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Myst 2016

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    2016-01-26
  • 6224
    Curiousity about this game led me to stay a couple of hours after work and play the early parts of the new Jonathan Blow game. I'm initially not super excited about running around in a lifeless, sterile world, solving puzzles. At times, I feel like I'm in a colorful version of The Mortal Kombat Krypt, a glorified menu. However, the mental exercise you go through to complete the puzzles feels good, and discovering some of the more secret mechanics is fun. I was infinitely more interested once I discovered that the game had anamorphism puzzles, something I've always loved.
  • 6225
    An audio-related note: why doesn't the footsteps you hear match the animation of your shadow? That seems a bit rough.
  • 6226
    I've solved 63 panels, +5 (whatever that means).
  • 2016-01-28
  • 6227
    I caved in and bought it, still just out of curiosity. I found a boat. Solved 126 panels, +9.
  • 2016-01-30
  • 6230
    Solved 174 panels.
  • 2016-02-22
  • 6269
    My niece wanted to play this, and we went through a few sections, including a lot of the reflection and shadow puzzles.
  • 2016-02-26
  • 8431
    I streamed a bit more The Witness.
  • 2016-10-20
  • 7080
    I solved a few panels in the city area, but I forgot what the 3-pointed star thing does...