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Old 9th December 2007, 09:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Myst, Syberia, and other (video) games like those

I really enjoyed the Syberia series video games, and have currently discovered the Myst series. (late bloomer) I've played Syberia I and II, along with Myst 4, and am now going backwards with Myst 3.

I really enjoy these puzzle type games where you have to search for things, and figure things out.

Sadly, they seem to be few and far between since most of the video games that seem to be popular these days are the "shoot 'em" up kind.

Any other recommendations for games like Myst or Syberia that you know of ?
Thank you in advance.
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Old 9th December 2007, 11:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Myst, Syberia, and other (video) games like those

well myst was a lot harder and weirder than syberia. there are a TONNE of great games from the 90s tho that are adventure games, as they're the only ones i really play. phanasmagoria (if you like damn scarey) shivers, which is like myst, kings quest, space quest, sierra games generally. you can get them on ebay. modern ones, i dunno. tho the makers of gabriel knight are meant to be making a new one.
i like the old ones gabriel knight in particular.
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Old 9th December 2007, 08:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Myst, Syberia, and other (video) games like those

They are a lot more available if you know where to look. I'm a huge fan of Adventure games.

The hey day was back in the 90's however there have been a few decent releases recently.

You can check in Just Adventure or Adventure gamers (I'm a member of both) for reviews and previews of recent games.

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Old 13th December 2007, 02:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Myst, Syberia, and other (video) games like those

I could never get the hang of MYST, just couldnt get into the way of thinking (I consider myself the most illogical person on the planet!) required. As to point and click adventure games my wife is a great fan of the Broken Sword series and recently we got one called The Black Mirror (I think) which took her quite some time to complete.

I myself am more into Real Time Strategy.
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Old 13th December 2007, 03:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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(...)Myst 3. (...)
Oh, I love the ending of that game! Make sure you do the Right thing when you get there!
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Old 13th December 2007, 04:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Myst, Syberia, and other (video) games like those

I tried Riven, the sequel to Myst.





I failed. Very confusing.
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Old 16th December 2007, 09:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info guys! Much appreciated. I really do love these adventure games. I was a late bloomer and only discovered Myst and Syberia two years ago.

Myst games and Syberia are the only ones I've played so far, as far as adventure games. Final Fantasy kind of reminds me of an adventure game, but with lots of fighting (which I get bored with)
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Old 16th December 2007, 09:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I tried Riven, the sequel to Myst.





I failed. Very confusing.


I have to admit, I cheat. I print out the walkthroughs online for these games and use them heavily as a reference when I get stuck or lost. Print out a walkthrough to Riven, and it will help you get past the hard parts if needed.
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Old 16th December 2007, 11:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Ah, no doubt, yes, well...I never use walkthroughs, normally, so that would be a big break with tradition for me. I have the FF walkthroughs, but I bought them after I had already completed the games several times.

But I have to admit, that game really puzzled the heck out of me. I guess I'm stupider than I think I am.
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Old 16th December 2007, 11:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Ah, no doubt, yes, well...I never use walkthroughs, normally, so that would be a big break with tradition for me. I have the FF walkthroughs, but I bought them after I had already completed the games several times.

But I have to admit, that game really puzzled the heck out of me. I guess I'm stupider than I think I am.

You are not stupid. They are hard games. The puzzles in Myst 4 alone made me want to pull my hair out. I had to use the walkthrough quite a bit for Myst 4. I think it's the most difficult out of the Myst games.

I can't wait to tackle Myst, Riven and Myst 5. Sadly, Myst 5 is the last game they are making in the Myst series.


There was also a kind of spin off Myst game:

Uru: Ages Beyond Myst - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 16th December 2007, 11:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Not true at all, Seph. The game simply wasn't as intuitive as others in the series. The puzzles, rather than being creative and dynamic, were overly complex and difficult to solve due to being poorly executed from a design standpoint. The only accomplishment I felt when playing Riven was figuring out the language/numerical system, but any feelings of satisfaction were quickly sated when I realized how very little the system was used beyond the point in the game at which I had finally cracked it.
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Old 16th December 2007, 11:33 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Hmm, interesting to hear. I just thought I obviously sucked at it. I remember going back and forward at this one bit for ages, and I couldn't seem to make anything else happen. I was playing a lot of games back then, so I ended up just giving up and playing something else.

I don't usually give up, but that one really frustrated me.
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Old 16th December 2007, 11:52 PM   #13 (permalink)
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If you think Riven was hard, try Myst 4: Revelations. That one, will make you completely crazy. But it is a very long game with lots of puzzles, and they are very complicated. After I got through it, I felt as if I just finished building the Great Wall of China by hand or something.
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I reckon I might end up strangling myself.
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Old 16th December 2007, 11:57 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Heh. Even with the walkthrough, Myst 4 was hard. But it was so worth it. The graphics are amazing, and all the Ages you visit are so cool. The story is great too. I'm always a sucker for a good story, even if the game is hard.

You'll have to update us if you try Myst 4. Let us know how long you lasted.
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