10°
Submitted by RayWillmott 412d ago | review

realMyst: Masterpiece Edition - As We Play I Expansive

Myst is a series with a very odd history behind it: both hailed for being a masterpiece of adventure gaming thanks to immersive graphics and plot, while at the same time derided, by some, as the beginning of the end of the traditional adventure games for its lack of inventory management and puzzle-difficulty. Originally released in 1993, Myst had players exploring a strange world, solving puzzles and attempting to make sense of why you were there and what secrets each area held. Upon release it was a hit, managing record sales for PC gaming, a feat that would only be broken when ‘The Sims’ got its release in 2000. Naturally it spawned loads of ‘Myst Clones’, first-person adventures that threw you into confusing and odd locations. Its success also paved the way for a whole host of sequels, spinoffs and remakes. Oh, and there was also a parody version called ‘Pyst’, which is about as childish as you can probably guess.

Now we get realMyst: Masterpiece edition, released to celebrate the ’20th Anniversary’ of the original game. Every location has been remade under the UNITY game engine with an emphasis on faithfulness to the original and remastered graphics in place. On launching the game, however, disappointment sets in almost immediately. As soon as the music and sounds start, it becomes clear that everything audio-wise has just been ripped directly from realMyst and into this new version. There has been no extra recording in any way. While this isn’t exactly a terrible thing, it isn’t exactly encouraging to anyone who has already played any of the previous versions, such as myself. (PC, realMyst: Masterpiece Edition) -

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

House Of Wolves: Bungie Learning From Its Mistakes; Is It Enough To Make Up For Its Lack Of A Raid?

50m ago - A Short Pause member looks at what's been announced so far for the upcoming Destiny expansion, Ho... | Xbox 360
30°

Front Towards Gamer -- Convoy Review (PC)

1h ago - Dylan Tierney writes "Scrounging around for parts in a post-apocalypse doesn’t sound very fun, en... | PC
Ad

Visit CGMagazine: The Culture of Games

Now - CGM is for the mature audience of comics and games that wants more out of their media than just a review score. | Promoted post
40°

Super Mario 30th Anniversary – Game Center CX SP at NicoNico Chokaigi 2015 recording

1h ago - As announced a few weeks ago, a special episode of Game Center CX was recorded live during NicoNi... | Wii U
40°

Paid mods: Amazing Idea on Paper, Terrible in Application

1h ago - ASidCast: "When I first heard about Steam supporting paid mods, I was kind of optimistic, however... | Industry
30°

Front Towards Gamer -- Titan Souls Review (PC)

2h ago - Morgan Park writes "Coming out of E3 last year, Titan Souls was one of the most exciting things I... | PC