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. As much as I would love to play this game, I don't see the point of spending alot of money buying a new DVD drive that may or may not work.
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. I have been a little anxious about doing that so as of this moment, this game (that I've had for about 1 mo.) is unplayed.
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. We still had faith that the series could redeem itself, and indeed, it did. This is a great return to Myst roots, and actually more of a plot than many previous games had.
Summary: If you are a fan of the Myst series this game is a MUST. It has graphics almost as good as Riven's (Myst 2). First of all, I saw none of the problems mentioned in the previous reviews. The game installed perfectly, and did not show the least sign of a bug or problem, although I was using a Power Mac G5, so I don't know about how it will respond for all you Window's users out there. You have been warned, however, this game is BIG! It took up 245 MB I think.
Summary: I just wanted to cast my vote for avoiding Ubisoft and Myst Revelations. I was looking forward to a pc game that didn't involve shooting everything that moves. I read the specs, bought a DVD player for my computer (I'd wanted to do that, anyway, so it's not a total waste), and tried to install Revelations. It won't install, won't give an explanation, and the "support" at ubisoft is worse than useless.
Summary: I, like many people, ran aground on the extremely demanding machine requirements for this game. Most demanding games will run on most systems - albeit poorly - but not Myst IV! If you have any unsupported hardware, it just plain crashes - no warning or error messages - just THUMP, back onto the desktop. I have played all of the Myst series, and loved them. Now, I basically have to buy an unknown amount of hardware to try to continue the series.
Summary: My dad and I have been big Myst fans ever since the arrival of the first one. Naturally, when we found out a fourth one was published, we had to get it, and it does not disappoint. The first thing you'll notice in this game are the elaborately designed worlds. The level of detail is amazing and you'll really appreciate all of the smaller touches, like birds chirping and flying around you or water flowing down a stream.
Summary: I bought this game as soon as it came out. It didn't work on my laptop. I waited for patches, followed bulletin boards, and tried everything. Installed ubisoft patches, graphics driver patches from laptop manufacturer and graphics card manufacturer, edited files as per instructions on bulletin boards. No luck. The only real puzzle is getting the thing to work.
Summary: What I found to be most amazing was that, unlike previous myst games, there is not a single scene that does not have at least two moving objects--many scenes have five or six. The graphics are simply incomparable to that of the previous three. The clouds move, the water now does more than just simmer, and the curser is now fully customizable.
Summary: I didn't have any problems installing the game (other than needing to download a new driver for my video card), so I can't really complain about any technical issues. The two stars I gave this game are mainly for the graphics and music. But since I started playing, I have been severely frustrated. I don't think I've solved any puzzle without using hints, and often the hints just confirmed what I already knew.