Summary: This game is terrible. I thought it'd be a nice reboot of the old PC game but nope...garbage. Graphics are ridiculously pixelated, the icons on the menu don't do anything, words on the map are unreadable, and the point&click is difficult to maneuver. And to top it all off, its not even 3D... There's a reason it was $10 at gamestop.
Summary: I remember watching my male cousins play the original Myst on the PC and dreamed of playing it myself. When I saw this in the store, I snapped it up. What a mistake. A DS screen is naturally small, which I considered, and as such, needs well thought out graphics. The graphics in this game are grainy at best. This lack of clarity makes the puzzles extreamly hard. Many times I have missed important clues due to the fact that they are very small and not clear.
Summary: Like most others I was excited to see Myst coming to the DS. I should have listend to the reviews. This game did not transfer well to the DS. It is extremly hard to nagivate and the screen is very little. The zoom feature may as well not be there it does nothing to help you look at things. If you love this game and own a DS DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! I would highly recommend you try it out from a game rental site before you buy it.
Summary: I am a huge fan of the PS version of this game and was very excited to see they were making it available for the DS. I read the reviews on here and thought it couldn't possibly be as disappointing as the reviews showed. Well, don't kid yourself. The reviews are right. The graphics are pretty bad, the screen is too small making you nearly squint to see the finer details and there are some glitches. It's not worth it. Not even buying a used one is worth it. Sad.
Summary: I eagerly awaited for that golden brown UPS package to show up on my porch after school. As the bus dropped me off I ran home, ripped open wrapping, and pushed that bay in my NDS. After an hour of trying to convince myself that it would get better; it didnt. I tried again the next day, no luck. The puzzles are impossible! It's repetitive and boring. It makes you go back and forth to "try" different switches to see what will work.
Summary: I loved this game when it came out on the PC, but then, after playing games like EverQuest II and even Dungeon Siege, I began to realize how poor the controls on Myst were. I thought the Nintendo DS version of Myst was going to have some improvements, but it is actually worse than the PC version. Navigating is very limited--you can only move to two or three spots on each screen.
Dragging back a classic to put it in a humiliating dress and milk it
J. Crowley "EntertheJabberwock Dot Com", Amazon
3 June 2008
Summary: Myst was a tremendous game at the time with some nearly equally amazing sequels, but why are they dragging this back from retirement to parade it around again on a platform that's not really suited for it? One of the things that made Myst so incredible was its atmospheric imagery. You're not going to get this on a DS, even with two screens.
The developers of Myst for DS have massacred a great game
Z. Drake, Amazon
26 May 2008
Summary: Myst is a great game, but I suggest you find another platform to play it on. This port is riddled with bugs. When flipping through the books, the pages skip around, the upper screen has become distorted, the touch screen controls are finicky, you can't read anything without using the zoom feature, and the screen capture tool (used as a form of note taking) flips books back to page one before taking the shot.
Summary: I was extremely excited to get this game having missed out on the Myst wave from years past. After about 2 minutes playing it I realized what an awful game this was. The navigation is jerky and clumsy. I could see my level of frustration building as I tried to examine this or that. I didn't spend too much time before I gave up and sold this to my local game store but to lose $[...] so quickly wasn't fun. I don't think this title is even worth $[...].