History VideoGame / DreamfallTheLongestJourney

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, ZoŽ 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), ZoŽ 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, ZoŽ 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), ZoŽ 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; ZoŽ 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; ZoŽ 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.]]
23rd Feb '15 3:09:29 PM Koveras
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Another [[OddlyNamedSequel oddly named]] [[EpisodicGame episodic]] 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 ZoŽ's story arc, but won't be the long-awaited GrandFinale of the saga. The latter will have to wait until what TÝrnquist has called the true ''The Longest Journey 2'' (a.k.a. ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourneyHome'').
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Another [[OddlyNamedSequel oddly named]] [[EpisodicGame episodic]] {{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 ZoŽ's story arc, but won't be the long-awaited GrandFinale of the saga. The latter will have to wait until what TÝrnquist has called the true ''The Longest Journey 2'' (a.k.a. ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourneyHome'').
23rd Feb '15 12:33:59 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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Another [[OddlyNamedSequel oddly named]] [[EpisodicGame episodic]] sequel, ''VideoGame/DreamfallChapters'', was released in October 2014. It'll tie some of the numerous loose ends that were LeftHanging after ''Dreamfall'' back together and give an end to ZoŽ's story arc, but won't be the long-awaited GrandFinale of the saga. The latter will have to wait until what TÝrnquist has called the true ''The Longest Journey 2'' (a.k.a. ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourneyHome'').
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Another [[OddlyNamedSequel oddly named]] [[EpisodicGame episodic]] sequel, ''VideoGame/DreamfallChapters'', was released 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 ZoŽ's story arc, but won't be the long-awaited GrandFinale of the saga. The latter will have to wait until what TÝrnquist has called the true ''The Longest Journey 2'' (a.k.a. ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourneyHome'').
6th Feb '15 3:03:01 PM Koveras
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Happened in the backstory to Dragon Age between the magic-using human nations a
6th Feb '15 2:50:59 PM carlowplayer
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* CreepyTwins: The two asian twins working for WatiCorp that pursue Zoe across the game.
6th Feb '15 2:37:30 PM carlowplayer
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* EverythingIsOnline: The Wire is an omnipresent wireless network that links everything on Earth with a computer chip - which means almost everything, from mobile phones to smart fridges to traffic lights. It is essentially an environment of constant communication, integration and exchange of information. The Wire is monitored by the EYE, and a lot of money can be made on the black market by severing or shielding objects from the Wire, especially mobile phones. The Wire also functions like the Internet it evolved from, playing host to news feeds like The Hand That Bites.The mysterious network failures known as "The Static" have even resulted in fatal car accidents, and, indeed, one the things you get to hack during the game is a car.

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* TheMagicVersusTechnologyWar: The Collapse in Stark is due to magic going away. It's heavily implied that most of the advanced technology (e.g. FTL, antigravity) is impossible with pure science and was the result of magic bleeding in from Arcadia through cracks in the Barrier. Once the Barrier is restored by the new Guardian, it's back to using old tech for the people of Stark. By the same token, pure complex technology is impossible in Arcadia due to laws of nature being in flux. Thus, even Azadi technology is reinforced by magic, although you may be arrested for suggesting that. Happened in the backstory to Dragon Age between the magic-using human nations a
20th Jan '15 6:34:16 AM Koveras
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* UncomfortableElevatorMoment: Zoe has this with an employee of WatiCorp if she decides to go into the elevator with her while infiltrating its HQ.
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* UncomfortableElevatorMoment: Zoe has this one with an a [=WatiCorp=] employee of WatiCorp if she decides to go into the elevator with her while infiltrating its HQ.

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