I had hoped that I would be able to get these The Longest Journey pieces out a bit before Dreamfall Chapters released, but as it turns out The Longest Journey is…well…long. But I still managed to finish my replay of Dreamfall: The Longest Journey one night in advance of the release of its sequel. For better or worse, it was much as I remembered.
It was with no small amount of relief that I decided not to write this piece as a review. At first I thought maybe I would, but I realized, quickly, that I might not like what I had to say in it – not always. Not everything.
In April of 2000 I installed an adventure game called the The Longest Journey on my puny little Widows 98 laptop and began to play. Almost immediately I was swept into a fully imagined classic fantasy world. Well, two worlds actually. Stark, a futuristic totalitarian place where the few lord it over the many and where magic does not exist. And Arcadia, a sprawling magical land crammed with impossible races and dream-like settings. The Longest …
Review by Jen The Longest Journey Developer Funcom Publisher Empire Interactive (English) Released November 17, 2000 Available for PC Time Played Finished Verdict:5/5 Gold Star …the outside world was completely shut out by the little world on my monitor. My peripheral vision ceased to exist. My kids got ten thousand “shaddups” and “go aways” and “outta my faces” as I played.