History VideoGame / TheLongestJourney

26th Jun '16 10:12:00 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ChildhoodBrainDamage: PlayedForDrama. April's dad was drunk and dropped her when he held her as a baby for the first time, causing a serious cranial trauma that took several years to heal, during which she couldn't walk or speak. Although she eventually grew up normal (as normal as a half-dragon Shifter can be, anyway), her father's repressed guilt over the incident resulted in her very strained relationship with him and eventually led to her running away from home before the start of the game.
17th May '16 5:12:55 PM StFan
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* DeggansRule: Followed via Cortez and Charlie.
17th Mar '16 2:31:26 PM eroock
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* CymbalBangingMonkey: The Guybrush monkey toy.



* CymbalBangingMonkey: The Guybrush monkey toy.



* DismantledMacGuffin: The Stone Disc, the key to the Guardian's realm in the first game. Justified in the BackStory: the disc was originally kept at the Sentinel Enclave, ready for pickup by TheChosenOne, but then the Vanguard tried to steal it. Afterwards, the Sentinels decided to break it up and hand the pieces over to the four magical peoples most motivated to keep it hidden (since most magical creatures would likely perish if the Twin Worlds were forcibly reunited).



* DismantledMacGuffin: The Stone Disc, the key to the Guardian's realm in the first game. Justified in the BackStory: the disc was originally kept at the Sentinel Enclave, ready for pickup by TheChosenOne, but then the Vanguard tried to steal it. Afterwards, the Sentinels decided to break it up and hand the pieces over to the four magical peoples most motivated to keep it hidden (since most magical creatures would likely perish if the Twin Worlds were forcibly reunited).



* KeepItForeign: In the Spanish version Cortez is not Hispanic, but rather a Frenchman named "Corthes".
* LampshadeHanging: Done a lot.



* LampshadeHanging: Done a lot.



* KeepItForeign: In the Spanish version Cortez is not Hispanic, but rather a Frenchman named "Corthes".



* PercussiveMaintenance: The housekeeper at the Mercury theatre kicks the flickering neon sign with his broom in hope to get it to work again.



* PercussiveMaintenance: The housekeeper at the Mercury theatre kicks the flickering neon sign with his broom in hope to get it to work again.



* YouCantMissIt: The mapmaker's directions in the delivery mission.


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* YouCantMissIt: The mapmaker's directions in the delivery mission.
17th Mar '16 2:28:50 PM eroock
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* DeggansRule: Followed via Cortez, Charlie, Warren, and Father Raul.

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* DeggansRule: Followed via Cortez, Charlie, Warren, Cortez and Father Raul.Charlie.
17th Mar '16 2:28:00 PM eroock
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* {{Arcadia}}
* BittersweetEnding: After all her numerous trials and sacrifices throughout ''TLJ'', April is basically given heartfelt thanks...[[spoiler: and then left to her own devices]]. She even admits as not knowing how to feel as she starts her trek "home".

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* {{Arcadia}}
BirdPeople: The Alatien are roughly humanoid birds with wings for arms.
* BittersweetEnding: BittersweetEnding:
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After all her numerous trials and sacrifices throughout ''TLJ'', April is basically given heartfelt thanks...[[spoiler: and then left to her own devices]]. She even admits as not knowing how to feel as she starts her trek "home"."home".
** By the end Arcadia is under attack and Tobias is dead.



* ChekhovsBoomerang: Mr. Guybrush.

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* ChekhovsBoomerang: Mr. Guybrush.Guybrush is utilized twice in the game.



* CovertGroupWithMundaneFront: In Stark the Vanguard are working under the cover of the Church of Voltec.
* CreepyLongFingers: Abnaxus.



%%* DisneyDeath: April's friend who gets shot.



* GentleGiant: Sleeping Q'aman. Not surprisingly, his official circus nickname is "The Gentle Giant."



* InTheDoldrums: The Guardian's realm looks like this. It turns out to be a FisherKingdom--in [[VideoGame/DreamfallTheLongestJourney the sequel]], the replacement for the first game's ailing Guardian adds plant life and a proper sky.

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* InTheDoldrums: The Guardian's realm looks like this. It turns out to be a FisherKingdom--in [[VideoGame/DreamfallTheLongestJourney the sequel]], the replacement for for´ the first game's ailing Guardian adds plant life and a proper sky.



* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: The Gribbler, [[http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/1/12384/523354-gribbler_large.jpg ye gods]].

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* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: The Gribbler, [[http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/1/12384/523354-gribbler_large.jpg [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/tlj/images/4/48/523354-gribbler_large.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120828150551&path-prefix=pl ye gods]].



* MovingBuildings: Klack's castle.



* NPCAmnesia

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* NPCAmnesiaNPCAmnesia: April can chance her answers without fearing any backlash.



* ThirteenIsUnlucky: Subverted. In this game thirteen is a lucky number and an ArcNumber.

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* ThirteenIsUnlucky: Subverted. In this game thirteen is a lucky number and an ArcNumber.number.


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* VisibleInvisibility: We can still make out April when she becomes invisible.
17th Mar '16 2:13:01 PM eroock
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April Ryan is an [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent ordinary art student]] living in the CyberPunk metropolis Newport and applying for the local Academy of Arts. She has her share of problems with her parents, insecurity about her future, and increasingly strange dreams, but she also has some great friends, a job, and a friendly landlady. Then a weird CoolOldGuy named Cortez appears and tells her that she is TheChosenOne who has to SaveBothWorlds -- and then he sends her to that [[AnotherDimension other world]], {{Arcadia}}, she is supposed to save. As her familiar world [[WhenDimensionsCollide crumbles around her]], April has to dive deeper into the secrets of the universe, fulfill cryptic prophecies, bring down an AncientConspiracy or two, cope with her friends' deaths, save the [[PhysicalGod Guardian of the Balance]], and ultimately restore the harmony between the Twin Worlds of Stark and Arcadia itself. And that all in less than two weeks.

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April Ryan is an [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent ordinary art student]] living in the CyberPunk metropolis Newport and applying for the local Academy of Arts. She has her share of problems with her parents, insecurity about her future, and increasingly strange dreams, but she also has some great friends, a job, and a friendly landlady. Then a weird CoolOldGuy named Cortez appears and tells her that she is TheChosenOne who has to SaveBothWorlds -- and then he sends her to that [[AnotherDimension other world]], {{Arcadia}}, she is supposed to save. As her familiar world [[WhenDimensionsCollide crumbles around her]], April has to dive deeper into the secrets of the universe, fulfill cryptic prophecies, bring down an AncientConspiracy or two, cope with her friends' deaths, save the [[PhysicalGod Guardian of the Balance]], and ultimately restore the harmony between the Twin Worlds of Stark and Arcadia ArcadiaNumber: itself. And that all in less than two weeks.



* ArcNumber: 13
17th Mar '16 2:11:44 PM eroock
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''The Longest Journey'' is a 1999 AdventureGame developed by Norwegian company Funcom and designed by Ragnar Tørnquist for Microsoft Windows. Famous for its expansive storyline, a lovable, GenreSavvy heroine, and flawless gameplay (as far as [[PointAndClickGame point-and-click]] gameplay goes), the game is commonly credited with resurrecting the AdventureGame genre after its crisis in the late 90's. An OddlyNamedSequel, ''VideoGame/DreamfallTheLongestJourney'', was released in 2006, and a second sequel, ''VideoGame/DreamfallChapters'', is currently in development for an episodic release, starting in October 2014. In November 2014, '' The Longest Journey'' also received an iOS port.

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''The Longest Journey'' is a 1999 AdventureGame developed by Norwegian company Funcom and designed by Ragnar Tørnquist for Microsoft Windows. Famous for its expansive storyline, a lovable, GenreSavvy heroine, and flawless gameplay (as far as [[PointAndClickGame point-and-click]] gameplay goes), the game is commonly credited with resurrecting the AdventureGame genre after its crisis in the late 90's. An OddlyNamedSequel, ''VideoGame/DreamfallTheLongestJourney'', was released in 2006, and a second sequel, ''VideoGame/DreamfallChapters'', is currently in development for an episodic release, starting was released in October 2014. In November 2014, '' The Longest Journey'' also received an iOS port.



%%* AlmostDeadGuy: Flipper.



* AliceAllusion: When Cortez helps April travel to Arcadia for the first time, he deliberately invokes this imagery to her: "Why, Alice, I am sending you through the looking glass!"
* AlmostDeadGuy: Flipper utters some final words to April when she meets him half-dead.
* AlphabetSoupCans: Roper Klack is beaten by using a calculator, to prove that you can do math and he can't. Or at least, you can do it faster. Afterward, the mage gets sucked into the calculator, for reasons unexplained.
* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: The Talisman of the Balance helps April out in various situations.



* {{Arcadia}}: Arcadia is AnotherDimension where magic is possible. While it looks like a pastoral utopia to people coming there from our world, it has its own share of problems, too.



* BorrowedBiometricBypass: Glass eye on retinal scanner.



* ChildhoodBrainDamage: PlayedForDrama. April's dad was drunk and dropped her when he held her as a baby for the first time, causing a serious cranial trauma that took several years to heal, during which she couldn't walk or speak. Although she eventually grew up normal (as normal as a half-dragon Shifter can be, anyway), her father's repressed guilt over the incident resulted in her very strained relationship with him and eventually led to her running away from home before the start of the game.
* TheChosenOne: Played with heavily. When April asks Cortez if she is the chosen one, he denies the idea. Later, he gets to admit it to be true. April [[RefusalOfTheCall doesn't want to be in that role]] either, but grows into it.
* CleverCrows: Crow helps April solving puzzles.



* ContemplativeBoss: [=McAllen=] assumes this pose when April meets him in his office.

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* ContemplativeBoss: [=McAllen=] assumes this pose when CommonTongue: Na'ven or Alltongue, a magical language spoken in all of Arcadia (a parallel universe). Its omnipresence is justified with the fact that you can become a fluid speaker after listening to it for just a few minutes, as April meets him in his office.does upon her first visit to Arcadia.



* CreepyLongFingers: Abnaxus.
* CreepyMonotone: Gordon Holloway.



* CyberPunkIsTechno

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* CyberPunkIsTechnoCyberPunkIsTechno: A lot of technoheads in the cyberpunk metropolis of Newport.



* {{Diary}}: April keeps a diary throughout the game, which is an important source of her characterization. How she manages to update it even after being pulled into a parallel universe in just her underwear is never explained.



* DimensionalTraveler: Shifters are the only creatures known to physically travel between the twin worlds of Stark and Arcadia, as well as to and from much smaller splinter worlds, like the Guardian's Realm (although speculation abounds that the Draic Kin are capable of it, as well).



* DownTheRabbitHole: Pretty much the point of the first part of the game.

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* DownTheRabbitHole: Pretty much the point of the first part of the game.game and it [[AliceAllusion explicitly references Alice]] at many occasions.



* FramingDevice: The game starts with an old woman named Lady Alvane being asked to tell a story to two children. Instead of the one they asked her, she tells them the story of April Ryan. At the end of the game, Lady Alvane finishes her story, and the children leave.



* GlassEye: The police officer's eye falling out and rolling around. Also an example of ElectronicEye. It becomes a BorrowedBiometricBypass.



* TheMagicVersusTechnologyWar: The scientific Stark and the magical Arcadia. A balance is kept so that no technology goes to Arcadia an no magic goes to Stark.



* MoveAlongNothingToSeeHere: The

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* MoveAlongNothingToSeeHere: The Said by the police guard bot at the site of the crashed transportation unit in front of PD.


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* MrExposition: Cortez and Tobias have lengthy exposition speeches.
* NarratorAllAlong: At the end Lady Alvane turns out to be April Ryan herself in later years.


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* ThePasswordisAlwaysSwordfish: At PD, April correctly guesses the password for the database to be "laura0731" which is the name and birthday of the officer's wife.


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* PercussiveMaintenance: The housekeeper at the Mercury theatre kicks the flickering neon sign with his broom in hope to get it to work again.
17th Mar '16 1:58:48 PM eroock
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* ContemplativeBoss: McAllen assumes this pose when April meets him in his office.

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* ContemplativeBoss: McAllen [=McAllen=] assumes this pose when April meets him in his office.



* WeCanRuleTogether: McAllen tries to convince Cortes of this.

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* WeCanRuleTogether: McAllen [=McAllen=] tries to convince Cortes of this.
17th Mar '16 1:58:07 PM eroock
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%%* AlmostDeadGuy: Flipper.



* ChekhovsVolcano: The volcano on Alais.



* ContemplativeBoss: McAllen assumes this pose when April meets him in his office.



* CreepyMonotone: Gordon Holloway.



* CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption: There are other things too, but special mention goes to Detective Minelli. First you poison him to get him to move, then you steal his glass eye (he obviously becomes very panicked when you do this). Other solutions involve conning your way around problems.



* DeliveryGuyInfiltration: April breaks into the Vanguard headquarters by pretending to deliver pizza.



%%* MacGuffinDeliveryService



* MoveAlongNothingToSeeHere

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* MoveAlongNothingToSeeHereMoveAlongNothingToSeeHere: The
* MovingBuildings: Klack's castle.


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* WeCanRuleTogether: McAllen tries to convince Cortes of this.
28th Dec '15 11:46:59 AM ActualScientist
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* DrugsAreBad: The fictitious drug "Rapture" comes up repeatedly, though not importantly to the story. Too many will really mess you up.

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* DrugsAreBad: The fictitious drug "Rapture" comes up repeatedly, though it's not importantly important to the story. Too many will really mess you up.


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* FantasticDrug: "Rapture" and "Amathin". The effects are never explained in detail.
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