Myth is set in a world of ancient Greek gods, whose existence is threatened by the rise of Christianity. To keep up humanity's faith in the gods, Zeus, the god-in-chief, decides to set them all heroic tasks, just like the good old days. Naturally, you are first: you are Poseidon, the god of the sea (though, incidentally, you cannot swim!), tasked with recovering the Dark Helmet of Hades.
The game starts in front of the gates to the underworld. You carry the barest essentials for the task. Exits lead... ahem! Graphics in Myth are very good, and the parser is OK, but the real high point of it is the humour. If you liked Fish! you will probably like this, because they are very similar in style. You may even prefer this, it is that good! An excellent adventure. Witty, cunning and just plain good fun!
Note: Myth is currently only available to members of Rainbird's adventure society called Official Secrets. You can join this society by ringing their Sales Hotline on 0279 600204, or by sending a cheque for £22 or your credit card number to... Official Secrets, PO Box 847, Harlow, CM21 9PH. In return, you will be sent Myth, together with another free game, six issues of Confidential (the adventure and role playing magazine) and membership of Special Reserve, a group which claims to offer the cheapest software service around (normally £5).