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Uru: Ages Beyond Myst (Windows)

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Description

Uru: Ages Beyond Myst continues the saga of the D'ni at a different point in their time line. In the first Myst game, players met the sons of Atrus whose actions contributed to the demise of the D'ni Ages. In Uru, players instead interact with Atrus' daughter, Yeesha, who sends them on a quest through the linking books.

As in the earlier games, players progress through exploration, finding clues, and solving puzzles.

Unlike previous games in the series, Uru allows players to utilize both first- and third-person perspectives. A new play-style has also been introduced to capitalize on the game's use of real-time 3D, allowing players to run, strafe, climb, and jump through the game world. The game's interface reflects this, as players must now use both the mouse and the keyboard to control the protagonist.

The game does not utilize a traditional savegame system but instead saves the player's progress whenever the program is exited. Checkpoints exist in each location.

Screenshots

Uru: Ages Beyond Myst Windows All alone in a dark cave.
Uru: Ages Beyond Myst Windows Help, I am lost, let me out of this scary cabin!
Uru: Ages Beyond Myst Windows Yes, you must jump to that platform surrounded by lava!
Uru: Ages Beyond Myst Windows Watch me leap over that hurdle at the end of the corridor!

Alternate Titles

  • "迷霧之島Uru" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "乌鲁:神秘岛前传" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Wulu: Shenmidao Qianzhuan" -- Chinese title
  • "Myst Online" -- Working title
  • "Mudpie" -- Working title

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User Reviews

Finally a Myst with a believable world Mattias Kreku (424) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
Myst fans - you're in for a shock Jeanne (75635) 2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars
The most fun I've had with an adventure game in 2003 Zack Green (1015) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Cool game; Publisher disagrees i80and (6) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

GameZone Dec 21, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
2404.org PC Gaming Feb 14, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Gamigo Dec 24, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
Adventurearchiv Dec 15, 2003 82 out of 100 82
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jan, 2004 81 out of 100 81
Quandary Jan, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2003 63 out of 100 63
GameSpy Dec 15, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Adventure Gamers Feb 04, 2004 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
CanardPC Dec 03, 2003 5 out of 10 50

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
"Uru" 3 BurningStickMan (17751)
Dec 13, 2011

Trivia

Since the online, multiplayer portion of URU: Ages Beyond Myst was discontinued in 2004, links to that part of the game will no longer work. Players interested in continuing their adventures on-line should play Myst Online: Uru LIve.

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Jeanne (75635) added Uru: Ages Beyond Myst (Windows) on Nov 15, 2003