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Had you known the consequences of picking up the mysterious old book, you would have never touched it. But you were curious, naïvely thinking this was an ordinary periodical. As you flip through the pages, the storyteller presents a beautiful image of perfect landscapes in a lush world. You are enthralled with a sense of immersion in this realm, as if the world were becoming real. Slowly, the "real" world dissolves and you find yourself standing on a pier facing an island.
Welcome to Myst, the world described in that strange book. The writing was left behind by an old man requesting help; upon contacting you, he informs you his wife is lost in the world and that the final pages of Myst must be recovered, not only to save this mysterious world, but to find his true love. Agreeing to help, you set off on an unknown journey of epic proportions.
Myst is an award winning first-person graphic adventure set across static backdrops of scenic artwork. Using a point-and-click navigational system, players will work to reach certain destinations, interact with various items, and manipulate puzzles. Items collected come in the form of literature and certain types of keys. Though reading the literature isn't important, the various documents offer vague clues as to what you should be doing.
The main aspect of gameplay comes in the form of puzzle solving. Unlike many graphic adventures, the developers tried to create a game that focused on puzzles of the logical type. Your brain will be tested in its ability to distinguish between patterns. If you find yourself stuck on a certain puzzle or not knowing where to go, don't worry - there's always another way around. Think you have what it takes to find the missing pages and make what's wrong right again? Pick up that book to find out...
One of the most popular PC games ever created finds it's way to DVD-based NUON systems with this release of the graphical adventure Myst. This conversion allows players to explore the fantastic areas, solve the involved puzzles, and enjoy the deep storyline of the Broderbund classic through the comfort and convenience of their NUON-enhanced DVD player. ~ Matthew House, All Game Guide