SkyGoblin‘s classic point-and-click adventure The Journey Down finds its conclusion with the release of the third chapter.
It seems like ages since I reviewed Chapter 1 of the Journey Down trilogy and I still remember it to be a great love letter to classic LucasArts-inspired adventure gaming. This was four years ago and the story is now concluded, so it might be the perfect time to get back into the Afro-Caribbean world where Bwana and his friend Kito continue their search for their lost father and a conspiracy surrounding his disappearance.
As is the case with episodic games, there’s always the chance that they will never be finished, especially in the case of smaller companies. So it’s great to see this very promising project finished with all persons (developers, press, fans, and backers) very happy if you go by the thank-you video. Even if it might lack the smooth animations of more modern adventure games, the attention to detail is quite amazing. Fusing Grim Fandango: Remastered aesthetics with a refreshing setting, likeable characters, mind-bending puzzles, and an amazing jazz-reggae mix, this can only be a winner, especially with a story that is more epic than your typical comic adventure game, judging from the well-done cutscenes.
The game’s episodes can be bought separately, but if you don’t have any of them, then the best bet would be to purchase the whole trilogy, including GOG as another digital distributor. There’s also a 20% launch discount that will last until September 28, 1PM UTC.
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Using the GOG link and buying the product also helps ;).