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?

  • 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
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    @LucM - Much harder, in my opinion, Riven was the hardest of the entire series. – ERJ Jul 19 '13 at 16:52

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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