The Journey Down Chapter 2 Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on The Journey Down Chapter 2 by SkyGoblin. Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game for review purposes. Like all of my reviews, however, this doesn’t affect my thoughts and experiences with the game.
The Journey Down Chapter 2 is a point and click adventure game that continues the story of Bwana, Kito and Lina after their airplane crashes into the mist. The game begins with our heroes being rescued by a small eel fishing vessel that’s been lost at sea. The majority of the game takes place in the city of Port Artue which is only mentioned in Chapter 1.
Port Artue is a place full of corruption. Where the rich spend all their time at Club Temba and the poor (Misters) are left doing the work. Upon arrival in Port Artue they’re confronted by the police chief, Barlow. Bwana and Kito are arrested and Lina and her book are taken elsewhere.
In this chapter, the game engine has seen an upgrade and it renders Port Artue in beautiful fashion. The city is beautifully detailed and it still utilizes it’s hand drawn 2D/3D mixture to winning effect. The game also features a section with rain effects and the puddles of water shining on the ground are quite impressive. The lighting effects have also seen an upgrade and they really add to the atmosphere in many areas. The cinema’s lights are the most impressive I felt.
Much like the first game, this game features a superb soundtrack. This time it uses a more jazz oriented theme and it sounds amazing. It fits the city of Port Artue perfectly and it really adds to the atmosphere. There were quite a few really catchy songs in this game, including the main menu theme once it got going.
This chapter is also an hour longer than chapter 1 as well. I clocked in at 4.3 hours to completion. I completed Chapter 1 in 3.3 hours by comparison. The chapter features a large variety of puzzles and they’re always fun to solve.
Overall, The Journey Down Chapter 2 was a superb continuation to Bwana’s journey and I can’t recommend it highly enough. The game features a great story, an excellent soundtrack, gorgeous artwork, and a great cast of interesting characters. It’s a great game all around and it makes me excited to see how Bwana’s story will end in the final chapter.
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!