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Journal Is An Adventure About Relationships, Not Puzzles

By Nathan Grayson on April 6th, 2013.

I wonder if incidences of seasonal affective disorder are higher in a world where the sun is just a giant coffee stain.

Journal screams intrigue. Not physically, of course. That wouldn’t make for a particularly fun game and would also be existentially horrifying. It does, however, have quite a few tantalizing highlights nestled within its crisp, comfortingly musty pages. For one, Kairo creator¬†Richard Perrin’s on dev duty, but this time around, he’s eschewing gloriously abstract puzzles in favor of the most stultifying brain-bender of them all: human relationships. The adventure, whose story is being penned by¬†Melissa Royall, is about “the difficulties and responsibilities of childhood.” A game starring children who aren’t on a quest to save the world from whomever burned down their village and might be an allegory for the Christian incarnation of god? Will wonders never cease?

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