DescriptionUru: 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.
- "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
Part of the Following Groups
|Finally a Myst with a believable world||Mattias Kreku (423)|
|Myst fans - you're in for a shock||Jeanne (75624)|
|The most fun I've had with an adventure game in 2003||Zack Green (1015)|
|Cool game; Publisher disagrees||i80and (6)|
The Press Says
|GameZone||Dec 21, 2003||9.3 out of 10||93|
|PC Gamer||2003||91 out of 100||91|
|2404.org PC Gaming||Feb 14, 2004||9 out of 10||90|
|Adventure Corner||Nov 24, 2003||85 out of 100||85|
|PC Gameplay (Benelux)||Jan, 2004||81 out of 100||81|
|GameSpot||Nov 21, 2003||7.8 out of 10||78|
|Stratos Group||Jan 13, 2004||3.7 out of 5||74|
|GameSpy||Dec 15, 2003||60|
|Adventure Gamers||Feb 04, 2004||50|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
Dec 13, 2011
TriviaSince 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.
Related Web Sites
- D'ni Restoration Council Site (Gameplay information and quests ranking/statistics)
- Hints for URU (Question and answer hint file giving you nudges before the final solution is revealed. Excellent file written by the creator of the Universal Hint System, Jason Strautman.)
- Official Uru Live Site (Information about Uru Live)
- Uru: Ages Beyond Myst (Wikipedia page about this game and its expansions)
- URU: Ages Beyond Myst (Official Home Page)
- URU Obsession Forum (Message board for fans of the game)
- URU Walkthrough by Bert Jamin (Bert's walkthrough includes screenshots to help with the puzzles.)
- Zarf's Review (A review of Ages Beyond Myst by Andrew Plotkin (November, 2003).)
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