Direct influence, direct tribute. Don’t even care. Thatgamecompany’s “Journey” is the most beautiful game I have ever played. Good lord I’d WORK for them if I thought they’d want me on their art team. In a heartbeat.
http://thatgamecompany.com/games/journey/ <— The still frames capture only like, half the magic of that game’s graphics. The sand GLITTERS and slides under your character’s feet. It’s mesmerizing.