"So eventually, we have the arc. And we had very good indication, because doing a final playtest, 25 people played, and 3 of them had tears in their eyes. So, we know it's finally there".
- Jenova Chen, 2013 D.I.C.E. Keynote speech
This is something that has interested me for a long time, so I thought it's finally time to post this poll.
I divided it into 4 options, and you can choose which one describes the highest emotional reaction you ever had playing Journey. Be honest.
I'm curious for the result...
I myself never actually cried or teared up during Journey, but I'm generally someone who never does this during movies. There are exactly two movies out there that ever made me tear up a little bit, and that's it. When it comes to entertainment in general, I guess I'm just kind of an unemotional person.
However, I still got a strong emotional reaction, especially when I played it for the first time. It was this "lump in your throat" feeling that held on to me for a long time after I've played the game. That's the most a game ever got me.
And besides, to this day, even on my 100st or so Journey, soaring into the sky at the end of the snow level still sends chills down my spine EVERY TIME. That's seriously remarkable.