History VideoGame / DreamfallTheLongestJourney

6th Jul '16 9:33:53 AM lrrose
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* ArtisticLicenseLinguistics: In the prologue, the Tibetan monks communicate... in Mandarin Chinese. Which actually sort of makes sense, since Tibet is a part of China as of 2013, and the official language of China ''is'' Mandarin Chinese. Still, Tibetan people are more likely to communicate with one another and their white friend in their mother tongue.
** Unfortunately, based on what Brian said in The Longest Journey, the Tibet sequence takes place in the 1930's, when Tibet was independent.

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* ArtisticLicenseLinguistics: In the prologue, the Tibetan monks communicate... in Mandarin Chinese. Which actually sort of makes sense, since Tibet is a part of China as of 2013, and the official language of China ''is'' Mandarin Chinese. Still, Tibetan people are more likely to communicate with one another and their white friend in their mother tongue.
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tongue. Unfortunately, based on what Brian said in The Longest Journey, the Tibet sequence takes place in the 1930's, when Tibet was independent. independent.
* AscendedExtra: Marcus, who was just a talking extra CreatorCameo for Ragnar Tørnquist in the original game, is a minor villain in this game.



* [[spoiler:TheBadGuysWin]]

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* [[spoiler:TheBadGuysWin]]TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:While Zoë is able to stop Faith from inadvertantly destroying Stark, she fails to stop the launch of the Dreamer console. Back in Arcadia, the resistance suffers a crushing blow, leaving no one able to stop the Azadi's mysterious plans.]]



* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]: Calling it this would be a serious understatement.

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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]: Calling it this would be DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Zoë saves Stark from Faith, but she fails to stop WATI and the Azadi's plans and winds up in a serious understatement.permanent coma. The Azadi kill April and arrest Kian for treason, leaving no one to able save the world.]]



* TheEmpire: Azadi, though their portrayal is slightly ambiguous.

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* TheEmpire: Azadi, though their portrayal is slightly ambiguous.The Azadi have conquered much of Arcadia.



** [[spoiler: Faith is this for Winter]].



* [[spoiler: HauntedTechnology: Faith.]]

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* [[spoiler: HauntedTechnology: Faith.[[spoiler:The Static that is gradually destroying Stark's technology is actually Faith trying to keep herself alive on the Wire after her death.]]
3rd Jul '16 8:33:37 PM lrrose
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* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: The jury is still out on [[spoiler:April's]] case... and will remain thus until ''Chapters'', apparently. But DeathIsDramatic, right? Right?...
* OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo
* OneHundredAndEight: Only one copy of [[spoiler:Roper Klack's]] book remains because when the reader reaches page 108 ''they explode''. The last remaining copy has been de-enchanted though, and is safe to read. [[TakeOurWordForIt At least, that's what he says...]]

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* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: The jury is NostalgiaLevel: Chapter 3 takes place in Newport's Venice district, which was one of the major Stark locations in the original game. While Venice has become a crimeridden slum in the wake of the Collapse, it's still out on [[spoiler:April's]] case... and will remain thus until ''Chapters'', apparently. But DeathIsDramatic, right? Right?...
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recognizably the same place as it was in the original game.
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* OneHundredAndEight: Only one copy of [[spoiler:Roper Klack's]] Roper Klack's book remains because when the reader reaches page 108 ''they explode''. The last remaining copy has been de-enchanted though, and is safe to read. [[TakeOurWordForIt At least, that's what he says...]]
30th Jun '16 2:35:45 PM eroock
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* SolarPunk: Casablanca in 2219 is all about this trope.
21st Jun '16 9:13:53 PM hpl
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** Unfortunately, based on what Brian said in The Longest Journey, the Tibet sequence takes place in the 1930's, when Tibet was independent.
10th Jun '16 12:06:56 AM Koveras
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Another {{oddly named|Sequel}} {{episodic|Game}} sequel, ''VideoGame/DreamfallChapters'', started releasing in October 2014. It'll tie some of the numerous loose ends that were LeftHanging after ''Dreamfall'' back together and give an end to Zoë's story arc, but won't be the long-awaited GrandFinale of the saga. The latter will have to wait until what Tørnquist has called the true ''The Longest Journey 2'' (a.k.a. ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourneyHome'').

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Another {{oddly named|Sequel}} {{episodic|Game}} sequel, ''VideoGame/DreamfallChapters'', started releasing in October 2014. It'll tie It ties some of the numerous loose ends that were LeftHanging after ''Dreamfall'' back together and give an end to Zoë's story arc, but won't be the long-awaited GrandFinale of the saga. The latter will have to wait until what Tørnquist has called the true ''The Longest Journey 2'' (a.k.a. ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourneyHome'').
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17th Mar '16 1:46:14 PM eroock
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%%* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Reza.


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* RansackedRoom: The friend's place in the beginning is turned over by the baddies trying to find the journal.
29th Dec '15 6:50:48 AM hpl
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* LeftHanging: Just WTF happened [[spoiler:to all the main characters in the end]]?! That's for starters, and if you want to know how bad it was, go to the [[WMG/DreamfallTheLongestJourney WMG subpage]] and marvel at its size.

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* LeftHanging: Just WTF happened [[spoiler:to all the main characters in the end]]?! That's for starters, and if you want to know how bad it was, go to the the
[[WMG/DreamfallTheLongestJourney WMG subpage]] and marvel at its size.size.
**Luckily, Dreamfall Chapters does a good job of resolving a lot of the cliffhangers.
9th Oct '15 5:22:30 PM eroock
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->''Find April Ryan... Save her!''
->--'''Faith'''

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->''Find ->''"Find April Ryan... Save her!''
->--'''Faith'''
her!"''
-->-- '''Faith'''
1st Aug '15 7:56:41 AM Kimelea
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** [[spoiler: Actually their mother is Helena Chang (that was confirmed in Dreamfall Chapters).]]
5th Mar '15 3:23:07 PM Angeldeb82
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The OddlyNamedSequel to the AdventureGame classic ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney'', ''Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'' was released in 2006. It introduces a new heroine, Zoë Castillo, a 20-year-old college dropout living in Stark (our familiar Earth, albeit two centuries into the future) ten years after the events of the original ''TLJ''. After she starts receiving eerie messages from a StringyHairedGhostGirl to go "find April, save April" (and her ex-boyfriend disappears on top of that), Zoë has no choice but to delve into another [[TheConspiracy conspiracy]] investigation. Meanwhile, April, the heroine of the original game, is effectively trapped in Arcadia (the magical alternate reality) and fights against TheEmpire of Azadi, while an elite Azadi SuperSoldier and third protagonist, Kian Alvane, is sent to assassinate her. Fans welcomed ''Dreamfall'' enthusiastically, but the reviews were rather mixed, primarily "thanks" to unsatisfactory (and, according to many, superfluous) action-adventure elements and the ending being a love child of a CliffHanger of cosmic proportions and the NoEnding trope.

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The OddlyNamedSequel {{Oddly Named Sequel|2ElectricBoogaloo}} to the AdventureGame classic ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney'', ''Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'' was released in 2006. It introduces a new heroine, Zoë Castillo, a 20-year-old college dropout living in Stark (our familiar Earth, albeit two centuries into the future) ten years after the events of the original ''TLJ''. After she starts receiving eerie messages from a StringyHairedGhostGirl to go "find April, save April" (and her ex-boyfriend disappears on top of that), Zoë has no choice but to delve into another [[TheConspiracy conspiracy]] investigation. Meanwhile, April, the heroine of the original game, is effectively trapped in Arcadia (the magical alternate reality) and fights against TheEmpire of Azadi, while an elite Azadi SuperSoldier and third protagonist, Kian Alvane, is sent to assassinate her. Fans welcomed ''Dreamfall'' enthusiastically, but the reviews were rather mixed, primarily "thanks" to unsatisfactory (and, according to many, superfluous) action-adventure elements and the ending being a love child of a CliffHanger of cosmic proportions and the NoEnding trope.



* DarkestHour: [[spoiler: The ending: April Ryan was hit with a spear and tumbled into the water, never to emerge; Kian had a crisis of faith and was promptly imprisoned; Zoë was sent into a permanent coma; Faith dies after living a tragic life of {{Fate worse than death}}.]]

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* DarkestHour: [[spoiler: The ending: April Ryan was hit with a spear and tumbled into the water, never to emerge; Kian had a crisis of faith and was promptly imprisoned; Zoë was sent into a permanent coma; Faith dies after living a tragic life of {{Fate worse than death}}.FateWorseThanDeath.]]



* ItIsPronouncedTropay: The deity of the Azadi Empire is the God''ess'', emphasis on the second syllable.

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* ItIsPronouncedTropay: ItIsPronouncedTroPay: The deity of the Azadi Empire is the God''ess'', emphasis on the second syllable.



* LukeIAmYourFather: Faith is really [[spoiler: Zoe's sister and their mother is potentially yet again the first White Dragon.]]
* KnightTemplar: The Azadi, who seek to [[spoiler: destroy the world in order to "cleanse it".]]

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* LukeIAmYourFather: Faith is really [[spoiler: Zoe's sister and their mother is potentially yet again the first White Dragon.]]
Dragon]].
* KnightTemplar: The Azadi, who seek to [[spoiler: destroy the world in order to "cleanse it".]]it"]].



* {{Matriarchy}}: The Azadi Empire is ruled by six Empresses, political power is expressly the woman's domain (though military power is the man's), they worship a Goddess, and the term for an orphan without fortune or connections is a "motherless" child. Sub-trope Enlightened Matriarchy (great cultural and scientific achievements, started off saving the entire civilization), or Original Matriarchy (overstayed their welcome big time to become an occupation, [[{{WellIntentionedExtremist}} Well-Intentioned Extremism]] on full display including the FantasticGhetto, repressive government, assassinations, and mass murder).

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* {{Matriarchy}}: The Azadi Empire is ruled by six Empresses, political power is expressly the woman's domain (though military power is the man's), they worship a Goddess, and the term for an orphan without fortune or connections is a "motherless" child. Sub-trope Enlightened Matriarchy (great cultural and scientific achievements, started off saving the entire civilization), or Original Matriarchy (overstayed their welcome big time to become an occupation, [[{{WellIntentionedExtremist}} [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well-Intentioned Extremism]] on full display including the FantasticGhetto, repressive government, assassinations, and mass murder).



* OddlyNamedSequel
* OneHundredAndEight: Only one copy of [[spoiler:Roper Klack's]] book remains because when the reader reaches page 108 ''they explode''. The last remaining copy has been de-enchanted though, and is safe to read. [[TakeOurWordForIt At least, that's what he says]]...

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* OddlyNamedSequel
OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo
* OneHundredAndEight: Only one copy of [[spoiler:Roper Klack's]] book remains because when the reader reaches page 108 ''they explode''. The last remaining copy has been de-enchanted though, and is safe to read. [[TakeOurWordForIt At least, that's what he says]]...says...]]



* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: [=WATICorp's=] trademark talking-animal robots, which in the past have been programmed with features such as ADHD and the ability to urinate (that wasn't a very popular feature).

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* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: RidiculouslyHumanRobots: [=WATICorp's=] trademark talking-animal robots, which in the past have been programmed with features such as ADHD and the ability to urinate (that wasn't a very popular feature).



** One of the major locations is Venice (not the real one, but a neighborhood of the fictional American city of Newport), which is home to a street gang called the Shakespeareans. There's also a Chinese street vendor, who at one point describes himself as the [[Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice "best merchant in Venice"]].

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** [[ShoutOut/ToShakespeare Shout-Out: To Shakespeare]]: One of the major locations is Venice (not the real one, but a neighborhood of the fictional American city of Newport), which is home to a street gang called the Shakespeareans. There's also a Chinese street vendor, who at one point describes himself as the [[Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice "best merchant in Venice"]].



--> ''Damien (to Zoe)'': [[spoiler: I'll be here when you come back]].

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--> ''Damien (to Zoe)'': [[spoiler: I'll be here when you come back]].back.]]
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