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 seen in recent years.
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 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. Despite all of the hype, I decide to give this game a fair shot.
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 . On the NES, I played the hell out of Shadowgate and Uninvited . I suppose if I was a little older, I'd be talking in the same way about the Zork series.
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 with The Longest Journey as far as style and gameplay are concern.
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. Rain pours to the ground as you sit and wonder what is going on. Soon you discover that what at first seemed like a simple task, will lead you on a lengthy adventure.