Syberia - Part 1
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
I'm Sorry But This Game Is Just Weird!!!
I really did not like this game.
Voice-overs were actually pretty good.
Graphically, the game needed a bit of work. They were fuzzy and old.
The sound needs a bit of work too. Like someone else mentioned, the walking sounds like wood and the sounds are annoying all-round.
The tutorial annoyed me. You would click on something, but it wouldn't do it and it would tell you what to do, then you had to click it again.
There was absolutely no hint of any sort in the game, so when you got stuck, you were well and truly STUCK.
Because there were no hints, you would expect there would be a strategy guide, but no, the developers had to annoy us a little more.
The storyline is very poorly presented. The intro is weird, just people moving and no voices and from then on the story is very hard to follow.
I didn't play the original Syberia, nor do I plan to after playing this game. It's a disgrace.
September 6, 2012
I am always buying games. This game I am not going to buy. Though it has potential, it takes forever to get to where you need to go to get something done... or leaves you scratching your head on what to do next. The help button tells you what your objectives are, but when the character walks in most parts and runs and stops at other areas... it gets rather old and leaves you bored. I played the 60 min freebee to see if I would like it. I did not for those reasons.
Like I said, has potential and if they would have had gamers that tried the game before they put it out, it's flaws could have been fixed to be a more enjoyable game.
June 20, 2012
Liked the storyline, hated the game
I really wanted to like this game, if for no other reason than to start playing adventure games that didn't rely on HOS. I had the right idea but picked a very poor adventure game. It's unbelievably slow...you have to have a lot of patience. I've got more patience with my 2-year-old than with Syberia Part 1. The only things I liked about this game were the storyline and visual and audio effects. The rest were just not worth my time.
Let me start off by saying that I did play the demo first. I was hesitant, but I finally relented and bought the game because I thought it was going to get better. I thought the pace would surely pick up...I was so wrong. Not only did the pace not pick up, but everything has to be done in a certain order. What kind of adventure game is this??? After consulting the walk-thru, I discovered that when you perform tasks or pick up objects out-of-order, nothing else in the game will flow. This game gave me such a migraine that I finally just turned it off. I ordinarily don't quit games, but I made an exception with this one. The only option I have now is to start a completely new game and hope that I won't have to follow the walk-thru step-by-step. That completely ruined the fun factor for me. I don't plan on playing this again, but I will ask my husband to play to see what his thoughts are. If he can complete it, then maybe it's just me. If he can't, then maybe it's just the game. I think I'll stick to my hidden object/puzzle/adventure games in the future!
March 27, 2012
Atrocious Butchering of a Great Game
There is no excuse whatsoever for the hatchet job Anuman has done on Syberia. It's terrible. It's been ruined, just as Dracula: Path of the Dragon was ruined to make it playable on platforms other than the PC.
Characters in Syberia no longer gesture or show any personality. Except in the cutscenes, they move from place to place but otherwise just stand there and look blank. Kate is now programmed to run and she sounds as if she has wood blocks attached to her feet. The river doesn't even flow and touches like that were part of what make this game so beautiful. It is a mess and Benoit Sokal should be crying at what they've done to his wonderful Syberia.
If you want to play Syberia, go get it somewhere else, somewhere you don't pay far more than it's worth now, somewhere you can get the entire game in its original form. It's a classic of adventure gaming and never deserved this butchery.
March 7, 2012