Nope, I solo'd it, as I couldn't connect to the PSN for some bizarre-o reason.
Wow man. I normally agree with alot of your views, but i'm surprised by this. Each to there own. I loved journey, a game of the gen contender for me. Did you have anyone join your game?
I wholeheartedly agree that Crysis is complete piss. Bored me to absolute tears.
Anyway, I've just started (and finished) Journey (PS3).
+ Great art design and graphics.
+ Equally good soundtrack.
- The actual gameplay. There's absolutely fuck all to do. It's a glorified tech demo to be honest.
I think the only reason this game scored highly is because it reeks of the hipster, 'cool to love the indie games, man' brigade. It's barely a fucking game, for crying out loud. Hold forward, occasionally tap X, sometimes circle, complete game. 4/10
Which brings me to thatgamecompany's other 'games' (Flower and flOw) which came as part of the Journey Collector's Ed disc. You waggle the Sixaxis, something vague and 'emotional' happens. Total horseshit of the highest order.
Thank Christ I picked these up on disc so I can resell them ASAP, absolute dung. 0/10.
All I found was some (admittedly) wonderful art direction and music to carry the near non-existent gameplay.
I think I'm one of those people for whom gameplay is always king, and when I look at all my fave games for this gen, 9/10 are heavily gameplay/mechanics driven. I'll take worthy mechanics + high score table every day over a story or setting.
Probably doesn't help that my love life is in ribbons since lunchtime today, so I'm probably in cynical auld bugger mode right now.