Perhaps the only blemish, then, is the character design. The twosome don't really match up with the art style they're walking through; their depictions look simplistic compared to what's around them. However, they don't take away from what is a pleasant — if a bit too basic — adventure you could get through in an afternoon.
Voyage marks a mostly successful debut for Venturous Games. A lack of variety in puzzles is only briefly felt, thanks to concise runtime. The sluggish movement may look better than it feels, but a strikingly beautiful and vibrant world makes Voyage worth experiencing.
Voyage is a very good 2D cinematic puzzler that is a must have for anyone in love with the genre. It's even good enough to pull in some new fans as well.
Voyage is not going to challenge your brain, it won't make your palms sweat or give you a boost of adrenaline from snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. It doesn't last a hundred hours with half a dozen DLCs to keep you busy. It's just a pretty and moving game that will keep you entertained for a couple of hours. It's not pretending to be anything else and it's all the better for it.
Voyage is a short and simple cinematic game wrapped up in enthralling visuals, best played with a friend, a controller, and lots of (initial) patience.
Voyage is a beautiful cinematic adventure game and a good first start for developer Venturous. While I enjoyed my short time with it I wish it had a bit more variety to the gameplay, lasted a bit longer, and let the characters move a bit faster. You should also be prepared to figure out everything on your own whether it be the story or how to play. If you’re OK with all that then you’ll find an enjoyable world to explore in Voyage either alone or with a local friend.
Voyage is an indie game for all ages that’s worth a trip if you’re looking for casual exploration in a stunningly beautiful 2D world. It’s unfortunate that the title can be finished so quickly and is occasionally tedious, but the journey is still pretty nice while it lasts.
Your adventure will only last a few short hours, but the length feels right as anything much longer would start to get tedious. If you’re looking for something beautiful and relaxing, check out Voyage.
Voyage is a pleasant little journey with fantastic music and superb art direction. But with little to do, it isn’t much of an actual video game. While Voyage can be a fun experience, it isn’t worth the current asking price. Those interested in the PlayStation 4 version should wait for a major sale or potential future giveaway.
Voyage is a wonderful piece of art that will wow you visually and sonically at every turn. It’s the gameplay that sadly holds it back from greatness. An awesome debut, Venturous are a developer to watch.
Voyage is a good little game that's worth discovering. The game aims to be a simple and relaxing experience in a very artistic settings. To that extent, we can say that it delivers. However, the simplicity is not for everyone and some players will not like this lack of challenge. Voyage is unfortunately very short and would have deserved other environments with other puzzles. I recommend you try it when you want to sit down, relax and not think too much.
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With the wonderful growth of narrative games, experience-games, cinematic-games... You name it! In these years of independent releases, Voyage is not going to surprise you with its premise. And neither will it in its execution. Its values are a meritorious artistic performance, and offering that trip in a local cooperative, now also on all the consoles that are still alive. Whoever travels alone -as has been my case- will see faults, will not see more things, although the end of the adventure will be worthwhile. But whoever does it accompanied, will be two hours of their own for both people, giving even more meaning to what we do not see when we are alone.
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Voyage is a touching and heartfelt cinematic puzzle adventure title. Can you work together to solve the haunting mystery? Explore a bizarre and surreal world and uncover the many secrets it holds. This is one indie title that stands out from its peers, even if it is painfully short.
Voyage is, simply put, a superb experience. From its meaningful score through to the passion-filled hand-painted scenery; the characters therein, and the overarching mysteries of the crash and the planet natives, it is exceptional in its execution. The game is masterful in how it relies on player interpretation to tell its story as well – something rather unique to this indie title! While the puzzles are almost non-existent, the game still manages to induce all of the necessary emotions while players make their way through the various and gorgeous levels. As far as cinematic experiences go, Voyage has undoubtedly set the bar wonderfully high.
Voyage is a videogame canape – a delicious morsel of an experience that looks incredible and puts a smile on your face while it lasts. With gorgeous hand-painted environments and sweet animations backed up by an impressive yet subtle score, I thoroughly enjoyed my few hours trekking through the alien lands. While the gameplay doesn’t amount to much more than steering left and right, and the puzzles a simple collection button pushing, Voyage punches well above its weight and offers an enjoyable narrative experience that only asks you to use a little interpretation along the way.
I recommend this as a great chilled experience to share with another gamer. Togetherness is more important than ever these days so make the most of the ability to hug each other in-game whenever possible and enjoy this strange voyage.
Whilst being a short game at just over two hours, I found it very enjoyable, relaxing, and fulfilling. Voyage is an excellent game to unwind after a busy day and I am very interested in the game’s soundtrack as most of the tracks put me into a very chilled mood as I played.
I finished Voyage (twice) with more questions than answers, but it was a captivating, gorgeous adventure of which I enjoyed every second. Although I had a lot of fun playing on my own, I think playing with a friend would enhance the experience immensely, as there’s a lot to discuss immediately after the game ends. If you’re ready to be absolutely mesmerized and have about 2 – 4 hours to spare, there’s really no reason not to pick up Voyage.
Voyage invites us to dive into an incredible and beautiful world. The journey of two young people is serene and relaxing, and it is engaging to explore this exotic universe. The highlights are the hand-drawn visuals and the smooth, well-placed soundtrack - I enjoyed the various surreal locations in the game. However, the title disappoints by presenting a vague plot and limited interactions. In the end, Voyage is a short, enjoyable cinematic experience, but nothing more.
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