Postat: 29 martie
Myst.....ah yes, Myst. the great grand daddy of just about all point and click adventure games. one of the first games for PC that I played back in the day. and let me say, after seeing and playing the new and improved version I am impressed! I almost did not buy this version, after reading about problems that others here seem to have had. but I downloaded version 2.0, and to be honest I found it to be bug free on my PC's. I installed it on 2 desktops running Win XP, and 3 newer laptops all running Win 7. the desktops, although aging, ran the game flawlessly. and I was pleased to see that on the 3 laptops, the game automatically went to widescreen, to match the displays on those sytems. they are all Dell inspiron 1545's, 2 with the onboard intel graphics and 1 with the ATI radeon onboard. the ATI ran the game with the max setting chosen in the setup menu. the 2 intel's ran it just fine set on high in that same menu, with the game set to classic mode and the movement slider at three fourths. to be honest, I used the classic mode on all these systems, because I don't like using the keyboard a lot when playing. you can still admire all the new beauty by holding the right mouse button as you look around. toggling the F key turns the flashlight on and off, a feature I was very happy to see added. as I said, the game ran flawlessly for me, and thats saying something on the standard laptops. granted, my 2 desktops (both pushing 10 years old) are running the Nvidia Geforce 5200 with 1 gigabyte video ram (itself an aging card) and pentium 4 CPU's, but still the game runs and looks beautifully. I suggest to others that you make sure your system meets at least the minimum requirements stated to have the most fun. but as I said the laptops ran the game just fine (with a little tweaking in the setup menu) with the standard Dell intel graphics. all 3 are running the P9700 core 2 duo cpu at 2.8Ghz. but even these laptops are pushing 7 years old at this time, so again I was very impressed with what Cyan has done with this newest release of Myst. the grass waving in the breeze....the water lapping gently at the shore...and birds flitting overhead as the sun set in real time. I have over 150 old PC games I've collected over the years, and have a 14 yr old HP pavilion running win ME that I play them on when nostalgia hits me. but I can honestly say it was a real moment for me when my 15 year old daughter put away her Nintendo Wii controller and came in to play Myst with me when she saw what was going on. and we played it all the way through together. and she was just as impressed as I was. I only hope Cyan gets to work on Riven and the other myst games as well. I would certainly buy them, and I suggest this game for all those old gamers like me who want to show thier own kids that these old gems can still have tremendouse play value in the high tech world of today.