Summary: Cryostasis is a first person horror/action game where you play a meteorologist caught inside the "North Wind," an old nuclear ice-breaker, frozen in the ice many years ago. This steel beast once fought for its country, but it fell into an ice trap as did every living thing onboard.
Excerpt: Cryostasis is a game with a lot going for it, and quite a few flaws as well. Kudos has to go to Russian developer Action Forms for trying to make a unique game the likes of which American gamers have probably never experienced before. And when they stick to their unique formula, the game is quite good. Unfortunately, when they add a lot of "traditional" elements into the game, like boss battles, the wheels kind of fall off.
Excerpt: Russian developed Cryostasis is a chilly cult masterpiece thanks to its unique story and visual style. Unfortunately, the game's technical issues and slow-paced combat are valid concerns against wide-audience approval.
Summary: Crysostasis: Sleep of Reason saw its initial release just this past December in its home country of Russia, and finally it has made its way here to the states. This is one game that should have stayed overseas. The atmosphere, story, setting, and game play are all severely lacking. The games issues with stability don’t help either.
Excerpt: Ich habe lange überlegt wie ich diese Review beginne, dennoch soll zu allererst gesagt sein: “Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason” ist eine russische Entwicklung. Wie bei allen russischen Geschichten, sitze ich nach Abschluss einer solchen immer relativ ‘unbefriedigt’ vor dem Bildschirm bzw. Buch.
Excerpt: Il nostro protagonista dovrà infatti scoprire che fine abbia fatto la nave “ Vento del Nord “, una rompighiaccio russa che è rimasta incagliata tra i ghiacci e il cui equipaggio è morto misteriosamente.