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Myst, Riven, Uru, The Manhole, and more 60% off this weekend only.

Go on a Myst-ical adventure! One of the highlights of gaming is the ability to traverse through amazing imaginary lands, teeming with marvelous things just waiting to be discovered. A mystery at every turn, a otherworldly breathtaking view atop every hill, strange creatures, mysterious contraptions, forgotten civilizations--all of it right in front of you, on your computer screen. In the business of inventing such fantastic lands, Cyan Worlds Inc. remains one of unquestioned leaders. Why? Just look at these games:

Myst: Masterpiece Edition (or Real Myst), Riven, Uru: Complete Chronicles, and Myst 5: The End of Ages take you on an incredible journey through the half-imaginary worlds called "Ages" and challange you to unravel the secrets of their mysterius creators. It's an unforgettable experience that no fan of puzzle-packed adventure games should miss.

The Manhole: Masterpiece Edition is something entirely different from everything you might have experienced in your virtual journeys. It may seem, that it's addressed to children--whimsical graphics and a story full of magic suggest so--but its surreal charm will delight gamers of all ages. If you're looking for something balancing on the fine edge of weirdness, be sure to give it a try!

Immerse yourself in the fantastic realms created by Cyan Worlds Inc.! Begin your fantastic journey right now by visiting the Myst-iclal promo page!

And in case you missed it, here's what's new on GOG.com!
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pseudonarne: its weird do they(gog) not have anything between riven and myst 5?
I don't understand why they wouldn't. Well, maybe Myst IV would be difficult, but they've got Presto's Journeyman Project games, why wouldn't they have Myst 3 Exile?

But yeah. Exile, Revelation, definitely please... >_>
Myst Masterpiece or Real Myst?

Which one is better and why? Want to buy one of them as Myst was the first computer game I ever played and would love to own it again, but....not sure if I should get the more original version (Masterpiece) of the one with more movement options (Real)?

EDIT: Never mind....somebody already answered that. Just have to make my decision :)
Post edited December 07, 2012 by Bloodygoodgames
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Bloodygoodgames: Myst Masterpiece or Real Myst?

Which one is better and why? Want to buy one of them as Myst was the first computer game I ever played and would love to own it again, but....not sure if I should get the more original version (Masterpiece) of the one with more movement options (Real)?

EDIT: Never mind....somebody already answered that. Just have to make my decision :)
I would suggest reading this review to help make a choice you'll be happy with. Apparently Real Myst has some control issues that can make it frustrating to play which this review discusses. I decided on Masterpiece myself after reading this even though I'd been leaning toward Real Myst before that.

I just thought I'd toss this out in case it helps you out.

http://www.gamespot.com/real-myst/reviews/realmyst-review-2651139/
Post edited December 07, 2012 by dirtyharry50
I usually suggest Real Myst to newcomers to the series, but it can make the transition a bit awkward if they intend to play Riven next. Perhaps Cyan should produce a "Real Riven"?

Personally, I don't mind the "slide show" presentation of the original. And to those who worry about not having Myst III & IV on GOG: it's not necessary to play them in order. Uru & Myst V are sort of like a spin-off series from the main games (Myst, Riven, Exile, Revelation) anyway. Myst V is basically "Uru II".
Post edited December 07, 2012 by PimPamPet
Not a fan of Myst, so I'm going to pass this week sale. However, next week(s) sound very interesting and promising!

Also, "Blah, blaablaa blaaa" in the end of video almost made me jump up from my chair, stop scaring people like that :P
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Bloodygoodgames: Myst Masterpiece or Real Myst?

Which one is better and why? Want to buy one of them as Myst was the first computer game I ever played and would love to own it again, but....not sure if I should get the more original version (Masterpiece) of the one with more movement options (Real)?

EDIT: Never mind....somebody already answered that. Just have to make my decision :)
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dirtyharry50: I would suggest reading this review to help make a choice you'll be happy with. Apparently Real Myst has some control issues that can make it frustrating to play which this review discusses. I decided on Masterpiece myself after reading this even though I'd been leaning toward Real Myst before that.

I just thought I'd toss this out in case it helps you out.

http://www.gamespot.com/real-myst/reviews/realmyst-review-2651139/
That helps. Masterpiece it is :)
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dirtyharry50: I would suggest reading this review to help make a choice you'll be happy with. Apparently Real Myst has some control issues that can make it frustrating to play which this review discusses. I decided on Masterpiece myself after reading this even though I'd been leaning toward Real Myst before that.

I just thought I'd toss this out in case it helps you out.

http://www.gamespot.com/real-myst/reviews/realmyst-review-2651139/
I vehemently disagree with that review. Most of it is complaining about the game being slow, which is not a problem on today's machines. And the control scheme works beautifully, how can he really complain about standard FPS controls in a first-person game?

I could never get into the original Myst (or its sequel) because the clunky movement scheme disoriented me and made traversing islands a chore. Plus, having to see the exact same prerendered scene every time I re-enter an area makes the world seem much less real. With realMyst, the clunkiness fell away and I was instantly immersed.
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dirtyharry50: I would suggest reading this review to help make a choice you'll be happy with. Apparently Real Myst has some control issues that can make it frustrating to play which this review discusses. I decided on Masterpiece myself after reading this even though I'd been leaning toward Real Myst before that.

I just thought I'd toss this out in case it helps you out.

http://www.gamespot.com/real-myst/reviews/realmyst-review-2651139/
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ecamber: I vehemently disagree with that review. Most of it is complaining about the game being slow, which is not a problem on today's machines. And the control scheme works beautifully, how can he really complain about standard FPS controls in a first-person game?

I could never get into the original Myst (or its sequel) because the clunky movement scheme disoriented me and made traversing islands a chore. Plus, having to see the exact same prerendered scene every time I re-enter an area makes the world seem much less real. With realMyst, the clunkiness fell away and I was instantly immersed.
Well, I am glad you enjoyed Real Myst. What struck me in the review was his complaints about the controls in terms of selecting objects and doing that often resulting in unwanted movement with no way to reconfigure the controls to address that issue. If it is just standard FPS controls then the mouse would just be for mouse look and selecting stuff shouldn't difficult but the way he described it, it sounded like it was a pain in the ass for him. That made me think I'd be better off playing it safe with the Masterpiece version. The other plus there is that it plays like the next game, Riven so I might as well get used to that style of play anyway if I'm going to play the series available on GOG.
Realmyst is the one to start. Riven is too much, everywhere: some of it is really brilliant, like the idea of a huge organic enviroment where you move, but some of the puzzles (and many of them are more board puzzles than actual puzzles) are a bit too obscure.

I prefer Myst 3, which was designed to be fun, and 4 and 5, designed to please the players and are technologically impressive. Wow, I used to hate Myst as the game that killed adventure games and now I'm liking nearly all the saga!
I've been waiting for the Myst games to go on sale for a long time. Now they are. This makes me very happy.
Why do you still not sell Spelunx?
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pseudonarne: its weird do they(gog) not have anything between riven and myst 5?
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rabidchoco: I don't understand why they wouldn't. Well, maybe Myst IV would be difficult, but they've got Presto's Journeyman Project games, why wouldn't they have Myst 3 Exile?

But yeah. Exile, Revelation, definitely please... >_>
Both owned by Ubisoft as far as I know. Specifically, I think they'd require a 3 way deal between GOG, Ubisoft and Cyan (since even though Ubi owns 3 and 4, Cyan owns the name Myst).
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PimPamPet: And to those who worry about not having Myst III & IV on GOG: it's not necessary to play them in order. Uru & Myst V are sort of like a spin-off series from the main games (Myst, Riven, Exile, Revelation) anyway. Myst V is basically "Uru II".
This. The original story concludes in Riven, Myst III and IV are more like... further adventures of the characters from Myst and Riven and then, as you said, Uru and Myst V are more like a spin off series. You're not playing as the same character as in the first 4 games.
Post edited December 08, 2012 by SirPrimalform
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GOG.com: Humongous Entertainment classics are something entirely different from everything you might have experienced in your virtual journeys. They may seem, that they're addressed to children--whimsical graphics and a story full of magic suggest so--but their surreal charm will delight gamers of all ages. If you're looking for something balancing on the fine edge of weirdness, be sure to give them a try!
:P By the way, what's wrong with admitting something is addressed to children? Is GOG too cool to hang with the young ones?
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SirPrimalform: Why do you still not sell Spelunx?
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rabidchoco: I don't understand why they wouldn't. Well, maybe Myst IV would be difficult, but they've got Presto's Journeyman Project games, why wouldn't they have Myst 3 Exile?

But yeah. Exile, Revelation, definitely please... >_>
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SirPrimalform: Both owned by Ubisoft as far as I know. Specifically, I think they'd require a 3 way deal between GOG, Ubisoft and Cyan (since even though Ubi owns 3 and 4, Cyan owns the name Myst).
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PimPamPet: And to those who worry about not having Myst III & IV on GOG: it's not necessary to play them in order. Uru & Myst V are sort of like a spin-off series from the main games (Myst, Riven, Exile, Revelation) anyway. Myst V is basically "Uru II".
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SirPrimalform: This. The original story concludes in Riven, Myst III and IV are more like... further adventures of the characters from Myst and Riven and then, as you said, Uru and Myst V are more like a spin off series. You're not playing as the same character as in the first 4 games.
I always found the direction the story went in URU and V kind of depressing. I mean, they took it in an interesting direction, but it just doesn't have the same uniqueness or sense of wonder to me.
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Gazoinks: I always found the direction the story went in URU and V kind of depressing. I mean, they took it in an interesting direction, but it just doesn't have the same uniqueness or sense of wonder to me.
I didn't like them as much either. Riven's probably my favourite and Myst 3 is quite nice too.
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tfishell: :P By the way, what's wrong with admitting something is addressed to children? Is GOG too cool to hang with the young ones?
Why did you change "The Manhole" to "Humongous Entertainment classics"? For a second I was going "What!? Surprise release?".
Post edited December 08, 2012 by SirPrimalform
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Gazoinks: I always found the direction the story went in URU and V kind of depressing. I mean, they took it in an interesting direction, but it just doesn't have the same uniqueness or sense of wonder to me.
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SirPrimalform: I didn't like them as much either. Riven's probably my favourite and Myst 3 is quite nice too.
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tfishell: :P By the way, what's wrong with admitting something is addressed to children? Is GOG too cool to hang with the young ones?
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SirPrimalform: Why did you change "The Manhole" to "Humongous Entertainment classics"? For a second I was going "What!? Surprise release?".
I think he was making a point about Humongous Entertainment and children's games and stuff.

In any case, Riven is my favorite as well for the fantastic world.