The first chapter in the tree part The Journey Down saga, a classic point-and-click series with an Afro-Caribbean twist. Get ready to embark on an epic journey of laughs and brain-teasing adventure!
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Data di rilascio: 9 gen 2013
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"Nice adventure game with a unique look."

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9 marzo

TJD2 wins best music 2014

Chapter Two of The Journey Down has won Best Music 2014 at the annual Aggies awards over on Adventuregamers. Go Simon, your music lives on! :D

TJD2 was also nominated for best traditional adventure game of the year, which is something that makes us very proud, considering how very, very awesome 2014 has been for point and click adventures. Check out the full list of awards and nominess here.

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"Inventory puzzles, minor theft, and mischief will make any adventure game fan feel right at home, while the use of macabre masks and black African themes and characters make it feel fresh."
8/10 – Destructoid

"A short but vibrant indie adventure that far exceeds the quality of many full-blown retail games."
4/5 – Adventure Gamers

"All in all, The Journey Down is a fine bit of point and clickery, with a good script, solid puzzles and a fantastic sense of style."
87% – The Indie Game Magazine

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In a shady corner of Kingsport Bay, at the outskirts of St Armando, Bwana and his trusted sidekick Kito struggle to make ends meet at their run-down gas station. Little do they know that they are about to be thrown into a spine-tingling adventure that will take them far from home and right into a twisting plot of corruption and danger.

In the first chapter of The Journey Down, the search for a lost journal leads to forgotten secrets of the mysterious Underland. Follow Bwana and Kito as they puzzle their way forward and begin to uncover the true fate of their long lost father, Captain Kaonandodo.

The Journey Down is a classic point-and-click saga in with an Afro-Caribbean twist. Get ready to embark on an epic journey of laughs and brain-teasing adventure!

Requisiti di sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP 2+, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor:1.8 GHz CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Direct X 9.0c compatible video card
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows XP SP 2+, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor:1.8 GHz CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Direct X 9.0c compatible video card
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:Snow Leopard, Lion
    • Processor:1.8 GHz CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 1.4+ compatible video card
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Snow Leopard, Lion
    • Processor:1.8 GHz CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 1.4+ compatible video card
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor:1.8 GHz CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 1.4+ compatible video card
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
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4 persone su 4 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 4 maggio
Non posso che consigliare questo titolo per almeno una ragione: la chiara volontà di seguire le orme lucasartiane, evidentissime in più aspetti, ma anche di dare al gioco una sua personale identità. L'aspetto grafico sembra rifarsi a quello scelto nel restauro dei primi due Monkey Island ma con un tocco più noir simile alla Gotham City di Batman o alla Anderville di Tito Faraci; come i personaggi di Grim Fandango prendevano l'aspetto delle tipiche "calaveras" messicane, quelli di Journey Down scelgono quello delle maschere africane aborigene; la musica ben fatta ed eseguita è molto simile in qualità e temi a quella dei maestri Peter McConnell e Michael Land ma con elementi marcatamente reggae e blues (musiche "nere" per eccellenza); enigmi classici e anche simpaticamente ironici verso gli enigmi di ultima generazione come i"puzzle", noti per la loro reputazione contrastata tra i più accaniti avventurieri.
In questo primo capitolo la storia regge il suo ruolo lo stretto necessario ma le cose cambiano nel secondo capitolo....IN MEGLIO !
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3 persone su 3 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 24 aprile
Avvertenza: pur essendo il gioco sottotitolato in INGLESE (unica lingua disponibile), i sottotitoli scorrono veloci e non si possono rallentare o fermare, per cui chi non conosce bene tale lingua perde molto nella comprensione dei dialoghi, e in una adventure questo è un difetto fondamentale. Altro 'difetto': la brevità, dato che questo è solo il primo capitolo dei tre previsti, secondo la moda attuale delle adventure a episodi. Questa moda a me non piace molto, perchè c'è sempre il pericolo di lasciarci, alla fine del gioco, con una sensazione di irrisolto: una cosa è, per es., la serie di Broken Sword o di Monkey Island, dove una puntata è esaustiva, conclusiva, ed un'altra cosa è, per es, Shadows on the Vatican o, appunto, questa adventure, dove la fine della puntata tronca di netto la trama.
L'adventure è carina, caratterizzata da personaggi nonchè da atmosfera di ispirazione afro-caraibica. Gli enigmi sono stimolanti e non difficili. La grafica di buon livello, molto colorata, in accordo con il sapore canzonatorio e scanzonato che permea tutta l'adventure. Le musiche di sottofondo, anche esse in tema, accompagnano lo svolgersi della trama e non affaticano. La trama è buona, ma, essendo questo primo capitolo dei tre previsti molto corto, non ha il tempo di svilupparsi. Come regola mia generale, a prescindere da tutti gli altri aspetti, dò valutazione negativa per tutti i videogiochi per i quali la lingua è importante e che hanno un inglese problematico da comprendere: per tale motivo consiglio di aspettare magari una successiva ipotetica traduzione in italiano.
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 19 aprile
Well, i won it in a raffle and was a great surprise. Very well done, very greatr humor. It will remember you Monkey Island, and some tear probably will fall for the emotion
Btw i admit also that the chapter one probably is too short for the full price. If you can have it in sale (or for free as me) give it a shoot: it will not disappoint you!
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18 persone su 18 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 23 giugno
This title really surprised me with how well it was made. I came in having no expectations. I had bought the game as part of a bundle on indiegala, and was only really going to try it out while waiting for another (and much larger in size) game to download, and was frankly blown away right from the start.

You start off in dire straights with your electricity having been shut off because you hadn't paid your bills for a while. This means you can't make any money because the pump in your gas station that you own an operate relies on the power to run. However with some cheeky DYI smarts, you're soon back to normal... If normal means no customers, which... it does.

Luckily as fate would have it a customer comes by, however she's not looking for a fill up, but rather a strange old book. Bwana (the main character) sees an opportunity to make a buck, and before long we're deep into the story trying to fix up an old plane to finally pay the bills, so that things can return to normality of the easy living life Bwana has been living alongside his brother at the docks.

The puzzles you come across are fairly straight forward, and no regular adventure gamer should feel challenged by this, however that's totally acceptable since it's clear that the game is really telling a good story rather than stopping you with frustrating puzzles that has you stuck for hours on end. The main character even "cheats" while doing a puzzle proclaiming he hates puzzles himself.

The game oozes with charm, and I was unable to put it down until I had finished it. It took me around 2-2½ hours to finish, but what an absolute joy it was. The animations were well done, and the voice overs were very professionally made. One of the best things about the game though I think was the music. It just heightened the experience of the game to a level it would not have been at had they not had such a talented musician in their team.

Pros/Cons:

+ Voice overs are professional and fit the game
+ Music has a nice vibe to them and is filled with passion
+ Story seems interesting
+ Graphics are well done and the animations are fluid and oftentimes funny
+ The game just oozes charm and is hard not to like

- Puzzles were oftentimes a little too easy

I recommend this one to anyone wanting a nice and easy adventure game. I'm off to play the next chapter, which I hope will provide the same level of quality.
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8 persone su 8 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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4.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 24 giugno
The Journey Down Chapter One is about two brothers adopted by a man off the street. They're running the gas charter in the bay and struggling with money. When a woman searching for a book arrives, suddenly, they're seeing "dollars".... but did they know that the book owned by their father was in their possession and sparked interest... in a powerful man?

The first chapter is set in the bay, where Bwana, your character, is working and living. As he needs to get Lyna across the ocean, he has to fix the airplane he's not flying since he was 12. That's why Bwana is messing with gas cannister, trying to get out of a freezer in a yacht, amazed that he can do a ladder with.... nah I'm not spoiling the puzzles.

I enjoyed that point-&-click adventure because of the atmosphere. There is clearly influenced by Afro-Caribbean (as the characters are inspired from African masks but the way they're talking and the music is more from the Caribbean). You ask yourself if Bwana hasn't smoked weed before the beginning of the story but well, he seems more like having a cool personnality. And that, dear gamers, that what I ask also from an adventure game: characters with a grey personnality as they're reflecting what we are: imperfect. Bwana isn't stupid. Some of his remarks show someone aware of his surrounding, feeling down because of his father's disappearance. Kito, his "street" brother, is a genius when it comes to engineering, despite his cool attitude. Lyna, well-mannered, stays polite and provides information on what may happen in the background. She's never pressuring the boys, apart when the mean guys arrive. Besides, the fact that the ambiance is also leading to a comedy game is also doing that.

The graphics are also good: with scenes and rooms looking like in a comic. The only thing that I had an hard time to get used to is probably the characters design.

The music, well, is adapted. I really had the impression that I was in the Caribbean. It's awesome.

Apart one or two freezes, the game runs smoothly.

I've just a little complaint: the puzzles aren't hard at all, true. But sometimes, it's hard to imagine the solution for some of them. Like for the propeller used as a fan by Bwana. But also, as the puzzles aren't so hard, the game is short. As short as a Hidden Object game can be. A little more of 2 hours. I understand that the rest will follow (second chapter is out). But a little more would have been good too.

The Journey Down: Chapter 1 manages to entertain me. I'll play the second chapter very soon and I'll buy that third episode without problems.
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