The Journey Down Chapter 1 Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on The Journey Down Chapter 1 by SkyGoblin. I received a copy of the game for review purposes. Like all of my reviews, however, this has no effect on my thoughts and experiences.
The Journey Down is an episodic point and click adventure game series. It follows a Jamaican man named Bwana and his friend, Kito. Chapter 1 revolves around Bwana making repairs to his father, Kaonandodo’s airplane after he is hired to fly an important person somewhere for a job. The story is often pretty humorous and the characters you meet along the way are all great as well.
The game revolves around solving inventory/item based puzzles and none of them are too difficult to solve. If you’re a veteran of point and click adventure games like myself, you shouldn’t have any trouble solving them. New players to the genre may find some of the puzzles somewhat tough to figure out, though. Mostly because it only gives you small hints as to how to solve each puzzle.
I was also really impressed by the game’s custom engine. The mixture of gorgeous 2D backgrounds with impressive 3D character models was great. Also, the cutscene animation was equally impressive and was incredibly well done.
I also found the voice acting and music to be really good as well. I especially found the main menu music to be incredibly catchy and there were many times where it got stuck in my head after playing the game.
Overall, chapter 1 of The Journey Down was a great introduction to the series and it’s characters. It was very entertaining and it reminded me of why I enjoy point and click adventure games so much. While the story was limited to a single area, it’s characters were all unique and it’s world was beautifully designed. It’s a great, short adventure and I highly recommend checking it out.
Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks. I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers (Kyo Akiara) out!
The Journey Down Chapter 1$8.99
Features of Interest
- Beautiful Art/Character Designs
- Great Soundtrack
- Great Cast of Characters
- Entertaining Story
- Good Voice Acting
- Takes Place In A Single Area
- Not A Lot of Replay Value
- Puzzles Were On The Easy Side (Not really a con, just worth mentioning)