The Longest Journey (1999)

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April Ryan is a young visual-arts student in Venice, Newport. She's been having some strange dreams lately, but little does she know about the important role she'll have in changing the future...

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Hamilton ...
April Ryan (voice)
Regina Lund ...
April Ryan (voice)
Louis Aguirre ...
Cortez / Adrian (voice)
Roger Raines ...
Crow / Actor Cop / Vanguard Receptionist (voice)
Ron Foster ...
The Wood Spirit / Tobias Grensret / The Ancient Dragon (voice)
Nicole Orth-Pallavicini ...
The White Dragon / The Maerum Queen (voice)
Helen Stenborg ...
Old Woman / Alatien Teller (voice)
Ron Gallop ...
Zack Lee / Captured Banda / Stickman Woody / Thin Repairman (voice)
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Emma / Young Alatien Woman / Female Visitor (voice)
Mark Anthony Henry ...
Charlie (voice)
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Fat Repairman / Lost Banda / Cups Handler (voice)
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Young April / Alatien Child (voice)
Andrew Donnelly ...
Burns Flipper / Lorhan (voice)
Kevin Merritt ...
Gordon / Male Visitor (voice)
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Roper Klacks / Brian Westhouse / Jacob McAllen (voice)
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April Ryan is a young visual-arts student in Venice, Newport. She's been having some strange dreams lately, but little does she know about the important role she'll have in changing the future...

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Have you ever had a dream so real... you are not sure if you are awake or still dreaming? See more »


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17 November 2000 (USA)  »

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The elevator lobby in the MTI building (Chapter 11) is a very close copy of the lobby from the Ministry Of Intelligence in Brazil (1985). See more »

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April: F.U.B.?
Terminal: Fair Use Bureau. They are authorized to carry deadly weapons.
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References The Abyss (1989) See more »

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something of a milestone for the form
7 January 2001 | by (Oxford, England) – See all my reviews

The Longest Journey is a cross between a traditional point-and-click adventure game and a computer-animated novel. Story, character and environment are much more important than you'd expect, and it's here that most of the innovation is to be found - the puzzles are quite old-fashioned and occasionally a bit silly, and the technology doesn't push any envelopes.

Ragnar Tornquist's script, though, is hugely ambitious, and mostly successful; it has a superb premise - essentially a pair of worlds, one futuristic, the other a place of post-Tolkeinish fantasy, and with a heroine (April Ryan) who finds herself shifting, at first unwillingly, between the two. There are some problems - a few too many genre clichés, and the script is needlessly verbose in places where less would have been more. Most of the vocal performances are excellent, however, especially from the lead characters, and visually the design, especially of the environments through which April moves, is superbly evocative. This gives TLJ a narrative range and emotional resonance that's very rarely found in games - if you have the patience to operate at its meditative pace. Even if there'll never be a mass market for this kind of thing, I hope it is another step along the way to the development of the computer game as a genuine art form.


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