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Old Man's Journey

Old Man's Journey review

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2 months ago

Feature: Music to your ears

The best game soundtracks you can listen to for free right now

Another month, another big video game publisher puts a great big dollop of video game music online for zero pennies. This time, it's Bandai Namco, who have just uploaded every single Tekken soundtrack onto Spotify because, well, apparently everyone loves Tekken. I've never partaken in a Tekken, but with track names like "Massive Stunner" and "Lonesome City Jazz Party 1st", I'm already 100% convinced the…

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12 months ago

Feature: All aboard

Have You Played… Old Man’s Journey?

I am neither old nor a man, but boy did Old Man's Journey hit me right in the feels. I never thought I'd have much in common with a rotund, white-haired fisherman living on top of a cliff in a sleepy seaside village, but let me tell you, underneath his jolly, Father Christmas facade and his 'awww, let's herd some sheep and take a nice…

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2 years ago

Feature: How its gorgeous scenes were made

State of the Art: Old Man’s Journey

Old Man's Journey [official site] caught my attention before release entirely on the strength of its aesthetic. It reminded me of board game illustrations, of children's books, of a particular Courbet painting, and of colour palettes remembered from trips to the sun-baked south of France. The game itself offered a touching tale told through environment and memory as an elderly man strapped on his rucksack…

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Feature: Listen now or be destroyed

Podcast: The RPS Electronic Wireless Show returns! Listen to us talk Far Cry 5, Prey and Old Man’s Journey

Hark! It's the sound of our sweet voices taking up an hour of your precious time. The RPS podcast of old, the Electronic Wireless Show, has returned in a fresh new body. We've got news, interviews and silly features, as well as some of the traditional idle chat. This week, Pip, Adam and I are chatting about Far Cry 5's "Last Supper" image, the recent…

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3 years ago

Feature: Silver sauntering

Old Man’s Journey review

Old Man's Journey [official site] is a beautiful and thoughtful mild landscape puzzler which is at its best when it focuses on tiny details or on strange delights. The interaction can meander into dullness but there are moments of melancholy beauty to be found and which are arresting enough that it makes the whole thing worthwhile. Here's Wot I Think:

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Old Man’s Journey sets out on May 18th

Even though I work with Alec and John and hear their tales daily, I still want to play Old Man's Journey [official site]. Unlike the mundane travels of those creaking codgers, who are no longer my employers and so can no longer fire me, this old man's journey is a wonderful journey of reflection through a beautiful landscape. It's a gentle story-o-puzzler with a picturebook…

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Hill-raiser: Old Man’s Journey demonstrates how to deform gorgeous terrain

Old Man's Journey [official site] is one of those games which caught my eye entirely because of the artwork. It reminded me of some boardgame artists I really like, as well as some charming French children's book illustrations I half-remember from my childhood. BUT! There's now an official gameplay trailer showing how you raise and lower hills to let the elderly man explore new parts…

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