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The Longest Journey (Windows)

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Written by  :  Charles Herold (3)
Written on  :  Jun 26, 2000
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Summary

The most involving story of any computer game, ever.

The Good

This is one of those rare games that can be described as a work of art. Visually stunning, emotionally involving, well-acted and well scored with great dialogue. Wildly imaginative, at times hysterically funny and at times bordering on the profound.

The Bad

The dialogue is terrific but there's a bit too much of it. How long can you stare at a static screen listening to very long conversations? And it has the amnesia problem common to many adventure games as the main character asks people she's known for months the sort of questions you ask people when you first meet. Oh, and the folk tales in it are all dull.

The Bottom Line

This game is like a novel, completely immersive and involving. You never want it to end.