Inspired by Jules Verne’s novel “The Mysterious Island”, the Miller brothers gave birth to a mythical game in the 90s Obduction download. The fruit of a three-year labor, Myst was one of the first to exploit the the CD-ROM while immersing the player in a world that is both realistic and imaginary. Realized as a real revolution, this riddle adventure will meet with such success that it will experience a wave of adaptations, more or less happy, for more than ten years. Gradually, the genre will fall into disuse, taking with him hours of brainstorming and other puzzles twisted. However, the two brothers, at the origin of the Cyan studio, will not forget their debut. In 2013, Rand and Robyn Miller decided to launch their Kickstarter campaign to bring to life a title that is a spiritual sequel to Myst. Entitled Obduction, the game has the ambition to match its model. It remains to be seen if the bar is not placed too high …
It’s a certainty, the Miller brothers like to let go of the player in the middle of nowhere. It all starts with a full moon night. While the lightning zebra the sky and the trees are manhandled by strong gusts, the player paces a sinuous way being guided by a voice. Dubbed in English and subtitled in French, it lays the foundations of an adventure that we already imagine strange. After the prologue, we are projected on Hunrath, an extraterrestrial world that holds many human beings hostage. Yet, initially, with a few exceptions, the avatar (the sex – the choice – is materialized by the shadow projected on the ground) is desperately alone. We discover an environment with shimmering colors reminiscent of the Farwest era. Just like Myst, Obduction does not take the player by the hand. In the first steps, the only things that attract attention are red crystals, which are nothing more than projectors of holographic messages (based on filmed individuals, one of the habits of the Cyan studio and the Miller brothers). As communications progress, we begin to understand our role and the way forward to return to Earth. If you like round trips and riddles, sometimes far-fetched, you’ll be served!
If you are used to puzzle games, you will find yourself on conquered terrain. Switches to activate, codes to decipher, documents to read … Obduction does not intend to upset the gameplay mechanics of Myst. In 2016, this may seem a little outdated, but this choice is fully assumed. The title of Cyan, beyond its many puzzles and mysteries, is above all a game of exploration. To say that you are going to trudge is a euphemism. The areas are numerous and it is not uncommon to open shortcuts to avoid many round trips thereafter. If the progression keeps a certain logic, it still needs a certain sense of direction to be able to find one’s way without any trouble. This will not prevent you from fumbling, enormously, as the mechanisms are legion. One thinks in particular of switches to transport the truck during the first hours or the countless codes to remember (with some random algorithms that a solution is different from one part to another). Difficult on the face, the progression is finally interesting and we come to appreciate the adventure, reminding in some ways the very peaceful The Witness. The problem is that small locating problems are transformed, in the second part of the game, into a real trap.
Without revealing the plot, the game is built in the form of parallel worlds that we discover as and when. If we base ourselves on its surface, the first zone of the game is like a kind of HUB connecting the other universes. But now, the riddles of the beginning give way to aberrant choices, which have no place at all in 2016. We think in particular of a labyrinth that will make more than one crazy, forcing to go from one dimension to another. other and stealing loads absolutely abominable. We also think of some puzzles that challenge all the laws of ergonomics, not to mention the too sanitized side of the game or its interface. Myst, in its time, was a great title and it still remains very pleasant today because it keeps a logic and does not point the player. There, with Obduction, it’s time to put your head in the wall, so much the puzzles and travel between dimensions become frustrating, even annoying. As we advance in history, we have the unpleasant sensation of being faced with a production that was slopped on the end. It is obvious that Cyan’s baby was not dosed as it should be. It’s a shame because these defects can be prohibitive for those who will not have the patience to support the loads. As it is, it is certainly not bad and the ride leaves, in outline, a good memory. But he does not have the size of a Myst, it is a certainty.
On the other hand, if there is one thing that can not be removed from the Cyan team, it is the talent of its artists. Even if optimization is not always the rendezvous, we think in particular slowdowns and pesky “loadings”, Obduction is very pleasing to the eye. The shades used, the finesse of the decorations, the detail on the textures, the visual effects that embellish the journey … it is not uncommon to stop to take a picture (yes, yes, it is possible) and enjoy the sublime panoramas. On the side of the atmosphere, the result is a little below the graphical paw.
As places are sorely lacking in life and entertainment, we would have liked more musical themes. There, apart from some melodies on the piano or passages to the guitar, the player is satisfied with sound effects and ambient sounds. If the whole thing participates in the impression of solitude – and it is successful – some orchestral melodies would not have been too much. Taken in its entirety, Obduction is a correct title, well done but too often clashes awkwardness. If his envelope of modern times is going to delight him, his shortcomings in terms of gameplay – very return in the past – may well harm him. One thing is certain, your servant is not ready to enter a labyrinth …
If he has nothing bad guy, Obduction does not have the content of his model. Less dreamlike, it is sanctioned by an accumulation of hazardous choices and deserved a better finish, both in the continuity of the enigmas in its overall optimization. Unless you want to punish the player, it is obvious that the development was rushed at the end of the course. Some phases are terribly badly thought out, sometimes archaic and taint a first part of adventure yet very pleasant. In the end, we keep a bit bitter taste and we say that Myst and Riven can rest easy. It’s a shame because the game is really pretty and offers great effects.
Obduction Full PC Game Download
Information about the game
Filename : Obduction – InstallShield Wizard
File Extension : exe
Platform : PC
Language : ENG, FR, PL, IT, DE, RU
Disk space required : 20 GB
System Requirements ( Minimum / Recommended )
- OS: Windows 7, 8.1, 10
- CPU: Core i5-2500 3.3GHz, FX-8150
- RAM: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 660, Radeon HD 7850
- Sound: Yes
- Disk Space: 20 GB
- OS: Windows 7, 8.1, 10
- CPU: Core i5-4590 3.3GHz, FX-8350
- RAM: 16 GB RAM
- Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 970 4GB, Radeon R9 290
- Sound: Yes
- Disk Space: 20 GB
How to installation Obduction
- 1. Download the installer from our website (using the download)
- 2. Then run the “.exe“ and start to install the game
- 3. During the installation, then follow the instructions
- 4. The game starts automatically download and install.
- 5. Wait until the installation is complete
- 6. Then pop up with the download key, and then activate the game
- 7. Play IT!