Myst III: Exile User Reviews
Graphics, 360 view, music, fun.The bad:
Frame by Frame movement.Summary:
I loved this game. All the worlds were very enjoyable to walk through and just take in the scenery. The puzzles have a range of difficulty but are ultimatly solvable if you just take your time. The 360 view at every spot was a great idea and really emerses you in the world, and the sound track just fit perfect. The only thing that I didn't like is the frame by frame movement. I know that is how Myst has been done but I personally dont like it only because when you want to move around the world it takes you forever, especially when you know where you want to go. It just makes everything...
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~ Stunning 360 degree views ~ They really put their time into it. I found the views absolutely fantastic.
~Realistic Sound ~ How can you blame them, music is a leader factor of this game. From the magnifier plant to the cute little Squee, this will always top the charts.
~ The Puzzles ~ Atrus wrote these worlds for his sons, but now you have to solve them. I particually like the ball puzzles in Ameteria, with the sneaky suprise at the end. The hovering tower puts a real twist into the world.
~ They're sneaky ~ The hide stairs and ladders where you least suspect them, and when you have to get the Squee on top of the bridge, they can really hide the handle well.
~Gameplay ~ It gets a bit boring after you've finished it, but the graphic and amazing sound, the thrill of the puzzles and the top notch scenery make up for that.
~ Scenery ~ They have a way of making everything natural in the world, beautiful, colourful decoration. You may be suprised by how everything comes into use. They hide stuff among the scenery, so a quick eye is needed to keep up.
~ Moving ~ The cursor has always been the same, either moving around the screen, or stuck in the middle for optimistic views. The slow moving does not remotely slow you down, as in your second age, Jhanin, the bad guy, Saavedro, goes just a step ahead, and he got there first. He's even in a hurry to get up the ladder!
~ The Inventions ~ Atrus has designed the most beautiful, riddle-filled, marvellous worlds ever, with a little bit of help from Presto Studios. He has also created the smartest inventions ever, like the Orbiter. Move over, Thomas Edison!
~ Realisticness ~ Get absorbed into the scenery with Myst Three, the sound, puzzles, action, plus the wonderful graphics. And hey, you can look 360 degrees in real life standing in a single spot (by turning around), can't you?
What bad things? Tell me one, that I haven't covered and solved. Go on, I dare you!Summary:
You have a lot to remember when Atrus, Catherine, Saavedro and the D'ni are involved, plus the two journals, one with almost never ending pages, who just tell you how to do a puzzle.
The graphics and music are sensational, fantastic, brilliant, marvellous, wonderful, beautiful, suprising, realistic, fabulous, and everything in between. Three Sixty Views, another trade mark of Exile.Scenery, brilliant. See everything I have, and you'll agree, this is the best game ever.
The gameplay has the tiniest bit of let down, but it has a rating of 9.9999999999999998 out of 10. This game is the best game...
Graphics, Sound, Storyline, PuzzlesThe bad:
Occasionally directionless, but very few times, not an issue at all.Summary:
Great game for people who like playing at their own pace, free time, and importantly using their brains and not the skills of aiming using mouse-keypad to senselessly shoot weird creatures.
Puzzles are challenging and can take a lot of time to solve, but I spent a lot of time overthinking when the puzzle was already solved or the solution was actually very simple.
If using XP, in order to run the game, use the compatibility mode and run it in 98 mode with "Desktop themes" disabled.
The graphics are simply super. I wouldn't mind living in one or two of the places in the game.The bad:
Moving in the game is very slow.Summary:
It is an interesting game for people who like puzzles and no action. Unfortunately, because I do not like games with no action, I found it boring. All you do in the game is walk around, touch things, and look around. What I hate most about the game is that I found it very dizzying. I practically wanted to throw up while playing cause of the 360 degrees turning and the movement in the game. It is similar to the dizzy feeling some people get when reading in a car!
-360 degree movement
-short(took me 3 days to complete, thats off and on playing)Summary:
well this is one of the most beautiful games that i have ever played. the creatures and the enviroments are just amazing. you can sometime catch yourself staring at some sections for hours on end. it is really a great game.
sadly this game was too short. it took me about 3 days to complete. the puzzles were challanging but easy. if you have beat the other games then you should find this one easy.
if you have played the other games and liked them, then you should deffinaly get this game. its wonderful.
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