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Old 01-08-2004, 03:50 AM   #1
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Question Is this game good? (YES!)

Has anyone ever played The Longest Journey? I am going to be most likely getting it , and I want to see what the swampies opinions are (because they are crucial to continued existance).

It got some incredible scores from many PC gaming mags...all above 90%. The demo is pretty good too.

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Old 01-08-2004, 03:55 AM   #2
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Sry, but I have never heard of it.

Sounds like a good game though.



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Old 01-08-2004, 08:28 AM   #3
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Isn't it really old now?


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Old 01-08-2004, 08:49 AM   #4
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Yes, it's old. And it's decent if you like point and click type games like that. But I think they should've called it The Longest Installation Time. It's been a few years back, and I was using a not so speedy Gaytway, but it seemed to take forever to install the damned thing. I never beat it, got stuck somewhere...


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Old 01-08-2004, 12:55 PM   #5
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It was released in 2000, so I suppose it's fairly old, but if the gameplay/story is good, who cares? People still play Myst. Look at the release date on that one.


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Old 01-08-2004, 01:00 PM   #6
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It was released in 2000, so I suppose it's fairly old, but if the gameplay/story is good, who cares? People still play Myst. Look at the release date on that one.
Bah! Myst! I hate that game.

If its good adventure games you want, you might consider getting Escape from Monkey Island or Grim Fandango. Even though they're older than The Longest Journey. I've got them both and they're brilliant.

But then you might want to wait until Sam and Max 2 or maybe get Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon which is also very good.


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Old 01-08-2004, 01:31 PM   #7
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Yeah, I've played EMI and CMI. They both have really good voice acting and hilarious characters. Never been able to play GF though. Doesn't Lucasarts' store have a adventure pack or something? Full throttle was great too.

Besides, with this one, I would like to get one a little more serious than those Lucasarts ones.


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Old 01-08-2004, 02:25 PM   #8
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For a fantastic (and hilarious) point-and-click Myst-esque adventure with a wacky, off-the-wall sense of humor thrown in, I would highly recommend The Neverhood Chronicles. It was made by the same guy who made the Earthworm Jim games and The Tick. The neat thing about the game is it was made in claymation. Take The Nightmare Before Christmas' visual style, add in zany Looney Tunes humor and put those elements into Myst and you'll have a fairly good idea on what to expect from the game.

Unfortunately, the game is hard to find as it was released back in 1996. Ebay is probably your best bet.

However, it sounds like you're looking for more serious games. The only other games like that that I can think of besides Myst are its sequels, Riven and Myst III: Exile.


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Old 01-08-2004, 03:03 PM   #9
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I think Herminator64 has it. I'll ask him if I meet him tomorow(hes been sick since tuesday.



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Old 01-08-2004, 03:36 PM   #10
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Never played nor heard of it.


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Old 01-08-2004, 04:07 PM   #11
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Longest Journey is a very good adventure game, yet very mature.


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Old 01-08-2004, 04:20 PM   #12
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Longest Journey is a very good adventure game, yet very mature.
Yeah, I heard it was. That's why I was looking into getting it.

Neverhoodian, I'll check out that Neverhood Chronicles game. It that where you got your name?

I was going to get Full Throttle 2, but then ******* LucasArts cancelled it.

Also, I was wondering if anyone played the game AmerZone. I've seen it around a lot, and wonder if it is any good.


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Old 01-09-2004, 12:37 AM   #13
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Neverhoodian, I'll check out that Neverhood Chronicles game. It that where you got your name?
Why, yes it is.


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Old 01-14-2004, 05:01 AM   #14
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I finally bought it on Ebay; I'll tell you guys what I think of it when I get it in about a week. I found out that forcing FSAA and anisiotropic filtering made the demo look a lot better. If you have the game, you should try it.


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Old 01-14-2004, 08:48 AM   #15
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I dont think its that good, download the demo first.




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Old 01-17-2004, 01:28 AM   #16
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I got it yesterday.

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It's incredible.

I haven't played an adventure game in a while, but this one kicks every one off the shelf. It has great voice acting, storyline, visuals (very very good), easy interface, lots of great cutscenes, visuals (hey, what can I say? They're great), music, and immersion. The only thing about it is that is uses a LOAD of cusswords (that's where the M rating comes from). Other than that, it's perfect. I recommend this game to anyone, even if they don't like adventure games. Even the puzzles aren't that hard, once you get into adventure-game-thinking mode. I haven't encountered a single frustrating part in the entire game.

Whoa. I need to get back to it now.


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Old 01-22-2004, 09:01 PM   #17
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Right now I'm on chapter 10 (of 13), and it's even more interesting than before. I recommend this to all swampies. I also found out that there's hardly any foul language after the first chapter, so that's not really a problem to anyone that has issues with it.

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Old 01-22-2004, 09:08 PM   #18
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Old 01-22-2004, 10:48 PM   #19
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Thanks. Ah, the wonders of PSP7 and AnimationShop. It was really easy to make. I spent the most time on finding the images...

Anyway, check out TLJ, you're sure not to be disappointed.


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Old 01-23-2004, 11:46 AM   #20
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*what do you mean by adventure game ??
*do you mean rpg, or more like myst, which I would really call a puzzle game......

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Old 01-23-2004, 11:57 AM   #21
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Sounds and looks great! Excellent reviews across the board and a couple of game of the years. I'm downloading the demo now. =)


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Old 01-23-2004, 12:04 PM   #22
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Hey man, if you like it...buy it. Dont worry bout what others say about it. Its like giving out an apple to 500 different people, you will get 500 different opinions.

Looks good in the rating supposuvely, and if you liked the demo then go for it


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Old 01-23-2004, 02:49 PM   #23
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*what do you mean by adventure game ??
*do you mean rpg, or more like myst, which I would really call a puzzle game......

MTFBWYA
While its main method of gameplay is puzzles, almost all of them are relevent to what you are doing, and none are really boring or too difficult. The game suceeds in dragging you into the story and making you care about the characters in it, like it or not.

If it helps, think KotOR, point-and-click, with more puzzles and less aliens. But the excellent voice acting remains.


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