The Journey Down is a classic point-and-click saga with a black African twist. Get ready to embark on an epic journey of laughs and brainteasing adventure!
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 game cost $0.99 for the first week of sale (as a special Christmas launch price) and after that will go back to $2.99.
The visuals and the sound of the game are impressive and the setup is good. The adventure starts with Bwana and Kito having problems the power. They are based on statues from the Chokwe and Makonde tribes of Africa though for some reasons they have Jamaican accents.
The two of them operate a waterfront gas station and the business not doing to good as they haven’t been able to pay their bills. They are in the dark and decided to take the matter into their own hands and solve the power problem and also need to find a way to clear the debt.
Somewhere else in the game it shows the professor gathering information about underlay which is rumoured to be existing over and below the edge of the world. Lina is a professor’s assistant and both are researching the possible reasons behind it. They have come across a reference to the book that may be located at Kaonandodo’s Gas ‘n Charter. Their research has drawn the attention of one businessman who sent his gang to sort out the professor and get the book.
The episode is about four hours length, the adventure starts straight after the introduction. As it can be expected you cant move to another mission until you complete the current one.
Lina goes to Gas n Charter to look for a book, while Bwana and Kito are happy to help her looking for it.
The game sometimes can be funny and frustrated at the same time. For example I got stuck in the beginning of the game, where I’m suppose to get a ladder so that I and Lina can search for her lost book. She is sitting in a chair telling Bwana to let her know when he is ready. I have no idea what to do next as I have been moving around the room looking for a clue and whenever I bump to things Bwana keep commenting about things, like opening a fridge and Bwana say he love cheese and he better grab the last piece before Kito finds it. I’m thinking for myself why am I talking about the cheese or pictures instead of ladder etc.
Throughout the game you will be spending time in and around the water front. You will be visiting places like dinner, the docks, elevated tram-side kiosk and harboured ship. The storyline is amusing along with plenty of commentary.
The game seems to be fast, no lagging. The control system is simple and is not hard to play, is simply point-and-click adventure. The game seems to have set a ground for better and larger adventure to come.
One of the downside of the game is that you cant turn off the sound, and also the game is short.