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on 27 November 2001
After Myst and Riven I had been looking forward to this game for some time which probably contributed to my disappointment.
The graphics are once again excellent and the 'ages' that have been created, once again beautiful.
In Riven, there was a huge world to explore and the clues to solving its mystery lay in every corner of that world. Exile has reverted back to the style of Myst in which there are five seperate ages, each a puzzle in its own right.
This removes the feeling of wandering lost in a huge world in which things gradually fall into place that was so appealing with Riven. Instead, the feeling is one of being guided, or even forced to take the right path throughout, making it too obvious where puzzles were and too obvious how to solve them.
The Myst series are still, however, unique and if you liked the first two, buy this one.