The first chapter in the three-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!
Valutazione degli utenti:
Recenti:
Perlopiù positiva (10 recensioni) - 70% delle 10 recensioni degli utenti pubblicate negli ultimi 30 giorni sono positive.
Complessivamente:
Molto positiva (664 recensioni) - 664 recensioni degli utenti (89%) per questo gioco sono positive.
Data di rilascio: 9 gen 2013

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Recensioni

"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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Informazioni sul gioco

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
Recensioni dei giocatori
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Recenti:
Perlopiù positiva (10 recensioni)
Complessivamente:
Molto positiva (664 recensioni)
Pubblicate di recente
4NG3R
( 2.9 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 24 giugno
Awsome point and click game....do purchase both chapters before playing :D
You gonna love it :D
Highly recommended
RoseVonMassacre
( 2.7 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 20 giugno
Just finished Chapter One (had to play it again from the beginning because I lost the save file, it didn't get to the cloud) and here is what I think: you can complete it in less than 2 hours and if you really think about it even if the guys behind it put a lot of effort in it, it's not worth the full price.
When you get past the ending credits, you unlock some backstage that makes you appreciate it a little bit more, forgiving the not so perfect graphics and the easy (way too easy) puzzles (2 or 3).
The story has a lot of potential and made me curious enough to get Chapter Two (didn't play it yet), even thought is african/caribbean culture inspired there's a Grim Fandango vibe to it that I really enjoy. The soundtrack is raggae, love the characters' accents. Also, you don't have to walk miles to get stuff done.
I'm running WIN 10 64bit and it never crashed.
Buy it for half the price, enjoy it fully.
jonastikov
( 4.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 19 giugno
Awesome game!!! Perfect balanced in difficulty, but quite short game. 4hours to complete. on with nr 2! Can't wait to get on with the groove in text, hustle and puzzels. Puff away man! cool cats tunes and graffs. Yes plz man. Lets peace
whenstorytellersplaygames
( 1.8 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 4 giugno
This is a really fun, relaxing and funny game to play. Interesting characters & place to explore, have conversations and create your own story. Good for times when you wanna relax, solve light puzzles and immerse. Here's a full walk through & game play The Journey Down 1 & 2 should anyone need help. Please do not click on it if you wanna solve them on your own, or haven't played the game!
ZimZam
( 3.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 2 giugno
Bit of fun as a cheap game (first ep was only £1) but forget it at full price, sorry.
OneHoffAKind
( 4.8 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 28 maggio
An interesting point and click adventure game with fun humor.
LonM
( 7.3 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 26 maggio
This isn't a great game.

The game's art is weird. The backgrounds looks very nice, but the 3D models just look flat, bland and out of place when they are joined with the backgrounds. It kind of feels like a low-budget kids cartoon.

The music and voicing is okay, but there are some serious issues with syncing the voicing to the animation at times.

The game itself is fairly short and all of the puzzles seem to be the "run to the other edge of the game area and collect an item" type. There's not much variety to it.

To me it's just a bit boring.

Also, the game crashes. There's a fix the creator identified in the forums which involves renaming a file. That shouldn't be necessary for the player to do in order to play the game.
NoMouth
( 4.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 22 maggio
Good game, funny, with great voice acting. But little too short for this price. But if you can get in on some sale don't hesitate.
filip ♥ darcia
( 7.7 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 18 maggio
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Don't worry, man. You won't regret buying this game, relax.

Extra-ordinary point-and-click game with great music and voice acting.

Audio9/10
Graphics8/10
Gameplay7/10
Story7/10
Time to beat2hrs
Summary
7.5/10

PROS
  • Very nice graphics
  • Cutscenes
  • Jazz and reggae music
  • Noir atmosphere
  • Pretty good ambient sounds
  • Great voice acting
  • Quite well-written story
  • Specific but enjoyable humour

CONS
  • Sometimes too easy (puzzles etc.)
  • Some dialogues can drag on forever. It can be tiresome


http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=686770764

STORY
You are Bwana and with your brother, Kito, you are running a gas station. Everything changes when mysterious lady comes by looking for a old book. You need to repair your airplane in order to set off into unknown. Past the Edge! But be careful, cause there are others who are looking for that book. You might be in danger.
inevitable.melody
( 4.5 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 14 maggio
It's fairly easy and short as I did not need a walkthrough (which I usually do) and finished it in 4 hours. A rarity in point & click games - all the actions you have to take seem logical and not rage-inducing. Great voice acting and soundtrack. The graphics look really outdated - I thought the game was much older than 2010. Could not play it in fullscreen mode as it got all weird and glitchy (I have a Thinkpad P70 with Windows 7). Nonetheless, looking forward to the next instalment. Definitely recommend getting it on sale, as $10 for such a short game doesn't seem like good value, even if I enjoyed it.
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
2.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 20 giugno
Just finished Chapter One (had to play it again from the beginning because I lost the save file, it didn't get to the cloud) and here is what I think: you can complete it in less than 2 hours and if you really think about it even if the guys behind it put a lot of effort in it, it's not worth the full price.
When you get past the ending credits, you unlock some backstage that makes you appreciate it a little bit more, forgiving the not so perfect graphics and the easy (way too easy) puzzles (2 or 3).
The story has a lot of potential and made me curious enough to get Chapter Two (didn't play it yet), even thought is african/caribbean culture inspired there's a Grim Fandango vibe to it that I really enjoy. The soundtrack is raggae, love the characters' accents. Also, you don't have to walk miles to get stuff done.
I'm running WIN 10 64bit and it never crashed.
Buy it for half the price, enjoy it fully.
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
2.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 24 giugno
Awsome point and click game....do purchase both chapters before playing :D
You gonna love it :D
Highly recommended
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7 persone su 7 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1 persona ha trovato questa recensione divertente
Consigliato
2.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 4 maggio 2015
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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4 persone su 4 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
6.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 2 ottobre 2014
Esilarante, originale, punta&clicca old style, enigmi logici. L'unica pecca? Troppo corto. Ora vediamo come si comporta il 2!
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Sconsigliato
5.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 24 aprile 2015
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
Consigliato
2.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 19 aprile 2015
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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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
3.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 28 dicembre 2014
Gioco consigliato, stile grafico e sonoro azzeccatissimi, i riferimenti alla cultura afro e caraibica sono spesso al vetriolo, pungenti e ironici. Bei puzzle e ed enigmi L'unica pecca è che il gioco è veramente corto

I advise you to to play this game: great graphic style and soundtrack. The links to afro and caribbean culture are ironic and very sharp, nice puzzles and enigmas. Shamefully the game is very short
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38 persone su 41 (93%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
2.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 12 ottobre 2014
Quite good, and even better now with the reduced price. I love the graphics, I love the music, and the gameplay is decent classic adventure fair. And the story is quite good, but really seemed to only give you a hint at what you will discover in episode 2.
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Consigliato
3.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 14 gennaio
Intro - About
Find the parts you need for your old airplane for someone to help you get out of debt. This point and click adventure, has comedy and wonderful art and puzzles as you make progress. Play as what I can only assume “Tiki” people or as they call it “Afro-Caribbean twist” and make your way around town collecting things you need to use to get farther a long the story rich campaign.

Pros & Cons
++ Pros
+Appealing art style
+Story Rich
+Price (Current $8.99 US)
+Fun
+Comedy

-- Cons
-Cutscene sounds did not fit video
-Short story - 3 hrs average
-Some things you need to do are very random and there is no clue on what to do
-Tedious walking
-Must be a random clicker / Curious Explorer


Personal Opinion
I found this game very charming and appealing. I loved the graphics and the art they decided to use and made for a much different feel to the game compared to intensely, high graphics. This was a very good game to just sit down and relax to and enjoy a good story with some great puzzles. The ending left off at a hanger which clearly shows there is going to be a 2nd chapter (There is right now). The puzzles were not to difficult though it can be quite a bit tedious running back and forth if you don’t know exactly what you need to do. Most of the time I was walking every where around town about 3 time for one thing trying to find it. I used the guide for about 3 things to help me get back on track.

Final recommendation:
I really did enjoy the game play and the cutscenes did not bother me all that bad due to the shortness. Based on story, graphics, controls, art, difficulty in puzzles and the amount of things to do, I rate this game and good 8/10. This was a game that I didn’t want to walk away from. The story was great and the personalities of the characters made me feel connected. I cant wait to play the second one!


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31 persone su 33 (94%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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Consigliato
4.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 23 giugno 2015
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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