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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 2.2
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.0
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 2.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.0
Overall User Score (5 votes) 2.8

Critic Reviews

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Entertainment Weekly (Oct 18, 1996)
Pyst's humor ranges from the sublime (the ''I bought Netscape at 20!'' graffito in the Horror-Scopium) to the sophomoric (clicking on the bong and seeing a puff of smoke is fun, but I could have done without the dog piddling on a totaled car). It's not worth the price of Myst, but for a mere 15 bucks, a couple of million people might appreciate the joke.
It's just an all 'round funny parody of MYST. If parodies are your idea of fun, then PYST is worth a look. If nothing else, it's a very funny multimedia presentation, and I say presentation because it's really not a game. Like MYST, you'll find a little video of the "Making of PYST", which is often as funny as the rest of the CD.
PC Jeux (Jun, 1997)
Si une heure de détente vaut bien 70 francs à vos yeux, alors vous ne perdrez rien à vous offrir Pyst !
At most, you will get half an hour to an hour's worth of use from this product, and probably only true Firesign Theatre fans will find the game even mildly amusing. In addition, I found the game prone to lockups, crashes, and just plain wouldn't run on one system. MYLK (an older parody) was funnier, had a couple of puzzles, and is available for free. Bottom Line: True Firesign Theatre fans may crack a smile once or twice. No gameplay at all, and is over very quickly.
Electric Playground (Jan 09, 1997)
To conclude, if you loved "Myst", you might want to try "Pyst", but if you are like everybody else who knows a good game from a hole in the ground, give "Pyst" the pass.
PC Games (Germany) (Dec, 1996)
Viel Lärm um nix. Parroty Interactive verspricht eine Parodie auf ein Computerspiel und vergißt, das Spiel einzubauen. Man rennt ziellos durch die Gegend, da es keine echte Aufgabe zu erfüllen gibt, und fragt sich schon bald, was das Ganze eigentlich soll. Einziger Lichtblick ist John Goodmann in der Rolle des King Matruss. Was sich auf den ersten Blick wie eine gute Idee ausnimmt, versagt am Ende kläglich.
Game Revolution (Jun 05, 2004)
If you like cheezy, dry, stupid, goofball comedy, PYST may suit you just fine, you moron. However, if you have limits to your madness, don't waste a dime on it!!! This is definitely the absolute worst game I've ever played. Someone on the planet will disagree. My suggestion is to find that person, buy a six pack of Hawaiian Punch and make a new friend...