Excerpt: The game, as a whole, stutters and limps along, seemingly existing only to tie up to loose ends of the first game. When an impossible chasm separates Kate from her clockwork train, a character from the last game literally drops out of the sky and offers her a steaming hot cup of deus ex machina.
Conclusion: An equally adamant cadre of detractors appeared, citing the
game’s lack of interactivity, ease and scarcity of puzzles and its
brevity.And given that it is unlikely that anyone reading this review
isn’t familiar with the story of the first game, I’m not going to get
into it here.Despite being a
mechanical genius, Han’s disability was so severe that his father
eventually faked Hans’s death and secretly sent him away rather than
live with the social stigma.But
Excerpt: Syberia 2 is the second and final installment of Kate Walker's joint adventures with Hans Voralberg, the French automaton-designer. If I remember well, in the first game, Hans Voralberg was almost a myth since you only met him at the very end of the game. In Syberia 2, Hans becomes the main reason for Kate's journey. She's decided to leave everything behind not only to follow him, but also to support his dream of reaching Syberia again.
Excerpt: Or, to give it its full cover title: Benoit Sokal's Syberia II. Now you don't need to know who Benoit Sokal is, but it's nice to know that the game you're playing has an author, and not just a committee of licensors, publishing execs, market analysts and (usually at the end of the line) designers.
Excerpt: Syberia 2 Review People like you, Miss Walker, end up never going home… There is a place called Syberia. It is filled with sympathetic characters, who live within a world of moody imagery, lilting music and intricate mechanisms. Most of all, it has such a quiet and touching story. When I wandered through its pathways, I was so charmed. As it faded from my screen, I was happy that this game had been made with such tenderness.