The world of technology and magic converge in this tale of mystery and spirituality. The two worlds of Stark and Arcadia, have been in harmony for aeons, thanks to what they call the "Balance". However, the Balance has started to crumble and the two worlds are set to collide and its fate rests in your hands. The Longest Journey is your basic adventure game, with the standard look-and-click method of play. The key to this enigma is April Ryan your alter ego in this alternate universe. The graphics are gorgeous, with cinematic cut sequences adding to the mesmerising plot. Special effects are generously placed throughout the game and the animation of April is excellent. The game designers have gone to the trouble of making the atmosphere of the game lifelike, with characters delivering lines at the right time to make the player feel that they are truly living in their alternative world. With plenty of puzzles in the game, they are logical and plentiful, but at the same time may be taxing at first and may require some lateral thinking to get them started. The Longest Journey lives up to its name, with the game being played over four discs. It's a wonderful gaming experience and gives a warm welcome to those new to the adventure genre. - -Alex Leung
You will never run out of new things to do! Explore exotic locations, travel between three worlds, embark on epic quests, converse with fully voiced characters, fight intelligent monsters, sneak through dark shadows and past dangerous enemies, solve intriguing puzzles, and play fun mini-games.
Experience the story from three separate perspectives, and use abilities unique to each character: strength, street-smarts, and dexterity.
From vast cities to deep forests, across the seven seas and into endless caverns, above and beyond anything you have ever seen – the twin worlds of science and magic are filled with challenges and adventure. But in the world outside the worlds – in the Winter – logic does not apply, and nothing will have prepared you for the ultimate truth...
Multiple solutions and multiple outcomes place you in charge of the story. Make choices that affect how people relate to you; solve conflicts with cunning or with violence; and speak your mind in branching dialogues.
Interact with the environment through the use of the brand new Focus Field feature, an easy-to-use context-sensitive interface, and fully analog character controls – giving you total power over your character.