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Myst: Masterpiece Edition

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You haven't forgottenMyst, have you? It's time for a new look, and theMyst Masterpiece Editionwon't disappoint. Both newcomers and old hands will appreciate the improved graphics and sounds in this imaginative and popular game. For those who haven't … see full wiki

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Wow, I never thought I would like a game from the 90s so much!

  • Jan 20, 2010
Rating:
+3
I had read all of the reviews saying that "Myst" is a great game and everyone should play it, but I just thought these were some gamers who still had nostalgia from back when they first played games. I was wrong. The fact that Myst is such a great game 15 years later just shows how great a game it is. I played this game on Windows XP, so somehow the other reviewers that said it isn't compatible on there are wrong. Also, the only difference from Myst Masterpiece and Myst is that the choppy gameplay is better. I'd recommend this version, as it also comes with an ingame hint system.

Story-You don't really know the story. I started the game, and I found myself facing a picture thinking,"That's it?! No intro?!" Just start to explore, and the story unfolds itself.

Graphics-Ouch. This is the reason I took off a star. Compared to the graphics of this day and age, these are just painful to look at. They look more like oil paintings than they do graphics. There are 3 characters to talk to in this game, and they are real people that the creators put as actors into the game. They look fuzzy and out of place in background.

Sound-Music only plays at certain points in the game, but when it does, it well suits the atmosphere. The voice acting is good, and the sound effects are nice, as well.

Gameplay-This is a first person point-and-click adventure. Your cursor is a hand, and if you click to the right you can turn right or sometimes clicking to the right turns you around. Same with the left. The puzzles in this game were rather hard, but I found that most of them were solvable. Whenever you get stuck, however, there is a hint system that gives you hints that can increase in magnitude until they just give you the answer. For instance, asking for a hint just gives you a tiny hint that doesn't necessarily tell you what to do, but it points you in the right direction. Then, if you are still stuck, you can get a stronger hint which tells you basically where to go and look. And so on. I used the hint system several times, and I would have been quite stuck without it. I thought that this gameplay was easy enough to understand.

Fun-This game is a blast! The story, once you start to figure out what it is, is fun. I just thought it was a really fun game.

Length-It took me 3-4 days to finish. There are 4 different ending, though, so you might want to play the game over or rather just save near the end to see them all. Only one of them is a good ending, though.

Overall, this game has stood the test of time, as it is still a fabulous buy. Definitely get it for $10 or less, and if it doesn't work on your computer, find out why because you need to fix the problem and play this game. On a final note, this game REALLY hints at a sequel, so I now am going to have to get the sequel because while the game ends, there is something left to do that you must do in the next game, Riven. Anyway, get this game!

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