into were, in fact, actual people. I was following them around trying to figure out their purpose, and some of them were making no attempt to stay near me whatsoever, which feels like a big burn when you think you're following AI designed to lead you somewhere. Then they just VANISH and you're all "what the heck just happened?"

SilentJ

#7

SilentJ said:

I'm still waiting for a price drop though it probably won't happen any time soon.

rjejr

#8

rjejr said:

Just watched the sizzle today on PS3 and this caught my eye as I've only played the demo but it was fun. Not $15 fun though.
Did they play the whole sizzle during the press conference, I liked this video more than anything I can remember. It renewed my hope for PS3 family fun. Wonderbooks is not family fun, LBPKarting and Battle Royale and Sly are.

NathanUC

#9

NathanUC said:

@Stuffgamer1 While I don't feel exactly the same as you, I do feel it's slightly over rated and that $15 is a bit too much. It was short, different, and interesting, but I think a lot of the 'emotion' from expectations and not actual game play not to mention complete lack of replay value in my opinion. It was no where near a bad game, but I felt it would have been the same experience to watch it in a video compared to actually playing it. It was fun creating my own little language with my partner though :P

ThreadShadow

#10

ThreadShadow said:

Probably a retail release with some physical goodies. I just finished Flower and will soon play Journey. Looking forward to it.

I wonder what thatgamecompany is up to right now...

odd69

#11

odd69 said:

Oh Yea, Journey was way overrated and highly over priced. Its a great game on its on merit and a great experiance, but people hyped this way to much, its not all that. I actually loved the exploring part, but an empty beautifull world does nothing for me. A little action in this game and i wouldnt be typing anything negative.

ShogunRokAdmin

#12

ShogunRok said:

My brain hurts reading these comments. Journey is one of the best games on PS3 - if not THE best exclusive.

Stuffgamer1

#13

Stuffgamer1 said:

@ShogunRok: Okay...would you care to back that statement up with evidence? We the detractors have been kind enough to do so, therefore it seems only fair for you to do likewise.

ShogunRokAdmin

#15

ShogunRok said:

@Stuffgamer1

Evidence? You mean personal opinion? I don't see how you can provide evidence as to why you don't like a game while someone else does. As for why I thoroughly enjoyed it;

I felt it was one of the most emotional and engaging games I've ever played on the PS3, even more so when I would play most of it with an anonymous partner. The review on this very site already says everything I can say about this game. I personally think it's as good an experience as Uncharted, or any other exclusive blockbuster on the PS3. I don't understand the 'this game is too short' argument - I've played through it about nine times in order to experience everything, get every trophy and help other newcomers finish the game all while wearing my glorious white cloak.

What really sets the game apart is its simplicity. I can't think of a more simple game that manages to convey so much emotion during gameplay, without even using a single line of dialogue throughout.

However, I can understand why it would divide opinions; any game like this always does. People who dislike it either don't have the patience to play it, or it simply isn't their type of game. For everyone else, I can't think of a reason not to own Journey.

That's about it really. As for actual 'evidence' as to why this game is good, you could easily look at the numerous perfect or near perfect scores it's garnered from just about every gaming site on the net, or look at the fact that it's one of the best selling PSN games of all time.

Stuffgamer1

#17

Stuffgamer1 said:

@ShogunRok: Sorry, I should've said explanation, not evidence.

I don't think the two camps of opinion on this game are ever going to understand each other's viewpoint, since it's all about a supposed "emotional impact" that some of us just didn't feel...does boredom count? :P

It's not like I'm generally against artsy games, either...I really liked Flower, for example. But Journey was a real disappointment for me.

Bassman_Q

#18

Bassman_Q said:

I should really get a PS3 for a chance to play this game... or maybe wait for a PS4 lol

Ginkgo

#19

Ginkgo said:

I really enjoyed journey an intend to play it again as there was so much that I didn't understand the first time through or only really began to get towards the end that it deserves a second go. It was an enchanting experience.

Having said that, I probably fall into the camp that thinks a lot of the comments/hype around this game are exaggerated. It wasn't THAT good. I can't agree for example that it is the best PS3 exclusive, or as good as something with a scope as large as Encharted etc. But I have believed for some time that the way we score games etc does not allow them to be compared. We simply mark them out of 10 for how well they achieve the goals the game sets out to archive. i.e. How good they are within their own genre and time/year. Is a mini that gets 9/10 better than a AAA title that gets 8/10?

What's more interesting to me is why some people loved this game so much, it clearly impacted them on an emotional level in ways that it didn't for others. When I think of some of the games I have been most emotionally involved with: Heavy Rain, Resistance 3 (weird but true) the pattern seems to be a father who loses everything, fighting to hold on and perhaps carve out some kind of meaningful existence from the train wreck of his life. Can't tell you how much I am looking forward to The Last of Us. As a father of 3 it is easy to see why these games resonate with me.

I am guessing that with Journey it is more of a spiritual connection. Searching, hoping for something greater beyond the daily grind. We all in many ways struggle to find our own path.

I may be just over analysing everything. Wouldn't be the first time...or probably the last.

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