History VideoGame / TheLongestJourney

27th Nov '16 1:17:33 PM tkzv
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* GameBreakingBug: Some actions have to be done in the exactly right order, even if the game ''seems'' to accept any order. Usually it's no big deal, except for one puzzle that doesn't allow disassembling a partly-assembled contraption. It requires to [[spoiler:pull a rubber duck (that has to stay inflated) over a steel clamp and then tie a rope to the clamp]]. Since there's a time limit [[spoiler:until the duck deflates]], many players reverse the order: [[spoiler:attach the rope to the clamp, then blow up the duck and attach it]]. But this way the game behaves as if there is no rope, and April can neither use the device, nor untie the rope. The device is required to finish Chapter 2, but the mistake can be made early in Chapter 1. In other words, a player has to restart.[[note]]There seem to exist several different versions where the bug may or may not manifest. The build 142 sold at gog.com does have the bug.[[/note]]
14th Oct '16 11:30:33 AM Jaro7788
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* UnfortunateNames: Abnaxus, who frankly is quite the opposite of obnoxious.
21st Sep '16 6:38:05 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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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 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.
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