Myst IV: Revelation Image
Metascore
82

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  • Summary: Within the visually awe-inspiring world of Myst, a gripping family drama will slowly unfold. A little girl disappears, her two brothers are suspected, and it is clear that their story is far from over. Players will escape into the adventure as they attempt to solve the mystery and discoverWithin the visually awe-inspiring world of Myst, a gripping family drama will slowly unfold. A little girl disappears, her two brothers are suspected, and it is clear that their story is far from over. Players will escape into the adventure as they attempt to solve the mystery and discover the fate of the two villainous brothers, Sirrus and Achenar. Understanding their motives is the key to the investigation which will lead to a true "revelation." Myst IV Revelation will take players into the twisted minds and worlds of two evil brothers, deep inside an intense family drama, and immerse them within a visually stunning environment. The storyline is very suspenseful, the puzzles are compelling, and the music, produced by Jack Wall in partnership with Peter Gabriel, will create an unparalleled experience. [Ubisoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. While not creating anything new, per se, Ubisoft has taken the venerable Adventure Game and, once again, raised it to a new height.
  2. One of the strongest titles to be released in 2004. The gripping story, maddening puzzles, and style of the game remains a stark contrast to the Half-Life's and Doom's typically residing on store shelfs.
  3. It's arguably the closest thing yet to virtual reality in a computer game.
  4. Much of the game is truly a wonder to behold, and while unraveling the story will probably be an interesting incentive for longtime fans of Myst, it's the thrill of being able to fully and freely explore the game's imaginative and remarkably lifelike worlds that often proves to be the biggest incentive for pushing past Myst IV's near-impenetrable puzzle barriers.
  5. Some will find that the game’s endless puzzle-solving becomes frustrating when they reach stumbling blocks, though the Help feature has been enhanced this time around. In contrast, legions of Myst fans will delight in cracking this parti-cular if rather peculiar cerebral nut.
  6. The most significant improvement over past Myst games is a stronger integration of the story with the puzzles. [Holiday 2004, p.90]
  7. Slow, tiresome and, fundamentally, a bit broken. [PC Gamer UK]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Foo
    Oct 26, 2004
    10
    Beautiful graphics, beautiful music, wonderful acting and a well planned and thought out storyline, which is presented in a clear, Beautiful graphics, beautiful music, wonderful acting and a well planned and thought out storyline, which is presented in a clear, interesting manner. If you buy only one game this year, buy this one. Expand
  2. littlebird
    Oct 19, 2004
    10
    A beautiful and successful homage to Myst and Riven, and building on what worked in Exile, Revelation is a true heir to the Myst throne. Well done!
  3. MatV.
    Oct 19, 2004
    10
    Revelation is the closest thing to being 'in' a game yet! The full motion video blend seamlessly to the surrounding environments Revelation is the closest thing to being 'in' a game yet! The full motion video blend seamlessly to the surrounding environments making this amazing world come to life. No other game immerses the user as much as Revelation, a trully amazing experience! Expand
  4. LeonM.
    Oct 21, 2004
    8
    Beautiful; the graphics are in many way a triumph. The constant motion is especially compelling and even thrilling, such as the movement of Beautiful; the graphics are in many way a triumph. The constant motion is especially compelling and even thrilling, such as the movement of leaves in the wind and the swarms of insects which, at dusk, you delightedly discover are fireflies. But the difficult, not especially rational, and intrusive puzzles detract from the experience. Instead of deepening your understanding of the world, the puzzles detract from it. Expand
  5. frufru
    Feb 1, 2006
    8
    People who hate this game went straight back to DOOM3 or Halo when they quit Revelation in frustration. The puzzles do not always flow People who hate this game went straight back to DOOM3 or Halo when they quit Revelation in frustration. The puzzles do not always flow seemlessly into the world as in previous Myst games (so the frustration index rises), but the general engrossment remains from earlier efforts. Expand
  6. GrahamM.
    Oct 2, 2004
    7
    People who were fans of the original and of the 7th guest should give this a try, as for those who do not like puzzles and thinking in their People who were fans of the original and of the 7th guest should give this a try, as for those who do not like puzzles and thinking in their games, they may hate this game. The music and atmosphere is great. Expand
  7. Shootsy
    Oct 6, 2004
    0
    After 10 hours of playing the thrill is yet to be found. As bad as Uru if not worse. A total failure. A cheating on Myst and Riven.

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