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New Yorkers Whack Everyone; Ulcer-Inducing Puzzles

What if you started killing people? Not because you’d had enough of the suck-ass way of the world that had so embittered you. But because . . . well, you don’t know why. And it’s a trend. Good people elsewhere in New York City are whacking their fellowmen. That's the premise of INDIGO PROPHECY, an eerie adventure story that recalls the games Myst (the adventure part) and Johnny Mnemonic (the interactive movie part). Yeah, the controls are a little twitchy at times, but you’re really inside the emotion of this mystery (helped along by a disturbing score and decent voice acting). Question is, can you get to the bottom of it? And, do you really dare to?

Speaking of Myst, the last episode of the landmark series has just been released. MYST V: END OF AGES is rife with the brain-crushing, ulcer-inducing puzzles that the series relies so heavily upon. Yet this is a 3D game, and you can explore pretty much everywhere your heart desires. And don't be too afraid of those lanky Bharo folk. They're gonna help you out sooner than you think. Beyond the puzzles, the other Myst signature is still here: graphics that blow you away. In the snow environment, you actually feel like you're part of "Slava's Snow Show," inside one blustery blizzard.

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Indigo Prophecy
Publisher: Atari
Developer: Quantum Dream
For: PC, PS2, Xbox

Myst V: End of Ages
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Cyan Worlds
For: PC

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