"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.com
"A short but vibrant indie adventure that far exceeds the quality of many full-blown retail games." 4/5 – Adventure Gamers
About This Game
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!
The Journey Down is a point and click adventure game in style of the old Lucasarts games. The game has some really good music and a unique visual style for an adventure game with a character art style that uses African carvings for the face designs of the game's characters. The dialogue is funny and the characters are likable. There are some annoying puzzle solutions, with some objects being used in strange ways and some objects that you would think would be able to complete other puzzles. Very short length and there are not very many locations. It's a good beginning to a larger story but nothing that interesting happens in this episode plot wise.
i know some people dont like point-n-click games because sometimes those games are kinda boring. well think again, this game is so funny and interesting. the story is a good one that increase the curiosity in the player and makes him/her want to play the game till the end. this game is NOT boring because of the funny dialogues and animations. this Bwana and Kito are really hilarious. the way the characters look is kinda weird but i read that it was inspired by an old African tribe. well i think its good for a change. if you like point-n-click games then this is a must and even though you dont like that kinda games give this one a shot. youll wanna play chapter two...
Playing this felt like playing with a Monkey Island or an other old classic. I got it with the starter pack, and as soon as I finished it I bought the second chapter. It is funny has great atmosphere although the puzzles are not as hard but at least they are logical. It is not too long but still worth the money, very much recommended!
Story: 20/25 Gameplay: 22/25 Graphics 20/25 Sound: 17/25 This is a really well done, if short, about 2 hours, adventure game. The story and characters are interesting with the background information you're given throughout making it even more so. The gameplay was really good from a point and click viewpoint with the puzzles being rather intuitive and I only had to check a guide a few times. The graphics are nice, however, how the characters looked while on the setting bothered me as they looked like they weren't part of it at times. The sound was okay, I really don't have anything to say about it. All in all, this is a fairly good and really humorous point and click. Due to the length though, I would get it on sale.
Small, indie point-and-click game. I'm a huge fan of adventure games and just had to try it. Like all other adventure games, it's too short. But this is shorter than most. It just doesn't feel quite finished yet. Not just due to the "Chapter One" status, but many of the events and even main characters are presented without any sort of backstory or explanation. The team obviously spent a lot of time on doing animations and the graphical art is great. The dialogue is humorous and who doesn't like a noir setting? If they patch up some of the plotholes in time for a release of Chapter Two, this could become a great game.
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