History VideoGame / Riven

19th Apr '17 1:50:47 PM MarsJenkar
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* CrazyPrepared: Gehn prepares against people who might link into his Ages with special holding cages. There's the one you find yourself in at the beginning of the game, and there's also the one in Age 233.
26th Mar '17 2:22:51 AM Daikun
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* BlackComedy: The morbid children's game in the school.
28th Feb '17 11:48:23 AM Kinrah
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* DevelopersForesight: Some of the details in the game can really go unnoticed. For example, on Village Island, knocking on the one accessible village door [[ArcNumber five times]] will rouse a response (albeit a frightened one) from the house's occupant.
** The combination to the telescope hatch is found [[spoiler: in Catherine's journal, which you pick up on Tay]], and if you use it and trigger the ending as soon as you get it, [[spoiler: Gehn shoots both you and Atrus]]. However, if you take that code back in time via an earlier saved game, another version of the ending is played where [[spoiler: nobody turns up.]]
*** The above method is however averted for the code to free Catherine, as the game only generates the code when you're backstage on Age 233 (and Gehn is already trapped).



* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Some of the details in the game can really go unnoticed. For example, on Village Island, knocking on the one accessible village door [[ArcNumber five times]] will rouse a response (albeit a frightened one) from the house's occupant.

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Some of SteamPunk: Since he doesn't have the details in the game can really go unnoticed. For example, on Village Island, knocking on the one accessible village door [[ArcNumber five times]] will rouse a response (albeit a frightened one) from the house's occupant.materials for proper linking books, Gehn's Riven-made linking books are literally powered by steam.
17th Jan '17 6:33:50 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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The instant you link to Riven, you trigger a trap and become stuck in a booth behind bars, and lose your trap book after a nearby guard demands it. The guard in turn ends up being hit by a tranquilizer dart and falls asleep, and a rebel scout takes the trap book, frees you, and runs off. Now, stuck in Riven without your trap book, you must regain the trap book and find a way to lead Gehn into it. With Gehn safely in the prison (and Cathrine free), you must then signal Atrus who will come with a linking book to bring everyone back home.

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The instant you link to Riven, you trigger a trap and become stuck in a booth behind bars, and lose your trap book after a nearby guard demands it. The guard in turn ends up being hit by a tranquilizer dart and falls asleep, and a asleep. A rebel scout takes the trap book, frees you, and runs off. Now, stuck in Riven without your trap book, you must regain the trap book and find a way to lead Gehn into it. With Gehn safely in the prison (and Cathrine free), you must then signal Atrus who will come with a linking book to bring everyone back home.
17th Jan '17 6:32:57 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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The instant you link to Riven, you trigger a trap and become stuck in a booth behind bars, and lose your trap book after a nearby guard demands it. The guard in turn ends up being hit by a tranquilizer dart and falls asleep, and a rebel scout takes the trap book and runs off. Now, stuck in Riven without your trap book, you must regain the trap book and find a way to lead Gehn into it. With Gehn safely in the prison (and Cathrine free), you must then signal Atrus who will come with a linking book to bring everyone back home.

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The instant you link to Riven, you trigger a trap and become stuck in a booth behind bars, and lose your trap book after a nearby guard demands it. The guard in turn ends up being hit by a tranquilizer dart and falls asleep, and a rebel scout takes the trap book book, frees you, and runs off. Now, stuck in Riven without your trap book, you must regain the trap book and find a way to lead Gehn into it. With Gehn safely in the prison (and Cathrine free), you must then signal Atrus who will come with a linking book to bring everyone back home.
17th Jan '17 6:31:12 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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At the beginning of the game, you meet Atrus again who sends you to the age of Riven with the goal to capture Gehn in a book that was specifically designed for this task, and to rescue Catherine. Atrus opens the descriptive book to Riven and it soon becomes apparent that Riven is unlike the previous ages you have visited. The gateway image is badly distorted and it turns out Atrus is stuck writing in corrections to Riven's book to delay Armageddon due to Gehn's abysmal writing skills.

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At the beginning of the game, you meet Atrus again who sends assigns you to the age of Riven with the goal to capture Gehn in a book that was specifically designed for this task, and to rescue Catherine. Atrus opens the descriptive book to Riven and it soon becomes apparent that Riven is unlike the previous ages you have visited. The gateway image is badly distorted and it turns out Atrus is stuck writing in corrections to Riven's book to delay Armageddon due to Gehn's abysmal writing skills.
9th Jan '17 3:34:37 PM iriscal
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* Bookends: The good ending has dialogue that directly mirrors the opening to ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}''.

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* Bookends: BookEnds: The good ending has dialogue that directly mirrors the opening to ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}''.
9th Jan '17 3:34:04 PM iriscal
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* Bookends: The good ending has dialogue that directly mirrors the opening to ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}''.
** [[spoiler:"The Age of Riven is closed forever, but the people of Riven are free. And now, I am at rest - understanding that in Books, and Ages, and life, the ending can never truly be written."]]
9th Oct '16 8:06:58 AM Sark0TAG
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* CoolChair: Gehn has many types of chairs around Riven, each of them fitted with buttons or levers for one purpose or another.
19th Apr '16 10:53:15 AM Taxi-Pizzatime
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* AlienGeometries: The Star Fissure. Gehn mentions in one of his journals that he doesn't understand how a cleft in a rock leads to a field of stars. [[spoiler: When the player enters the Fissure in the finale of the game (or for one of the bad endings) it is revealed from the other side as a crack in a swirling black cloud, floating in the middle of a starry expanse.]]
** On piece of evidence that Gehn wrote a link to an unstable age is a continuity error on Survey Island. The golden elevator installed here travels a considerable distance up/down, but on each floor, you are always about 10 - meters above sea level. This anomaly alone may be a large portion of the instability on Riven. (Then again, water levels aren't necessarily ''level'' on Riven...)

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The Star Fissure. Gehn mentions in one of his journals that he doesn't understand how a cleft in a rock leads to a field of stars. [[spoiler: When the player enters the Fissure in the finale of the game (or for one of the bad endings) it is revealed from the other side as a crack in a swirling black cloud, floating in the middle of a starry expanse.]]
** On piece of evidence that Gehn wrote a link to an unstable age is a continuity error on Survey Island. The golden elevator installed here travels a considerable distance up/down, but on each floor, you are always about 10 - meters above sea level. This anomaly alone may be a large portion of the instability on Riven. (Then again, water levels aren't necessarily ''level'' on Riven...(Maybe the heat-hating bacteria in the waters of Riven have something to do with this.)
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