Syberia - Part 1
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
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
I saw the title of this game mentioned in another review and purchased it without doing my homework. The excellent mention of this game that I read referred to the original version and not this mess of a tiny piece of the game. This probably took me about 3 hours to complete. Large file game, what?! I get that this is now supposed to be the first half, but it wasn't much of a game by itself. I admit, I did go to the walkthrough once or twice because some of the tasks didn't make a lot of sense, but that isn't what made the game so fast for me, there just wasn't a lot to it. I don't want to spoil anything, but if the point of something is supposedly to match colors, then shouldn't the colors actually match (legs); if they don't, it isn't a puzzle, it's random trial and error. The walkthrough I looked at was for the original game and several things from the original game are missing from this version which seems odd since this is now just "part 1". The story line was robust and if you can find the original full game, it's probably worth the money, but I'll never see how the story ends because I'm not wasting my money on part 2 since this one was so short and disappointing.
April 13, 2012
It's not 2002 any more
This game seems unchanged from the 2002 version that I first tried 3 or 4 years ago. It's almost unplayable by today's standards. The controls are clunky and don't follow any of the standards we're used to.
If you're looking for a visually impressive game and you don't care how hard it is to get anything done, this is the game for you. If you loved it 10 years ago, this is the game for you, maybe.
Many of the reviews here are from people who loved this game 10 years ago. I question whether they'd feel the same way if they came upon this game for the first time today.
February 29, 2012
Well I paid for this game and was really looking forward to playing it as I prefer the large file games to the hidden object ones. However it downloaded to my laptop (Vista) but would not play. I then tried to play it on Windows 7 but experienced the same problem with error codes. I contacted BFG interactive help and they went through the troubleshooting guide with me to no avail! I did get a refund and went on to get Dracula: Origins which was brilliant so all was not lost.
August 21, 2012