Summary: Heavy on plot and light on puzzles, Syberia isn’t going to have the same widespread appeal enjoyed by the likes of The Longest Journey . This is a shame, since it’s actually a high-quality title that tells a great story while immersing you in one of the most interesting and intelligent environments...
Excerpt: I have had my doubts about Syberia. I have seen the press screenshots of this game and the thought of another Myst clone pops into my head. As an old school adventure gamer, I frankly rather see old styled cartoon graphics and good gameplay than a pretty slideshow but little interactivity.
Excerpt: Prerendered, but nice. The character models aren't the best, but pretty good. Lip-synching isn\'t perfect since the game came from France, But I defy anyone to find a game with more realistic FMV's.
Excerpt: I could probably say that I'm a gamer because of adventure games. Back in the day, when an Apple IIGS was a lot of computer, I spent a lot of time working through the early titles in the Sierra Quest series: King's Quest, Space Quest, Hero's Quest (later renamed Quest for Glory ), and Police Quest .
Excerpt: Syberia is half realist half sci-fi adventure game by Benoit Sokal (famous comic book author), the designer of Amerzone. I don't think this game is comparable with Amerzone, the game which I have never finished , Syberia is rather 3rd-person perspective adventure game that shares a lot in common...
Summary: There just aren’t that many good adventure games coming our way these days. Maybe game designers think that we have all moved beyond the relatively slow-paced, “stroll through a story” kind of games that I remember fondly.
Excerpt: You are Kate Walker, a business Lawyer coming to the town of Voralberg to negotiate for the Universal Toy Company to take over Voralberg Manufacturing. Upon arriving at this small European town in the middle of nowhere, strange robotic creatures are leading the way to a funeral.
Excerpt: , a point-and-click adventure game that was recently released takes place in more or less present days. You play as Kate Walker, a young ambitious lawyer, who of course happens to be drop dead gorgeous.
Syberia proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the adventure game genre is still full of life.
5 September 2002
Summary: If you've heard that adventure games are dead, you've heard wrong. Sure, this once-dominant game genre is now just a shadow of its former self, but it's a genre that nevertheless manages to produce one or two really impressive games each year.