Tuesday 25 November 2003 — This is over 19 years old. Be careful.
Uru is the latest installment in the Myst series of games (Myst, Riven, Exile). This one boasts full freedom of movement, avatars, and an online version that allows for interacting with other players. I downloaded the demo, and poked around a little bit. The freedom of movement seems to be accomplished by lowering the quality of the rendering. One of the things I really enjoyed about the other Myst games was the exquisite detail in the worlds. The Uru demo has that flat synthetic feel of texture-mapped 2½D worlds. I hope the full game will look better, the screenshots certainly do.
My brother is currently testing that game at Ubisoft. I can ask him what will be the recommended hardware for this game, but from what he told me so far, it might be a lot compared to previous Myst games.
I liked the previous versions, but I fail to see the point of making this an online game. I'm sure we'll talk about this game a lot around the Christmas lunch.
Let me know if you would like more info on the game and I'll forward your questions to my brother. There is another neat game out called XIII. This one looks awesome and I have a feeling I'll get it for Christmas!
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