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Myst V: End of Ages

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"Disappointing end to a good series"
1 stars"

If you loved the Myst series, you're better off avoiding this one and keeping those good memories intact. If you love clever puzzles and plots, and interesting characters best avoid this one too. While this game shares some of the pretty vistas of other Myst games, it really is nothing like them. This game felt like a big leap backwards, the navigation is terrible and graphics noticeably worse (other than your original Myst, which is so old now it can be forgiven for that). There are main characters who bleat on about nothing in particular while you sit there just about fainting from boredom, and if you have to listen to it more than once because you think you might have missed something, it's torture. When not listening to the speeches, you can navigate around on a very poor interface and look at the seriously bad graphic mistakes, scenes not matching up, colour changes for no reason, poor integration, you name it. The whole thing looks and feels like a cheap rip-off of the Myst games. Might be okay for kids who have fairly low expectations of gaming, but not for the serious adventure gamer.

"A return to the familiar"
3 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Graphically beautiful as usual. The puzzles are more like the early series – not as obscure as Revelation. That being said – the drawings on the slate need to be almost perfect, which can be annoying.

There aren't many hints as to what you're supposed to do when you arrive in a new world. The first place you land is more like the Myst of old and fun to work out. There is no zip mode again. The ending is weak – although there are 3 alternatives.

Frankly, if you want to know what happens, go for it. If you don't care, then I'll be honest, this game is like the last gasp. Interactivity in the environment is almost nil – not what we've come to expect.

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Myst V: End of Ages improves upon a series already renowned as the pinnacle of adventure gaming. Decide the fate of a civilization in this triumphant final chapter to the Myst saga. Embark on an epic journey into the heart of a shattered empire as the only explorer who can still save it -- or destroy it with the wrong choices. Your final choice is clouded by the counsel of those who tried and failed.

After generations of pain, the legacy of Myst and the burden that one family has shared comes to a final judgment.

Features:
  • Easy point-and-click interface: Return to the roots of Myst's traditional user interface. Explore vast 3D worlds with just a click of the mouse.
  • Innovative slate system: The first new gameplay element ever introduced in the Myst series! A dynamic new slate interface lets you alter you environment and communicate with mysterious creatures to do your bidding.
  • Richer game environments: The creators of the critically acclaimed Myst franchise raise the bar yet again with new photorealistic worlds ripe with life, weather, movement and mystery.
  • Pioneering cinematic technology: Photorealistic 3D scenes spring to life through a live-action video technique new to video games. Innovative facial mapping technology - "face over" - brings characters alive with unprecedented emotion and expressiveness.
  • Help system: Character-driven help system assists players of all levels.
  • Puzzles: Solve new types of puzzles never before seen in adventure games that challenge the path of your journey and aid your success.
Release date NZ
September 30th, 2005
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PC CD-ROM
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UPC
3307210204424
Product ID
1472525

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