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06-29-2005, 12:50 PM
Myst was at one point the best selling game of all time. It was a masterpiece, and *everyone* knew about it.
Myst games come out with little or no advertising and just go under the radar from there. What's up?
Also, could someone give me a definitive listing of Myst titles released, in what order, and who made them? A link to a good Myst fansite or something would be good, too.
But my big question is like I said...why does nobody care about Myst anymore?
Please, someone write a big essay with a bunch of links. I'm disturbed at the lack of respect for this franchise. :P
Seriously, though... Myst deserves better, in my opinion. :(
Honestly, I've never gotten around to playing any of them. I've wanted to, but other games got in the way. I too, would like to know more about the series.
On a similar note, I'm pondering a purchase of the two Syberia games for Xbox. They seem to be along the same lines, and people I talk to have nothing but praise for them. They're both a measly $20 each, too.
06-29-2005, 08:08 PM
I have Myst for Jaguar CD. Never play it, found it to be very boring, but I could see how it would appeal to the non-gamer.
06-29-2005, 11:05 PM
I've played bits of the original, but never found it more than a pretty slideshow.
But I hear that the sequels could actually be called games :shock:
RIVEN was the sequel...followed by Myst III and more recently, Myst IV...which used the Havoc physics engine used by Halflife 2.
Sega released a Myst-clone on PC called 'Obsidian' and while I hear positve reviews, I just remember the outright Bizzare ad campaign.
06-30-2005, 12:36 PM
The new Myst (number 5) has discarded live actors for 3D models. Crap.
Oh yeah, I remember seeing that on XPlay. Still looks like fun though.
06-30-2005, 11:23 PM
There was Myst, and then a reasonable amount of time later, Riven. Then years passed, and three new Myst games suddenly came out seemingly back-to-back: Myst III, Uru, and Myst IV.
I never liked Myst.
09-12-2005, 12:39 PM
What a shame none of you got into Myst. Probably the most intelligent, awe-inspiring game I have ever played. You literaly have to solve a mystery with no information. You wonder around exploring to a killer atmospheric score and sound effects. It really makes you strain your brain. It is not for the faint of heart. it is quite the challenge. Probably one of the games I am most proud of beating if not the most.
Sadly I haven't played any of the sequels but have been curious about them.
09-12-2005, 12:40 PM
And if you didn't like the slide show approach of the first Myst, they have since come out with a 3d version.
09-12-2005, 01:59 PM
I want updates to Pyst, Mysty, and Mylk
Those were nice parodies
or maybe they could update Cosmic-Osmo or 'Manhole'
09-12-2005, 02:45 PM
I played through and beat Myst on the Sega Saturn back in '98 because that's one of the games I got with the system. I couldn't have beaten it w/o a guidebook but nonetheless the game had a really weird dimensional/time travelling story with psycho/messed up characters. Pretty cool for a graphical adventure game.
09-12-2005, 06:10 PM
"What a shame none of you got into Myst. Probably the most intelligent, awe-inspiring game I have ever played. You literaly have to solve a mystery with no information. You wonder around exploring to a killer atmospheric score and sound effects. It really makes you strain your brain. It is not for the faint of heart. it is quite the challenge. Probably one of the games I am most proud of beating if not the most."
Myst is possibly my favorite PC game of all time...has a feel that nothing else does and--given the right gaming environment--can really freak you out. ^_^
09-12-2005, 07:41 PM
I played a bit of Riven for PlayStation after coming upon a copy years ago.. that's about my complete Myst experience.
There have been a few graphical adventures I've been really into, namely the big three PC ports Kemco-Seika released for NES (Shadowgate, Deja Vu, Uninvited). It amazes me how wholly absorbing those games were.. may have to give Myst a try. Eventually.
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