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Uru: Ages Beyond Myst (Windows)

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Written by  :  i80and (6)
Written on  :  Feb 13, 2007
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Summary

Cool game; Publisher disagrees

The Good

The graphics (Powered by Plasma 2) are stunning, without killing hardware. The music is nearly flawless, and fits the ages like a glove. Ambient sound is unbelievably realistic (if you have an EAX compatible sound card). The puzzles, while some are massively difficult, are elegant and appropriate.

The Bad

The game has a couple bugs, (mainly with collision detection and some video cards), and a lot of the puzzles are beyond me, requiring a sharp eye able to pick patterns out of things and re-apply them elsewhere. In addition, Uru was meant to be a MMO game, but that mode was discontinued by Ubi Soft before it even finished beta.

The Bottom Line

Great game; not much point because of the publisher's somewhat silly decision to switch it's format to single-player (note that Gametap has revived it, and re-released it with online mode).