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Original Journey

Rating Summary

Based on 7 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

59

Top Critic Average

29%

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Based on 7 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCAug 16, 2017

Developer: Bonfire Entertainment

Publisher: Another Indie

Genres: Action, RPG

Original Journey is a hand-drawn 2D action game with procedurally generated levels, mech armor, and a variety of sci-fi weaponry. On the edge of the universe there is a world that shouldn'™t exist. A world full of dangerous monstrosities, floating islands, and terrible secrets. Join the Ato, a race of space faring vegetation, as they attempt to uncover the secrets of Planet Shadow and harness its energy to save their dying home world. You're a rookie soldier in the Ato army under the command of legendary war hero Captain Colin. Your mission is desperate and dangerous, but the fate of your people depends on your success. Battle your way across the ever-changing surface of Planet Shadow, improve your skills, upgrade your gear, and discover the truth behind the Ato invasion. How far will one soldier go to save his people?
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Original Journey is, even with flaws, an enjoyable game. Its connection between a deep history and an amusing gameplay creates a satisfying experience that, with great aesthetics and good music, arises as an unexpected and positive surprise.

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Contrary to its name, Original Journey is far from an original adventure, offering little to motivate players to see its campaign through.

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Original Journey is a game that is perfect to pick up and play for small bits at a time even with the shortcomings it has.

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With its surreal visuals and quirky character design, Original Journey has little trouble drawing attention. Determining whether or not it can retain that attention will depend entirely on the player. On its own, the platforming and shooting aren't all that tightly designed. Relying on level-ups and gear to maintain interest only goes so far. Given a long enough period of time, most gamers will feel like they're just going through the motions.

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