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Tall Guy
07-08-2002, 05:54 AM
Ok, so im thinking of splashing out about £27 for the Myst trilogy, which includes the remastered version of the original Myst. The only thing is i aint ever played the games before and for years ive been hearing "Myst is great!" followed by "Myst?! it's a pile of crap!" so im kinda confused!

I've crawled the net lookin at countless reviews of the games and still i get differing options. Having looked at the game(s) the artwork looks fantastic and i guess thats whats kinda drawing me in!

So whats the deal with it? is it a decent adventure game or am i wasting my time? what do you guys think?

Metallus
07-08-2002, 06:01 AM
Well, the Myst games are a far cry from the LEC or Sierra style of adventure games. I, however, like them a lot. They're very beautiful, with incredible detail and atmosphere. The games aren't for everyone, though.

For the most part, you definitely feel alone while playing them. In Riven and Exile, there are a couple people you run into, but for the most part it's your character on his/her own--very little interaction between other characters.

What some people don't like about the games is that you don't get to see the character that they're playing--it's a first-person adventure game.

If you don't think that these will bother you, than go ahead and get 'em.

Tall Guy
07-08-2002, 06:32 AM
well i guess i'll give it a go then....i just cant get enough of the artwork!...it looks so cool!

i think probably a lot of people dont like it because its so different, at least thats the impression im getting. I wouldnt actually know! heh thanks for the insight Met, if its good enough for you....!

Darth Eggplant
07-08-2002, 01:08 PM
:jawa
I am MYST fan.
I have all three.

But it is true
many people Hate MYST.

In Riven you get to see
some people, but not really
interact with them.

In Exile there is yourself
and one other character,
plus the Squee.
(the Squee Be Cool!)
also there is the big red bird.
And Saveedro the protagonist
played by Brad Dourif.
*I am kind of Soppy,
I like Brad Dourif as an actor
and I felt pathos towards his
predicament. He was not a happy
camper but as the game promo says,
Exile is the perfect place
to plan your revenge.*

MYST, Riven and Exile
have great Ambient music OST's
all still available to buy
in record stores and online.
And as each games progress's
so do the enviroments you play in.

(in Myst linking is fade to black)
(in Riven 360 view from above)
(in Exile a 360 corkscrew dive
into a 3D enviroment. As in all
games visuals and graphics tend
to improve as games progress.)

Cyan's major project right now
is called "Mud Pie" working title.
It is suppose to be an online game.
One where you can play alone,
or encounter other players.
Also Mud Pie is suppose to track
people's moments and measures
and alter the game as time goes on.
So if people ie continually go one
way rather than another,
a path in the grass may eventually
emerge. And as you spend time on or
in Mud Pie, the game in real time on
their server will change from night
to day and will change from season
to season.

http://www.myst3.com

http://www.riven.com

as far as buying it,
besy advice borrow MYST
from a friend and see what
you think or ask someone
who really knows your
gaming preferences
what they think.

personally I place
the MYST trilogy
in my top 10 of games
I have played and or own.

*oh yes*
I have the Exile making of CD
it can be played on your computer
like an internal webpage presentation
I could try making a copy for you
or sending it to you in zip files.

also three books paper back only now

MYST book of Atrus
MYST book of Ti'Ana
MYST book of Terranee
they do not spoil the puzzles
but they do give lots
of background on the D'Ni race.

Co-writen by game creators
Miller brothers and author
David Windgrove (or something)

I own them too as well as
the OST and I have my little
Squee by my computer with me.

Tall Guy
07-09-2002, 01:46 AM
well i got the trilogy today from EB for £24.99 and i have to say i quite like the style of gameplay, in fact i REALLY like it!

oh and Darth, you sure seem to know your Myst! I saw the collectors edition of myst3 today while i was getting the trilogy, although it was like £20 on its own so i decided to stick with the box-set rather than buy them separatly. when ive finished the games, if i like em then maybe i'll add the OST and the 'making of' cd to my little collection! i'll see how it goes.

well, so far im impressed with the game (only played myst so far!) and i have to say i disagree with a lot of the critism the games get. i was reading through an old edition of PC Gamer UK just before i went to get the set and they gave the trilogy 19/100 :( they said it was crap basically but anyway im glad i got it, seems like its gonna be good. i hope riven and exile are even better when i finaly get around to playing them, i got a feeling its gonna take me a while to work through myst!

Isis Kaldara
07-09-2002, 05:11 AM
Yay! More games lil ol' me can buy for my compy! Navi likes games, doesn't she? Yes, she does! Good Navi! *Pats Navi's monitor.*

Tall Guy
07-09-2002, 06:44 AM
:rolleyes:

Isis Kaldara
07-09-2002, 07:21 AM
Ichi moku! Neko! ----> =^.^= ~Miya!

Gexx
07-09-2002, 09:11 AM
lain?

Isis Kaldara
07-09-2002, 10:10 AM
*Mocks the WIRED's command voice.*

"Who is Lain? Who is Lain? Who is Lain?"

Gexx
07-09-2002, 12:17 PM
i just ordered the 3rd and 4th volumes. is that all there is?

Darth Eggplant
07-09-2002, 09:31 PM
:jawa
Tall Guy (and others)...*snip* - Tall Guy

Gexx
07-10-2002, 02:52 AM
oowww... the seedy underbelly of the Calavera Cafe is finally revieled.

Tall Guy
07-10-2002, 03:53 AM
sorry DarthEggplant but warez aint allowed on the forums, i know you probably didnt realise but rules are rules :(

*lock*