The Longest Journey

a.k.a. Den lengste reisen / Najdłuższa Podróż

published by Egmont Interactive / Empire / KE Media in 1999-11-19, developed by Funcom, running on Windows
type: adventure
genre: Fantasy, Point-and-click adventure
series: The Longest Journey
setting: Future
perspective: 3rd person fixed camera
player options: single player
languages: dut eng ger ita pol spa other
4.5/5

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Personal review

One word: atmosphere.
Music and scenery become tangled to form a game that feels like playing a poem mixed with an oniric painting.
Puzzles are really good and also has interesting characters.
Very enjoyable.

8 de 10

# 2015-01-20 13:14:19

Official description

Between science and magic, between order and chaos, between Stark and Arcadia, there is an ancient Balance.

For thousands of years, this Balance has weighted the scales of the cosmos evenly, ensuring harmony between the twin worlds.

But now, in an age of great turmoil, chaos threatens to turn the scales and bring our most terrifying dreams to life.

The Guardian of the Balance has abandoned his throne...

The armies of the Vanguard are advancing...

A storm is coming...

And the fate of the worlds is in the hands of one person.

Her name is April. She is a Shifter. The power to walk between worlds is within her grasp, and her destiny is foretold in a hundred tales. But the tides of Chaos gain momentum with every passing second, and those who would be gods will not stand idly by. How, then, can one person prevail against impossible odds...

April's future is shrouded in a veil of mystery, and the journey ahead is treacherous and winding.

A journey not only through twin worlds, but into her own heart and soul.

This is the longest journey of them all.

Features

* "The Longest journey" is an epic 3D adventure spanning over one hundred and fifty locations across two distinct and detailed worlds
* Immerse yourself in an exciting and original storyline, interact with over fifty unique characters, enjoy more than 30 minutes of high-resolution video, and solve a huge variety of story-oriented puzzles
* More than fifty hours of playing time!
* "The Longest Journey" features a stunning mix of 2D and 3D high-resolution graphics in both 16- and 32-bit colour, and supports Microsoft Direct3D(tm) compatible accelerator cards.
* Skeletal animation system uses real-time interpolation and motion-captured data combined with highly detailed 3D characters for a smooth and life-like experience.
Box blurb - # 2007-07-30 17:49:22 - official description

Comment

The game demo and complete soundtrack are available from the game website.
Soundtrack: www.longestjourney.com/download/music/
Demo: www.longestjourney.com/download/demo/
Sanguine # 2007-06-05 10:46:02

Technical specs

display: raster, textured polygons (mixed)
Minimum:
* Windows 95 or 98
* Pentium 166 MHz MMX CPU
* 32 MB RAM
* 2 MB VRAM
* 640x480x16 SVGA GPU
* 300 MB free HD space
* 4X CD-ROM drive

Recommended:
* Pentium II 266 MHz
* 64 MB RAM
* 4 MB VRAM
* 3D accelerator (D3D)
* 1 GB free HD space
* 8X CD-ROM drive
Sanguine # 2008-06-03 16:12:35

Editor notes (2)

2007-05-02 on Steam, by Funcom (lang: eng)
2009-09-17 on GoG.com, by Funcom (lang: eng)
# 2009-09-17 22:48:56
Also published by Micro Application
# 2008-07-18 00:23:36

Authors / Staff

Didrik Tollefsen
Ragnar Tørnquist

External reviews (3) - average: 83.3% - median: 91%

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Génération 4 (83-138)fr1291999-124/666%
IGN2000*9.3/1093%
Metacritic2000*91/10091%
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