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)
April Ryan (voice)
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)
Emma / Young Alatien Woman / Female Visitor (voice)
Mark Anthony Henry ...
Charlie (voice)
Fat Repairman / Lost Banda / Cups Handler (voice)
Young April / Alatien Child (voice)
Andrew Donnelly ...
Burns Flipper / Lorhan (voice)
Kevin Merritt ...
Gordon / Male Visitor (voice)
Roper Klacks / Brian Westhouse / Jacob McAllen (voice)


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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You are about to take the first steps of the longest journey of your life. See more »


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17 November 2000 (USA)  »

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Den lengste reisen  »

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There are some indirect but obvious references to other adventure games, all of which happen to be from LucasArts. 1.: April has a toy monkey called "Guybrush" (The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (1990) and its sequels). 2. and 3.: There is a crossing of two streets in Newport which are named after two LucasArts protagonists: "Calavera Crossing" (Manny Calavera from Grim Fandango (1998)) and "Threadbare Lane" (Bobbin Threadbare from Loom (1990)). Also Cortez's, one of the main characters, real name is Manny, like Manny Calavera from Grim Fandango. His accent is also a reference to that game... See more »


April: It's a nest, padded with large scales. Very large scales.
April: For some strange reason, I have a feeling I should get the hell outta here before the tenants return.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) 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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