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Real MYST (Windows)

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Description

The original Myst is revamped for the new millennium, in 3D: dynamic and fully interactive with day and night condition cycles, changing weather, and real-time lighting effects. Unlike in the original version, with its "screen by screen" navigation and pre-rendered images that represented locations, Real Myst allows the player to physically explore the game's world and includes a fully rotatable camera.

The remake also adds a fifth "Age" (a world created by the power of human imagination), called the Rime Age, and a new available ending.

Screenshots

Real MYST Windows Chamber
Real MYST Windows Cabin
Real MYST Windows Room
Real MYST Windows Myst Island

Alternate Titles

  • "realMYST" -- Common title
  • "Myst Dimensions" -- First working title
  • "Myst3D" -- Second working title

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User Reviews

A masterpiece of sight, sound and of the brain Tal Cohen (35) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
Consider me converted אולג 小奥 (168675) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
The ultimate way to experience Myst. wildweasel (24) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Absolute Games (AG.ru) Nov 24, 2000 90 out of 100 90
GameSpy Nov, 2000 83 out of 100 83
Computer Games Magazine Nov 03, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Jul, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Classic Gaming Jan 07, 2001 4 out of 5 80
Just Adventure 2000 B 75
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dec 01, 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IGN Nov 13, 2000 6.5 out of 10 65
GameSpot Nov 07, 2000 6.4 out of 10 64
GameStar (Germany) Feb, 2001 60 out of 100 60

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Trivia

Myst co-creator Robyn Miller did not like Real MYST, saying it was an attempt to exploit the brand name and "definitely wasn't how we originally envisioned Myst, as was promoted." [Source: Retro Gamer Magazine, Load 59]

Related Web Sites

  • Real MYST (official website)
  • realMyst: Mini Guide to Rime (Solution guide for the new age, Rime.)
  • Zarf's Review (A review of Real MYST by Anrew Plotkin, which compares the 3D remake to the original Myst and discusses the overall design in both (July, 2002).)
Kartanym (10779) added Real MYST (Windows) on Nov 24, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Techademus (331) and Kabushi (121621)