a marvelous, stunning game
This is such a unique excellent game, in plot and graphics and gaming. I highly recommend you play the first game, Syberia, before this one. There is a good level of challenge that will interest any gamer. This type of game is a departure from the creepy hidden object/puzzle games I usually love, this is more adventure. Recommended to all!
February 23, 2012
What more can I say? I only wish there were more games like this. Although I needed the help of a walkthrough, I was so absorbed by the story that it was hardly a distraction. It's taken me several days (approximately 16+ hours) to complete this game which, for me, represents value for money. Most adventure games I finish within 4 to 5 hours over a couple of days. Can't wait for Syberia III - after all Kate's got to get back somehow!
February 21, 2012
really top story... not boring at all ,short ways so you don't have to go long roads hundred time ... and sort of easy to solve if you think logical
February 16, 2012
Siberia 1 and 2
Both games were excellent.Great graphics and good story line only disappointment was there should have been a 3rd one to tidy up what happened to Kate.Highly recommend both.
February 7, 2012
Sorry to see it end !!
I had to have the walk through for both Syberias but still was a challenge ! I did not want the story to end. I still see a sequal coming just to get Kate back ??????
February 5, 2012
This was a really good game. It was interesting, challenging and fun. It took a long time to play so was worth the money.
I love to find more like it and Syberia I.
November 15, 2011
Much like the first one, the graphics, story, puzzles and everything else are really well done.
It's reall just an extension of the first one. Nothing new or exciting. The last part of the game gets very drawn out and confusing instead of challenging at times.
It's just not like the first one. Not even close! Still a great game on its own though.
January 2, 2012
Syberia II Review
?It has a great story line that grips you from the get-go. Superb graphics, sound and music push Syberia II above being good, and just short of being great.?
November 24, 2012
This is a bit of a tough review for me as I am very glad that I purchased this game and then happily muddled my way through it, but the above statements are tempered by the fact that I played Syberia 1 and wanted/needed/required resolution.
I completely and utterly enjoyed the first installment of Syberia and its entire storyline. I found it wholly unique, mysterious, and almost magical as I followed Kate in her discovery of the automatons, her need for independence, and her final realization of purpose culminating in a dramatic forging north with Oscar in her devoted pursuit of Hans and his rumored mammoths.
I easily forgave her clunky, slow, running style from one screen to the next, and then her inevitable ponderous backtracking to where she started. I forgave the repeated dialogue, the repeated dialogue, (ahem), the repeate... wait, maybe if I backtrack a bit...
Regardless, the first installment held wonder. Syberia 2 holds boiled potatoes with a touch of pepper: it's comforting and filling, but in the end, you still feel kind of empty.
Personally, I found the entire trip north rather boring outside of a few bright spots. Romansburg is pretty cool, but Ivan and Igor are as characteristically unbelievable as throwing 2 of the 3 stooges into a Shakespearean play. Unfortunately, these idiots are fairly major players throughout the game, becoming the main antagonists outside of the weather. This game would have been much improved with a strong, identifiable nemesis, but we never get one.
The addition of a cute sidekick animal named Youki reminds me of sitcoms that add a young, homely/cute child to the cast the minute the ratings start to drop.
The portrayal of the northern Youkol tribe is almost offensive: short, fat, unintelligible; cowering from machinery, yet rich with magic dream powers.
Fun Factor: Not bad, there are lots of really fun spots, but some annoying ones. I found traversing through the Youkol village to be an annoying chore.
Visual/Sound Quality: Great production values, great music, superior voice acting.
Level of Challenge: Good and bad. I found some puzzles just relied on the 'try and fail' method, which I despise. A good puzzle should have a logical solution, as obtuse as it may be.
Storyline: Well, great to a point, but when I hit the final scene I wanted to be both nostalgic and laugh my frickin' head off at the same time. It's just so ridiculous that the time and effort you've invested into the game is almost overwhelmed by such an ambiguous, silly, yet somehow touching conclusion. I still don't know how to take it.
Overall: If you've played Syberia 1, and want to know what happens next, purchase now!
If you're interested in the premise, make sure to play Syberia 1 first.
As a stand-alone game, bleh. If you haven't played the first, and don't want to, skip it.
Only recommended for those who've played Syberia 1, and enjoyed it.
June 15, 2012
Beautiful graphics, but very frustrating game!
This game had beautiful graphics,and I would have loved it IF there were hints,and not so much walk,walk,walking around of the main character. You had to walk her through one area to another,and of course could have her jog around from place to place,but still time consuming. Some of the puzzles were vague,and without the walkthrough I would have been lost. If there had been hints,and checklist of sorts,maybe I would have enjoyed it more. This is a loooong game that I couldn't wait to finish and get over with.
September 11, 2012