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  • Summary: Uru: The Path of the Shell is the third piece of Myst's Uru adventure. This adventure's complete boxed set, Uru: Complete Chronicles, includes the content in Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, Myst Uru: To D?ni (the free downloadable expansion released in February) and Uru: The Path of the Shell. The Path of the Shell challenges and rewards players with many new puzzles, new clothing options (including reward clothing), new player journals, technical features (including swimming), and five all-new Relto customization options. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 88
    It's mysterious and satisfying. It fulfills its promise of delivering an immersive, unforgettable journey. It even delivers a few great surprises for old-school Myst nuts. It's an adventure gamer's wet dream.
  2. It's beautiful, hard, smart, and alarmingly engrossing. [Sept 2004, p.116]
  3. Longtime fans will appreciate the new direction that the expansion pack helps to further while adhering to the ambience of the Myst universe.
  4. Interface problems, relatively brief and inconclusive gameplay, repetitive backtracking, and uneven puzzles detract from your enjoyment.
  5. Still uses the same sucky navigation system/interface. No real surprise. Ubisoft was obviously trying to recoup their expenses from Uru Online and didn't want to spend any more time on development then they had to.
  6. Solving The Path of the Shell without a walkthrough will require endless patience and the ability to brainstorm in four dimensions. [Nov 2004, p.88]
  7. Adds two new main areas for adventurers to explore. But the puzzles found in each are sadistically hard and way too obscure. [Oct 2004, p.84]

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  1. ProfessorAskew
    Jul 9, 2004
    Beautiful..... Engaging.......Frustrating......... Rewarding. It's everything you want in an adventure game. Complex puzzles.....interesting storyline and ultimately very rewarding. When I'm done, I'm going to start the whole Uru saga over again. Did I mention it's beautiful? The graphics are stunning!! Expand
  2. JeffC
    Nov 26, 2008
    A masterful lesson on what a game can be. Totally agree w/ the other user review. Its a great game and no game leaves you with such a sense of satisfaction if you actually complete it. The only con would be is that there won't be 100 sequels like there are for so much of the unforgivable garbage that most game developers are producing. Very cool. Expand