Fantastic game, ruined with 3D
I loved, loved, loved the original Myst--spent weeks playing it, bought every new game in the series when it came out, and have remembered it fondly through the years, wishing I could play it again with the newer operating systems.
When I saw this on BigFish I was SO EXCITED!!! I didn't even read the description; I just bought it immediately. No reason to try the demo of a game I already loved, right? Boy, was I wrong.
They have totally ruined the Myst experience by making it 3D. The original Myst had beautiful music, gorgeous graphics, and intriguing and challenging puzzles. The music is just as beautiful, and the graphics are still gorgeous--but only if you're standing still. If you move at all, using the cursor or the direction keys, movement is so fast and dizzying that it totally destroys the dreamy complexity of the original design. I have to tap the direction keys just slightly to move anywhere, or else I'm zooming around bumping into walls or zipping past the spot I meant to stop at. It is INFURIATING and soooo disappointing. I assume the puzzles are still just as challenging and enjoyable, but I'm not going to play the game anymore to get to any puzzles because the 3D movement is so disorienting.
If you loved the original Myst and think this is the same game, I strongly recommend downloading the trial first. You'll be disappointed.
December 29, 2012
Can't play what you can't save
This, to me, was one of the greatest series of games ever created. When I found it here I couldn't wait to share the experience with my wife. Unfortunately I have not found a way to save my progress which renders this game due to it's complex story line unplayable.
February 19, 2012
Made me dizzy
This game didn't have any kind of insturctions, had no idea what I was doing, made me very dizzy wandering around not sure of my goal. Others have talked about the other versions being great, guess I need to find one of those to get an idea what this one is all about.
June 28, 2013
I hated this game because I had nothing to do on it except go round in circles
December 4, 2013
Yes, I played Myst years ago, so I understand that there are no instructions and you have to figure everything out for yourself. That's not the problem. If you go to the forum for this game, you will notice that almost all the entries are for technical problems. Not minor stuff either. The bugs are for issues fundamental to playing the game. For example, you can't save your game. Or that it freezes up every time you try to read a message.
I am not a technical guy, so solutions involving tweaking the computer or changing settings in various files are dead on arrival for me. Save your money.
April 4, 2014