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Myst (Windows 3.x)

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Written by  :  Ashley Pomeroy (233)
Written on  :  Oct 18, 2000
Platform  :  Windows 3.x

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Summary

Big and small

The Good

Memorably described by PC Format as a 'game for people who don't like games', this was a hugely-popular, completely empty CdROM-only title from the days when that was reason enough to release a game - along the lines of 'The 7th Guest', it presents you with some attractive locales and simple logical puzzles. And that's it.

The Bad

It isn't really a game. That's the big problem. It's a nice graphical demo, but there isn't really a game in there. You point, and click, and point, and click, and lose interest. The fact that it sold many more copies than the excellent adventure 'System Shock' speaks volumes about effectively marketing.

The Bottom Line

A distressingly-popular graphical showcase for people who don't like computer games.