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#815956 - 06/16/12 05:45 PM Re: Dreamfall The Longest Journey [Re: oldmariner]
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I do agree with a lot of your comments oldmariner. I did like Dreamfall but was very disappointed with the interface & the fact that the developer fobbed off the cliff-hangers by saying that there was a complete story within it. Yes! there was but it was overshadowed by so much else unanswered.

I think it came out at a time when developers were keen to get their games produced for the consol market (I think it came out on XBox as well as PC) - but as has already been said in the past you end up with a game that doesn't appeal generally to consol players & sends the AG fans who have bought a game on the back of a previous true adventure e.g. The Longest Journey up the swanee!

But, it's not the only game ever produced that didn't get a follow up & I'm now very reluctant to buy anything episodic unless the story is complete! smile

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#817654 - 06/24/12 03:11 PM Re: Dreamfall The Longest Journey [Re: chrissie]
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Originally Posted By: chrissie
I think it came out at a time when developers were keen to get their games produced for the console market (I think it came out on XBox as well as PC)

Apparently it was made for console because the developer wanted to work with a 3D game engine instead of a 2.5D point-and-click. They couldn't count on the sales from a standard adventure game on PC making back the cost of the 3D game engine, so they gambled on producing a hybrid for both XBox and PC.

Ragnar Tornquist has referred to "Dreamfall Chapters" and "The Longest Journey 2" as both being upcoming projects after "The Secret World" is finished. He's made it clear that he doesn't consider Dreamfall to be "The Longest Journey 2," even though many game sites referred to it that way and he didn't seem to do much to explain the difference until after hopeful fans of TLJ had already bought Dreamfall.

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#818760 - 06/29/12 07:14 AM Re: Dreamfall The Longest Journey [Re: chrissie]
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Originally Posted By: chrissie
that there was a complete story within it. Yes! there was but it was overshadowed by so much else unanswered.


Not to me. Everything in a story not intended for children only doesn't have to be explained or resolved. Just want to say that it's possible to have a differing opinion about this kind of storytelling.

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#818902 - 06/29/12 05:46 PM Re: Dreamfall The Longest Journey [Re: bigmamma1]
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Nobody bought the game because they wanted to see what happened to the consciousness of a little girl they'd never heard of before -- and hers was the only story that was "completed." People bought the game to follow the stories of Crow, April, and the other characters we met in TLJ -- and to see what happened to Zoe and Kian, who were featured in previews and ads for the game along with April. For every character other than the little girl, we were left with a cliffhanger and no prospect of an upcoming game. That was a dirty trick to pull on the fans.

It's been 6 years since Dreamfall came out, and what's Funcom's next project going to be after finishing The Secret World? Not a TLJ or Dreamfall sequel, but ***An MMO game based on Lego Minifigures***.

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#818945 - 06/30/12 03:32 AM Re: Dreamfall The Longest Journey [Re: bigmamma1]
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What are the chances we'll see April and Zoe as Lego characters?

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#819001 - 06/30/12 10:56 AM Re: Dreamfall The Longest Journey [Re: bigmamma1]
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Found this posted on Ragnar Tournquist's twitter. Looks like I came in at just the right time, since he only posted it two minutes ago. lol "I won’t be working on the Lego game, and it won’t be our only new project. We have several studios and hundreds of employees."

So there's still a chance. smile
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#819232 - 07/01/12 12:55 PM Re: Dreamfall The Longest Journey [Re: bigmamma1]
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Considering there's been "a chance" for over 6 years, I'm not optimistic. I'll believe it when I see it.

I'd also rather see a complete game than individual chapters stringing us along.

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#819281 - 07/01/12 04:32 PM Re: Dreamfall The Longest Journey [Re: bigmamma1]
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Ditto on the complete game.

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#822101 - 07/15/12 02:19 PM Re: Dreamfall The Longest Journey [Re: bigmamma1]
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double Ditto!!
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#822110 - 07/15/12 03:01 PM Re: Dreamfall The Longest Journey [Re: bigmamma1]
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Intriguingly, Dreamfall just tied for first place in the 2012 Adventure Game List

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#823323 - 07/16/12 12:01 PM Re: Dreamfall The Longest Journey [Re: bigmamma1]
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Thanks Becky wave I liked it puppy
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#825881 - 07/29/12 02:34 PM Re: Dreamfall The Longest Journey [Re: bigmamma1]
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Good review, thanks

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