A Conversation for Riven - the Computer Game
Idonia Started conversation Oct 10, 2004
As the author of the http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alabaster/A471188 Myst - the Computer Game entry (Yes, I lost everything in the last switch--including my name!), I congragulate you on a well-written article, Though I'm a little diappointed that you felt that the ending was such a let-down. Fans of Cyan World's games have come to expect deeply poigniant endings that are deeply ingrained in the story rather than whiz-bang happy-happy flashy-flashy. The Myst series of games are enjoyable in gameplay, but their true merit shines in their storylines; you are really only playing half the game if you aren't paying attention to the drama going on in the background. This is a large part of why Myst attracted so many non-gamer female fans back in the day, and female gamers remain a large part of their fan base.
Gnomon - time to move on Posted Oct 11, 2004
Good point! But even within the storyline, the ending was disappointing in that, although you succeeded in saving the people, you didn't save the world.
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