Syberia - Part 1
I love this game
very fun, I actually lost track of the time while I was playing.
March 19, 2012
splitting a game into three parts is NOT a good idea
First of all let me say, the game itself is excellent and gets five stars for that. I bought it after buying Syberia II. I mistakenly thought that Syberia part 1 was the first game, but after I purchased it and played it and read the forums to see what happened to the rest of the game, I found out that this game was re-released in 3 seperate parts. So the original Syberia is now Syberia part 1, part 2 (still to be released) and part 3 (still to be released). I'm very disappointed that this wasn't explained properly on the purchase page. It actually said 'Note Syberia and Syberia part 1 are the same game', it didn't say that it was only part one of three parts of the same game. The developers have decided to break the game into more managable pieces to make it playable on iPads etc. I think they should have kept the entire game for purchase for PC users. I now have to pay for parts 2 and 3 if I want to actually finish this awesome game and I feel cheated, as you can buy this game whole on other sites for just one low price and you used to be able to buy the whole game on Bigfish as well for only one price. I think Bigfish should offer parts 2 and 3 at a heavily discounted price to players who have already purchased part 1. From reading the forums, there are a lot of unhappy customers out there over this issue.
July 10, 2012
I Got Lost ! Very confusing game!
Kate arrives in Valadilene in the French Alps when a funeral is taking place. She will buy a factory of mechanical toys (Automators, not robots! Do not talk the word "robot" in this town)!
She goes to the hotel, talks to the receptionist, goes to the room, goes in the living room, pick up some fax,some cogwheels, a pamphlet, talks on phone with the office and walks by Valadilene.
From then on, I could not do anything else! I was going back and forth ...So what? What to do?
Hint does not help, inventory popping up and you can not grab things (just the phone) - because it closes !
Besides, the game is interactive, but too much!! ... Kate just walks if you click the direction ... and suddenly she stops! Ie you have to click all the time ...I enjoy challenging games, but this ...becomes boring...you have to guess! No map, no hint to help.
Graphics are well done, sound is very suitable, voice over is great....but, I enjoy to play, to have fun...not to be lost..annoys!
February 28, 2012
This is not the ORIGINAL
Quick and easy: this has been chopped down so poorly it barely resembles the original game , It's a great game if you get the origianal DVD. Lost mine so I played the free demo with the intent to buy. SLOW and buggy. Didn't buy, will look for original Version instead of this chopped up and broken one
November 9, 2012
Dull & Plodding
The concept of the game was pretty good, but it was SO SLOW!!! Several things that I found very annoying:
1. The sound effect of her footsteps - unnecessary;
2. The running/walking and then stopping before moving into another scene;
3. The phone calls that occur through the game.
November 10, 2012
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