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I finished Myst 15 years ago and I'm now ready for Riven. Do I need to remember the story of Myst to play Riven? Or are both games are independent?

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I recall that you're given a recap before beginning the adventure. Still if my memories betray me, you don't need to have played Myst to enjoy Riven. It's a great game, enjoy the puzzles! – MdaG Sep 6 '11 at 7:44
Riven wasn't half as good as Myst if my memory serves me correctly. – Layke Sep 6 '11 at 10:33
@Layke Why ? It was too hard ? Too easy ? Other reasons ? – Luc M Sep 7 '11 at 4:10
@LucM - Much harder, in my opinion, Riven was the hardest of the entire series. – ERJ Jul 19 '13 at 16:52
up vote 6 down vote accepted

There are definitely connections between the plots of the two games, but you do not need to have recently played Myst to enjoy most of Riven.

That's all I can give you from memory, but feel free to do your own research online. Be wary of spoilers though!

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Playing Myst and knowing the story makes for a better experience IMO but you're right that detailed memories (a recent Myst playthrough) aren't necessary. – Matthew Read Sep 6 '11 at 3:47

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