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Customer Review

on April 11, 2005
It's kind of neat and novel, as a longtime fan, to freely wander and explore the worlds of Myst in real-time 3D. But when it comes to actually playing the game, I still prefer the original Mac version (NOT the "Masterpiece" version, which I've also reviewed here on Amazon).

Movement through the 3D world isn't always smooth. The camera often doesn't point in an appropriate direction. (When you ascend a spiral staircase in real life, you keep your eyes pointed up the stairs, don't you? This doesn't.) You sometimes become frustratingly stuck because the computer thinks you shouldn't be able to move at the exact angle you want to travel in. And you automatically move at a surprisingly brisk pace, as if you were always running; following the original game's instructions to act as if you were really there, I'd be moving a lot more slowly and cautiously.

The original had a timeless, artistic quality which is lost in this 3D version. Each scene was like a carefully-composed photograph or painting; now it's less of a gallery and more like, well, a first-person shooter without the shooter.

Recommended for dedicated Myst fans, or for anyone who can't find (and use) either the original Mac version (best) or the PC Masterpiece version (second best). But by no means is it the ultimate Myst experience.
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