October 6, 2004

Blue Paintings, Bring Me the Blue Paintings!

by Nick Montfort · , 11:39 am

London’s Dali Museum has put on a show of the art of Myst, focused on the new Myst IV Revelation (185 MB demo available at that site). When even the Just Adventure review of the show refers to it as “a reasonably enlightening, if more than slightly blatant, piece of marketing fun,” it doesn’t cause me to wax too enthusiasic. The marketing (and perhaps art) must have been effective, though, since the reviewer also noted that the fourth Myst “goes way beyond Exile in terms of presenting a living, atmospheric world.” The new installment should have just been released, but I haven’t found a review yet. Thanks to Martin Hadis of Internetaleph for the news.

2 Responses to “Blue Paintings, Bring Me the Blue Paintings!”

  1. josh g. Says:

    Penny Arcade has a review of sorts in Friday’s post. Right now it’s on their front page, but let’s see if I can give an URL here that will work come Monday:

    This ought to work.

  2. nick Says:

    Very nice and detail-oriented Myst 4 review from Andrew Plotkin, also. He explores the interface and the rendition of the world in depth, notes some problems there and elsewhere, but concludes that it’s “the best-laid and most challenging adventure game of the year.”

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