Funcom's The Longest Journey
is widely regarded as one of the best point-and-click adventures ever made -- it has an impressive metascore of 91
-- and can now be obtained by making the very
short journey to the website of retro-ware purveyor GOG.com
. $9.99 is the cost of embarking on the Journey
, which, unfortunately, is only available for Windows XP / Vista (this is strong incentive to use Boot Camp
, Mac users).
We're not sure what exactly is behind the recent resurgence of classic adventure games -- what with many from LucasArts' catalog appearing on Steam
and Telltale's salvaging of Monkey Island
(not to mention the excellent, multiplatform remake of the first game
) -- but if there were a floating dialog tree in front of us right now, we'd click "Why yes, we quite like the trend. Please continue."