The 10th Anniversary Edition of the
Myst Games - Comments
With the Advent of Uru came the special 10th
Anniversary DVD Edition containing Myst (Masterpiece Edition), Riven
and Myst III Exile in DVD format. This meant that you could play all
your favorite Myst games without changing disks.
The white box of the10th Anniversary DVD Edition
contained all previous games and was like a wonderful storehouse of
memories for those who not only loved the Myst games but also looked
forward to the adventures to come in future ages.
As I lifted the flap and looked at the pictures I wished that I
could turn to someone and play the “Do you remember when…” game.
Than I thought of all my GameBoomers friends and I knew I could.
Lets do it all together. Do you remember how you felt when you
first arrived to the island of Myst? Did the sunken ship, the
observatory, and the library fascinate you? Did the rotating tower
with its grating sound give you the chills? Remember the sound
puzzle in the space ship you thought you would never get right. Were
you annoyed or enchanted by the maze? How many times did you go back
and visit the ages of Myst?
Than came Riven! I could not believe that it could get better but
it did. I stood in the great hall of columns and gaped at the golden
beetles. I peeped through the grated gate full of excitement and
anticipation. Riven gave us beautiful island ages, interesting rides
on monorails, elevators and mine carts. It thought us the topography
of the islands the hard way when we had to solve the puzzle of the
fire marbles and start up the power system. We learned the D’ni
number system and navigated and under water maze with a mini sub. We
had to solve some hard puzzles. We had to deal with the conceited
egotistic Ghan and rescue Catherine. Do you remember the sunners did
you tease the Wooke (my pet name for the mean big fish the Work)? It
was a grand adventure!
Myst Exile III was the next game. Oh that wonderful island with
the horns and the puzzle of the lamps! What a start to a new
adventure. We met Savedro the half crazed exile and after that there
was never a boring moment. We learned about the power of water and
steam and sailed the great airship in the Voltaic age. I was
fascinated with the ice balls in Amateria and the beautiful flora
and fauna in Edanna. Some of the puzzles were hard and there were
places troublesome to navigate but who was immune to the thrill of
saving the big bird form the Venus flytrap or watching the ice ball
roll all the way around? Finally we had to out smart Savedro who was
not only crazy but also cunning and revengeful.
Do you remember how beautiful were the graphics, the music and
the sound effects? Do you remember how flawless and smooth was the
gameplay? I remember it all!
There are those who say that the Myst games are insipid and
boring and to those I can only say the millions of people who love
these games all over the world cannot be wrong.
For adventure gamers all over the world I want to say thank you
Cyan thank you Ubisoft. Thanks for the memories.
It is needless to say that we are eagerly awaiting Myst IV.
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