If you’ve seen my work over on Dealspwn, you’ll know I have a soft spot for The Longest Journey saga. Its writing is some of the best in the business, the characters brilliantly realised, and its themes have resonated with me for years, making it one of my favourite gaming series to date. Then again, I even enjoyed The Secret World, which featured a lot of the team responsible for TLJ and its sequel Dreamfall.
The first part of the Kickstarted effort Dreamfall Chapters released last year, and I was not disappointed in the slightest. In my review over on Dealspwn, I stated it was “an excellent return to The Longest Journey saga,” and since then I’ve been patiently waiting for the next installment to arrive, but I have been concerned over whether the team at Red Thread Games would be able to keep the high level of quality up for Book Two – Rebels. Thankfully, the new trailer, which you can watch above, has managed to make reignited my excitement to fairly ludicrous levels.
We already know it’s going to be longer than Book One, and some major players will be returning for the next chapter in the story (including “that damn bird.” Seriously, I can’t tell you how excited I am for their return.) Anyway, if you haven’t played any of The Longest Journey saga, you really don’t have any excuses these days thanks to how cheap it is on GOG, or the fact TLJ is available on the friggin’ iTunes App store. Yes, you’ll most likely need a walkthrough for it, but the storyline is absolutely worth the investment of time and money.
Dreamfall Chapters: Book Two – Rebels arrives on March 10th, with the season pass available now from most digital retailers.