What made it more fun than The Walking Dead to you?
I'm just trying to see what is so critically acclaimed about this game. I'm really struggling.
It provided an experience that no other game this year could match. The way it emphasized co-op without really emphasizing it was amazing. You didn't feel tethered by anybody you met, but at the same time, you wanted to stick together. When you lost sight of eachother, all you'd hear were chirps. It'd be like losing Clementine, you'd look for her to the ends of the earth. You were protecting eachother, guiding eachother on this journey up the mountain. Lose your partner? Sure, you'll gain another, but losing somebody who's been with you throughout the whole game isn't something that's easily replaceable. You're not going to have the same bond with this other person.
Those feelings and experiences are what made Journey such a fun game for me. Never has a video game really tapped into my emotions like Journey did.