[Beyond PlayStation] The Journey Down: Chapter Two Review
Are you ready to dive into episode two of The Journey Down? Then check our The Journey Down: Chapter Two review to learn more about this fun series!
Before you go any further, I should warn you that due to this being a review for point and click adventure game, odds are you might end up reading some spoilers that could ruin your enjoyment of this second chapter â€“ as well as of the first and third chapters in the series. If you want to avoid any spoilers, you should know that the trilogy is a great option for point and click fans and that you can get chapter on for $9.99, and chapters two and three for $19.99 each, or you can go all in and get The Journey Down Trilogy for only $39.99 â€“ I suggest you just get the trilogy since that way you save $10 and will get around 10 hours of fun for your purchase if you want to experience everything the three games have to offer.
You can also check my review for the previous chapter in the trilogy by clicking right here. And with that out of the way, letâ€™s talk about The Journey Down: Chapter Two!
Since The Journey Down: Chapter Two is a point and click adventure, you can play it using two control methods. The first one is for when youâ€™re playing with the console docked or while in portable or tabletop modes, and for this you use the left analog stick to move a cursor around the screen, interacting with characters and objects by pressing the A button – you can also change the cursorâ€™s speed with the ZL or ZR buttons. The X button will be for opening your inventory to check what you have collected. You can also use the L and R buttons to cycle through the items in your inventory and can inspect items with the Y button. The other option is for when youâ€™re in portable or tabletop mode, and it allows you to use the Nintendo Switchâ€™s touchscreen so that you literally point and click on something.
This new chapter follows up right where the first one left off, taking Bwano, Kito, and Lina to new locations as they try to find more clues related to the disappearance of Kaonandodo, who is the father of Bwana and Kito and the mysterious journal he left behind. After their plane went down in the previous episode, theyâ€™re lucky enough to be caught in the net of a fishing boat, so theyâ€™re at least alive. Kito does complain about how having a cacti farm on the plane was not the best of ideas – you can probably imagine why.
Once you manage to solve the puzzles in the boat, you will be able to make your way to Port Artue. You will, unfortunately, find yourself in a predicament that has forced Bwana and Quito to wear matching black and white stripes outfits. And to be tied up with chains to your bunk beds. Inside of jail. So, yeah, things are pretty bad. By analyzing this scene, you will find some clues as to what you can do to escape from jail.
Iâ€™m going to talk about the first couple of puzzles in the game so that you can get an idea of what to expect. By interacting with your brother Kito, you will send him flying down from his bunk bed. He will, unfortunately, still be chained to the wall, so heâ€™ll be hanging upside down while you try to find a way to get him down to the ground. Next to him is a ball and chain you can hang from the window to lift and release it towards the wall so that it breaks down. Once youâ€™re on the other side, you will need to find a way to keep a lever pressed while you try to solve another puzzle with some hanging containers. Perhaps you will need to find a helping handâ€¦
The Journey Down: Chapter Two improves on the first chapter of the trilogy, giving us a better looking, longer and more fun point and click adventure that sets things up for the final entry of the series. If youâ€™re a fan of the genre, or are new to the point and click universe and are trying to find a good game to get started, then I recommend that you get the entire trilogy since youâ€™re going to have a ton of fun playing the entire story arc. Oh, and once you finish this chapter, be sure to dive into the Behind the Scenes option at the main menu!
This The Journey Down: Chapter 1 review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Blitworks.