Genre: Point-and-Click Adventure
Summary: Bwana and Kito are the attendants of the Gas n' Charter, a financially unstable gas station with a debt to the Armando Electric Company. The appearance of Lina, a woman seeking to expose the taboo surrounding the forbidden Underland, provides the duo with the opportunity needed to rid their debts
- Voice acting is mostly superb.
- The overall writing is good but requires suspension of belief due to the wacky and off-hand nature of several characters.
- The models and designs of the game's characters and stages are impressive.
- The animation is smooth and the protagonist, Bwana, moves at a good speed.
- Some behind-the-scenes extras are available upon completion of the game
- The plot is plain with doses of cliché story elements, should present the main plot in a light-hearted manner to match the rest of the game
- The cutscenes, interactive segments, and screen transitions suffer from slight drops in frame rate, which also ruin the lip-synching.
- The game explicitly tells the player puzzle solutions.
- The majority of the puzzles have absurd solutions, which match the tone of the game, but are unintuitive.
- There is no shortcut for window mode.
The Journey Down is refreshing; a game with polish and a sense of vibrancy in its characters and setting, however, the puzzles need more work. As of now, it's hard to recommend the game to others, but the potential of the series has me looking forward to the next chapter.