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Return To Mysterious Island or Myst?

05-31-2009, 01:16 PM
#1
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Return To Mysterious Island or Myst?

Which of these games is the better choice? Which has a more addicting story?

Wait. RTMI is a point and click adventure game right?

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Last edited by ta11on; 05-31-2009 at 01:22 PM.
05-31-2009, 01:29 PM
#2
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If you have never played Myst, get that one. Its a timeless classic that is seamless on the iPhone. In fact, this port has higher quality pictures, sound, and whatnot. The story is a little deeper as far as I know (note that I have not beaten RTMI).

RTMI is good but buggy and is missing features from its PC counterpart. While it looks great, some of the bugs render it unplayable in my opinion. The sound is very shaky, items you need mysteriously disappear, it crashes occasionally, and the inventory is extremely frustrating to navigate. I would hold off on this at the moment.

If you don't have the room on your device for Myst, then I would say take your chances with RTMI or just wait.

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05-31-2009, 02:53 PM
#3
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I agree go with Myst, I was very disappointed with RTMI the PC version is so much better.
06-02-2009, 10:19 AM
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I haven't played Myst on the iPhone, but I never liked the game on any other platform. I've enjoyed RTMI so far, and aside from the frustrating inventory navigation and slight hiccups in the soundtrack from time to time, I've not experienced the problems many others seem to have with the game (I'm running it on a 2nd gen iPod Touch). My recommendation would be RTMI.

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06-02-2009, 11:22 AM
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i would like to recommend myst but its so huge =.= gotta find some way to install that gem....and ill start with deleting rtmi to clear some room
06-02-2009, 05:32 PM
#6
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I would say go with Myst rather than RTMI. Myst is a timeless classic that is fun for any gamer. Even though the graphics are not as good as RTMI the story in my opinion is much better. RTMI can get annoying when you can not skip the speech when you are trying out new items on hot-spots (places of interest) on the island. Even though Myst is a big game it really is worth the space that it takes up.
06-02-2009, 07:50 PM
#7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Elansar View Post
I would say go with Myst rather than RTMI. Myst is a timeless classic that is fun for any gamer. Even though the graphics are not as good as RTMI the story in my opinion is much better. RTMI can get annoying when you can not skip the speech when you are trying out new items on hot-spots (places of interest) on the island. Even though Myst is a big game it really is worth the space that it takes up.
But it's not fun for any gamer. I've been playing games for over 20 years now, and I thought Myst was boring. I really don't understand why everyone is so enamored by it.

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06-02-2009, 08:25 PM
#8
I just finished RTMI and I had a lot of fun, I never played PC Myst or RTMI. I am just starting on Myst and I really miss the way RTMI uses the 360 degree panning. RTMI grabbed my attention right away and held me too, while I am having a hard time getting into Myst. We will see how interesting it gets.

Soren
06-02-2009, 08:34 PM
#9
I have both, like them both, but my vote would also be for Myst. RTMI is not too buggy for me but also does not engage me like Myst did. The graphics in RTMI are better than in the current version of Myst but Myst is so much more interesting--puzzles and challenges are unique and the storyline is engaging. RTMI is more like a trapped on an island, combine items to perform a function to move past an obstacle game. If Myst had the 360 degree panning like in RTMI it would be nearly perfect. There is a PC version of Myst that does have that capability, entitled RealMyst, but I doubt it would be ported.

Last edited by ponyboy; 06-02-2009 at 08:37 PM.
06-02-2009, 10:23 PM
#10
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 315
Question about Myst:

When given TOO MUCH freedom, I tend to get overwhelmed and lose interest. When starting Myst, is the ENTIRE world unlocked from the beginning? Or are you exposed to only relatively small portions of the game world at a time by slowly unlocking more and more areas as you solve puzzles?