95/98/Me/Mac) (Retail) (MYST3DR)
Publisher: Presto Studios /
Included In: Myst Trilogy
A+ from Just
The Perfect Place to Plan Revenge
Experience the stunning sequel to Myst and Riven, a complex tale of betrayal
and revenge that only you can successfully unravel. Myst III: Exile plunges you
into an adventure so real, you'll forget it's a game.
`The idea that someone may be linking into my study, reading all of my
books, disturbs me..'
Return to this strange and wondrous universe, where books become portals
into worlds, and where the lessons of the past, may yet hold meaning for
A New Villain Hungers for Revenge
MYST III: EXILE introduces a new villain, a bitter man whose home world was
destroyed by Sirrus and Achenar, the sons of Atrus and Catherine, whom players
originally encountered in Myst. Played by Academy Award nominee Brad Dourif
(One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), the villain has been hiding on Atrus' Ages,
awaiting his chance to gain revenge.
Inadvertently, Atrus himself has provided that chance. He and Catherine have
reestablished contact with the D'ni, a race of people whose knowledge enables
them to write the special linking Books first encountered in Myst. Atrus hopes
to see D'ni civilization restored to its full potential, and his efforts to do
so provide the perfect impetus for a man whose heart seems bent completely on
The player must track the villain through several surrealistic Ages,
navigating puzzles to uncover the truth behind this new adversary. Only then
can disaster be averted, and the fate of thousands ultimately determined.
Five New Ages to Explore
Building on the surreal style of Myst and Riven, Myst III: Exile features
five fantastic worlds for players to investigate and explore, including:
Atrus and Catherine's new home, Tomahna sits like a flowering oasis at the
edge of a rolling desert landscape.
Sometimes described as a rock-climber's paradise, J'nanin is an
elliptical-shaped island in which towering granite cliffs and strange,
tusk-like formations surround a freshwater caldera.
Voltaic is a dusty world of sand and sky, water and wind; a place where
strange obviously manmade constructions poke out of an otherwise dry and
A sweeping mechanical wonderland in the middle of an endless black sea,
Amateria's terrain combines basalt columns and geyser-formed mud pots with some
of Atrus' most sophisticated inventions.
Possibly inspired by dreams of paradise lost, Edanna is best described as an
inward-growing tree whose massive, hollow trunk creates the perfect growing
environment for a variety of exotic plant and animal ecosystems.
- Free look Movement System - 360° views of astonishingly beautiful
- Puzzles gradually reveal mystery and intrigue as they are sold
- A pivotal new chapter in the Myst series
- Five entirely new Ages to explore
- Hours of new mysteries to uncover
- Dramatic new storyline
- Rich music and riveting cinematics
Windows 95/98/Me: Pentium
II 233 MHz or faster, 64 MB RAM, 200 MB free hard disk space, 4x CD-ROM drive
or faster, 640 x 480 High Color monitor, optional 3D Hardware acceleration.
Macintosh: 233 MHz G3 Processor or faster, MacOS 8.1 or higher, 200
MB free hard disk space, 4x CD-ROM drive, 640x480 display with thousands of
colors, 6 MB video card recommended.
'Fans won't be disappointed. Myst III has the same lush, hypnotic
scenery as its best-selling predecessors' - Time Magazine
'Myst III: Exile promises to be the most engaging experience in
years.' - Mac Home Journal
Adventure by Ray Ivey
"The remarkable news is that Presto managed to get the recipe just right.
From Myst, they adopted the effective "hub world" structure, which is much less
intimidating and bewildering than Riven's bafflingly open-ended geography. The
homebase age of Jnanin is a construct that most adventure gamers can readily
hang on to.
"Next, from Riven, Presto included a much
stronger and cohesive plot than Myst, with a tremendously evocative backstory.
Myst felt like one big, pretty puzzle. Riven felt like you were rediscovering a
rich and tragic story. Ditto Exile. The game also has ravishingly beautiful
environments worthy of Riven--scenery so vivid you can smell it.
"Third, and perhaps most important, the designers brought in the appropriate
virtues from the tremendous Journeyman Project games. The tightness of the
storyline and the coherence and creativity of the puzzles are pleasantly
reminiscent of those dynamic games. Plus the game has dazzling 360-degree
panning that's an improvement even over the gorgeous JP3: Legacy of Time."
"Few recent graphic adventures get as many things right as Exile does. It
reminds you of why you began playing adventure games in the first place. As a
reviewer I'm supposed to be a coldly neutral voice, but I'm only human! My hat
is off in true admiration to the talented team at Presto Studios. The sheer
excellence of this game happily transforms me back into my true self--that of a
Review by Steve Ramsey
"The graphics stand out in this game. If Riven was impressive, this is
extraordinary. The images are smooth and crisp and detailed. Clouds look like
clouds, rock looks hard, water is fluid and deep, and sharp looks like it would
hurt. Old stands out from new. It truly is awe-inspiring.
"The design of the Ages is also worth mentioning. They are incredibly
imaginative and can be both alien and yet familiar at the same time. J'nanin
stood out for me, as it probably should have given its place in the scheme of
things. It's more polished and elaborate than the others, and has an air of
grandeur about it. I could imagine myself ruling worlds from within the large
"Generally I found the puzzles well constructed. I got stuck, but always
wriggled out through more experimentation and brain power. On the whole they
engaged me such that I wanted to keep picking at them until I was successful.
None were boring, and some, particularly those in Armateria, were spectacular
fun even when you failed."
"All in all Myst lII Exile is a game I would unhesitatingly recommend. It's
a worthy addition to the Myst saga, though you don't need to have played any of
the previous games to start here. If you haven't played them, and you like this
game, be sure to seek out the earlier ones."
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