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pomeray
11-19-2003, 05:13 PM
is there any site that gives a real review, that justadventure review totally sucked, i mean what you have to do is give someone uru who has no idea what to expect cause theyve never played a myst game, and have them write a review, thats the best way to see if a game is good.

pomeray
11-19-2003, 05:13 PM
is there any site that gives a real review, that justadventure review totally sucked, i mean what you have to do is give someone uru who has no idea what to expect cause theyve never played a myst game, and have them write a review, thats the best way to see if a game is good.

gypsyman35
11-19-2003, 05:19 PM
Why even rely on a review of the game.

Download a demo and try it firsthand.

gypsyman

Zardoz
11-19-2003, 05:29 PM
There is a very honest (IMHO) review of Uru here. (http://www.eblong.com/zarf/gamerev/uru.html)

CosimoDeMedici
11-19-2003, 09:00 PM
The description of "The Puzzle" made me laugh out loud. Thank you for posting this.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Zardoz:
There is a very honest (IMHO) review of Uru http://www.eblong.com/zarf/gamerev/uru.html<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Mowog
11-19-2003, 09:30 PM
I enjoyed that one myself. Being currently stuck in "The Puzzle" even as we speak, I got a kick out of his description.

belford
11-19-2003, 10:20 PM
Ah! I was about to diffidently post a link to my review, but I see that someone has already done it.

Thanks for the kind words.

(Andrew Plotkin)

pheincstx
11-19-2003, 10:30 PM
I haven't even got to The Puzzle yet, but I've already hooked and shanked enough rocks in other places to know that a) The Puzzle is going to be very tough indeed, and b) I should never play golf.

"...like Daleks playing soccer."

omg, rotflmao. I nearly wet myself.

Can you imagine, the Age of Skaro.... just run up the stairs, and you'll be fine....

Mistyri
11-20-2003, 10:36 AM
*trips, and trips some more*

That Puzzle, ey? I want to see that. Looks like my vast experience with kicking sticks into the pool will come in mighty handy....

I'll remember what he said. "Exterminate!"

*goes back to trippin*

frenyo
11-21-2003, 02:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>is there any site that gives a real review<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hm... as reviews are written by humans, and there are no two identical humans, all viewpoints are different, all reviews are different and subjective in some way. The best way is what gypsyman suggests, or read several reviews and try to synthetize an objective opinion. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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pomeray
11-21-2003, 03:49 PM
never mind, i guess some people dont understand things, what i meant was someone who never played a myst game should review uru.

KaokanDBZ
11-21-2003, 04:01 PM
Uru was amazing... really... it's everything I hoped it would be and more. I guess if you wanted a non-biased review you'd have to find someone who never played MYST before.

vesselle
11-21-2003, 04:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by gypsyman35:
Why even rely on a review of the game.

Download a demo and try it firsthand.

gypsyman<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

i'm curious if there are any other places to download the demo. i've been trying for days to get the demo at Gigex, but absolutely nothing happens when the download window opens. it has to be the oddest download i've ever run into since i started gaming ages ago.

*smiles, but frustrated* any other download urls would be most welcome.

thanks. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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oh well whatever nevermind

_ Paula _
11-21-2003, 04:20 PM
I would think getting an unbiased review from someone who hadn't played the Myst games would depend upon the reasons they hadn't played.

If they hadn't played Myst games cause they don't like adventure/exploration games with puzzle solving, they'd probably have difficulty being unbiased.

If you can find someone who hasn't played any Myst games cause they just haven't played, then you'd be more likely to get an unbiased review.

Pa'lua (in Cavern)

Jerle
11-21-2003, 05:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by belford:
Ah! I was about to diffidently post a link to my review, but I see that someone has already done it.

Thanks for the kind words.

(Andrew Plotkin)<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
http://jerle.mystfans.com/rotflol.gif
It's like Daleks playing soccer.

Can I use that in my signature? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

pomeroy, have YOU played any other Myst games? You should write a review of your own, if not. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Good points, Paula. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

And vesselle, try this link: (not sure if it still works, though)
Clicky (ftp://3dgamers.in-span.net/pub/3dgamers4/games/uru/urudemo.exe)

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Dillenger69
11-21-2003, 06:16 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jerle:
_It's like Daleks playing soccer._

Can I use that in my signature? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
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Toooooo late ... I started using it a day or so ago http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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belford
11-22-2003, 09:14 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> _It's like Daleks playing soccer._

Can I use that in my signature? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

(I'm sorely tempted to say "Sure, can you get me into..." No! Bad player! No biscuit.)

Sure. Anyone who wants to use it, feel free. Always happy to make my mark on the gaming consciousness of the world...

camomilk
11-22-2003, 03:12 PM
Gamespot posted a very non-biased review, find it here (http://www.gamespot.com/pc/adventure/uruonlineagesbeyondmyst/index.html)

Estibel
11-23-2003, 12:03 PM
I'll give you a review.

I HATE THIS GAME!

I totally loved the others in the series. This one sucks royally. I have now spent hours, literally hours, trying to wedge a MFing chair to form a bridge. If I wanted to manipulate characters I'd buy an action game. Cyan should warn buyers that they have sorely deviated from the games we loved and turned Uru into a lame action game. The "puzzles" are not so much about brain power as about manipulating a dumb character. Many of the so-called puzzles make absolutely no sense.

Did I mention I HATE THIS GAME!

I'm giving it another 30 minutes, only because this is, thank god, the last world and I'm about done. How do I know that? Because the game has so little logic about it that I would refuse to believe anyone who said they made it through without cheats. I know I never would have. So, like I said, I'm giving the chair crap another 30 minutes, then I'm taking the CD, to hell with the game, and trowing it in the trash. I've had it.

I HATE THIS GAME, and I wish a pox on those who designed it.

Teratos2
11-23-2003, 07:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Paula465:
If you can find someone who hasn't played any Myst games cause they just haven't played, then you'd be more likely to get an unbiased review.
Pa'lua (in Cavern)<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

A (very short) review unbiased by any previous experience of Myst? Here it is! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I am a seasonned player, but never was interested in Myst and the like, which I never considered games (and still don't). I happened to download the URU demo a week ago to look closely at some shadow texture technique a colleague was talking about. Pure luck!

I was immediately fascinated by this "game" (?) demo. I had never used any similar program, and loved it immediately. I rushed to buy the CD, and started diving into it that same day.

I am still wandering in magnificent gardens as I speak. I completed 3 stunningly beautiful worlds. I positively hated solving the one with completely abstract puzzles (I can come up with "solutions" just as arbitrary and (dis-)satisfying as the actual ones), but loved solving the mushroom world, and the garrison. They are very consistent and provide nicely mysterious hints all along the way. I was stuck only once in each of those 2 worlds, and willingly spent hours trying to figure them out almost all by myself, even though I had an opened walkthrough in another window. What a surprising sense of accomplishment one can experience in URU!

Technically, the art content is completely stunning, served by a graphics engine filled with features, even if imperfect (poor HSR tree, some transparency artifacts, fixed lightmaps).

Overall, I did not expect such a pleasant experience. I will definitely recommend URU. I even consider buying the previous Myst episodes, even if what I enjoyed most in URU was walking through a rich, beautiful and detailed 3D environment, not solving arbitrary puzzles.


PS: I guess I haven't met yet the dreaded "The Puzzle" that apparently involves tossing a chair. What are "Daleks" btw?!? I missed the whole joke http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

[This message was edited by Teratos2 on Sun November 23 2003 at 06:26 PM.]

Marck.
11-24-2003, 06:37 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Teratos2:
I even consider buying the previous Myst episodes, even if what I enjoyed most in URU was walking through a rich, beautiful and detailed 3D environment, not solving arbitrary puzzles.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
That's exactly what the other games of the Myst series provide. The difference is that they're not real-time but prerendered and utilize first person view.
Try them! Find the Myst Trilogy or the Myst 10th Anniversary DVD which both include all three previous games.

Marck

pheincstx
11-24-2003, 08:49 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Teratos2:
What are "Daleks" btw?!? I missed the whole joke http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Daleks are one of the many evil beings encountered by the Doctor on his many travels through time and space, and they just have to be seen to be believed....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/features/brief_history/index.shtml

Try it, you'll like it. Trust me. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif