The biggest problem with the Myst games is that to run it on Windows you had to install the buggy Quicktime software. It was always breaking, either because of upgrade issues or just plain bugs. I think a lot of people gave up on it because of how hard it was to keep running if you had other games on the system.
The game was ahead of its time. It would have been much better with a 3d render software engine like Unreal. (Which did not exist at that time.)
Also, you did not get to kill anything. Modern gamers need a body count.