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Riven: The Sequel to Myst (PlayStation)

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Written by  :  Grant McLellan (545)
Written on  :  Sep 08, 2001
Platform  :  PlayStation
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Summary

Better than Myst (but still the same anyway)

The Good

The only thing good about this game is it's breathtaking scenery, I mean even with the limited capabilities of the Playstation, it still looks beautiful

The Bad

Unlike the PC version, the Playstation version suffers from some problems which will affect your enjoyment of the game, first of all the game play is slow (with the Playstation joypad that is, it'd be better by playing this game with a mouse) and the loading times between switching scenes gets annoying. Plus some of the puzzles are close to impossible (but then again it Riven had a difficulty level setting "impossible" would only be the easy mode!)

The Bottom Line

If you enjoyed Myst, then I'd guess you'd enjoy this (despite the puzzles in the game)