I realized the moment I fell into the fissure that the Book would not be destroyed as I had planned. It continued falling into that starry expanse, of which I had only a fleeting glimpse. I have tried to speculate where it might have landed, but I must admit that such conjecture is futile. Still, questions about whose hands might one day hold my Myst book are unsettling to me. I know my apprehensions might never be allayed, and so I close, realizing that perhaps the ending has not yet been written. -- Atrus

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

realMyst: Masterpiece Edition IS HERE!

At last!  realMyst: Masterpiece Edition has been released on Steam at $17.99.  Apparently for owners of original realMyst (purchased through Steam, of course) there's a 33% discount with an adjusted price of $11.99.


Also, it is now available on the Mac App Store HERE!

I just bought it, downloading now.  I'm very uberly excited!  So much Myst has occurred this month!  Baladria is a happy camper!

I just did another check for the Mac app store, but I still don't see it there.  Wonder why.  Unless the issue hasn't been taken care of and Steam, like Apple, will remove it.  Well we shall see.  If that should happen, I will just update in this post.

Now I just have the pesky problem of rearranging my desktop icons since the Myst shortcut icons have exceeded one column.  Should I remove the original realMyst icon?  I suppose I could.  I could still have it as a tile on my start menu.  Choices choices.

First Impression

I opened the game to take a peek at the improvements.  OH MY GOD.  I wasn't expecting such a HUGE improvement.  Blimey!  The opening title is beautiful and then moves into a very real-looking falling Atrus.  The Myst book is completely different and looks, well, like a book!  And the wait screen has a Falling Man figure as the cursor.  I think we can safely say this is freakin' amazing!  

As for the play itself, it's a matter of conforming to the controls.  Switching between all the Myst games is a challenge in terms of managing the controls because they're all different!  I've been wandering around on Riven with my iPhone, and I've been roaming around on Myst Online, both of which require different mouse/keys/touch skills.

This is great.  I think I will have to do up a review for this, Myst for iPhone, and Riven for iPhone when I finally get around to playing and finishing them.


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