- Alfred Hitchcock: The Final Cut
Probably not the best choice. Disappointing if you're expecting something of Hitchcock's calibre. But I thought it was an OK if short game. It's 3rd person.
- Dracula Resurrection
- Dracula The Last Sanctuary
Probably not as much interaction with others as you'd like. But more than others. I preferred Dracula Resurrection because I didn't have that ridiculous-looking giant bat eating me the way I did in the second game. Also, Dracula Sanctuary is full of sewers and I'm really not that fond of English sewers.
Lots of interaction. Real time clock. Strange save system that some people have trouble with, at least at first (instead of going back to a previous save, you turn back the clock)
Most people love it. Great humor.
- Ripley's Believe it or Not: The Riddle of Master Lu
A good old-fashioned 3rd person inventory-based adventure. Has trouble with the latest video cards. People have varying degrees of luck playing it in Windows. I think it doesn't like my SBLive. It runs on a computer with an AWE 64 ISA sound card.
I thought Faust was great, but the plot structure is unusual. I'd hesitate to recommend it to you. Mephisto is a fun character though.
You should play Sanitarium. The movement system is unusual - you move your character by clicking on him and dragging him the direction you want him to go. But you'll get used to that. There are a lot of interesting levels in the game.
- Cameron Files: Secret at Loch Ness
Possibly more Myst-like than you'd want. You do talk to people, but most of the time you are investigating alone.
- Broken Sword: Circle of Blood
If you can get it to run you're almost sure to enjoy it. It can be played in Windows 98 on some computers, but is often more stable in DOS. Ran fine with my SBLive.
I refuse to play The Quivering because of its limited save system. Check http://www.quandaryland.com/2001/Quivering.htm
if you want a description of this nuisance.
Egypt II is a first person game, but possibly one you'd like. If you like the Dracula games, you'll probably like Egypt II.
I thought Morpheus was fascinating - the way the psychological problems of the dreamers were reflected in their dreamworlds, which you visit. But it is a game where you spend most of your time alone.
Check Quandary's review of it and see if the gameplay sounds like something you'd enjoy. http://www.quandaryland.com/1996/elkmoon.htm
Originally posted by feardust:
It will certainly be helpful to have a sense of which games are a little too much like Myst for my tastes the next time I go hunting for games...
I'm interested in a number of games and I was wondering if other Gameboomers would consider the following similar to Myst:
Schizm (soon to be renamed, I think)
If you want games with interaction, avoid Schizm. You are alone on a deserted world.
You are essentially alone in Crystal Key - except for the people who want to lock you in prison or kill you every so often.
You're pretty much alone in the game, since your friend is unconscious.
The Atlantis series 1 - 3
The Atlantis games do have some interaction.
Atlantis 1 has quite a bit. Unfortunately most people just want to kill you or lock you up and the game is full of timed sequences.
Atlantis 2 - there are a very few people that you talk to. For the most part you are alone and unmolested.
Atlantis 3 - More interaction with people than the second game and less death than the first. Atlantis 3 had some fun characters in it - especially the psychopomp. My major problem with it was that it ran so slow on my computer. Not everyone has this problem.
You're definitely alone in Lightbringer. It's more a puzzle game than an adventure, though you do do some exploring.
You have to avoid the guards in this one. You're a thief and have to do the job alone.
All these games you've listed are first person, feardust. Maybe you already knew that.