History VideoGame / Riven

7th Apr '18 11:38:19 AM LarryMullen
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* SequelHook: [[spoiler:Before Atrus links away, he says "Perhaps we'll meet again someday".]]
19th Mar '18 9:03:25 AM ChandlerC
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*** In this case, this can be mostly avoided. You need five specific animal noises to figure out a code based on stones resembling animals. But when finding for of five stones that gave away the noises you are looking for you can also see shapes, that resemble the animals. That eleaves you with only finding the one remaining animal.
27th Jan '18 5:17:02 PM GoldenKeyblade
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* AllThereInTheManual - A lot of the backstory and character motivation is explained in the prequel novel ''The Book of Atrus'', which is never fully explained in the game. The novel also acts a prequel to ''Myst'', in that it ends with [[spoiler: Atrus jumping into the Star Fissure with the Myst book and linking himself to safety -- the last entry in his journal ends with the very same monologue that opens ''Myst''.]]

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* AllThereInTheManual - A lot of the backstory and character motivation is explained in the prequel novel ''The Book of Atrus'', which is never fully explained in the game. The novel also acts a prequel to ''Myst'', in that it ends with [[spoiler: Atrus jumping into the Star Fissure with the Myst book and linking himself to safety -- the last entry in his journal ends with [[HowWeGotHere the very same monologue that opens opens]] ''Myst''.]]
9th Nov '17 11:25:46 PM RaineyH
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** And the fact that Gehn uses juiced frogs as...[[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs inspiration]] in his writing.



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler:The backstory in ''Myst: The Book of Atrus'' has Gehn truly grieving the loss of his wife.]]

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler:The backstory in ''Myst: The Book of Atrus'' has Gehn truly grieving the loss of his wife.]] Not to mention his ''other'' diary in-game, which you find [[ShootTheDog after trapping him]], next to a recording and a photo of her.]]
--> ''It's late and I cannot sleep.''


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* GaiasLament: A very small-scale example. It's difficult not to see parallels to islands on Earth that were devastated by a combination of human exploitation and external changes such as climate shifts.


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* GodGuise: One of the best examples out there.


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** The animal puzzle has 6,375,600 possible codes (although it's not hard to guess [[SigilSpam the fifth animal]]). This is made harder by the fact that some of the clues are encountered out of context, and can ''only'' be put together by process of elimination, or a lot of guessing (or resorting to GuideDangIt).


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* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The "ytram" frog.
3rd Sep '17 7:30:25 PM Mullon
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** SceneryGorn: It's an incredibly beautiful and detailed game, depicting a world that is literally falling apart and stripped of almost all of its natural resources, leaving nothing but a bunch of jagged rocks.

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** SceneryGorn: It's an incredibly beautiful and detailed game, depicting a world that is literally falling apart and stripped of almost all of its natural resources, leaving nothing but a bunch of jagged rocks.
12th Aug '17 6:29:02 PM WaterBlap
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** [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything Using the prison book on Tay after Gehn is trapped in it:]] [[spoiler: The same speech, but Gehn is now holding his rifle, intent on killing off the rebels in their home age.]]

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** [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything Using the prison book on Tay after Gehn is trapped in it:]] it: [[spoiler: The same speech, but Gehn is now holding his rifle, intent on killing off the rebels in their home age.]]
20th Jul '17 3:02:40 AM Scabbard
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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. 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. 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 Catherine free), you must then signal Atrus who will come with a linking book to bring everyone back home.
15th Jun '17 3:20:17 AM le_mirage
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* CardboardPrison: [[spoiler: Both played straight and averted. After Catherine is fooled by Sirrus and Achenar into linking to Riven, both her and Gehn are imprisoned there because, barring the intervention of Atrus, there's no linking book to leave the age. However, by the time the events of the game are set in motion, both Catherine and Gehn have successfully written another functional age to seek refuge into from the impending collapse of Riven, even tho they are still trapped as much as before because the destruction of Riven would mean the loss of any descriptive book created there, and at point they would forever fall out of the reach of Atrus.]]

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* CardboardPrison: [[spoiler: Both played straight and averted. After Catherine is fooled by Sirrus and Achenar into linking to Riven, both her and Gehn are she is imprisoned there just as Gehn because, barring the intervention of Atrus, there's no linking book to leave the age. However, by the time the events of the game are set in motion, both Catherine and Gehn have successfully written another functional age to seek refuge into from the impending collapse of Riven, even tho they are still trapped as much as before because the destruction of Riven would mean the loss of any descriptive book created there, and at point they Atrus would forever fall out of the never be able to reach of Atrus.them again.]]
15th Jun '17 3:17:10 AM le_mirage
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* CardboardPrison: [[spoiler: Both played straight and averted. After Catherine is fooled by Sirrus and Achenar into linking to Riven, both her and Gehn are imprisoned there because, barring the intervention of Atrus, there's no linking book to leave the age. However, by the time the events of the game are set in motion, both Catherine and Gehn have successfully written another functional age to seek refuge into from the impending collapse of Riven, even tho they are still trapped as much as before because they can ideally create more new worlds but they still can't "write" a link back to D'ni.]]

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* CardboardPrison: [[spoiler: Both played straight and averted. After Catherine is fooled by Sirrus and Achenar into linking to Riven, both her and Gehn are imprisoned there because, barring the intervention of Atrus, there's no linking book to leave the age. However, by the time the events of the game are set in motion, both Catherine and Gehn have successfully written another functional age to seek refuge into from the impending collapse of Riven, even tho they are still trapped as much as before because the destruction of Riven would mean the loss of any descriptive book created there, and at point they can ideally create more new worlds but they still can't "write" a link back to D'ni.would forever fall out of the reach of Atrus.]]
13th Jun '17 2:56:04 PM le_mirage
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* CardboardPrison: [[spoiler: Both played straight and averted. After Catherine is fooled by Sirrus and Achenar into linking to Riven, both her and Gehn are imprisoned there because, barring the intervention of Atrus, there's no linking book to leave the island. However, by the time the events of the game are set in motion, both Catherine and Gehn have successfully written another functional age to seek refuge into from the impending collapse of Riven, even tho they are still technically trapped because they can't "write" a link back to D'ni.]]

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* CardboardPrison: [[spoiler: Both played straight and averted. After Catherine is fooled by Sirrus and Achenar into linking to Riven, both her and Gehn are imprisoned there because, barring the intervention of Atrus, there's no linking book to leave the island. age. However, by the time the events of the game are set in motion, both Catherine and Gehn have successfully written another functional age to seek refuge into from the impending collapse of Riven, even tho they are still technically trapped as much as before because they can ideally create more new worlds but they still can't "write" a link back to D'ni.]]
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