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Revisiting the Classic: The Longest Journey Game Series

Revisiting the Classic: The Longest Journey Game Series

I am honored to have the opportunity to write a game review for my all-time favorite game, The Longest Journey, as my first article on Gamers Hub. This point-and-click adventure game series is truly special and I am thrilled to be able to share my thoughts on it with others. The game itself is a point-and-click adventure game series developed by Norwegian game studio Funcom. The first game in the series, also called The Longest Journey, was released in 1999 for PC. It was well-received by critics and is considered a classic of the adventure game genre.

The game is set in a world called Stark, which is a dark, futuristic version of Earth, and another world called Arcadia, which is a fantasy-inspired version of Earth. The player controls the main character, April Ryan, who has the ability to travel between the two worlds. The game’s story follows April as she discovers her powers and gets caught up in a conflict between the two worlds.

The game will take you on a journey through two worlds: Stark and Arcadia. And let me tell you, it’s quite the journey. The game’s story is a real page-turner, full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end. The game’s protagonist, April Ryan, is a strong and relatable character. Her journey of self-discovery is both heartwarming and heartbreaking. And the supporting cast of characters is equally compelling, each with their own unique motivations and personalities.

the longest journey 1999
the longest journey 1999

The visuals in the game are stunning, with each world having its own distinct look and feel. The voice acting is top-notch, and the game’s soundtrack is simply breathtaking. But what truly sets The Longest Journey apart is its puzzles. They are challenging but not impossible, and they always feel like they’re an integral part of the story. The Longest Journey is a must-play for fans of adventure games. It’s a journey worth taking, even if it is the longest one.

The second game in the series is Dreamfall: The Longest Journey which was released in 2006, and follow the story of a new protagonist named Zoë Castillo. The game feature a more action oriented gameplay compared to the first one. The game’s story is a direct continuation of the first game and it explores the consequences of the player’s choices in the first game.  The new protagonist, Zoë Castillo, is just as relatable as April Ryan and her personal journey is just as compelling. And the supporting cast of characters, both new and familiar, are equally well-written and acted.

the longest journey 2006
the longest journey 2006

The visuals and sound design in Dreamfall are even more impressive than the first game. The game’s soundtrack is especially noteworthy, with a unique and fitting tracks that will stay in your head long after you’ve finished playing. The gameplay has evolved since the first game and now includes some action elements. The game also features a lot more freedom of movement and more variety in the level design. Puzzle-wise, Dreamfall manages to walk the fine line between challenging and satisfying, and like in the first game, they are always closely tied to the game’s story.

The Longest Journey game series, developed by Funcom, is a critically acclaimed and beloved by its dedicated fan base, earning the status of a cult classic. Unfortunately, despite the success of the first two games, no further installment have been released in the series. While it has been many years since the last entry in the series, there’s always a chance for Funcom to revisit the series, as they have expressed interest in continuing it. Despite the passage of time, let’s keep our hopes up and stay optimistic for the potential return of this fantastic game series.







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