Longest Journey is a talky bitch, but fortunately the story has depth, excitement, adventure and talking birds to keep you enthralled and entertained for it’s long conversations. A Story that treats you like an adult (and not just because of the few swear words) and rewards your exploration of the locations and the diary function with insight into the characters and the worlds as well as hints for what to do next.
It’s no slouch in the puzzle department either with a few of those testing the memory and the brain cells. It’s been a fair few years since I played through this and some of the scenes and locations were fuzzy in the old grey matter.
I was glad I played it and had a great time putting in a couple of hours a night re introducing me to those characters and that world.
The only downside is that the animations and graphics are really showing their age esp when blown up to my monitor size and I had a few technical issues with 64 bit Win 7 crashing the programme at the most inconvenient times. However a good regime of regular saving saved the frustrations and isn’t a fault of the original game, but in the progress of technology.
Makes me want more
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Time Played: Over 20 hours