I’ve had a rather tumultuous past when it comes to adventure games.
On one hand, I love stories with intriguing plots and multi-dimensional characters. On the other, I absolutely despise the very nature of classic adventure games; pixel hunting for key items and piecing together ridiculously elaborate solutions to simple problems through trial and error are both mechanics that I cannot stand.
Still, I was interested enough in critically acclaimed titles like Grim Fandango and The Longest Journey to give them a try.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get too far in either game due to my distaste for the mechanics, and even though the story and characters were interesting, they weren’t enough to make me stick around to the end.
Given that I was unable to finish the original, I ignored the sequel that would follow years later.
Now I’m finally revisiting the world of the longest journey for the first time since the last millennium, to find that the series has truly been reborn for the modern age.