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The latest release in the Myst series leaps into the realm of 3D gaming. For the first time, you create a custom avatar to represent yourself, and you can move and look into all three dimensions. Although running and jumping are standard elements in the game, Uru is not an action title. Its core gameplay is still brain-teasing puzzles within an immersive story line.
You can view the Uru world from both first-person and third-person perspectives, although camera rotation is only possible in first person. A mouse-based system is necessary for interacting with the environment, but you can program keyboard controls for movement. The lush graphics that defined the earlier, static releases are here in full 3D glory, but you may need to reduce the settings for lower-end PCs. The demo offers the introductory level for the game, and the puzzles are accordingly quite simple. However, there's plenty of gameplay to get a good feel for the game.