Myst IV: Revelation User Reviews

9.2

Beautiful, Challenging, and Unforgettable - Everything a Good Puzzle Game Should Be

The good:

~The scenery is awe-inspiring, utilizing both a classic fantasy and sci-fi style of architecture.
~The plot is half of what keeps you going, as it's interesting to follow and full of twists and turns.
~The addition of in-game puzzle help is many a gamer's answered prayer.
~The graphics have gotten better at incorporating the trademark human actors into the scene.
~The game is the longest yet, which is great for savoring the experience.

The bad:

~Lack of bad endings diminish the already-low replay value.
~Puzzles can require backtracking over an area many times.
~Loading times for getting from one "node" to another can be long.
~Some of the acting borders on corny.
~No Easter Eggs can be found in the game, which is a let-down compared to past games.

Summary:

Even though the very first Myst game had come out almost ten years prior, the franchise was still going strong. So, of course it was no surprise when Cyan released the fourth installment in the series, Revelation. But what makes this game special is that it takes a fairly different approach from any of the other games in existence. Although this might make it a hit-or-miss among fans, I personally believe that it has made one of the greatest games in the series.

Part of what makes this game different is that the plot, which in earlier games had centered around saving entire races of peopl...

9.2

The Best In a Series of Great Games

The good:

The graphics are detailed and life-like
A new and absorbing story
A camera to take pictures of clues
Memories to help us with the story
360 Degree view
More interaction with other characters
Zip Mode lets you "teleport" to other areas quickly
Even an in-game help map (you will probably need it)

The bad:

Puzzles get pretty annoying sometimes
The frame rate can get bad (if your computer is aging)
I sometimes experianced sound problems
Replay value is average at best.

Summary:

Well, here we have a great game, in fact the best of the series. In the first few minutes I found this game to be worth every bit of the money I spent on it and then some. The visuals are stunning, characters talk and interact with you, zip mode is the 2nd best thing that happened to the series, with the first being the new camera, and even the music is perfect with slow mysterious melodies melding into fast paced daring ones. Last but not least is the story.

The story is simply amazing, I won't give it all away, but the main thing is: Sirrus and Achenar have been trapped in their prison wor...

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