History VideoGame / Myst

21st Mar '16 11:37:57 AM DavidDelony
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* EnvironmentalNarrativeGame: ''Myst'' is an UrExample, though the player moves screen by screen instead of having complete freedom of movement in the original game. ''[=realMyst=]'' does have complete freedom of movement.
23rd Feb '16 4:35:31 PM Generality
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* AncientAstronauts: Technically ancient world-hoppers and tunnelers, of course: despite long attempting to avoid contact with the surface-dwellers of Earth, there are myths that when D'ni was first founded nearly ten thousand years ago, a few of those working on its great ventilation fans disappeared and found their way to the surface, where they interbred with the natives. The explorers in ''Uru'' are suggested to be among their descendants.
23rd Feb '16 9:18:14 AM ZarbiNerada
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* [[PoorCommunicationKills Poor Communication Gets You Stuck In A Trap Book]]: Atrus wouldn't allow his sons to go anywhere near the red and blue books, and never bothered to explain why. Unable to resist the possibility of new worlds to plunder and destroy, they did it anyway, only to realize too late that the reason he wouldn't let them use them was because they were trap books.

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* [[PoorCommunicationKills Poor Communication Gets You Stuck In A Trap Book]]: Atrus wouldn't allow his sons to go anywhere near the red and blue books, and never bothered to explain why. Unable to resist the possibility of new worlds to plunder and destroy, they did it anyway, only to realize too late that the reason he wouldn't let them use them was because they were trap books. Though Myst IV: Revelation reveals that at that time, [[spoiler:they were planning to magic Atrus' knowledge from him]], so it's just as well.
17th Feb '16 9:58:28 PM GrammarNavi
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** Versions have been released for the NintendoDS, {{PSP}}, Nintendo3DS, and iPhone.

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** Versions have been released for the NintendoDS, {{PSP}}, Nintendo3DS, UsefulNotes/NintendoDS, [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable PSP]], UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS, and iPhone.
29th Jan '16 9:17:44 AM Vilui
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It is also worth noting that characterization of 'The Player' (sometimes called [[FanNickname 'The Stranger']]) is achieved after an interesting fashion in that the few NPC's that play a primary role, Atrus and his family, treat the main character with familiarity that develops as the series progresses. This leads to the player's becoming something akin to their family friend, and subtly integrating the player themself as a character into the world of the game by avoiding dictating the nature of the protagonist.

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It is also worth noting that characterization of 'The Player' (sometimes called [[FanNickname 'The Stranger']]) is achieved after an interesting fashion in that the few NPC's {{NPC}}s that play a primary role, Atrus and his family, treat the main character with familiarity that develops as the series progresses. This leads to the player's becoming something akin to their family friend, and subtly integrating the player themself as a character into the world of the game by avoiding dictating the nature of the protagonist.



* ''VideoGame/UruAgesBeyondMyst'': Set in the present day (2003, the game's release date), Uru is a spin-off of the Myst series. In the 1980's, a group of people discovered the D'ni cavern, and formed the D'ni Restoration Council. The player (who is obviously not the same character as the previous games, since it's 200 years later) is drawn to go to the desert and follows a journey set out by Yeesha that leads the player to find out much about the history and downfall of the D'ni, and about creatures called the Bahro that were enslaved by the D'ni. Uru also includes a massively multiplayer online component, which has been launched, canceled, relaunched, canceled again, and relaunched ''again'' throughout its history. After Uru Live was canceled (for the first time), two expansion packs were released with the planned future content for Uru Live. The first, ''To D'ni'', allows the player to explore the D'ni cavern and deals with the fate of the DRC. The second, ''Path of the Shell'', is about a prophecy concerning someone called the Grower (who would bring D'ni back to life) and a D'ni guild master named Kadish who claimed to be the Grower. It currently exists, [[FreewareGames for free]] but with no promises of future content updates, in the form of ''[[http://mystonline.com/en/ Myst Online: Uru Live]]''. As of 2010 it's [[http://www.openuru.org/ open source.]]

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* ''VideoGame/UruAgesBeyondMyst'': Set in the present day (2003, the game's release date), Uru is a spin-off of the Myst series. In the 1980's, 1980s, a group of people discovered the D'ni cavern, and formed the D'ni Restoration Council. The player (who is obviously not the same character as the previous games, since it's 200 years later) is drawn to go to the desert and follows a journey set out by Yeesha that leads the player to find out much about the history and downfall of the D'ni, and about creatures called the Bahro that were enslaved by the D'ni. Uru also includes a massively multiplayer online component, which has been launched, canceled, relaunched, canceled again, and relaunched ''again'' throughout its history. After Uru Live was canceled (for the first time), two expansion packs were released with the planned future content for Uru Live. The first, ''To D'ni'', allows the player to explore the D'ni cavern and deals with the fate of the DRC. The second, ''Path of the Shell'', is about a prophecy concerning someone called the Grower (who would bring D'ni back to life) and a D'ni guild master named Kadish who claimed to be the Grower. It currently exists, [[FreewareGames for free]] but with no promises of future content updates, in the form of ''[[http://mystonline.com/en/ Myst Online: Uru Live]]''. As of 2010 it's [[http://www.openuru.org/ open source.]]
20th Nov '15 12:47:04 PM Landis
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* DoorToBefore: Most of the Ages you visit, once solved so that the link back to Myst is accessible, remain solved, making a return trip to gather the other page or just look around much quicker. Selenitic is the major exception, forcing a repeat of the piano-key puzzle to return and a second expedition in the underground maze to leave.

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* DoorToBefore: Most of the Ages you visit, once solved so that the link back to Myst is accessible, remain solved, making a return trip to gather the other page or just look around much quicker. Selenitic is the major exception, forcing a repeat of the piano-key puzzle to return and a second expedition in the underground maze to leave.
15th Nov '15 6:45:37 AM Korval
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* LateToTheTragedy: Every single game in the entire series runs on this trope.

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* LateToTheTragedy: Every single game Most games in the entire series runs on this trope.use this, though to differing degrees. Myst III and IV have the plot taking place at the same time the player is there. But even there, they retain the general feeling of the trope, since the {{Inciting Incident}} is simply an invitation to piece together what that plan is.
31st Oct '15 7:05:54 PM JamesAustin
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[[caption-width-right:350:[-[[TechnologyMarchesOn Imagine yourself back in 1993,]] [[SceneryPorn and seeing a game like this for the very first time]]... if you were even born then-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[-[[TechnologyMarchesOn Imagine yourself back in 1993,]] [[SceneryPorn and seeing a game like this for the very first time]]... if you were even born then-] then.-] ]]
28th Oct '15 11:10:26 AM scionofgrace
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Atrus is freed in the end, albeit in the knowledge that most of his books have been destroyed and his sons have turned to evil. He mentions that [[SequelHook an even greater foe awaits]]. Meanwhile there is no way for you to get back home, the only person you can talk to is busy, and the only thing to do is walk around the same five places you've been wondering around for hours.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Atrus is freed in the end, albeit in the knowledge that most of his books have been destroyed and his sons have turned to evil. He mentions that [[SequelHook an even greater foe awaits]]. Meanwhile there is no way for you to get back home, the only person you can talk to is busy, and the only thing to do is walk around the same five places you've been wondering wandering around for hours.]]
25th Oct '15 12:43:48 PM PilotSolaris
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* ''VideoGame/RivenTheSequelToMyst'': Atrus, after being freed by the player in the previous game, sends the player to Riven (an Age reached by linking book), where Atrus's father Gehn is holding Atrus's wife Catherine captive. The player must free Catherine, trap Gehn, and find a way to signal Atrus. In the end, the player is returned home (which is presumably on Earth). Considered by many Myst fans to be the best game in the franchise, and also the most difficult.

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* ''VideoGame/RivenTheSequelToMyst'': ''[[VideoGame/{{Riven}} Riven: The Sequel to Myst]]'': Atrus, after being freed by the player in the previous game, sends the player to Riven (an Age reached by linking book), where Atrus's father Gehn is holding Atrus's wife Catherine captive. The player must free Catherine, trap Gehn, and find a way to signal Atrus. In the end, the player is returned home (which is presumably on Earth). Considered by many Myst fans to be the best game in the franchise, and also the most difficult.
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