Myst (1993)

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Thrown onto an island without a clue as to what's going on or what is supposed to be done, the player must solve the mysteries of the island of Myst.

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Rand Miller ...
Achenar / Atrus (uncredited)
Robyn C. Miller ...
Sirrus (uncredited)
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Storyline

You have found a book called Myst. It describes an island world in very great detail. As you put your hand on the last page, your world dissolves to black and you fall to the world that was just described. You figure that the ending has not yet been written. Now, to get out, the player has to explore what are called "ages," solve puzzles, and get out of Myst. Written by Director9ff <Director9ff@aol.com>

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The Surrealistic Adventure That Will Become Your World


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24 September 1993 (USA)  »

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The unusual spelling comes from a shortening of "The Mysterious Island", a Jules Verne novel and prequel to "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" which the Rand brothers' father read to them when they were young. The story, about a group of people who become marooned on the island home of Captian Nemo formed the inspiration for the game and in particular its location. See more »

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At the time Sirrus and Achenar became trapped in the red and blue books, both Atrus and Catherine were unable to return to Myst. So who was left to tear the pages from the red and blue books, and scatter them across the Myst worlds *after* Sirrus and Achenar were inside? See more »

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[first lines]
Atrus: I realized the moment I fell into the fissure, that the book would not be destroyed as I had planned. It continued falling into that starry expanse, of which I had only a fleeting glimpse. I have tried to speculate where it might have landed, and I must admit however, such conjecture is futile. Still, questions about whose hands might one day hold my Myst book are unsettling to me. I know my apprehensions might never be allayed... and so I close, realizing that perhaps the ending ...
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Spoofed in Pyst (1996) See more »

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A classic game that has been forgotten
26 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Myst was revolutionary for its time. In 1993 most people who had a computer did not have a computer that could handle more than 20 megabytes of RAM. So video game programmers didn't have much to work with, unlike today. Myst was revolutionary because it had the best sound and music of any game before. It also had the best visuals ever seen. I played the original version of Myst and was originally frustrated and confused. The original version doesn't give you any explanation of the storyline and just throws you into it. This was hard for people with short attention spans but great for people who love solving puzzles. The story slowly unravels and eventually you start to put the pieces together. Unlike other click and point adventures, this one is clever and has an original feel to it. You feel like you are truly in a different world. Myst isn't for everyone. If you only like games full of action and that are fast paced, this isn't a game for you. Even the re-releases of this game won't change that. I have also played Real Myst which was definitely refreshing, but still not the type of game that Doom fans would normally love. Real Myst did, however, do a better job of tying into Riven. It also contains an extra age not shown in the original Myst and explains more of the history of Atrus's family. I recommend the Myst series of games to anyone who likes a good story, likes solving mysteries, and who is patient.


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