Summary: Myst has def. come a long way. Beautiful moving visuals in IV create a beautiful, immersive experience. But with one good aspect, comes 2 negatives. 1) As opposed to Myst and Riven, which create a lonely, baron feeling dotted with a few human encounters here and there, IV is full of people who talk...
Summary: I'm about 15 years late to the game but I'm a a big fan of all the Myst worlds. Completely addicting, beautiful and magical! Liked the new hints feature - a couple of the puzzles were just crazy difficult and the hints saved my sanity! Please be careful if thinking of playing on a Mac OS.
Summary: When I look back at Myst IV, the first thing that comes to mind is "dang, that was a hard game". In my opinion, Myst 1, 3, & 5 were a bit too easy and Riven was just perfect. The puzzles in Myst IV are not intractable, but they will stump you for longer than you like.
Summary: After buying Myst IV, I found I could not load it on my PC. After installing the first CD the 2nd CD would not read and froze up. After going to the UBISOFT web site I found a forum that details all kinds of problems with the game running on some DVD drives.
Summary: All the Myst games, including Uru, Uru: to D'nai, & Path of the Shell have worked great on my computer. This game does not. I've ck'd for drivers online & it tells you to delete your current driver.
Summary: My husband and I, a gaming team since 1996, were very excited when another Myst came out. We were completely drawn in by the first two, although we never felt Exile really lived up to the series, and Uru we never even finished playing.
Summary: If I had to pick one game, it would be this one. A very well balanced package that is very immersive but in a positve way. The environments are so well done that even after I finished the game I went back to Spire and Haven just to look around.
Summary: I looked forward to another Myst game, having gotten hooked on the first Myst and subsequently, Riven and Exile. When the game came out the system requirements were much more than I had at the time. When I got my new computer, imagine how excited I was to be able to play Myst IV.