Riven for iPad
By Cyan Worlds
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"Riven: The Sequel to Myst" - made especially for iPad! The epic island Age of Riven with all of its rich, meticulous attention to detail, now closer than ever.
Taking up where Myst left off, Riven set an amazing new standard for design, aesthetics, and immersion in gaming. Remember Atrus’ trap book, the Moiety intervention, the mag-lev ride, the Jungle village, Catherine’s prison, Gehn’s Age, the Wahrk throne? Now the entire Riven adventure can be experienced from wherever you are.
This is the original Riven - with sights and sounds that have been remastered and meticulously re-assembled for a remarkable experience on your iPad. Everything that you remember from the original Riven in an intimate new format where every aspect is explored with a simple touch or swipe.
- All the original Ages & gameplay
- Highest quality images
- Improved music & sound effects
- Updated movies & animations
- "Bookmark" system to save & restore progress
- Swipe to turn
- Game Center achievement support
- “Hot Spot” hints
- Integrated Hint Guide
- Works on all iPads (1st generation to iPad mini)
Riven for iPad is as large as an App can be. We’ve managed to optimize Riven from its original DVD size to a little under a 2 gigabytes. Please be patient - download times and syncing times can be longer.
Because of the way iOS devices install apps, you may need extra free space on your device to install Riven. Once it's installed you can use the extra space again.
What's New in Version 1.1.2
Updated for iOS 7 compatibility
Yes! Riven is back!
As some people have pointed out, Riven was made long ago. For those of you who have been comparing RealMyst, let me point out that RealMyst is basically an updated version of the original Myst game. The original Myst was put out in 93. RealMyst is a very similar, but more recently updated version. RealMyst was to recapture Myst after it was released 20 years ago, as opposed to Riven (produced 1997). To compare any PC game that was made more recent, to one that is older, is purely unfair.
That being said, if you have played the PC versions of the games, then you should be able to appreciate the congruency of the IPad version and the PC version. This gives me such nostalgia since we played these games as a family when I was younger. I'm thrilled that they even went to the work of making these for Ipad, since the old Myst series CDs don't really work on our newer computers. And how much more wonderful since IPads are portable. My appreciation for Cyan is reinforced! Also, my love for Myst is renewed !
Overall fun but...
I really enjoy the game and piecing things together. However, after playing realMyst I got very accustomed to the freedom of the controls. It was very helpful to be able to chose the angles that you look at things and being able to move as if you were walking through the world made it a little more realistic. After using that style of movement, the choppiness and lack of freedom sometimes feels confining and can be a bit frustrating. Sometimes it can be challenging to keep track of directions and locations. Other than that, I really enjoy the game and it is a lot of fun.
This game brings back memories of my childhood. For those who give a 1 star bc it is not in 3D....remember that this game was probably made before you were born. The computers then were measured in MHz not GHz. They had single core processor (32 bit) not multicore (64 bit) and your old iPhone has 5 - 10 times the processing power. Remember do a little research before you buy anything, don't give bad reviews bc of your impulsiveness on spending your money