Riven the sequel to myst begins with you helping atrus by linking to a place called Riven in search of his wife Catherine,one of the problems you face when you link to riven is that you will have no way of getting back to dunny (where is dunny ?) well that is only reveled later on but for now you must seek out the truth behind where you came from,why you ended up on myst island and now you know why you are on riven ! If you help atrus he tells you he may help in getting you back to where you came from (it's funny when you read the myst books) so you journey on to riven with no linking books,many puzzles ahead and a very detailed and interesting world awaits.
I would recommend playing REALMYST before playing riven,i would also recommend you avoid the newer rerelease of myst as it's a mess and if i were to choose a version of myst to play,it would always be realmyst over the original,when it comes to riven,like myst and realmyst there are problems on newer computers and windows 7,most of these problems are fixed by changing the .exe of both games compatibility to windows xp and also choosing administrator when launching both games,however on riven you will face two problems,first your game sometimes will lock up so you MUST save often,second
problem is that your gamesave can sometimes corrupt,so save often and save to two slots each time you save the game
and you WILL get through the game from start to finish.
Like the game before,riven is a fantastic game filled with atmosphere,it's a very taxing but relaxing game and also highly rewarding,this game is no walk in the park and you should expect to get stuck many times,there is no shame in googling a helping hand at riven from time to time,just don't spoil it ! even with it's age it has lost none of it's charm and will always be a game dear to me.
On a final note,i recommend you play myst then look out for the myst books in an online book store,the three myst books are available in paper and digital form,after reading those books you will be itching to jump into riven and i am sure your eyes will be open to the amazing worlds of myst,the ages and the lore.
The ending has not yet been writen