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Anyone here play any of the Myst games?

 

I had completed the original Myst game several years ago. I am not sure just how long ago but it was a long while ago. I think I might have still been using Windows 3.1… if that tells you anything.    I think I upgraded to Windows 95 while I was still working on Myst, and if I remember right, that helped with some of the graphics.

 

I completed Myst II - Riven about a year or two ago. Although I had bought Riven within a few days of its release (and I think the actor who plays Atrus was at the Costco I bought Riven at – the guy I talked too looked like him but he was clean shaven and didn’t say who he was, so I cannot be sure it was him – but he seemed very interested in my picking up Riven and placing it in my shopping cart). Anyway, I did not finish Riven until fairly recently. Although I did start it right away after I bought it, I would get quite a way into the game and then I would end up getting stuck at some point and needed a break. For me, a break from a game can be a few, or several, years because I tend to get distracted with one project after another and just not get back to playing the game for a few ages. I finally did go back and finish Riven though. Riven was a challenging game though, for me at least, it was much more difficult than the original Myst was. It was easy to miss the obvious – which often made me feel like a bonehead! 

 

The other day I finally started playing Myst III – Exile. I bought this a couple years ago, started it, but did not have time to get into it. So, I set it aside until now.

 

I think I am now on the final age of Myst III. I thought that last night but it turns out that was not the final challenge after all. After I found the third symbol page I then began what is probably the final “Age.” I am not sure why they called them Ages. I think of them as more like alternate realities.

 

So far though, Myst III has been fun but not as challenging as Riven. Yes, I did get stuck here and there but never for all that long. It generally took me a day, or less than two, to complete an Age. Perhaps it is only easy because I did do Riven first, but I think it compares more with the original Myst in level of difficulty than it does with Riven. I shouldn’t speak too soon though; I do have at least one more Age to complete. 

 

The one thing I love the most about the Myst games is that they challenge the mind in a non-violent way. Well, okay, Riven was a bit darker, and you could actually get your character killed at one point in that game, but even so, the death rate was minimal - and pretty much non-existent compared to a game like Tomb Raider.

 

 

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Well, I just finished Myst III - Exile.

 

I was stuck for two days on the last level... before I realized that I already had the answer. It was another one of those moments where I felt like a bonehead. Anyway, at least I finally did figure it out. 

 

It was a fun game but, like with Riven, I did find that you can get your game character killed. Oh well.

 

There are multiple possible endings for this game, but it seems that only one ending works out well for your character... and achieves the goal of the game. There is at least one end game variation that I did not try, but it would clearly have been another ending where the character does not achieve the goal of the game. I figured there was no point in taking that scenario all the way to the end.

 

Overall, I rate Myst III – Exile, 5 out of 5 stars. It was a brain stimulating event well worth the price I paid for the game.

 

 

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