GOG releases: “Myst III: Exile”+”Myst IV: Revelation”

GOG’s classic DRM-free library of first-person adventure games grows with the inclusion of Myst III: Exile and Myst IV: Revelation.

Those who’ve been following these pages will probably have realized that I don’t have much love for logic puzzles in adventure games, as I’ve always thought they extended playtime without adding much enjoyment to gameplay. The Myst series was always something I tried to get into, but somehow couldn’t. I loved the soundtracks and art direction, but never thought the puzzles were any good, although exploring all the strange places and reading through texts for the background story were quite appealing. So maybe it’s time to give the games another go, as from now on GOG has every title in its catalogue.

Myst III: Exile offers five more areas or Ages to explore and continues the story of the rivalry of two brothers and books serving as portals to new worlds. It also has a 360 degree free-look movement system as a first, while retaining that sense of mysticism with its FMV sequences and stills to wander through, solving puzzles.

Myst IV: Revelation is more like an evolution for the series, as it’s again about strange new worlds and mysteries to discover. In addition, one can capture clues by taking original photographs of the environments and keep track of everything in one’s in-game journal. An optional multi-layered help system should also make things a bit easier, as the Zip mode can transport one from one place to another without that leg work usually involved.

Both Myst III: Exile and Myst IV: Revelation are now available DRM-free on GOG. Even if there isn’t any launch discount, one can complete the collection with the Myst promo sale that offers discounts of up to 65%. But be quick, as these only last until July 6, 11 am UTC.

If you’re interested, you can also read this interview with designer Rand Miller about the series’ past and future.

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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