Posted March 20, 2018
What annoys me is that even with the guide, I couldn't get into Selenitic.
Maighstir: I don't remember ever managing to get into Selenitic Age myself - only seeing pictures and descriptions in magazines. Yet I remember getting to Atrus and ending the game (later, when I had access to the web, that is - whatever walkthroughs and puzzle solutions I found still didn't get me into Selenitic though).
Darvond: Well, that's part of the beauty. You can solve Myst in 5 minutes, but what's the fun in that? I think I got into it in RealMyst using a picture guide, but that doesn't work in RM:MM.
Also, while the puzzles are fun (when I manage to solve them), what I really enjoy is the world (or worlds), which is why I not only play the games but read the books as well. Same with Warcraft, Dungeons & Dragons, and other fantasy/sci-fi universes I come across - gameplay is secondary to knowledge. I have world/rulebooks for multiple pen-and-paper RPG's that I haven't yet played, but got them (and frequently pick them up to read bits) because the world is interesting, and I sometimes to use cheats or walkthroughs when I get annoyed because I can't manage on my own, in order to go further to learn more of the story and world. I still want to get into Selenitic because I want to see it for myself, not being content with videos.
Post edited March 20, 2018 by Maighstir