For a myst game I was expecting a lot better. I'm not going to say much in this review, but; you can play the game for free on its site. Its visuals still have that amazing myst charm but it's clear from the start that this was designed to be a multiplayer game. You'll find yourself walking through large open spaces that don't contain puzzles which can be a bore even though they are quite a pleasure to look at. I don't think I mentioned that this game isn't the standard "on-rail point & click" adventure that myst was. URU isn't pronounced as a word. It is pronounced "You are you" in the sense that you don't control the standard myst protaganist who has been given the alias, "the stranger" on his voyage across the uncharted D'ni landscape. Instead you are given an avatar that you design with standard and "Cyan worlds themed" clothing. You play in third person with first as an option. I won't give you much to the story if you actually plan to play this, as it is in itself a "Myst game" but the premise is; you go to New Mexico because Obama told you to or something and you find this guy in an rv who tells you to find the clues. Thats it. You are then sent out finding linking books solving some-what clever puzzles; finding more clothing crap for your avatar. I did find the game quite entertaining however as a third person adventure game. Imagine Zelda without enemies, items, or dungeons. This game makes a nice extension of the D'ni's world and a nice item for myst fans to have in their collection but otherwise, play Myst or Riven instead.
P.s. The game takes place hundreds of years after the strangers adventures in Myst and Riven. SPOILERS: There is a D'ni renovation project going on in the game where the npcs (which you never see) are rebuilding gateways and fixing books. By this I mean; the D'ni perished a long time ago; you won't be finding any new or familiar friends on your lonely trek around pre-discovered locations in the Myst universe. The only signs of life are holograms and cave paintings. Once again; clearly a multiplayer project.
P.p.s. There are no multiplayer features in the game.
Zamieszczono: 1 Grudzień 2013