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A wonderful journey,
This review is from: The Longest Journey (PC DVD ROM) (Video Game)
Let me first start by saying that until I played this game, I really wasn't into point-and-click adventure. I saw a review in PCGamer about Dreamfall - the sequel to The Longest Journey - and really liked the look of it. Having the mindset that I do, I had to own TLJ first, as I cannot bear missing parts of a story. I took the (for me) slightly hesitant step of hunting it down on eBay, and was not disappointed.
The story of TLJ is absolutely brilliant - I won't go into it here, as that's what the manufacturer's description is for. It is enough to say that from beginning to end, I was hooked, even to the point where I was playing quite late at night, which I don't often do. You really get a feel for the worlds you are in, and all of your actions feel like they have a purpose.
The graphics are very good for their time, and the voice-acting suits the characters really well. The cinematics and conversations are consistent and really help the story along. My only gripe with this game was that a couple of the puzzles felt slightly awkward and didn't seem to have a logical thought-process to work out the solution (the scenario where you either resort to looking at a guide or trying to use every object with something on the screen until it works). However, these are very minor, and did not affect my opinion of the game.
I would recommend this game to anyone who likes a good story and who likes to feel a part of it. It is a very long game, but it is by no means too long - I would have liked a little more! Also, if you enjoy this, look at Dreamfall - it isn't as good as TLJ, but it continues the story.