The Longest Journey User Reviews

9.5

Yet it feels just right

Summary:


I love me some point and click action, so when a game like The Longest Journey drunkenly stumbles itself into my life, I can't help but want to love it. Not in a way two drunk uni students would in the middle of the uni bar or two trashy bogans would in the middle of whatever pub they happen to be in; more in a way where we're both in my bedroom as we gently caress each other before we make love. In short, The Longest Journey offers naught but excellence in most any given field of not only basic game design, but also in how we truly play video games. For a lot of people, stories are either ...

9.8

The longest, sweetest, emotional journey I have taken

The good:

The story is sublime, the graphics are well designed and of high quality, even in todays market and the characters are fully developed personalities. The dialogue is not only intelligent but very well recorded with excellent emotional voiceover work. The ending is very subtle and intelligent and at no point did the story "give up" as in so many adventures!

The bad:

Nothing bad really. But guess what? Some puzzles were easy and some were hard! Don't understand why people use the puzzle element to give a good or bad remark. Don't they understand you cannot have puzzles written for each individual! I used a walkthrough to solve one puzzle. That's it. But does that mean it was too hard? Does it mean all the other puzzles were too easy? Of course not. I did not include the puzzle element in my score because it is such an individual thing.

Summary:

Everything in this game was brought together so perfectly I believe it must have been accidental! How could a game of such quality: graphics, sound, speech, graphics, story be produced on purpose!

The dialogue was always intelligent and interesting and I understood that the long conversations at the start were meant to involve me in the characters. What I find so amazing is how they did this for all the characters in the game. In most adventures it is just in a very few characters, with the rest just having one liners. Same with interactivity. Everything in TLJ seems clickable with a wry com...

8.8

The Longest Journey

The good:

  • Cool and creative story line.
  • Switching between the two worlds.
  • The cute main character: April Ryan.
  • Amazing graphics.
  • You can't die.

    The bad:

  • The game is VERY difficult. A bit TOO difficult, if you ask me, and that's why I haven't given it a 5.
  • Each of your friends gets injured or dies.
  • You will have to use a walkthrough or guide all the time to beat it.

    Summary:

    The Longest Journey is a great PC game which features a cool story line and wonderful graphics. It's about saving the world again, though on a slightly different way... Your mission is not to defeat a terroristic gang or stuff like that, but I won't really tell you all the spoilers. ^-^
    One of the best things is that you can't die. The adventure is always about strategy and puzzles, which makes it pretty cool. Though you will need to use a walktrhough all the time, seeing as it's extremelly difficult. Anyway, you should really try this out!

  • 7.0

    Great Game! However...

    The good:

    Great storyline, character building, graphics, sound. Totally immersive game.

    The bad:

    The foul language and homosexuality in the game really brings down my review. I would have rated it a 5 if it weren't for those issues.

    Summary:

    This game is the perfect fairy-tale. However, it's one you can't share with your family due to the filthy talking and homosexuality aspects. There are entire conversations I skipped over because I noticed in the subtitles that they were setting up for some obscenities. I'm not talking about the "standard" swearing you run into in games and movies nowadays. I'm talking about the vulgar four-lettered words you usually only hear in the ghettos. The homosexuality in the game is offensive as well, and I was forced to skip through those scenes as well. I don't care to hear that filth.

    Aside ...

    5.0

    Ending needed a bit more work

    The good:

    Great story, gameplay, graphics.

    The bad:

    The ending.

    Summary:

    After all the cryptic nonsense they feed you throughout the game, the ending was more than a bit pathetic. The mysterious hints certainly got my attention, although it was not well deserved. I found the ending to be quite a let down. While it didn't make everything you did throughout the game completely pointless, it did make it much less meaningful than it let on. It was entertaining, but I'm glad I got it used instead of wasting more money on getting it new...

    4.0

    The Longest Journey

    The good:

    Nice graphics. You can get it cheap, now.

    The bad:

    Too much unnecessary dialog. Left wing propaganda intrudes on gameplay.

    Summary:

    Even worse than the slow, meaningless dialog, and snotty main character, is the unending stream of ultra-liberal, left wing propaganda. This game is a feminists dream world where the evil white man and the corporate world are blamed for all evils that have befallen mankind. Give me a break! If I want to hear a lot of liberal clap trap I can watch network news for free. Save your money.

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