System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift Price at Time Of Review: £23.79 Comfort Rating: Green (No Movement) Genre: Adventure Input: Tracked Motion Controllers Best Playing Position: Sitting, Standing, Room-Scale Multi-Player: No Age Rating: 15+
Description: Journey to Myst Island and other stunning, long dormant locations – called “Ages”- and begin to unravel the mystery you have been thrust into. As you learn what happened on the island, you will find that you are playing a key role in an epic story whose ending has not yet been written. Explore deeper connections in these stunning and surreal Ages, uncover a story of ruthless family betrayal, and make choices that will affect both you, and the world of Myst itself.
Review: I have to be honest, I am a little disappointed with ‘Myst’. Maybe it was my own rose-tinted glasses of the original game, but this game just doesn’t seem as polished nor as immersive as that original game was. Don’t get me wrong, it is still a pretty great game, but with its poor quality CGI graphics and even CGI characters that don’t look any better than the Oculus Quest version, it just doesn’t have that realistic feel the original game did. The good news is the difficult puzzles and exploration is on point and it will take you a VERY long time to finish this game even if like myself you remember the original game’s puzzles and codes. Myst was never a pickup and play style game, it is an investment in time and effort that many will find frustrating. Personally, I did really enjoy it, but it was nowhere near as good as I wanted it to be, especially in terms of looks.