Summary: A "Myst" type game in theme, you travel to many exotic locations and unravel a mystery worth spending hours to solve. The game has some great scenic graphics and is fun for any who enjoy puzzles one can sink their teeth into. This is a great XBOX title and I strongly endorse it.
Summary: I never understood how grown men/women could just sit in front of the tv playing on a game system for hours on end, until I was introduced to the Syberia series. I was so skeptical to play, figured with the new technology I would be doomed from the start. Surprisingly, it really wasn't that difficult to pick up on, especially when you are so enamored by the story line. I highly recommend this game!
Summary: This type of gaming experience can be quite addictive, and the unique plot of the first game brought me back for another go, but in the end I felt somewhat bad for the Kate Walker, the main character. The first game had a personal subplot going on for her, which was kind of glossed over in this installment. The gameplay was okay, but for the most part the gorgeous environment is non-interactive, which can be a little disappointing at times.
Summary: There aren't too many developers who can botch the very basics of walking down a wide cobblestone street. Somehow the dolts at Microids managed. Buried somewhere in all the invisible path blockages, incongruent camera angles, and asinine random button press "puzzles" may be a good game. And you may be better off playing it on the PC. I really wanted to like Syberia on the Xbox. For one thing, it looks fantastic on a large HDTV that can accept 720p.
Summary: Let me just start off with a positive by saying, the graphics in this game are quite a sight to see. The scenes and environment are beautifully constructed. The most important quality of this game, however, is missing: Adventure. The story is actually quite dull and the main character is neither heroic nor compelling in any manner.
Summary: This game did not disappoint. The graphics were amazing, and the storyline picked up where the first had left off so you got to follow along as Hans continues on to Syberia. This game was more enjoyable the first. The only downside - when the game is over, it happens very abruptly. One minute you're playing, the next reading credits. This was highly disappointing, but until that point everything was just as I had hoped.
Summary: I thought this game was slow and boring. The controls were ackward and movement was difficult. The scenery was detailed, but I spent more time looking around than actually doing anything. I can't really say what was specifically lacking. I thought it was uninteresting, hard to manuver through, and rather dull. I played it for a few days, hoping something about it would grab me, but nothing every did.
Summary: In starting to play this game, I was immediately struck by two things: the incredibly detailed graphics and the beautifully haunting music. Those two elements do a lot to set the stage and tone for what turns out to be an exciting -- though at times frustratingly slow-paced -- journey. My husband and I played it together, and found that we each contributed ideas that led to the solution of the various puzzles.