The new Riven remake is even better than Myst


A bridge leading to a mysterious island
in great shape , Those beautiful views are back again Divided Remake.

Samuel Axon

Remake of Riven: The sequel to Myst Launched this week, the game is made by the developers of the original game. It strikes a fascinating balance between reinvention and re-creation, and based on the few hours I've played it, it's a resounding success.

Mist This was the classic movie that most people remember from the early CD-ROM era, but for me its sequel, Dividedwas the highlight. After that, the quality of the sequels declined. The second attempt was top notch.

It was certainly more ambitious Mist. Instead of a handful of tightly packed theme park worlds, it offered a singular, coherent world that felt alive and steeped in history. Mist Couldn't match completely.

A worthy presentation

This was made possible not only because of the excellent art direction, but also because of its iconic musical score.

For the most part, the remake accomplishes both of those things. While the original game resembled the first one Mist In this you had to click to scroll between static images to explore the game world, new 2020 follows Mist remake (and the often forgotten 2000 Realmist) allowing the player to move completely, such as in contemporary first-person puzzle games Door, WitnessOr The Talos PrincipleSince it's easy to recreate a lot of the original camera angles this way, it might have been nice if there was an option to control the game as you originally did, but I can understand why it wasn't a priority.

The environments are just as detailed and expansive as they used to be.
in great shape , The environments are just as detailed and expansive as they used to be.

Samuel Axon

That's because today's graphics hardware does a great job of replicating the static scenes of yesteryear in full 3D. (There's even VR support, though I haven't tried it yet.) And the music is just as good as it ever was.

There are only two drawbacks on the presentation front. First, I've heard that people running on older machines may struggle to achieve satisfactory fidelity and performance. I played it on both an M1 Max MacBook Pro and a Windows 11 desktop with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080. The MacBook Pro ran the game at maximum settings at around 30 frames per second at the laptop's native resolution. The desktop did the same at 120 fps at 4K. But those are both high-end, recent machines, so your mileage may vary.

Second, the full motion video performances in the original game have been replaced with full 3D, video game-like looking characters. This is a necessary concession, but I feel some character was lost. However, they did a great job matching the speed of the original videos.

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