realMyst: Masterpiece Edition is a beautifully updated version of realMYST for today’s Mac and Windows computers – celebrating the 20th anniversary of Myst! The worlds have been reconstructed and enhanced to provide realistic water, changing weather, dynamic lighting, life-like foliage, bloom and other camera effects, and more. We’ve even redesigned the interface to provide an enjoyable way to explore for both novices and gamers.
realMyst: Masterpiece Edition – this is not your father’s Myst! It’s been 20 years since Myst became your world, and there’s never been a better time to revisit the Ages. This newly refreshed and rebuilt version of realMyst is all-things Myst, but amazingly more real. You can explore anywhere, unfettered, and in realtime! Pick your own path through the forest on Myst Island. Listen to the crickets as the sun sets in the Channelwood Age. Relax in the falling leaves in the Selenitic Age. Spin around for a full 360 degree tour of Sirrus’ throne room. Seek shelter from the thunderstorm in Stoneship Age.
And If you’ve ever been overwhelmed by realtime 3D – too many controls or too much motion – realMyst has something for you! You have the option to play the game just like the original Myst – with a simple point and click! Point where you want to go – click the mouse and you move through the world seamlessly to the new location. As a tribute to Myst’s 20th anniversary we’ve also added the original Myst images when you play in this Classic mode. Hold down the shift key and the original Myst image pops up, so you can see the difference and fondly remember that early Myst experience.
We’ve added plenty of new features to enhance and assist you on your journey. So whether you’re visiting Myst for the first time or you want to remember the first time – there’s never been a better reason to lose yourself and let the surrealistic Ages of realMyst become your world.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz / Athlon x2 2.0 GHz, Memory: 4 GB RAM, Graphics: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c SM 3.0 compliant video card, Hard Drive: 3 GB available space. Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card with latest drivers.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS: 10.7.0 or higher, Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.44 GHz, Memory: 4 GB RAM, Graphics: 512 MB SM 3.0 compliant video card, Hard Drive: 3 GB available space.
Posted on 2014-05-12 09:13:11 byHesusio:
It's Myst. One of, if not the, greatest old school adventure game of all time. Challenging yet truly logical puzzles (no "use the banana on the goat's left front knee to open the window" bollocks) and an engaging story told through carefully crafted environments with cutscenes and dialogue kept to an absolute minimum.
So why is this not worth your money? Because this is a ratherread more overpriced remake of a remake that has no business existing. Specifically, it's a remake of Real Myst, which itself a much better remake of the original Myst. While Real Myst introduced free movement to the series, a change that greatly improved the overall experience (navigation in the original Myst was a royal pain in the bottom), Real Myst: Masterpiece adds nothing beyond flashier graphics, all for three times the price.
There's just no reason to buy this version of Myst. Unless you think high res textures and fancier lighting slapped onto the original low polygon models is worth the extra $12, you're better off with Real Myst.
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Posted on 2014-05-08 07:13:17 bypetitmal:
Simply irresistibly good! This game has set the standard for this type of games for years to come. Gorgeous graphics and wonderful music will trickle your mind into another dimension. Solving puzzles and riddles will satisfy and gratify. The story is that good and intriguing, you will find yourself thinking about it even when not playing...
I have never been a fan of 'point & click'; but this one blew me over instantaneously!
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Posted on 2014-05-21 17:30:39 byeVinceW21:
Unfortunately rM:ME's graphical overhaul is not an improvement, even over its predecessor. This is *far* from the photo-realistic quality visuals this remake should have presented. In fact, the environments seem even more fake. The vegetation, specifically, being the most obvious overhaul just stands out as jarringly *un*realistic. The appearance is just too far removed from theread more original presentation. Environments look plastic and the lighting doesn't add any finesse. For all its lower poly's and texture quality and pudding water, realMyst's presentation is superior. Mechanically, rM:ME doesn't add anything new or useful over its predecessor other than an additional time cycle and weather effects in certain levels. No new surprises. The flashlight is completely unnecessary. The real time movement controls have also been bungled up. Very imprecise and spastic. Why realMyst's mouselook needed to be changed is beyond me. The view no longer centers on the cursor, so you can only pan by moving the cursor to the edge of the screen. Still a good game. Still works. Inferior to realMyst. I expect better out of rM:ME to justify its existence.
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