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Riven: The Sequel to Myst (Windows)

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Back of Box - Windows/MAC (UK):
    My worst fears have been realised. The damage is more extensive than previously imagined. I must act while there is still time. I must find someone... to send to Riven...

    Enter a deceptively beautiful world torn apart by timeless, unresolved conflicts... where secrets lie hidden at every turn... and nothing is as it seems. You must search. You must explore. You must summon every spark of intellect and intuition to unearth clues which both land and inhabitants hold sacred. You must let Riven become your world. Only then may the truth be discovered and a world saved.

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    www.riven.com

    Become immersed in a challenging world of adventure and intrigue.

    Experience an unprecedented amount of depth in graphics, animation and sound.

    Freely explore a vast and complex world.

    Encounter reclusive being and mysterious creatures.

    Choose from an array of pathways, each leading to a unique destination.

    Contributed by PolloDiablo (16624) on Apr 28, 2010.

Print advertisement - PC Player 12/1997:

    RIVEN
    THE SEQUEL TO MYST

    Meine schlimmsten Befürchtungen haben sich bewahrheitet.
    Die Verwüstung ist noch schrecklicher, als ich es mir je vorgestellt habe.
    Ich muß jetzt handeln, solange noch Zeit ist. Ich muß jemanden finden, den ich nach Riven schicken kann.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115733) on Apr 24, 2010.

Cyan Worlds website - PlayStation:
    Experience Riven along with family and friends with this Playstation version bringing the extraordinary scenes, music and sounds to your home theater system.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66212) on Aug 27, 2004.

Cyan Worlds website - Windows (DVD Release):
    The same game without the headaches of changing discs. Also contains Making of Riven movie.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66212) on Aug 27, 2004.

Cyan Worlds website - Windows (CD Release):
    The sequel to Myst, released in 1997, its photographic-quality landscapes and stunning full motion graphics are still unmatched.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66212) on Aug 27, 2004.

From uk.playstation.com:
    "My worst fears have been realised. The damage is more extensive than previously imagined. I must act while there is still time. I must find someone. . . to send to Riven. . . "

    At the end of the first game, Atrus, the central character, asked for help to track down his wife, Catherine, who was trapped on another world. As Riven begins, you're transported to that world, a string of five islands called Riven. Atrus warns you that a higher power is involved in Catherine's disappearance before leaving you to explore your surroundings and unravel the many mysteries.

    Enter a deceptively beautiful world torn apart by timeless, unresolved conflicts where secrets lie hidden at every turn. . . and nothing is as it seems. You must search. You must explore. You must summon every spark of intellect and intuition to unearth clues which both land and inhabitants hold sacred. You must let Riven become your world. Only then may the truth be discovered and a world saved.

    Riven stands as a story for all time, a story that evokes a sense of awe, wonder and profound purpose. Prepare to go to Riven, a world unlike any you've ever known before.




    Contributed by Grant McLellan (545) on Sep 11, 2001.

From the UK PAL Playstation back cover:
    Enter a world "torn asunder" by timeless, unresolved conflicts, a world of incomparable beauty, intrigue and betrayal.

    Contributed by Grant McLellan (545) on Sep 10, 2001.