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Myst IV

Postby Val » Sun Oct 31, 2004 1:47 am

Am considering purchasing Myst IV and as it is hellish expensive here to buy games, would appreciate some feedback from members who have played it.
Do I presume that it is not like Uru (where I had trouble adjusting to the jumping as explained elsewhere) and that it is like the old Myst games?
Have read reviews and they are all positive but need reassurance about the jumping!! :)
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Postby Lucien21 » Sun Oct 31, 2004 1:54 am

There is definitly no jumping involved. It's more of a Riven/Exile style game ,but with a better story.

There are a few obscure puzzles mostly in one disappointing age (Spire) and a couple of timed sequences, but they are not that bad.

Overall an excellent game that I would recommend playing.
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Postby Val » Mon Nov 01, 2004 2:13 am

Exactly what I was hoping to hear!!!! :) Thanks for responding so quickly.
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Postby Lagavulin » Mon Nov 01, 2004 4:45 pm

:D :D :D

What I have read so far about the game and the different reviews (latest at JA) the game is not far away "producing a (excuse my language) gaming orgasm :neutral: .

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Postby Wopsle » Mon Nov 01, 2004 7:15 pm

"the game is not far away "producing a (excuse my language) gaming orgasm"

Obviously I have not progressed quite far enough yet, but I shall persist in the pursuit of this goal. :)

Am enjoying this game immensely, taking my time and avoiding hints, so far.
The best game since the original IMHO.

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Postby 1Greywolf » Thu Nov 04, 2004 7:46 am

I am currently playing REVELATION at this time I am taking a small break so, I will not LOSE MY SANITY.

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It is a very good and beautiful return to RIVEN style, you will enjoy it.

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Postby Val » Thu Nov 04, 2004 2:16 pm

Have ordered Myst IV and am now awaiting delivery!!! Thanks everyone for making it an easy decision. Our long summer vacation is almost here (beginning December) and have six weeks to crack it! Can't wait.
Thanks again for the input.
:) Warmest
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Postby Bacardi Jim » Fri Nov 05, 2004 2:54 pm

There is no jumping. However, there are other timing/dexterity tests. One is fairly easy, one is of middling difficulty until you have failed it a couple of times and figured out the timing, and one is damn tough.
Ford had formed a theory to account for this strange behavior... if human beings don't keep on exercising their lips, he thought, their brains start working.
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Postby Fairygdmther » Fri Nov 05, 2004 4:07 pm

BJ, did you know that there is now a patch out for Myst IV? It supposedly gives more time for the spider chair puzzle, among other things.

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Postby Bacardi Jim » Fri Nov 05, 2004 4:13 pm

No, I didn't know that. That would be a big help, as that was the toughest dexterity puzzle of the game. Hell, it's the toughest puzzle of the game period. :wink:
Ford had formed a theory to account for this strange behavior... if human beings don't keep on exercising their lips, he thought, their brains start working.
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Postby Lucien21 » Fri Nov 05, 2004 5:03 pm

Unfortunatly I hear the patch actually causes more problems than it fixes so avoid at all costs
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Postby Val » Fri Nov 05, 2004 11:27 pm

Got it yesterday!!!! Now have to sit and wait for my son to install the DVD drive as the game is in DVD format. Oh well will allow me to finish Dark Fall! Can't wait!!!! :D
Thanks for all advice.
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Postby Fairygdmther » Sat Nov 06, 2004 1:03 pm

Lucien21 wrote:Unfortunatly I hear the patch actually causes more problems than it fixes so avoid at all costs


Well, it doesn't seem as bad as all that, Lucien - here are some links:

Patch

Info that it fixes

Removing, tinkering, fixing the patch, and a great deal of info about it

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Postby Val » Fri Nov 12, 2004 4:16 am

Got Myst Iv installed on Wednesday and it is STUNNING!! Graphics are really great. Played the opening sequence three times! :) :) Can't wait for the weekend.
Is it my imagination or do DVDs make a huge difference to the quality?
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Postby LadyKestrel » Fri Nov 12, 2004 11:54 am

It is a beautiful game, and the first I've played on DVD. The quality is excellent, and the story has captured me. I can't wait to get back to it.
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