The Longest Journey (2000)

About This Game

There are two worlds.

One we know as our world, a world of science and logic and stark reality.
The other world lies behind the veil of sleep; an Arcadian realm of magic and chaos, a realm where dreams may come true.
Imagine being able to travel between these two worlds, between Stark and Arcadia.
Imagine being able to Shift between realities as easily as stepping through a doorway. In The Longest Journey, you can. And in order to save the precious Balance between worlds, between order and chaos, between science and magic, you must.

The Longest Journey is an adventure through the twin worlds of Stark and Arcadia, seen through the eyes of April, an 18-year old art student. The game you cannot miss!

Plot

The game takes place in the parallel universes of magic-dominated Arcadia and industrial Stark. The protagonist, April Ryan, is an 18-year-old art student living in Stark, identified as a ‘Shifter’ capable of movement between these worlds, and tasked with restoring their essential Balance.

The story begins in Stark, where a sleeping April unintentionally shifts to Arcadia and meets the ‘White Dragon’, who identifies her as the heroine of the coming story. Upon learning this, April is attacked by a dark ‘Chaos Vortex’ and awakens in Stark, where she dismisses her experience as a nightmare. The character ‘Cortez’ later surprises her by revealing his knowledge.

When surreal activity begins affecting her friends, April meets again with Cortez, who transports her to the Arcadian city Marcuria. There she meets Tobias Grensret, Vestrum of the Sentinel; learns Alltongue, the common language in Arcadia; and hears from Tobias that the Balance protecting both worlds is dissolving after the dereliction of its Guardian, and must be restored by the appearance of another.

Features

  • Extraordinary adventure game with over 150 locations in two different dimensions.
  • Gripping story with many twists, smooth gameplay, and a fantastic music, will accompany you throughout the entire game that is over 50 hours long.
  • Very interesting characters, with great art design and intriguing background stories.

Game Details

Genre Adventure – Point-and-click – Fantasy
Works on Windows (XP, Vista, 8)
Languages Audio and text: English
Released November 16, 2000
Size 1.6 GB
Company Funcom / Funcom

System Requirements


Minimum system requirements – Windows:

Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard

Compatibility notice: The game may require installing an earlier (below 190.xx) driver version on NVidia graphics cards.

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