History VideoGame / TheLongestJourney

6th Aug '16 3:50:25 AM Galliwasp
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* CerebusSyndrome: Initially the story does not take itself too seriously, being at some points an AffectionateParody of fantasy stories and even campy at times, with lots of LampshadeHanging. But the story starts to take a very dark turn when [[spoiler:the Tyren army invades Marcuria]] and [[spoiler:Emma is shot by the Vanguard]].

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* CerebusSyndrome: Initially the story does not take itself too seriously, being at some points an AffectionateParody of fantasy stories and even campy and comedic at times, with lots of LampshadeHanging. But the story starts to take a very dark turn when [[spoiler:the Tyren army invades Marcuria]] and [[spoiler:Emma is shot by the Vanguard]].



* 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.

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* CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption: There are other things too, but special mention goes to Detective Minelli. First you poison him (or at least give him a ''severely'' upset stomach) to get him to move, move out of an area, then you steal his glass eye (he obviously becomes very panicked when you do this).this) and replace it with a plastic eye from a toy monkey (which he then puts in his eye socket). Other solutions involve conning your way around problems.
6th Aug '16 3:36:26 AM Galliwasp
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Wino, the man innocuously squatting with his back turned next to the steps to Warren Hughes' apartment, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar appears to be in the middle of doing this]]. Much to April's disgust.


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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: It's heavily implied, visually and through April's dialogue, that the man standing with his back turned next to Building 87 on Hope Street is [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbating]].
24th Jul '16 6:48:33 PM eroock
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* ChildhoodBrainDamage: 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.
6th Jul '16 9:27:40 AM lrrose
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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 ArcadiaNumber: 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 ArcadiaNumber: itself.Arcadia. And that all in less than two weeks.


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* CreatorCameo: Ragnar Tørnquist voices Marcus, a minor character near the start of the game.
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
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