Chapter Two of The Journey Down, a classic point-and-click saga with an Afro-Caribbean vibe. Get ready to embark on an epic journey of brain-teasing adventure!
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Release Date: Aug 25, 2014

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“...the game's graphics and soundtrack are gorgeous.”
9/10 – Pocketgamer

“The length is great, both the amount and variety of puzzles are superb, the presentation is stunning, the characters are charming, and the story is compelling.”
5/5 – TouchArcade

“...all this is accompanied by a real stormer of a soundtrack, predominantly jazz, that’s the sort of thing you just leave playing even when you aren’t.”
9/10 – PCgamesN

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About This Game

Far below the noisy metropolis of St. Armando, Bwana follows in the footsteps of his lost father together with Kito and Lina. In their search for the mysterious Underland, they discover a dark conspiracy shrouding the fate of Captain Kaonandodo.

In the second chapter, the plot thickens as our heroes plunge down into the mist below the Edge and wind up in the foggy and treacherous town of Port Artue where they find themselves cornered by pirates and on the run from the law.

The Journey Down is a classic point-and-click saga with an Afro-Caribbean vibe. Get ready to embark on an epic journey of brain-teasing adventure! Chapter One and Chapter Two are available PC, Mac and Linux as well as on iOS, with an android port to follow.

Features


* A twisting tale of intriguing adventure
* Tons of handpainted environments
* An all original jazzy reggae soundtrack
* A fully voiced cast
* HD art and animations

System Requirements

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: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX Mavericks
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4+ compatible video card
    • Storage: 1200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4+ compatible video card
    • Storage: 1200 MB available space
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ElusiveOne
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
The Journey Down: Chapter Two picks up exactly where the first installment left off, and it expects you to have fully played it as it wastes no time with lengthy re-introductions, save for a quick recap conversation with your trusted friend Kito.

For its intermediate chapter, the series traded its positively laid-back vibe for a resolutely noir ambiance. This is in part due to the nature of Port Artue, the game's main location, set in the confines of a dark mist. Consequently, pitch black darkness and haze envelops most scenes' skylines instead of the warm hues of dusk, city lights and waterfront of the first game.

The visuals look great as a general rule, though some of the art panels are manifestly sketchier. It is never too distracting but it feels lightly inconsistent with the other fully realized backgrounds. Many scenes feel monochromatic, whereas the first game was resolutely more lively. The music is also somewhat less festive but just as effective most of the time.

Regardless of the change in tone, the game hasn't really lost much of its charm. Its characters and situations are truly enjoyable. The first half of the game features less of the cinematic moments and animated transitions. Whereas Chapter One felt more immediate, Chapter Two takes some time to build up into a genuinely fun experience. It picks up tremendous momentum about halfway through, and ultimately reaches the simple greatness of its shorter debut episode.

Bwana remains one of the most original and charismatic characters I've played in point-and-click adventure games. While a lot of his success resides on pure luck, he's delightedly never portrayed as an idiot or incompetent. Puzzles are generally fairly obvious and pleasant to solve, focusing more on the story than on challenging enigmas.

The story unmistakably sets the stage for the third and final chapter but is still satisfyingly conclusive on its own. Chapter Two is nearly twice as long as Chapter One. If you have any interest in this game, and you should, you owe it to yourself to start with the first episode, for which I also wrote a short but glowing review.

Chapter Three can't come soon enough!
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filip ♥ darcia
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
More or less the same as the Chapter One, only bigger, longer and probably just better.

Audio9/10
Graphics8/10
Gameplay7.5/10
Story7.5/10
Time to beat3hrs
Summary
8/10

PROS
  • Very nice graphics
  • Well made Cutscenes
  • Jazz and reggae music
  • GREAT music !
  • Noir atmosphere
  • Pretty good ambient sounds
  • Great voice acting
  • Quite well-written story
  • Specific but enjoyable humour
  • More puzzles, better puzzles

CONS
  • Some sequences drag on for too long
  • Still most of the puzzles are way to easy


http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=687008895
GREAT MUSIC

STORY
Next chapter of two brothers' journey. Still as a Bwana you need to escape from a prison. And there all you need to do is to get back an old book written by your father and watch out for mean guys from Armando Corporation. You succeed and now you are at the Underland. The fairy-tale land that your father was telling you when you were young. What happens next? We need to wait for the Chapter 3
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-Z-
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
This is great stuff! Great atmosphere, story, music, art/design, all the details...
A genuine adventure to lift your spirits on a drab and dreary day.
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sonderkraftfahrzeug
( 13.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
This is the second chapter of the strange grim fandango-like game. Basically this is the world where european cities and culture are taken over by african people and motiffs and everyone is dead. You control a silly guybrush like character to try and find your father who is lost in limbo. Personally I found the game really fun but the last puzzle was way too hard. Looking forward to Ch3
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Gorlom[Swe]
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
The second istallment of this amazing and beutiful game. I'm looking forward to thhe thrid game with baited breath :D
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morea85
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
IT'S AWESOME! Can't wait to play chapter 3 and find what happened to Kaonandodo!
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caleb.cameron
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
I really enjoyed playing the second chapter , the game was pretty long comarped to the first chapter,but the second game is still not that challenging . Overal I was content with my puchase.
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Cytokrom_C
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
This game has a nice, unique graphical style with likable characters and a good soundtrack.

However there are a few key components of a point-and-click game where the game unfortunately falls short:

1. Storyline:
The story-line is very linear. A P&C game has to be linear to some degree by necessity, and I have no problem with this, but this is taken to the extreme here. Commonly you have some degree of choice in which order you want to accomplish certain tasks, e.g. some tasks that require completions of several puzzles could be done in your order of choice. In this game the path is set and it is pretty clear what is required as the next step at every moment decreasing the illusion of having an influence on the storyline...

Also, it feels like there is a lot of the story that was lost on the way, like the release was somewhat rushed before the game was finished. E.g. there is a map that you find early in the game indicating many places that are not available in the game. The game design with the taxi makes me think there were bigger plans from start...

2. Difficulty/challenge:
I guess this is the most difficult aspect to get right with a P&C game. If puzzles are too hard you get stuck all the time, feel stupid, and the gameplay is not very enjoyable. If too easy, the game feels less meaningful and you do not get the nice feeling of accomplishment. This game was on the "too easy" part of the scale. Puzzles were very easy and combined with the linerar storyline, there was no point in the game where I had to stop and think. On the plus-side, although not very challenging, puzzles were generally logical and did not rely on pixel hunting...

3. Length:
Perhaps as a product of the two points above, the game felt very short. Being decently affordable and presented as an episode of a game rather tha a full game, perhaps this is to be expected. I guess that the unfinished feeling of lost intrigue/parts of the game, emphasize this feeling even more though...

Verdict:
Despite its shortcomings, the game has a certain charm to it and it was generally enjoyable. I will likely pick up part 3 when available. Although there are many other P&C games I would recommend before this one, there are also many that are worse...
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michelle.pogo
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
If you like point and click puzzle games, this is up your ally. It is fun and a tad funny.
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AccidentlyOnPurpose
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
9.1/10 – A Massively Overlooked Point and Click Series!

I loved the first episode; but this one really pumped me up and got me hooked on the series! I enjoyed this so much that I will definitely buy the third episode and likely anything else from this developer moving forward. The game itself is beautiful, a blend of steampunk and detective/noir elements! The overall story, content and atmosphere really take the series to the next level!

This game picks up where Bwana and Kito left off; journeying to the magic underworld in search of their long lost father! Once again, the puzzles, graphics and voice acting are all top notch and exceed my growing expectations. I feel like the price is right at $11; the game really brings together all elements perfectly. It took me just shy of (4) hours to complete. My only complaint is that these games aren't being cranked out fast enough! It's about a year in-between each game which is understandable... but I want more.

Worth the $11; Grab on sale for less than $7 if you can! Story really takes off in this one.

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Francis Pritchard
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Good value for how much I got it for. Chapter 2 was a very big step from chapter 1. I am in love with the story. Hope chapter 3 is as interesting. Very lighthearted puzzle solving.
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micketeer
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
I couldn't bring myself to enjoy the second installment. Music is well produced, and the presentation is alright. Graphics are alright, though animation is quite poor (the lower budget coming through).

All of that is forgiveable, but, unfortunately, I never found myself caring much for the story itself. There were not really any attempts at humor either. So all that's left are the puzzle, which you will finish in 2-3 hours, without much challenge. Most puzzles seem to be locked behind an arbitrary event, forcing you to figure out the order of puzzles by trial and error.
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outrage
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
1st chapter was nice, 2nd chapter is just awesome! Can't wait to play more and to know the truth! :) Thank you for this game!
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ZloPseto
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
Steam's time played counter stands at 3 hours for this game for me, 3 hours something likely, and despite that, I don't mind. I don't mind at all. Chapter Two of The Journey Down series is an experience pretty much any point and click fan should play through. It pulls of a pleasant balance of noir and infectious positivity, optimism, backed with undeniable visual stylishness and a superb soundtrack that couldn't be more fitting than it is. Now, I might not like all the aspects of the graphics - something about the main character just doesn't sit with me for example - and he's not the only one, but, face it, pulling off a genuinely atmospheric blend of jazzy noir with African tribal art and a mild dash of rasta culture, perhaps, is worthy of respect. The chapter functions well on its own - my memories of the first chapter are beyond fuzzy, but the game does well to explain the background and add and expand the, again, quite original and interesting lore. It does get silly, beyond silly at times, but that grates far less than it does in some other games. The cast of characters is more or less interesting, tropes or not too, some of them memorable, with some obvious hat-tipping going on around. The game is, as can be seen from my playing time, short, and I'll add easy. I AM a seasoned p&c player, but I've played through most of it @ 4AM with half my brain working likely, and the rest, including the final puzzle(s) did not pose much of a problem. You won't or at least shouldn't be wandering around aimlessly, you can't make a mistake really, everything is more or less dead obvious if you listen/read and remember what's there. Only one puzzle, with a car, had me wandering around pixelhunting (not needed in the game really) until I used an item that's really not THAT obvious or hinted at. But hey, as the old p&c adage goes... "when stuck, use everything on everything", right? Eh. Another plus is that, despite it being short, it doesn't feel as short as it is. All in all, a sequel superior to the original that left me wanting more. Will definitely get the third chapter once it's out. Good job!
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Tedstar
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
What can I say more than "JUST BUY IT AND LOVE IT"?
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Lamont
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
Highly recommended to point-and-click adventure fans. The game has a Grim-Fandago feel to it with and a Jaimacan flavor. Thus far, the story, puzzles, and animation are all superb. I can't wait for the third installment. Having purchased the first 2 on sale, I owe to the developers to pay full price. They clearly put a lot of effort into this series. Give it a try while it's on sale, you won't be disappointed!
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malcolmmackay224
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
A wonderful sequel. Pretty much everything is great. The story is a bit weird and without the excellent writing it might be hard to follow. But it is easy to understand the story and what you need to do to progress.

The voice acting and music are excellent. Puzzles are on the easy side, but fair and not frustrating. I did have a bit of trouble with the last puzzle, the rune puzzle. I mostly figured it out for myself but needed a bit of a hint.

Very much looking forward to the third chapter.
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slay43
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
I thought the game was interesting to say the least. I would still be scratching my head if I didnt have the community walkthrough to help out here and there. Would recommend !
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Wolffs
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
Some optimazation from their past game. This time around if your tired of slow walking you can double click and instant load into a another location.
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FeanorsCurse
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
Game starts with three quarters of it being black and a tiny menu on the lower left. Changing Fullscreen mode crashes the game (Mac). Until this is fixed it's definitely not a recommendation and I'll use steam to get my money back.

If this ever gets fixed I might give it another go.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
9.1/10 – A Massively Overlooked Point and Click Series!

I loved the first episode; but this one really pumped me up and got me hooked on the series! I enjoyed this so much that I will definitely buy the third episode and likely anything else from this developer moving forward. The game itself is beautiful, a blend of steampunk and detective/noir elements! The overall story, content and atmosphere really take the series to the next level!

This game picks up where Bwana and Kito left off; journeying to the magic underworld in search of their long lost father! Once again, the puzzles, graphics and voice acting are all top notch and exceed my growing expectations. I feel like the price is right at $11; the game really brings together all elements perfectly. It took me just shy of (4) hours to complete. My only complaint is that these games aren't being cranked out fast enough! It's about a year in-between each game which is understandable... but I want more.

Worth the $11; Grab on sale for less than $7 if you can! Story really takes off in this one.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
This game has a nice, unique graphical style with likable characters and a good soundtrack.

However there are a few key components of a point-and-click game where the game unfortunately falls short:

1. Storyline:
The story-line is very linear. A P&C game has to be linear to some degree by necessity, and I have no problem with this, but this is taken to the extreme here. Commonly you have some degree of choice in which order you want to accomplish certain tasks, e.g. some tasks that require completions of several puzzles could be done in your order of choice. In this game the path is set and it is pretty clear what is required as the next step at every moment decreasing the illusion of having an influence on the storyline...

Also, it feels like there is a lot of the story that was lost on the way, like the release was somewhat rushed before the game was finished. E.g. there is a map that you find early in the game indicating many places that are not available in the game. The game design with the taxi makes me think there were bigger plans from start...

2. Difficulty/challenge:
I guess this is the most difficult aspect to get right with a P&C game. If puzzles are too hard you get stuck all the time, feel stupid, and the gameplay is not very enjoyable. If too easy, the game feels less meaningful and you do not get the nice feeling of accomplishment. This game was on the "too easy" part of the scale. Puzzles were very easy and combined with the linerar storyline, there was no point in the game where I had to stop and think. On the plus-side, although not very challenging, puzzles were generally logical and did not rely on pixel hunting...

3. Length:
Perhaps as a product of the two points above, the game felt very short. Being decently affordable and presented as an episode of a game rather tha a full game, perhaps this is to be expected. I guess that the unfinished feeling of lost intrigue/parts of the game, emphasize this feeling even more though...

Verdict:
Despite its shortcomings, the game has a certain charm to it and it was generally enjoyable. I will likely pick up part 3 when available. Although there are many other P&C games I would recommend before this one, there are also many that are worse...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
More or less the same as the Chapter One, only bigger, longer and probably just better.

Audio9/10
Graphics8/10
Gameplay7.5/10
Story7.5/10
Time to beat3hrs
Summary
8/10

PROS
  • Very nice graphics
  • Well made Cutscenes
  • Jazz and reggae music
  • GREAT music !
  • Noir atmosphere
  • Pretty good ambient sounds
  • Great voice acting
  • Quite well-written story
  • Specific but enjoyable humour
  • More puzzles, better puzzles

CONS
  • Some sequences drag on for too long
  • Still most of the puzzles are way to easy


http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=687008895
GREAT MUSIC

STORY
Next chapter of two brothers' journey. Still as a Bwana you need to escape from a prison. And there all you need to do is to get back an old book written by your father and watch out for mean guys from Armando Corporation. You succeed and now you are at the Underland. The fairy-tale land that your father was telling you when you were young. What happens next? We need to wait for the Chapter 3
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
I couldn't bring myself to enjoy the second installment. Music is well produced, and the presentation is alright. Graphics are alright, though animation is quite poor (the lower budget coming through).

All of that is forgiveable, but, unfortunately, I never found myself caring much for the story itself. There were not really any attempts at humor either. So all that's left are the puzzle, which you will finish in 2-3 hours, without much challenge. Most puzzles seem to be locked behind an arbitrary event, forcing you to figure out the order of puzzles by trial and error.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
1st chapter was nice, 2nd chapter is just awesome! Can't wait to play more and to know the truth! :) Thank you for this game!
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2015
After escaping gangsters in Chapter One, Bwana, Kito and Lina arrived at their destination of Port Artue. Still searching for the Underland, Bwana and Kito are arrested and thrown in jail while Lina is taken as hostage by the police. What will happen to our heroes?

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). Bwana still retains his cool personnality while being perhaps in another world. 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 they foiled her plan. Besides, the fact that the ambiance is also leading to a comedy game is also doing that.

Here, the graphics are more "modern" as Port Artue seems to be more a city. The ambiance is now more jazzy, which isn't bad in itself. It's changing from the first game.

Anyway, the whole game seemed to be set in a film noir though here, the police is clearly corrupt.

The game is longer than the first chapter, which is a good point, though you need imagination to find sometimes a solution. Besides, the ending is quite different: after the foggy sad town, you're on a tropical island with sun everywhere.

Anyway, I'm very impatient for Chapter Three and to discover what happened really, as some twists were present in this game (not about Lina, though, despite what Bwana may think).

Don't hesitate anyway: The Journey Down is really a good series.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
I can't say enough positive things about this game. It's even better than Chapter One, which, while solid, felt almost like a demo or introduction to the game world, without revealing too much of its history and lore. This chapter gets into the real meat of the story. As in the first chapter, the art design, music, characters, and puzzles are all excellent. The main character, Bwana, is hilarious, yet doesn't follow the long tradition of point-and-click (and parser-based) adventure games going back to goofballs like Roger Wilco and Larry Laffer of being an inept loser. Instead, he's more of a happy-go-lucky guy who seems to be enjoying himself no matter what he's doing.

One of the really cool things about this game is that your character, in the course of solving puzzles to progress the game, actually does a lot of good and helps quite a few people improve their lots. It makes the game even more satisfying. I did get slightly stuck here and there on puzzles, but never to the point where I needed to look online for hints. Everything was quite intuitive, and I almost always felt inspired with an idea for how to solve problems. There are lots of clever ideas in the puzzles, and a few relatively straightforward but well designed logic puzzles as well. And you do get a ton of backstory and exposition about what the heck is going on. The game ends on a big cliffhanger, and I absolutely cannot wait for the next chapter. At the rate they're going, it should be amazing.

TL;DR if you've ever enjoyed pont-and-clicks, buy this game. You won't regret it.
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56 of 62 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
The Journey Down is a modern take on the old school point-and-click adventure game, which draws inspiration from the golden era of adventure games (Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, Leisure Suit Larry etc.). The characters are inspired by those creepy traditional African masks (Sort of like how Grim Fandango was inspired by Mexican Día de Muertos masks) and combines it with a noir setting and Rasta accents.

This game heavily relies on the environment, which, in my opinion, is a make it or break it for an adventure game. What the game lacks in story (pretty generic corrupt government tries to cover up a secret-story), the environment and atmosphere makes up for it. The hand drawn backgrounds are gorgeous, the music perfectly complements the drawn art and really adds another dimension to the noir tone of the game.
The dialogue is for the most part fun and clever, while sometimes it can get a little too goofy. The voice actors are doing a perfect job with the material they are given. The puzzles are one of the biggest improvements over the first game. I found the puzzles more creative and challenging in this chapter (dial a number, type in on a computer-type of puzzles).
I was stuck a couple of times, but it never got to the point where I got so frustrated that I wanted to quit the game. The puzzles are always logical, unlike some of the older adventure games where you had to combine completely random items and go pixel hunting). If you are an experienced adventure game player they are still on the easier side, but it's certainly a huge improvement over the first chapter.

The chapter is pretty short, but for a 9 euro game it’s not too bad. You should be able to complete it in one sitting. 3-5 hours.
The ending is pretty anticlimactic. You finally arrive to the destination you have been working towards, and the game ends. Pretty annoying, but it makes me look forward to Chapter 3.
While it’s not as good as the games it draws inspiration from (Notably Grim Fandango), it’s still a great game with a lot of memorable moments. I recommend picking this up for nostalgia value (If you like me grew up with The Curse of Monkey Island and Grim Fandango), if you just enjoy Lucasarts-type adventure games, or if you more recently picked up Broken Age and enjoyed it.

Loved it,
8,5/10
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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2015
As far as I'm concerned this is NO downside to this game. It's completely satisfying, as is.

* Still plays like an spiritual sequel to Grim Fandango but with Afro-Caribbean and Pan-African design sensibilites rather than indigenous Mexican aesthetics. Absolutely gorgeous level design and character modelling.

* The puzzles are slightly more challenging than in Chapter One, with a healthy mix of lateral thinking, minigames, and inventory management.

* Even better storytelling than Chapter One. If this started out with heavy Indiana Jones vibes, then Chapter Two brings it firmly into D!ck Tracy territory, with dirty cops, intimidating mobsters, corrupt powers-that-be, and a bleaker urban noir vibe.

* Builds on the setting established in Chapter One. Fascinating, in-depth world-building, from the mistfarer trade and piracy on the "high soup" to the looming threat of the influential San Armando Power Company.

* Quality soundtrack -- a lively mix of laid-back Caribbean island grooves and freewheeling jazz.

Needless to say, I wholeheartedly recommend this game.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 26, 2015
This is a gem of an adventure game. I played the first chapter and enjoyed it enough to rebuy it here on steam along with fully supporting the release of chapter two. If you enjoy the genre in the slightest then get this. These devs deserve the support. Can't wait for the third chapter!

Atmosphere -
Monkey Island meets Grim Fandango in a dark, wet and jazzy neon lit world.

Sound -
The voice acting is decent, but entertaining and the soundtrack is a moody masterpiece.

Gameplay -
Familiar point and click mechanics with simple, but logical puzzles.

Story -
Light, but original with enjoyable characters on par with those that inhabited the early Lucasarts adventures.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 3, 2015
Ok, so... The Journey Down Chapter 2. Just like the first chapter this game is funny, well written, interesting to explore. Funny dialogues, a very peculiar visual style, The Jouney Down surely deserves a chance. Maybe a little too easy (I just got stuck on one puzzle, the last one) but it kinda helps the story to flow. A nice little game that will keep you interested for 3-4 hours, it's original, the voiceover is great, TJD2 is definitely worth a shot. Thumbs up.
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24 of 34 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
Το ξεχωριστό αυτό παιχνίδι βαδίζει ολοταχώς προς την καθιέρωσή του ως ένας από τους σύγχρονους τίτλους που θα μνημονεύονται ως κλασσικοί και σημαντικοί εκπρόσωποι των point ‘n’ click adventure games, στα χρόνια που θα έρθουν. Αν δεν πάει κάτι τελείως στραβά με το τρίτο και τελευταίο μέρος του, αυτό ακριβώς θα επιτύχει!

Heading towards its finale, this unique game has all the potential of becoming one of the modern games which will be mentioned in the years to come, as the classic and most important representatives of the point 'n' click genre. If nothing goes terribly wrong with the third and final part, it certainly will achieve that!

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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2015
Short version: 86%
The second part of this Rastafari-themed adventure game miniseries is somewhat shorter than the first one, but makes up for it with a more engaging story, interesting locations, and complex puzzles.

Long version:
The Journey Down: Chapter Two took almost two years to reach the players, but it was worth it. The overall tone got a significant revamp, giving it an actual feel of adventure and thrills instead of being a puzzle game with a funny cast.

Even though the characters still act the same way (which is a good point, since they made the first chapter so memorable), the plot is a lot thicker around them. You have to explore a new city where everything seems to be crooked and corrupted, and where the mystery of Kanandodo and his discovery run deeper than ever, making the story progress in territories you may have not even suspected…

…when said story actually progresses. Because the game’s difficulty has increased, despite being made for tablet players. There is less crazy adventure game logic involved, but you have to backtrack often, and a lot. And the last puzzle… even point ‘n’ click veterans may hit a brick wall there.
Still, the game is quite short, shorter than the first chapter, with around 2-5 hours of play time. But the content is so strong that this drawback is barely recognisable.
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22 of 31 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
An amazing point and click adventure game, and definitely a great addition to the series as it improved greatly since the first chapter. Can't wait for Chapter 3.
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2014
Wow guys this is one of the best P&C adventure games I have ever played! I'm glad to be a Linux gamer, because if I wasn't, I might accidentally ignore hidden gems like this one!
The artwork, music, and voice acting are all top-notch. The puzzles are very logical and fun. No pixel hunting or weird poo poo you'll never be able to figure out without using a guide! What a great game!
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
The Journey Down: Chapter 2 is a *huge leap* from Chapter 1.
If you have played the first and are nostalgic of classic games such as Monkey Island, I would recommend this for you.

I smiled, giggled, and quite enjoyed it a lot! :)
The soundtrack is relaxing and amazing. The characters are just as charismatic as in Chapter 1 and the dialogue / story-line have an even greater sense of humour.

Additionally, this game's VOICE actors are talented - which makes the game much more immersive. They did an incredible job for you to relate to the characters even though they are quite simplistic visually; in a sense that their faces are all based on "African" or "Caribbean" wooden face masks but which were carefully chosen by design to portray their basic personality traits.
Needless to say, graphically, it's well-done. A mix of simple and complex imagery. The cut-scenes are breathtaking. The feel of the art-style is quite fitting with the entire story / mood.
The puzzles increase in difficulty as the game progresses... I got stuck maybe 2-3 times for a while but it was never frustrating - I persevered until I figured it out. Very much satisfying! :)

In summary: Underrated humorous point & click adventure. I recommend that you play Chapter 1 if interested, as there is a progression to the story (**even though I noticed that they made sure via the dialogues that you would not feel lost if you hadn't played Chapter 1, so maybe not necessary?**). The length of the game was satisfying as well, considering it took me so long to figure out the last puzzle. Ya' mon! :)

I'm looking forward to Chapter 3!
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2014
The second chapter happened to be as awesome as the first one.

Not much to say about the gameplay. I guess, I'm just happy that the puzzles are pretty straightforward and there's no need to pull some unobvious shenanigans; just focus on the story and enjoy the game.

What I really love about TJD2 is the setting. The evening, the rain, the bright lights of the city, – the whole noir atmosphere in addition to the smooth jazz soundtracks; it's just brilliant. It's all worth just pausing the gameplay and leaning back for a while, staring at the art and listening to the music, so good it is.

Highly recommend for playing, but be careful, you may occasionally fing yourself willing to pour a glass of whiskey and smoke a cigar, even though you don't smoke or drink.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
Fantastic game that needs more attention. I was very saddened to hear that Simon had passed away - the soundtrack is so amazing that I have been listening to it non-stop outside of the game.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2014
The moment I saw this game appear on Steam front page, I grabbed The Journey Down Chapter 2. I was a big fan of the first chapter. Overall, I really liked the game and if you have played the first chapter and liked it, you should like this one too. If you haven't played the first chapter but like or are interested in old-school point and click games, I recommend buying Chapter 1.

However I was rather disappointed with the production quality because it felt worse compared to the first chapter. If the developers happen to be reading this, please take this as constructive criticism: Few of the environments felt like they were taken straight out of the concept artist, meaning they felt like they were missing finishing touch. I found that 3D objects often didn't blend didn't blend well with the 3D objects.

The resolution of the assets appeared pretty low, then again I am using 2560x1440 monitor but that doesn't excuse them from creating the high quality assets to begin with.

Sound quality varied and some were straight out bad (not the voice acting quality but the equipment used were bad). Voice volumes with from one sentence to another sometimes varied which kind of ruins the atmosphere. The music however was good, pretty much what I expected considering Chapter 1.

Puzzles were most of the time pretty easy, the only puzzle that gave me a headache was where you had to guess the right code for a certain door. I still don't understand completely how the green, yellow and red lights were supposed to work.

Otherwise it was a great game and I'll be definitely buying Chapter 3 on day one.

Also R.I.P. Simon D'souza. :(
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
The true descendant of Grim Fandango and one of the finest adventure games ever made. Yes. That good. Buy. Now.
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