Syberia - Part 1
Sorry - not a fan
I bought into the previous Syberia series, and didn't enjoy playing them. There was just too much walking to and from places, and that, combined with the dialogue made the games tedious and slow. After playing 15 min. into the demo, I found the same problem here.
And if I hear the name 'Kate Walker' one more time, I'm turning off ALL the sound.
February 28, 2012
There's very little to this game. It only took three hours to complete and most of that was waiting for the character to move around. None of the puzzles are complicated. The story has some promise if a little asinine in places, but a little sillyness doesn't hurt. Putting parts 1 and 2 together in one package might make it worth the money but I'm not spending any on part 2 to find out.
August 27, 2012
Not a Fave
I think this is a reformulation, because the original Syberia was BIG. I had to wait to buy it until this version came out so I could get it on backup CD (I can't do downloads). Maybe they lost too much by stripping it down.
1. Kate looks pasted into the background, literally like she was cut out of paper and stuck on. Weird.
2. No choice of screen size, skill level, and no map.
3. You have to refer to the Hints constantly to find out what you're supposed to do next. You can't do it intuitively.
4. It takes a loong time to figure out how to click just right to transfer stuff from inventory. Should it really be that hard?
1. Kate has an appealing voice.
I haven't even finished this game, and I'm not sure I'll bother. Too bad - I was really looking forward to getting my hands on this one :#
March 6, 2012
This isn't a terrible game but the overall feel is just kind of clumsy and awkward. A lot of just walking around (you try to make it go faster by having your heroine run instead). Even the atmosphere of the game is dismal & depressing. Not a fun time for me at all. I bought this game back when Big Fish first released it. At the time you couldn't try out their large file games without buying them first. Boy did I regret purchasing it in the first place. It wasn't worth it.
February 29, 2012
Even the heroine moves like an automaton
Based on the demo. This game had so much potential, to be as good as, or even better than the original, which was incredible. Instead, I saw a heroine who moved like an automaton herself, with no hint of humanity in her movements. The other graphics are poorly done cartoons. The voices are very well done, which is why I gave 3 stars to visual/sound quality. The inventory box takes a little bit to get used to. When you grab something other than your phone it's invisible, you don't see it until you click it in place, such as putting a key into a lock.
May 10, 2012
I find this game to be dull. So much time is wasted! Walking around takes way too long and the dialogue scenes are tedious. Not to mention, it's so easy to get lost in this sweeping landscape! It was a nice try but it failed.
January 16, 2014
Gameplay is tedious to say the least. Instead of being first-person, you get to watch the character run between scenes, which really slows everything down.
January 6, 2014
Though the game is quite interesting visually, it bored me to death with all the idiotic dialog and the constant back and forth clipity clopity. I really tried to get into it (all three), but just couldn't.
June 27, 2013
tried the trial on the back of reviews and was prepared for hunting, repeating etc but my patience ran out, there's just not enough positive events like actually finding things, or getting things to work to move forward, just needs speeding up with more to do and would be a really interesting change from goth HOGS.
May 6, 2013
For years I have read about Syberia and what a great game it is... how people compare newer games to it and nothing beats it. BLAH BLAH BLAH!
I waited to purchase this game for a time when I could afford the large file purchase (megabite wise, not money wise). I was on a very small GB usage allowance per month and never could buy it earlier. Well now I have and I understand that it has been split into parts. This review is based on the first of the parts.
First of all, visually I thought it was incredibly boring. For a supposed European town, it was so beige! The storyline promises so much, and is quite interesting, so that's a plus.
Unfortunately I found that it took too long to work out what to do and where to go, and I hate using walkthroughs so I spent my time going back and forward all the time aimlessly.
I actually didn't finish the game, and apart from Sinking Island, it is the only time I have quit before ending. I'll give it another go when I am desparate, but for now I have moved on to Delaware St. John and a bit of paranormal excitement.
March 2, 2013