Voyage Review

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Voyage Review

Voyage is a great game to just relax and enjoy the scenery.

Sometimes a game comes along that you didn’t expect. Voyage is one of those games. It’s simple, beautiful, and a perfect title to unwind after a long day.

In this side-scrolling adventure, you play as two survivors who explore an unknown alien world. You can either choose to play alone with the AI controlling the second character or play with a friend in two-player co-op. Either way, the experience is enjoyable.

Playing solo, Voyage lets you choose your character on the fly, although switching between them really does not make any difference as they both do the same things – namely climbing, pulling, and pushing objects. Oh, plus you will occasionally push buttons.

That’s basically all there is to this game, in fact. It has lots of walking around and some simple puzzles, but the core mechanics are walking, climbing, pulling, and pushing. The environment usually blocks your path with an obstacle, you remove the obstacle, and you move on.

It’s hardly groundbreaking, but the main draw here is the aesthetic and relaxed, non-violent gameplay. You cannot fight anyone in the game world, but you can hug it out with your companion. And you probably could use a good hug because it’s a pretty lonely place.

The biggest draw here is the game world. Voyage looks like it’s a hand-painted environment. I previously said that it was vaguely similar in style to the popular cartoon Adventure Time, particularly the two main characters. It’s also worth noting that the music and sound come from Calum Bowen, the composer for Snipperclips, Pikuniku, and Lovely Planet.

Your adventure will only last a few short hours, but the length feels right as anything much longer would start to get tedious. If you’re looking for something beautiful and relaxing, check out Voyage.

Game Freaks 365 received a free review copy.