An independent freeware RPG Maker 2003 game by Doug "DJC" Carpenter, with a setting best described as a {{Fantasy}} {{Constructed World}}. Started several years ago as a Final Fantasy fan-game, and has existed in multiple incarnations over time, some of them VERY different from each other, until DJC decided to pull out all former versions and make the latest, much-revised version the "official" one.

Unusual for having, as the name would suggest, an incredibly long playtime no matter which way the player goes about completing it. Add to that a differently-flavored story for this kind of game despite it being full of references to famous and less famous {{Speculative Fiction}} works, some very unusual battle mechanics and a thoroughly distinctive dungeon design.

The story starts out by following an elite Cirigoth Blackguard as he attempts to desert from his own army, triggering his meeting with a couple of outlaws at war against the Tyr-Anox invasion force. As the plot advances, our heroes will progressively get involved in events of a much, much larger scale.

Official website is found here:
http://nealien.com/Everlong/

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!!Everlong contains examples of:

* {{Action Girl}}: Meredith, Julia, Vixen and the vast majority of Tyr-Anox soldiers among others.
* AdaptationNameChange: The game's 3.30 version renamed Brad to Azrael.
* {{Aerith and Bob}}: Just look at the names of all the playable characters.
* {{Affably Evil}}: Entropy is surprisingly a good sport for a GreaterScopeVillain and even stops his plans when the party earns his respect.
* {{Anti Grinding}}: The level cap system. As soon as your characters reach an experience level considered too high for that point in the story, no more random encounters for you.
* {{Apocalyptic Log}}: You find a rather disturbing trail of Memory Beacons [[spoiler:abandoned deep inside Nemus Aevum]].
* {{Attack of the 50 Foot Whatever}}: Pandemonium is HUGE.
* {{Behind The Black}}: Starts creeping up in later dungeons. Meridion Caverns and Viridis Mons are among the bigger offenders.
* {{Big Bad}}: Expirius.
** {{Big Bad Wannabe}}: Emperor Daevus.
* {{Big Badass Battle Sequence}}: The Batlle at the White Gate, and a much bigger, playable one with the War of the Eclipse.
* {{Bigger Bad}}: The fallen god Entropy.
* {{Bonus Boss}}: Ultimate Weapon and Khaer Magnus. There are also a handful of side quests bosses throughout the course of the game.
* {{Bonus Dungeon}}: Too many to list.
* {{Brainwashed and Crazy}}: [[spoiler:Azrael]] after having demonic spirits implanted inside of his mind.
* {{Chest Monster}}: Always red. You know them when you see them, so no surprises.
* {{The Conqueror}}: Emperor Daevus's life goal of choice.
* {{Constructed World}}: Like the majority of {{Fantasy}} settings.
* {{Deadpan Snarker}}: Altair. Glen has his moments as well.
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Emperor Daevus]] is known for having made talks offerings to lure his potential enemies, before backstabbing them. He is literally backstabbed [[spoiler:and betrayed]] by [[spoiler:his DragonWithAnAgenda Altair]].
* {{Decoy Protagonist}}: Azrael. Glen could be considered the real main character, but even that is not clear-cut.
* {{Defeating the Undefeatable}}: They're called the Invincible Four for a reason. Ultimate Weapon and Khaer Magnus may also count.
* {{Demon Lords and Arch Devils}}: The five Abyssal Lords.
* {{Disc One Final Dungeon}}: The War of the Eclipse, and again with Nemus Aevum forest.
* {{The Dragon}}: Lord Altair to Emperor Daevus [[spoiler:[[DragonWithAnAgenda before literally backstabing him]]]], then to Expirius.
* DuelBoss: Justin VS [[spoiler:General Aries]] during the War of the Eclipse. If you so choose, Dynamo can be one for Willis.
* {{Eldritch Abomination}}: Pandemonium and Ultimate Weapon have no known origin or purpose, are terrifyingly large and strange-looking and are among the most powerful creatures in the whole game.
* {{The Emperor}}: Emperor Daevus of Cirigon.
* {{The Empire}}: The Cirigoth, of course.
* {{Empty Room Psych}}: Tyr-Anon castle, [[spoiler:after being abandoned]], becomes very confusing and paranoia-inducing.
* {{Enemy Mine}}: Briefly between the heroes and [[spoiler:Gerovitus]], who gives them useful informations about [[spoiler:Altair and Expirius]] because [[spoiler:Altair]] betrayed him.
* {{Ethical Slut}}: Vixen. She's pretty direct about it.
* {{Evil Chancellor}}: Dolus.
* {{Evil Overlord}} : Expirius.
* {{Extended Gameplay}}: The final side quest, though designed for the {{New Game Plus}} mode, is accessible immediately by picking the Continue+ option after the {{Epilogue}}.
* FauxAffablyEvil: The NPC, Hammond, reveals that Altair truly enjoys the suffering of others underneath his suave exterior.
* {{Foil}}: Colonel Justin with [[EvilCounterpart General Aries]]. Justin is a commoner, Aries a nobleman. Justin is polite and friendly towards his allies (even if they're commoners), Aries is scornful towards everyone who's not Emperor Daevus, even Gerovitus (who is the leader of an ally kingdom). Justin fights in the front lines, Aries supervises his army from a distance. Unsurprisingly, the two are mortal enemies.
* {{Global Airship}}: The Aetherius.
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler: In the ending, Entropy congratulates the heroes for overcoming his final attempt to MindRape and [[TheFinalTemptation tempt]] them.]]
* {{Gun Nut}}: Dynamo, big time.
* {{High Altitude Battle}}: Again, the War of the Eclipse.
* {{Hopeless Boss Fight}} : One against [[spoiler:Altair]] early on, and two with [[spoiler:Expirius]].
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Depending on Glen's dialogue choices with potential love interests, the girl that doesn't win can feel this way[[spoiler:, as shown during Entropy's MindRape sequence where he taunts them about their unrequited love.]]
* {{Im A Humanitarian}} : Aegir's lieutenant.
* {{Jerkass}} : Commander Lysander is hardly a likeable person. General Aries too.
* {{Killer Rabbit}}: Carbunkle.
* {{Lack Of Empathy}}: Azrael knows very few ways other than that of brute force, as a direct result of his peculiar upbringing.
* {{Large Ham}}: Expirius is a huge case of this, and many of his underlings hold their own at the game. Gerovitus and Aries have their moments too.
* {{Last Ditch Move}}: A possibly murderous one is cast by [[spoiler:Guardian Dragona]].
* {{Lazy Backup}}: The four party members limit will result in this during some sequences.
* {{The Lost Woods}}: Eridwell's Refuge, Quercetum Woods, Senium Forest and the much bigger Nemus Aevum.
* MagicKnight: Azrael and the Cirigoth Blackguards in general.
* {{Manchild}}: [[spoiler:Vetu.]] Probably.
* {{Medieval European Fantasy}}: For the most part, though oddities in that respect start popping up once Act II rolls in.
* {{Missing Secret}}: The gate guards of Revirdok will not let you inside the city because of the nasty crisis going on. At no point in the story will the area ever open, no matter what you do in the game.
* TheMole: Azrael is an unwilling one for Altair [[spoiler:due to being possessed by a demon.]]
* MookHorrorShow: The prologue (Azrael's escape) is this for Cirigoth and Tyr-Anox soldiers.
* {{New Game Plus}}: With a bunch of quirky features.
* NonActionBigBad: Empereor Daevus, [[spoiler:before he's revealed to be a DiscOneFinalBoss]].
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Emperor Daevus almost never leaves his palace and prefers to let his generals (like Aries) do the dirty work.
* {{The Paladin}}: Cirus the Great is a textbook case.
* {{Patriotic Fervor}}: One of several defining traits for Meredith.
* PragmaticVillainy: Emperor Daevus is willing to spare Valiantide prisoners and negotiate with his enemies in order to build [[VillainWithGoodPublicity good PR]]. He also advises his army to avoid needless destruction to the lands they conquer, since it would be hard to milk these lands for resources otherwise.
* {{Professor Guinea Pig}}: Ament.
* {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}: General Gerovitus of Tyr-Anon has shades of this.
* {{Rape As Backstory}} : [[spoiler:Julia]] has it, and it seems to have heavily damaged her psyche.
* {{Real Person Cameo}} : A side quest lets you fight [[spoiler:"Osama".]]
* {{La Resistance}}: the Valiantide.
* {{The Revolution Will Not Be Vilified}}: Averted, as the Valiantide sometimes use decidedly questionable methods in their struggle against the Cirigoth empire, a few warriors in their ranks have been reported to commit full-fledged criminal acts, and one of the higher-ups you get to meet is an unbelievable {{Jerkass}}. Not so extreme, however, that it counts as {{The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized}}.
* {{Running Gag}}: Juji Fruits. They're very refreshing.
* {{Sacrificial Lamb}}: [[spoiler:Eve, Justin]]'s fiancee.
* {{Sacrificial Lion}}: None other than [[spoiler:Azrael, though he [[SparedByTheAdaptation survives in the remake]]]].
** [[spoiler:Cirus]] too.
* {{Side Quest}}: You can keep track of most of them thanks to the journal. There are, however, a handful of exceptions.
* {{Songs in the Key of Panic}}: A fine complement to [[spoiler:Pandemonium's startling growls]].
* ShoutOut: By the dozens.
* SkillPointReset: Skill point reallocation has absolutely no penalty, making it easy to customize the characters for any situation.
* StoryDifficultySetting: The game allows the player to change between normal and story mode outside of dungeons. If the player enters a dungeon in story mode, they can avoid all random encounters, can use healing points to reach the level cap of the area, or choose to skip the boss. However, this doesn't work for bonus dungeons, which are normal mode only until the boss is beaten.
* {{Straight Edge Evil}}: Tyr-Anox law has a rather reactionary mindset.
* [[SuicideByCop Suicide By Team]]: A possible interpretation of [[spoiler:Gerovitus]]'s decision to fight against the heroes after their [[spoiler:brief EnemyMine moment]]. He knew Altair was going to kill him anyway, so he decided to die in a fight.
* TheAllSeeingAI: If you play cards with Swank or play Blackjack at Isla de Sol, the AI will gain this ability if you bet too high. This leads to the opponent either folding if you have a better hand or calling your bet if you have a worse hand.
* {{Trauma Inn}}: A rather literal case, as the amount of money you get charged for depends entirely on the amount of HP your party members are currently missing.
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:Emperor Daevus]] is killed before the heroes can confront him.
* UndyingLoyalty: General Aries is deeply loyal to Emperor Daevus. It's especially noticeable because [[spoiler:he's the only known high-ranking Cirigoth officer who didn't conspire against him]].
* {{Ultimate Evil}}: Again, Entropy.
* {{Utopia Justifies The Means}}: Expirius's mission statement.
* TheUnreveal: We never really find out why [[spoiler:Azrael chose to desert from the Cirigoth army]].
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:The Cirigoth Empire and Tyr-Anon]] were this for Expirius and [[spoiler:Altair]].
* UpdatedRerelease: This game went through several major updates, with v3.30 being the most recent one.
* {{The Very Definitely Final Dungeon}}: Atlantis Fortress. It's big.
* {{Villain Teleportation}}: Altair uses it often.
* {{War Is Hell}}: Keen's short tale of the Cirigoth invasion is anything but pretty, and enemy {{Mooks}} sometimes act in ways that are certain to make the more sensitive-minded players uneasy...
* {{Warrior Poet}}: Colonel Justin Stryker is a major example.
* {{Wham Episode}}: The whole sequence at Red Carpet Square.
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: During their infiltration in Tyr-Anon Castle, Sammy and Azrael mercilessly slaughter all Tyr-Anox soldiers that they encounter. However, when they defeat General Gerovitus (a named character), they decide to spare him because it would be "bad" to kill someone who's unable to defend himself. Justified for Azrael, since he's already influenced by [[spoiler:Expirius and Entropy]]. Not so much for Sammy and Glen, who are ''very easily'' convinced to spare the man who's a threat to the entire continent (and swears he will have his renvenge). And then, when they leave the castle, they continue to slaughter the Tyr-Anox soldiers.
* {{You Cant Thwart Stage One}}: Of course Expirius is going to reappear in the real world.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Meredith has green hair and Glen has purple hair. Nobody comments on it.
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