Myst: Welcome to Myst
Welcome to Myst. You have opened a book into a surreal world then fallen into it and left to fend for yourself. This is without a doubt, the most revolutionary game of all time. It is the standard for puzzle games everywhere. Myst was without a doubt, lightyears ahead of it time. When the game starts you are on this island and basically told to go explore and have fun. Oh, and you aren’t told what to do. That is the fun part. You must figure out what happened on the island. And any gaps in the story you fill in for yourself. Myst was a world that invites you to get lost in it. It was a wonderful gaming experience that I will never forget.
So, overall, I think that for its genre, this is the greatest game ever made.
Gameplay: The gameplay was incredibly simple. You just point and click and you are moved there. It fits very well with the style of game because it gives you the chance to fully appreciate the surroundings. And you really want to look around. The vistas are stunning in some places. It is amazing to think that two guys did this on an Apple 11 years ago. Anyway, the gameplay fits very well with this game. It lets you concentrate on the puzzles and the atmosphere.
Graphics: The graphics were incredible by 1991 standards and are still pretty impressive today. And that is assuming you don’t’ go out and buy one of the new remastered versions. I thought the attention to detail was astounding. In one age when you are in the treetops looking over the swamp. That was just cool. And when you are in the library, the books and the ceiling were both incredible. I loved the library. Overall the graphics were killer. Some shots you just had to spend a few min. just staring at because there was so much to see.
Sound: You may ask me about the sound. The sound really is what gives you that feeling of being in the game. Once again the attention to detail is superb. But it is the little noises in addition to the sound that really draws you in and makes you think that you are really on this magical island far away from reality, stranded and desperately seeking the truth.