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Old 12-18-2011, 03:59 PM   #46
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Perhaps the countless genocides, stripping away of rights, and general war on reason? Just a guess.
that proves his point

why take religion so searusly that you kill others?

why even take it so seriously that it bothers you to hear a made up person in a made up world talk about a made up faith?

if people just calmed down about these things there would be half as many wars
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:23 PM   #47
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Longest Journey was one of the best adventure games I've ever played, but there are a few things with it that some people might like to know before they buy it.

1. Foul Language - This game is full of f-bombs, taking Jesus' name in vain, characters swearing at each other, just constant cursing for a most part of the game. It may be planned that way because in the game Stark(earth part), has much more cursing.

2. Border House Discussion - The landlady at the border house where you first arrive talks about having sex with another lady quite explicitly and for quite a bit of time you talk with her.

3. Roman Catholic Church - There's a scene where one of the main characters talks with a Roman Catholic priest about some circumstances in the game and they directly downplay the Bible and God in favour of the game's philosophy.

4. Myths and Tales - Naturally this game abounds with myths and tales to be interesting, and it's easy to get sucked in. Without warning points one to three could jar you somewhat.

It's a good idea to keep this in mind before buying the game or recommending it to a friend.
-Richard
Hell you must be a hermit or something - you only have to watch tv on a regular basis to find those things you have mentioned - all be it a long time ago.
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:21 PM   #48
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Are you sure you meant "warning", OP? The way I see it, you've listed four great reasons for playing the game.

P.S

Holy crap, this thread has seen some action for some time now.

D.S

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Old 07-19-2012, 12:27 PM   #49
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I bought the game just to read this conversation.
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2. Border House Discussion - The landlady at the border house where you first arrive talks about having sex with another lady quite explicitly and for quite a bit of time you talk with her.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:09 PM   #50
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I bought the game just to read this conversation.
The game is very cavalier about this kind of stuff and I love it. It's fiction that comes directly from the real world. The writer, Ragnar Tornquist, offers many observations on the real world in his stories and that makes some people (like the OP) uncomfortable.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:21 PM   #51
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Just posting to thank the OP.
I decided not to buy it for religious reasons.
+1 to you, mate.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:24 PM   #52
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3. Roman Catholic Church - There's a scene where one of the main characters talks with a Roman Catholic priest about some circumstances in the game and they directly downplay the Bible and God in favour of the game's philosophy.
Thanks man, I was going to pass this one but after I read that I just had to get it.
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:00 PM   #53
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Bought this game when it first came out a long time ago, and my favorite game character still is The Flipper. Unlike the OP, I won't post spoilers.
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:24 PM   #54
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lol! I love this thread!

Buying it for the swearing and heresy and naughty lesbian conversation
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:36 PM   #55
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So a warning to Christians? I would think, given gaming as a whole, Christians that are offended by the things you mentioned should just stick to casual games like Bejeweled. Anything deeper than that, and there may be a risk of "too many troublesome questions asked".

Your warning to Christians should just read: Don't play video games.

That being said, to myself, an Objectivist, the hippy, anti-capitalist, propaganda in TLJ is a bit over the top. None of it "offends" me, as being offended by anything in life is childish, but it's certainly a ludicrous "dystopian future" they portray.
Anti-capitalist views in a game? That's a rarity, but it's a delight to see that some developers aren't afraid to express their views.
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:43 PM   #56
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Just throwing this out there - the OP expressed his (unpopular) opinions and objections about specific content in the game. Some of us may not agree with them but we're all perfectly entitled to express own ideas.

If you're in favour of free speech you should support the OP's freedom to express himself and warn others who may share his views.

TBH I'm kind of ashamed of my hostile response to him a few years ago. I'll leave it there as a reminder to myself to be nicer to people I disagree with.
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http://catholicgamer.blogspot.com/20...t-journey.html (it is NOT mine blog or text)

'Catholic Gamer

Gaming from a Catholic perspective

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Game Thoughts: The Longest Journey

Okay, I'm sort of back with a new post. Thank you for prayers, I'm starting to recover and return to my old self. (Yay!) Also, I've managed to play a few games that I can have Game thoughts about! So my most recent game is Funcom's The Longest Journey which was released in 1999/2000 and currently available on Steam. (Which is where I got it.) It's a point and click adventure game.

Synopsis

In a cyber-punk future, you play April Ryan, an art student with a troubled youth who is haunted by dreams of another world. By the guidance of an enigmatic, old homeless man, she finds herself on a journey to save two worlds (one of science and one of magic) and restore the "Balance".

Virtues

A realistic female lead. How refreshing! Also supporting cast is well developed and charming.

The Catholic Church exists still! One point, April talks to a Catholic priest who sort of reconciles the "Balance" with the Catholic faith. Or rather show how they both don't exclude one another.

Interesting worlds, storyline and morals (Forgiveness seems to be a big one). Character change and develop.

Beautiful background environments. Lovely soundtrack. Pretty decent voice acting...for the time.Like many adventure games, almost everything has something the character comments on.

Nothing is super hyper sexualized. Sexual relations are talked about but never portrayed.

Vices

Lots and Lots of harsh language. It's fitting for the most part but could get a bit tiresome and excessive.

Obscure puzzles: Some puzzles were really difficult to figure out without a guide. No hints or story suggestions at all to what the answer would be.

Character graphics are primitive. A vice that can't be helped due to the limitations of game art back then. Gorgeous for the time but it has not aged that well. Human faces could look very alien at times. Also some male nudity...but again primitive graphics tone this down. (No female nudity, just underpants and a cami.)

Slow movement. To move is simple, point and click for April to walk to the destination. Double click to jog. It still takes quite some time for the animation to complete and for April to cross the screen. This seemed to stretch gameplay.

Some violence but comparatively tame to current standards. The low poly graphics aide in this.

Conclusion

The world-building, exploration, and strange story really drew me in and kept me hooked. It helped me overlook the primitive 3D graphics which could be quite distracting. Characters are all flawed but done so well. Of course it gets cliche and predictable at points. The language could get very distracting and slightly offensive at times. (Generally I have a pretty thick skin, but lots of taking the lord's name in vain really bugs me.) Personally, I enjoyed it but it is definitely for a mature audience.'



Christian review (rather more critical) - also not MINE site or text:

https://www.christcenteredgamer.com/...ongest-journey


Other christian review - also not MINE site or text:

http://christiananswers.net/spotligh...stjourney.html

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