Nanochick wrote: So, for many years, I have been into playing games on my computer. One of my favorite games is Myst...I am really interested in games where I am solving puzzles/figuring things out, etc. However, lately, I have found it quite challenging to find similar games as Myst...and at the moment, I have no game that I am working on, which is driving me crazy. Thus, I am wondering if anyone around Memestreams knows of any good computer games that are Myst-esque. I am mostly interested in puzzle/adventure games. I really am horrible at playing games involving me having to kill something before it kills me (too stressful) but if you know of any good game, even if it isn't an adventure/puzzle game, let me know about it.
And no...I am not interested in getting sucked into WOW or anything...I do have a PhD to work on after all (which requires actually going to work):)
Here's a review of Portal. I finished it this weekend. It's a quick game, you can run through it in about 4 hours. But it's fairly mind bending. When you finish, there are advanced bonus and challenge levels you can play as well.
Not technically a first person shooter because you don't actually have a weapon, just a device that shoots portals. But it's a slick puzzle game with an interesting story that unfolds. You're basically cast as a lab rat in a testing facility with a H.A.L. like computer guiding you through. Hard to explain, just gotta see it in action.