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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 In Relto, your home base, select the ages from this bookshelf.
Uru: Ages Beyond Myst Windows I'm sure this machine has something to do with it, but.. what?
Uru: Ages Beyond Myst Windows Standing on the floating rock island.
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 (423) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
Myst fans - you're in for a shock Jeanne (75625) 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
JeuxVideoPC.com Dec 01, 2003 18 out of 20 90
IGN Dec 04, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Game Chronicles Feb 23, 2004 8.9 out of 10 89
PC Zone Benelux Jan, 2004 82 out of 100 82
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jan, 2004 81 out of 100 81
Super Play Dec, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Nov 21, 2003 7.8 out of 10 78
Stratos Group Jan 13, 2004 3.7 out of 5 74
Just Adventure Jan 12, 2003 B- 67

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
"Uru" 3 BurningStickMan (17745)
Dec 13, 2011

Trivia

Peter Gabriel, of Genesis fame, was rather enthusiastic about the release of Uru, so one of his latest songs is actually featured in the game: 'Burn You Up, Burn You Down' (The italian release even featured a sticker on the cover of Uru Collector's saying 'Features a new song by Peter Gabriel!').

He will do the same with Myst IV, but with a new song altogether, written specifically for the game.

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Jeanne (75625) added Uru: Ages Beyond Myst (Windows) on Nov 15, 2003