"Welcome to Dreamfall: The Longest Journey. Welcome to a world that you will never want to forget."
There's something spellbinding about Newport. Trying to track down her lost ex-boyfriend, ZoŽ freezes her comfortable life in Casablanca and travels to the rain-soaked slum where he was last seen. Leaving the safety of the taxi, she flips up her hood and edges through a grimy alleyway towards the only source of light she can see. The camera pans and swoops around a large open-plan square, littered with fluttering canvases long ripped and dirtied by the elements. The constant driving rain beats a taboo on the wind-swept tarpaulin that keeps the homeless that cower beneath it dry. The ambient music playing softly in the background increases in volume, a concerto of drums taking precedent, beating a steady rhythm of soft snares and booming toms. The message is clear; this is a place of depravity and poverty. Huddled figures gather around the burning barrels for warmth, lost individuals who have long given up on hope. Wide-eyed, ZoŽ looks on in a fearful awe. This is nothing like the hi-tech world she left behind. She glances at the ragged men, the red-eyed women and the shivering children that note her presence disapprovingly and sums up her thoughts succinctly.
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