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There are tons of books that will get you through Myst in no time. Rent Myst and try it out. Or, if you're willing to spend the time, buy Myst and solve the puzzles yourself. Either way, first-timers will have a blast with this great game. Former Mysters need not apply, though.
bereits angesprochen unterscheiden sich sämtliche Versionen in ihrer
Aufmachung so gut wie gar nicht. Die Rätsel sind
sehr vielfältig und für jeden Schwierigkeitsgrad. Ein Problem kann auch diese Version nicht beseitigen: Eine ordentliche 3D-Welt a la Boom wäre sicherlich viel interessanter als einzelne Bildchen. Die PlayStation-Version hat gegenüber den anderen Versionen einen einzigen Nachteil, nämlich die PlayStation selbst. Wie jeder weiß, hat diese Konsole eine Nachladezeit. in der man Kaffeepause
machen kann. Gerade bei einem Grafikadventure wie Myst, wo jedes einzelne Bild geladen werden muß, fällt das besonders schwer ins Gewicht. Ansonsten überzeugen die fotorealistisch wirkenden Bilder und die einfache Bedienung. Speziell seien hier noch Musik und Geräusche erwähnt. Besonders die sehr real wirkenden Hintergrundgeräusche erzeugen eine Atmosphäre des Wirklich-Anwesendseins.
So there you have it: my synopsis of the phenomenon called Myst. I'm sure there are those who would have my head for bad-mouthing the game, but being a veteran of games, that's how I feel. I do applaud and respect Myst because it was revolutionary and did many good things for the industry. By today's standards, you don't need to buy this game. You'll find that you've been spoiled rotten by high-end computer animation and gore. Go and get Riven if you want something similar but with today's technology. But if you still want to experience a big part of gaming history and see what the fuss is all about, give Myst a spin. You might just find something millions of other people have found.
To sum up, those who instantly groan when they here the word “adventure” might be pleasantly surprised by the Myst’s feel, and the gameplay is certainly challenging enough, but it all gets a bit tedious after a while.
But three million Myst fans can't be all wrong. The game does hold some engaging puzzles, and the story unfolds just gradually enough to maintain your interest. On the downside, though, is the fact that Myst may have the single worst payoff in the history of games. But if you're patient, and enjoy a good puzzle now and again, the long and occasionally frustrating journey to the end may be worth the disappointing arrival.
I think you can probably guess how I feel about Myst's game play. I'm not against thinking through an adventure; I'm against sleeping through one. Myst has never worked for me but obviously a lot of people love it. If you're absolutely compelled to try it, please do me a favor and rent before you buy. And then drop me a thought, I'm curious to hear what you think of the game.