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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Very Positive (174 reviews) - 96% of the 174 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 25, 2014

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Reviews

“...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
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Very Positive (174 reviews)
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beldi
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
Love this game. If you've played Grim Fandango, you could say there's some similarity in gameplay and music.
And best of all it's much longer than Chapter One. (too bad not all of the places in Chapter Two can be visited)
Really enjoyed the music, it's rich and vibrant.
The puzzles are a bit hard because there's not much clues provided during in-game.
But nonetheless, since i love this genre, i don't mind spending time even though sometimes the puzzle doesn't make sense.
Hope that Chapter Three will be coming out soon.
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Thatbrownmonster
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 4
This game is a gigant improvement from the first capter

Good:
-Better puzzles
-Better animations
-More interesting characters
-Still the same music vibe
-Leaving the players in a major cliff hanger

Bad:
-There are still some glitches when walking

I give this capter/game a 7.5/10
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whenstorytellersplaygames
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 4
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!


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OneHoffAKind
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Boots up pc, and starts playing the journey down. All a sudden, my African friend rushes through my room to see where the accent is coming from.

10/10 for nailing the African accent.
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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


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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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Love this game. If you've played Grim Fandango, you could say there's some similarity in gameplay and music.
And best of all it's much longer than Chapter One. (too bad not all of the places in Chapter Two can be visited)
Really enjoyed the music, it's rich and vibrant.
The puzzles are a bit hard because there's not much clues provided during in-game.
But nonetheless, since i love this genre, i don't mind spending time even though sometimes the puzzle doesn't make sense.
Hope that Chapter Three will be coming out soon.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
58 of 64 people (91%) 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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20 of 20 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 13 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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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!

http://www.ragequit.gr/reviews/item/the-journey-down-chapter-2-pc-review
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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
1 person found this review funny
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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