Myst, Syberia, and other (video) games like those

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    KateWalker

    KateWalker Syberia geek

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    I really enjoyed the Syberia series video games, and have currently discovered the Myst series. (late bloomer) I've played Syberia I and II, along with Myst 4, and am now going backwards with Myst 3.

    I really enjoy these puzzle type games where you have to search for things, and figure things out.

    Sadly, they seem to be few and far between since most of the video games that seem to be popular these days are the "shoot 'em" up kind.

    Any other recommendations for games like Myst or Syberia that you know of ?
    Thank you in advance.
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    the_faery_queen

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    well myst was a lot harder and weirder than syberia. there are a TONNE of great games from the 90s tho that are adventure games, as they're the only ones i really play. phanasmagoria (if you like damn scarey) shivers, which is like myst, kings quest, space quest, sierra games generally. you can get them on ebay. modern ones, i dunno. tho the makers of gabriel knight are meant to be making a new one.
    i like the old ones :) gabriel knight in particular.
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    Lucien21

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    Ice fyre

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    I could never get the hang of MYST, just couldnt get into the way of thinking (I consider myself the most illogical person on the planet!) required. As to point and click adventure games my wife is a great fan of the Broken Sword series and recently we got one called The Black Mirror (I think) which took her quite some time to complete.

    I myself am more into Real Time Strategy.:D
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    Thadlerian

    Thadlerian Riftsound resident

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    Oh, I love the ending of that game! Make sure you do the Right thing when you get there!
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    Sephiroth

    Sephiroth Causa Scientiae

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    I tried Riven, the sequel to Myst.





    I failed. Very confusing.
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    KateWalker

    KateWalker Syberia geek

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    Thanks for the info guys! Much appreciated. I really do love these adventure games. I was a late bloomer and only discovered Myst and Syberia two years ago.

    Myst games and Syberia are the only ones I've played so far, as far as adventure games. Final Fantasy kind of reminds me of an adventure game, but with lots of fighting (which I get bored with)
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    KateWalker

    KateWalker Syberia geek

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    I have to admit, I cheat. I print out the walkthroughs online for these games and use them heavily as a reference when I get stuck or lost. Print out a walkthrough to Riven, and it will help you get past the hard parts if needed.
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    Sephiroth

    Sephiroth Causa Scientiae

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    Ah, no doubt, yes, well...I never use walkthroughs, normally, so that would be a big break with tradition for me. I have the FF walkthroughs, but I bought them after I had already completed the games several times.

    But I have to admit, that game really puzzled the heck out of me. I guess I'm stupider than I think I am.
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    KateWalker

    KateWalker Syberia geek

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    You are not stupid. They are hard games. The puzzles in Myst 4 alone made me want to pull my hair out. I had to use the walkthrough quite a bit for Myst 4. I think it's the most difficult out of the Myst games.

    I can't wait to tackle Myst, Riven and Myst 5. Sadly, Myst 5 is the last game they are making in the Myst series.


    There was also a kind of spin off Myst game:

    Uru: Ages Beyond Myst - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Commonmind

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    Not true at all, Seph. The game simply wasn't as intuitive as others in the series. The puzzles, rather than being creative and dynamic, were overly complex and difficult to solve due to being poorly executed from a design standpoint. The only accomplishment I felt when playing Riven was figuring out the language/numerical system, but any feelings of satisfaction were quickly sated when I realized how very little the system was used beyond the point in the game at which I had finally cracked it.
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    Sephiroth

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    Hmm, interesting to hear. I just thought I obviously sucked at it. I remember going back and forward at this one bit for ages, and I couldn't seem to make anything else happen. I was playing a lot of games back then, so I ended up just giving up and playing something else.

    I don't usually give up, but that one really frustrated me.
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    KateWalker

    KateWalker Syberia geek

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    If you think Riven was hard, try Myst 4: Revelations. That one, will make you completely crazy. But it is a very long game with lots of puzzles, and they are very complicated. After I got through it, I felt as if I just finished building the Great Wall of China by hand or something.
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    Sephiroth

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    I reckon I might end up strangling myself.
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    KateWalker

    KateWalker Syberia geek

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    Heh. Even with the walkthrough, Myst 4 was hard. But it was so worth it. The graphics are amazing, and all the Ages you visit are so cool. The story is great too. I'm always a sucker for a good story, even if the game is hard.

    You'll have to update us if you try Myst 4. Let us know how long you lasted.
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    Sephiroth

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    I will, and you certainly make it sound interesting. I like a good story. :)
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    tangaloomababe

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    The Gabriel Knight games were great, in particular The Beast Within. I recently played the first Phantasmagoria again after many many years and I found it a bit boring this time around, however if you have never played it, I think it would be enjoyable.

    Loved the original Myst, took me ages and ages to complete it, but I loved it, got my brain thinking big time.
    The old Indy games although they had an element of shooting in them were also good as far as problem solving was concerned, I think The Fate of Atlantis was one of the better ones.
    Also a really old one that I loved is Day of the Tentacle - LucasArt Game and what a laugh, I still love this one and played it not to long ago and enjoyed it as much.
    There was also Return to Zork, although I never played this I have heard many people recommend it.
    Happy gaming
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    Commonmind

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    There's always Loom and the Monkey Island games, as well as Grim Fandango...(all of the vintage sort).
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    Leisha

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    Adventure games are my favourite! I remember being awed by the graphics of Syberia – especially the train, and the station, and the streets, and I could go on and on!
    I’ve played all the Broken Sword games too! Number two will always be my favourite, though. And I’ve played The Black Mirror, although I wouldn’t say it’s memorable.

    Hey, if you love Syberia like I do, Kate, you should try these, which I recommend (although I haven't played all of the Nancy Drew games):

    (The games with an asterisk are absolute must-play ones)

    *The Longest Journey (number one) MUST PLAY!
    *Dreamfall: The Longest Journey (number two) MUST PLAY!
    *Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars (I) MUST PLAY!
    *Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror (II) MUST PLAY!
    Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon (III)
    Broken Sword: The Angel of Death (IV)
    *The Secret of Monkey Island MUST PLAY!
    *The Curse of Monkey Island MUST PLAY!
    *Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge MUST PLAY!
    *Curse of Enchantia MUST PLAY!
    *Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis MUST PLAY!
    *Discworld MUST PLAY!
    *Discworld II: Mortality Bytes MUST PLAY!
    Discworld Noir
    *NiBiRu: Age of Secrets MUST PLAY!
    Return to Mysterious Island
    Amerzone: The Explorer's Legacy
    Riddle of the Sphinx
    Riddle of the Sphinx II: The Omega Stone
    Dark Fall
    Watchmaker
    Journey to the Center of the Earth
    Mystery of the Nautilus
    Nancy Drew: The Creature of Kapu Cave
    Nancy Drew: Curse of Blackmoor Manor
    Nancy Drew: Curse of Blackmoor Manor
    Nancy Drew: Danger by Design
    Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island
    Nancy Drew: The Deadly Secret of Olde World Park
    Nancy Drew: The Final Scene
    Nancy Drew: Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake
    Nancy Drew: The Haunted Carousel
    Nancy Drew: Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon
    Nancy Drew: Legend of the Crystal Skull
    Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion
    Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill
    Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock
    Nancy Drew: Secret of the Scarlet Hand
    Nancy Drew: Secret of Shadow Ranch
    Nancy Drew: Stay Tuned for Danger
    Nancy Drew: Stay Tuned for Danger
    Nancy Drew: Treasure in the Royal Tower
    Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek


    Good link for you: JA+ Review Index
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    Commonmind

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    Quite a list Leisha (and it's good to see your face again; either we're frequenting different forums these days or you pulled a "me" and went on a little hiatus - possibly to finish that book of yours?).

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