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By Ian Coppock and Branson Roskelley
As you might have guessed, we were not able to get Riven to work. There are three remastered editions of Myst available on Steam, but apparently there’s not as much love for Riven. The only version available is the one and the same released in 1997, which has a hard time on modern systems. It’s a shame; I’m told that Riven is a high-caliber game and a worthy sequel to the original Myst. How often do we see the words “worthy” and “sequel” in the same sentence unless the word “isn’t” is also in there somewhere?
Riven follows the Stranger as they confront Atrus’s tyrannical father Gehn, though the details of this mighty confrontation we won’t be able to tell you. You might have better luck getting it to work on your system, but we weren’t able to find a workaround past constant system crashes. Good luck!
You can buy Riven here.
Thank you for reading! My next review will be posted in a few days. You can follow Art as Games on Twitter @IanLayneCoppock, or friend me at username Art as Games on Steam. You can also find Branson on Twitter @MrRoskelley, and at his website, bransonroskelley.com.
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