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  • Summary: In this intricate pure-puzzle first person adventure game for PC and Mac, the adventures of brothers Kales and Zetais continue in the mysterious land of RHEM. Like its predecessors, RHEM 3 features non-linear gameplay, non-violent story, and mind-bending puzzles. Set in a labyrinthine world of hidden rooms and secret passages, strange vehicles and odd machines, RHEM 3 opens the door to a new journey of mystery and adventure. In search of a certain black gem, hints hidden in a secret library and clues offered by the peculiar inhabitants of RHEM will assist you in your quest. With an adventurous spirit, logical thinking, and keen puzzle-solving, you will slowly but surely divine the location of this curious treasure and unveil the secret it holds. [Got Game] Expand
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  1. Rhem 3 is a perfect sequel to Rhem and Rhem 2. The quality and gameplay from game to game is seamless. If you liked the previous games, then you will like this one.
  2. So does RHEM 3 live up its predecessors? Yes it does. RHEM 3 is a great addition to any diehard gamer.
  3. From the aesthetic to the gameplay, RHEM 3 is as old-school of an adventure game as you're likely to find these days, which works for and against the game. Hardcore adventure fans will get the most out of it, while others will be turned away by the puzzles and lack of visual bells and whistles.
  4. Rhem 3 doesn't reinvent the graphic adventure genre "Myst" pioneered in the 1990's--it downgrades it, if anything--but it does make the argument that sheer quantity can sometimes trump visual quality. [June 2008, p.72]
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    If you're looking for an engaging storyline and cutting-edge technical innovations that take advantage of DirectX 10, you won't find here. It looks like a game that came out in 1993, so as long as you (and your computer) can handle that, then by all means take a stab at it.
  6. It is so much like Rhem 2 that it feels like the same game in a slightly different setting, which is exactly what it is. The faults I found grating but forgivable in Rhem 2 were magnified by their reappearance in Rhem 3. Some people won't see the lack of story and the ancient game engine as faults. Great news for them. But my time with Rhem 3 was split between interest and frustration.
  7. In short, Rhem 3: The Secret Library has one audience, and that is truly hardcore Myst-style adventure/puzzle fanatics. This isn't a bad thing, as niche games can be quite enjoyable. Unfortunately, the game's lack of presentational quality weakens it to the point that it has no ability to pull in a larger audience.

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