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Journal review

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6 years ago

Feature: Dealing With The Impossible

How The Death Of Richard Perrin’s Father Led To Journal

Journal is the latest game from Richard Perrin, creator of brilliant abstract puzzle/madness-fest Kairo. It's also absolutely nothing like Kairo - at least, on a surface level. Journal is the story of a young girl lost in a temple of trials that's perhaps even more desolately lonely than Kairo's cavernous halls: growing up. It's an adventure about human relationships, but even with that in mind,…

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7 years ago

Journal Is An Adventure About Relationships, Not Puzzles

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…

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