In 1993 Myst, a first-person, graphic adventure puzzle game, rocked the world of PC gaming. If you didn’t play it yourself, you might remember it from your parents CD-ROM collection.
The original Myst sold six million copies and inspired new genres of video games.
Now, it’s back, reimagined for the Oculus Quest VR headset.
And the trailer is GLORIOUS.
The Oculus Quest version of Myst, developed by Cyan Worlds, allows for full 3D movement, with the ability to explore the island world of Myst to your hearts content.
Players are able to interact with all the knobs, levers, machinery, and instruments in a much more tangible way.
The only downside with the current version of the game is the lack of in-game note-taking ability, and when you play Myst, you’re going to want to take notes.
True to the original, the game offers very little guidance when it comes to guiding the players or highlighting objectives.
Players are expected to explore and interact with every inch of this virtual world, drawing their own logical conclusions from the clues they find.
There is no running clock, no monsters to fight. Just a world full of mysteries waiting to be unraveled.
So, taking notes is rather important, and constantly having to remove the VR headset as you play to jot notes down on real life paper is both annoying and detrimental to game play.
Luckily, Cyan World has promised a patch early next year to allow for in-game note taking.
If you’re a long-time fan of the Myst franchise, or you’re looking for new games to play on your Oculus Quest headset, consider stepping into the haunting virtual reality that is a newly remastered Myst.