Syberia - Part 1
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
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
I couldn't even get through the entire demo,this game bored me to death.It doesn't have any depth or meaning to it.The graphics were grainy and it looked like an old pc game version from the 90's the sounds are equal as the graphics .Challenges i didn't even bother didn't hold my interest to even play with it.Storyline wise not good at all.I wouldn't waste money on this game which is completely boring,it looks outdated and frankly not worth playing it.
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
Syberia part 1
Do not bother with this if you want to fondly remember the beautiful original game.
What were the game makers thinking..
They have taken an excellent game and cut it to shreds, leaving out what made the original game such a classic.
The lovely water for example flowed like water in the first, here it is just static. The characters are now like cardboard cutouts and much cgi stuff has been cut out too. Part 1 plays like a demo, its very short.
Very extremely dissapointing.
Rated low simply due to not enjoying playing what should have been the whole game and not just a 'part' of it.
May 1, 2012
I bought the game after the trial because of all the reviews that stated how long and challenging this game was, so I thought it would be fun. First of all there are NO puzzles, you just find stuff and put it where it goes.It's just like Nancy Drew except less challenging. As far as the length of the game, it is EXTREMELY SHORT. It is about 1/3 of what a normal game like this should be and now I know why... there are three parts, so wow, you have to pay three times to play one bleeping game. The only reason that it might seem "long" to other people is if they can't figure out how to advance in the game and they run back and forth for hours, however it is really easy to advance. I'm so angry that I actually bought this worthless game!!
March 29, 2012