Today being the first day that EoA is out on the shelfs(at least in Iowa)Means that theres now some reviews of the game out. Theres one from game spot that has me a little worried. The overall tone of the review was pretty good with a 7.9(heh not great) but theres a few comments out of the review that have me worried and reflects what Ive been worried about. Heres a couple.
"Last year's Myst IV: Revelation was created by Ubisoft Montreal, which did an excellent job of following in the footsteps of Myst's original developer, Cyan Worlds, who returned to the helm for this final chapter. Ironically, then, Myst V omits a few of the key presentational features that made last year's game so captivating, and its fully 3D graphics aren't necessarily a superior alternative to the prerendered scenes of most previous Myst installments."
I know you Uru nuts loved playing something myst realted in "3D". But Im telling you 3D does not work in Myst. You lose to much of the photo realistic quality that prerended offers to realy immerse you in the game. WAIT. I know youll say that the ability to walk around is more realistic. But my counterpoint to this, is that in Exile and Revelation you did have Free Look or Panning which gave it some "3D" characteristics. And whats the point of having EoA in 3D if Im going to end up using the Classic Plus node anyway?!?
So you weigh it up. 3D, were the graphics dont have the same realistic quality that prerendered graphics offer and the only advantage is the ability to walk around. Or you can take a game like Revelation that has Photo realistic graphics AND some ''3D'' in the very fact that you have panning.
Dont get me wrong I like flashy 3D games and what not... and I do have good computer(pentium 4 3.2 512md Ram and a 128mb Radion on PCI express, If you were curious) so its not that.
I just simply believe that Full realtime 3d does not belong in MYst, OK?
Heres one more quote that makes me cringe.
"You also can't hear your character's footsteps, so all the unusual textures you'll be walking (floating?) over make no sound. Myst V is certainly pretty to look at, but it doesn't wholly succeed at making you feel like you're really there in its imaginative worlds."
Im a extremely worried for Cyan's future. In future years I want to be able to play more of their titles. Again the overall tone and rating for the review was good.
Please Comment and if you want to see the review for yourself its here http://www.gamespot.com/pc/adventure...es/review.html