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The Ending Has Not Yet Been Written

Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay...This looks bad.Registered User regular
edited March 2009 in Singularity Engine++
The grounds have been prepared.

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The paths raked.

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Everyone, and everything, is in place.

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All is in its final state of readiness.

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You may enter whenever you choose.

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(Leaving, however, is another matter.)


This thread is about Myst. Myst is a groundbreaking adventure game series, the first installment of which hit the market in 1993 (and remained the best-selling PC game of all time until surpassed in 2002 by The Sims). Developed by Rand and Robyn Miller and their company, Cyan, the Myst series tells the story of a man named Atrus and his family - a saga of love, betrayal, hatred, and revenge.

Atrus' past, and his ultimate fate, are inextricably entwined with an ancient civilization called D'ni, a society that resided in secret beneath the surface of our own world for thousands of years. The D'ni were masters of The Art - a mysterious process whereby special Books, describing other worlds in exquisite detail, actually become portals to these worlds, facilitating travel to them and allowing the D'ni to colonize the multiverse and spread their empire into countless Ages across the cosmos.

But years ago, a great cataclysm destroyed this incredible culture - violence and chaos, driven by prejudice and greed. Atrus' family escaped... but he sees in his own family the seeds of the very same evils that destroyed D'ni. What can be done about his father, who writes Book after Book with megalomaniacal furor and proclaims himself God of hundreds of worlds? Can he save his sons, who loot and plunder his own Books seeking worldly riches and power? Are there enemies still unseen who lurk in far-flung Ages and plot their inevitable revenge? Atrus doesn't have the answers.

But...

Into this chaos comes you: a Stranger, who stumbles upon a Linking Book to a place called Myst Island. There, your destiny will become linked to Atrus', and your quest to help him will take you to every corner of existence, and from the void between worlds to the darkest recesses of the human heart.

I hope you are... into books.

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I liked

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    Dubh wrote: »
    Rane is the future of ancient greek tradition
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  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I spent so many hours just wandering around in Myst looking at how pretty everything was
    I ought to go back and play all of these games!

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Raneados wrote: »
    I liked

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    Hahahaha

    I like the sticker that says
    NOT THE REAL GAME - IT'S A PARODY!

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  • HacksawHacksaw J Duggan Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    The ending of the first game was a major disappointment for me.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    FUCK THAT ORGAN

    STEAM
    Spoiler:
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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I never played Myst

    I am a terrible person

    Dubh wrote: »
    Rane is the future of ancient greek tradition
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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Hacksaw wrote: »
    The ending of the first game was a major disappointment for me.

    You mean the ending it didn't have?

    when Atrus says "thanks a bunch" and lets you wander around the Ages until he needs you to run another dumb errand

    Jerk

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    FUCK THAT ORGAN

    Oh god damn it YES

    that took me an entire afternoon to get right

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  • Lost SalientLost Salient Z is for Zillah who drank too much ginRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I loved Myst so much. It was my first real computer game (pathetic but true), and when I first got it I buried myself in the computer room, lights off so my parents wouldn't know I was awake, bathing in the soft blue glow of the monitor.

    It was the beginning of a beaaaauuuutiful friendship.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    FUCK THAT ORGAN

    Oh god damn it YES

    that took me an entire afternoon to get right

    I cannot discern tones well at all

    fuck that thing

    STEAM
    Spoiler:
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  • Ness445Ness445 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
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  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    seriously I must have wandered around that island for days just looking at things and listening to the peaceful music

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    One of my favorite things about the whole Myst saga was that they constantly referred to it as being based on actual records they had found, and that D'ni was a legitimate archaeological site in New Mexico

    I liked that blurring of the line between fiction and reality

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I never played these games, they were before my time.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    seriously I must have wandered around that island for days just looking at things and listening to the peaceful music

    The soundtracks are amazing

    I have the ones for the first 3 games and I still listen to them all the time

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I tried playing Myst, but I am absolutely terrible at puzzles.

    My dad, though. He beat it, then I got him Riven for Christmas and he beat that too.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    FirmSkater wrote: »
    I never played these games, they were before my time.

    In 2000 they did a remake called realMyst which was all in real time instead of pre-rendered graphics, and had weather and sunrises and shit

    you could probably find that one pretty easily, and maybe Riven too

    and IV and V were not that long ago at all

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  • Ness445Ness445 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I remember buying Myst.
    I think it was the first game I ever owned on CD (damn it).
    I found it alot harder than most Sierra/Lucasarts adventure games.

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  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Myst is on the DS now
    that completely blew my mind!

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Riven is pretty badass, I should finish that some day

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    Myst is on the DS now
    that completely blew my mind!

    I heard it isn't a very good port though

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  • HoukHouk Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    fucking bad, bad, badass series of games

    these games are the very definition of 'atmosphere' for me, never to be topped

    also i owned PYST but i could never get it to work on my pc. with that title, i do believe thats what they intended

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    This was a fun series to play around with the bad endings

    especially Achenar's from the end of the first one ("...you loooooooose") and anything Gehn did in Riven

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Great Easter egg, or greatest Easter egg?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVbn98xfFJQ

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I was never that into Myst, but I loved D and Mansion of Hidden Souls, which were very similar.

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  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I tried playing this when I was around 7 I think. I got to that organ.

    I'm running a stream to raise money for a child with cancer, come watch!!
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  • HoukHouk Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    I was never that into Myst, but I loved D and Mansion of Hidden Souls, which were very similar.
    D was also incredible, and i always find it difficult to find anyone else who remembers it!

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited March 2009
    remember when they made the myst mmo

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  • Ness445Ness445 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    that lasted all of four months.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Ness445 wrote: »
    that lasted all of four months.

    Yeah but they brought it back with Gametap

    and then that lasted like 4 months

    too bad because it's basically the perfect franchise for an MMO

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  • GoatmonGoatmon You Are An Experience Make Sure You're a Good ExperienceRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    Myst is on the DS now
    that completely blew my mind!

    I heard it isn't a very good port though


    I heard it isn't a very good game.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    What didn't you like about it

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Rolo, I love LucasArts adventure games

    they deserve a whole thread of their own, in fact

    go make that thread

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  • Ness445Ness445 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    ASK ME ABOUT LOOM

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  • GoatmonGoatmon You Are An Experience Make Sure You're a Good ExperienceRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    What didn't you like about it

    I have no idea. I should not be posting while tired.

    I never did get into the point and click adventures. Although neverhood seems like it might have been fun.

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Rolo, I love LucasArts adventure games

    they deserve a whole thread of their own, in fact

    go make that thread

    IT'S TOO LATE NOW

    THIS IS A STICK-UP

    GIMMIE YOUR THREAD

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  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    don't be a hero nobody be a hero

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  • DMACDMAC Moderator mod
    edited March 2009
    Fate of Atlantis is going to be a bonus unlockable on the new Indiana Jones game for Wii. I think I'm more excited about that than the new game.

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