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Myst V: End of Ages

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MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
75
4.2
Windows
80
3.9
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Description

Myst V: End of Ages is the final wrap-up of the successful Myst saga. It begins several years after the events of Uru, To D'ni, and Path of the Shell. This final chapter starts in the Age of K'veer, where Atrus, the creator of the linking books, lived in both Myst and Riven.

Players of previous Myst games learned of the D'ni, the people whose world died due to wrong-doings and neglect. Meet again an older and discouraged Yeesha, the daughter of Atrus and Catherine, who implores you to reconstruct a powerful tablet comprised of 4 parts. Explore beautiful Ages to find the pieces that will make the whole, solving puzzles which require logic and deduction. Once the tablet is reconstructed, it will be up to you to make the right choice .. Revive the D'ni world .. or destroy it. Three distinct endings can occur depending upon your final decision.

Besides RealMyst, the remake of the original Myst, this is the only game in the series to use real-time 3D which allows you to move fluidly throughout scenery that is alive with movement. Using new technology, facial expressions and movements are rendered by motion-capturing the faces of real actors and actresses as they spoke and then combining the result with the graphically rendered characters.

The interface is mouse-drive in point-and-click fashion traditional to the 4 previous games, but with options to play in "classic" or "free move" mode. An original, fully-orchestrated musical score compliments the gameplay.

Screenshots

Myst V: End of Ages Windows A passage leading below
Myst V: End of Ages Windows Tahgira - a prison age of ice and snow
Myst V: End of Ages Windows Direbo, a sort of limbo age, with bridges connecting all the other ages
Myst V: End of Ages Windows Yeesha tells you to "Collect what's been scattered"

Alternate Titles

  • "迷霧之島5:最終章" -- Chinese title (traditional)
  • "神秘岛V:时代的终结" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "Myst V: Koniec Wieków" -- Polish title
  • "Myst 5" -- Informal name

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User Reviews

Innovative, fitting conclusion to the series Windows Risujin (10)
All good things must come to an end... Windows Jeanne (75621)

The Press Says

PC Zone Windows Sep 23, 2005 8.7 out of 10 87
GameZone Windows Sep 29, 2005 8.4 out of 10 84
4Players.de Windows Oct 02, 2005 80 out of 100 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Sep 30, 2005 16 out of 20 80
Cheat Code Central Windows Sep 25, 2005 4 out of 5 80
MacLife Macintosh Feb 01, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Sep 29, 2005 75 out of 100 75
Just Adventure Macintosh Oct 11, 2005 B 75
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Oct 12, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Oct 23, 2005 57 out of 100 57

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Trivia

On 25th October 2005, Tim Larkin's original soundtrack was released on CD. It contains 17 tracks, runs over 50 minutes and also serves as an homage, of sorts, to the entire franchise. It can be ordered here.

Related Web Sites

  • Apple Games Article (An article discussing Myst V: End of Ages, including comments from the developers.)
  • Bert Jamin's Walkthrough (Complete solution with graphics)
  • GameFaqs Guides (Walkthroughs and FAQs for Myst 5)
  • Hint Guide (on Myst Obsession, a series fan site)
  • Myst V: End of Ages (Official US website)
  • Rand Miller Speaks About Myst V (A transcript of a meeting held with Rand Miller at the 2005 E3 trade show as provided by news site Just Adventure.)
  • The Myst Guidebook (The End of Ages subsection of the Guidebook fansite that provides information about the game and a brief background on the game's production.)
  • UHS Hints (Full guide with solutions arranged in question and answer format)
  • Wikipedia: Myst V (A general article about the game on the open encyclopedia.)
  • Zarf's Mini-Review (A mini-review of the Macintosh version of End of Ages by interactive fiction writer Andrew Plotkin (Feb. 24th, 2010).)
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