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Old 12-18-2011, 02:59 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, 11:23 AM   #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, 03:21 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, 11:27 AM   #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, 12:09 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, 01:21 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, 01:24 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, 02:00 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, 02:24 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, 03:36 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, 11:43 AM   #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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