The Journey Down: Chapter One

SkyGoblin, BlitWorks

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
75
Top Critic Average
57%
Critics Recommend
Based on 7 critic reviews
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The Journey Down: Chapter One

Rating Summary

Based on 7 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

57%

Critics Recommend

Based on 7 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4May 30, 2018
Xbox OneMay 30, 2018
PCJan 9, 2013
Nintendo SwitchJun 21, 2018

Developer: SkyGoblin

Publisher: BlitWorks

Genre: Adventure

In a shady corner of Kingsport Bay, at the outskirts of St Armando, Bwana and his trusted sidekick Kito struggle to make ends meet at their run-down gas station. Little do they know that they are about to be thrown into a spine-tingling adventure that will take them far from home and right into a twisting plot of corruption and danger.

In the first chapter of The Journey Down, the search for a lost journal leads to forgotten secrets of the mysterious Underland. Follow Bwana and Kito as they puzzle their way forward and begin to uncover the true fate of their long lost father, Captain Kaonandodo.

The Journey Down is a classic point-and-click saga in with an Afro-Caribbean twist. Get ready to embark on an epic journey of laughs and brain-teasing adventure!

Features
* A twisting tale of intriguing adventure
* Tons of hand-painted environments
* An all original jazzy reggae soundtrack
* A fully voiced cast (English)
* HD art and animations
* English and German subtitles

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Pure Nintendo

8.5 / 10.0
Trevor Gould

The Journey Down: Chapter One is surprisingly involved for a smaller introduction of a larger tale. The story is easy to follow, but definitely has its share of surprises. It's a fulfilling download, and refreshing in that it can successfully imitate in the true sense what made point and click graphic adventures great to begin with.

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Impulsegamer

3.5 / 5.0
Impulsegamer

As a point and click adventure fan I fully recommend this to those who are fans of the genre. The unique settings, the loveable cast of characters and return to the glory days of puzzle solving makes the game a real joy. While it takes a while for the story to build and the characters to evolve the payoff is worth it, and you will want to see the story through to its conclusion.

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Cubed3

7 / 10
Rudy Lavaux

The Journey Down: Chapter One limits itself to simply laying down the premise of a promising narrative but, unfortunately, limits itself to just that and is altogether over fairly quickly. It does nothing else wrong in terms of gameplay or presentation, though, even if the choice of character art is a bit out of left field and hard to adjust to, at first. Player interactions with the humorous plot and colourful cast of NPCs are what build the sympathy towards Bwana, the protagonist, and his companions. Here's hoping that the one thing that falls a bit short here builds up more in the sequels.

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PS3Blog.net

EdEN
80%
PS3Blog.net

The Journey Down: Chapter One is a great start to the trilogy. You'll have a lot of fun during the 2-3 hours it will take you to complete it, and by then you'll be more than ready to dive into the next chapter to see where the story takes Bwakna, Kito and the rest of the cast. Luckily the wait won't be long since the second chapter has just released on Nintendo Switch, with the third one right around the corner!

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