Summary: I've been a fan of the Syberia games for quite awhile now, and after recently getting a Nintendo DSi XL thought that this should be one of the first "casual" games that I should try on it. Sadly the adaptation for the Nintendo platform is not up to quality of the PC or Xbox version. The repetitive music, the animation frames of Kate running instead of actually navigating a 3D environment and having to read dialogue, in addition to some minor portions of the game missing...
Summary: The actual game is fun once you get the hang of it. The music is breathtaking (and at times overwhelming), the graphics are beautiful, the voice acting is hit or miss at times, the puzzles actually makes sense (instead of just find this, win a prize, move on) and the story feels more like a fantasy soap opera than a video game. With that said, this is a very poor port of the game. The graphics have been noticably downgraded to fit the DS's screen.
Summary: I had actually only played Syberia 2 before starting this DS port of the original game. Since the original Syberia isn't backwards compatible on the Xbox 360, I was forced to pick up where the first one left off and attempt to catch myself up with the previous events. Even being thrown into a world/story I wasn't familiar with I enjoyed it thoroughly and found it to be a well made adventure game with an excellent narrative.
Summary: This DS port of Syberia is just plain awful. The DS version is actually from an earlier port of the cell phone version. The thing that is wrong with this version is that this game is too watered down, and yes im aware that this a DS game and I shouldn't expect a full fledged PC adventure experience but seriously, this game is sad.
Summary: This was the most fustrating game I have ever played. There is no dialog to speak of so you do not know what is going on and what the objects you pick up are to be used. Walkthroughs on line relate only to the PC version. Many of the objects in that version are not in the DS version. I keep getting stuck in places with no way out. I get into other places where there are no people and you just wander and wander. Waste of time!
Summary: I would recommend the PC version over the DS version. She moves very slow from one screen to the next, and a lot of the humorous dialog and one-liners (and a lot of the wonderful voice acting) is gone. The beautiful environments look horribly pixellated. They could have made a great port that took the adventure genre a step forward on the DS, but instead they were so literal about it that it feels like a drab pixel-hunt with a stylus.
Summary: I find this game interesting. Kind of hard,and Kate, walks so slow!!!!!! Still it is keeping me busy figuring out, though it took me a week to get to the 2nd level! Now I know to check everything before I leave an area. I love these kinds of games!
Summary: This game is very difficult to figure out, and leaves you very frustrated! Upon first playing the game, it took me thirty minutes before I gave up and found a walk through online. I viewed a couple of different walk throughs, and one of the main steps in the beginning was not available for my game. I do not know if this was a defect on my game or what, but I became increasingly frustrated as I continued to play.
Summary: I've read the other reviews about this game, and they make many valid points: the graphics are tiny and not as detailed as I might prefer; the music is INCREDIBLY repetitive; and the puzzles can sometimes be frustratingly obfuscated. Bearing all of that in mind, however, the game can be very fun. The characters are enjoyable; the long-shots of the villages, the rooms, and the countrysides are beautiful; and the story is complex and entertaining.