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b0bb13
30-07-10, 15:11
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/fr/5/5d/Syberia_Logo.png

http://www.microids.com/jeu/en/12/jaquette/grande.jpg

Platforms: http://www.microids.com/images/plateforme/PC.png http://www.microids.com/images/plateforme/PS2.png http://www.microids.com/images/plateforme/XBOX.png http://www.microids.com/images/plateforme/DS.png

Summary
Kate Walker, a young ambitious lawyer from New York, is handed what seems a fairly straight forward assignment - a quick stopover to handle the sal of an old automaton factory hidden in the alpine valleys, then straight back home to the US. Little did she imagine when embarking on this task that her life would be turned upside down. On her expedition across Europe, traveling from Western Europe to the far reaches of Eastern Russia, she encounters a host of incredible characters and locations in her attempt to track down Hans, the genius inventor - the final key to unlock the secret of Syberia. Her voyage across land and time throws all she values into question, while the deal she sets out to sign turns into a pact with destiny.

Main features
• A gripping script that goes beyond your imagination
• Rich and intriguing characters with detailed and realistic 3D environments.
• Film-like camera angles, movements and framing
• Original and creative puzzles (completely integrated in the scenario)

Ratings
1up : A
Gamespot: 9.1/10
Gamespy: 90 /100
Pcgamer: 80 /100
Computer Gaming World: 4/5
IGN: 7.1/10

Screenshots
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Trailer
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http://www.microids.com/jeu/en/13/jaquette/grande.jpg
Platforms: http://www.microids.com/images/plateforme/PC.png http://www.microids.com/images/plateforme/PS2.png http://www.microids.com/images/plateforme/XBOX.png

Summary
COURAGEOUS OR CRAZY ? Having searched Eastern and Western Europe for a massing heir, Kate Walker finally completed her long and arduous journey, obtaining the signature of Hans Voralberg and closing the automaton factory buyout. Mission accomplished ? Not for this sophisticated New York lawyer... An unlikely pair, young Kate Walker and old, eccentric Hans Voralberg now set off on a journey together: in search of the last of the fabled Syberian mammoths at the heart of a long and forgotten universe. The surreal quest Hans began alone several years ago will come to a final close as he and Kate face obstacles far more dangerous than ever before, testing their courage and determination. Far and beyond, a mystical Syberia awaits their arrival...

Main features
• Original and captivating storyline !
• Rich and intriguing new characters with new, realistically detailed 3D environments.
• Completely integrated, original puzzles that test the players skill throughout the game.
• An amazing original soundtrack !

Ratings
Adventure Gamers 4.5/5
IGN: 8.6/10
1up: B+
GameChronicles: 8.1/10
GameZone: 8/10
Gamespot: 7.8/10

Screenshots
http://media.ignimgs.com/media/thumb/775/775549/syberia2_031704_020_thumb_ign.jpg (http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/syberia2_031704_020.jpg) http://media.ignimgs.com/media/thumb/775/775538/syberia2_031704_009_thumb_ign.jpg (http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/syberia2_031704_009.jpg) http://media.ignimgs.com/media/thumb/775/775544/syberia2_031704_015_thumb_ign.jpg (http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/syberia2_031704_015.jpg) http://media.ignimgs.com/media/thumb/775/775535/syberia2_031704_006_thumb_ign.jpg (http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/syberia2_031704_006.jpg) http://media.ignimgs.com/media/thumb/761/761885/syberia2_031004_004_thumb_ign.jpg (http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/syberia2_031004_004.jpg)

Trailer(SPOILERS)
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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/db/Syberia_3.png
Platforms: PC & PS3
Release Date: TBA 2010/2011

Development
On 1 April 2009 Microïds announced that Syberia III would be released on PC and PlayStation 3. A further press release on 2 April noted that Syberia would be one of the series of games to be released in the "Ultimate Adventures" tri-packs. On 17 April another press release was issued, explaining that the PC version will be released, but the PS3 version may not, due to problems with Sony. Benoît Sokal mentioned in the press a number of times that he would only participate in a Syberia sequel if there was sufficient financial means to design and develop it properly. In 2009 Microïds decided to invest in the Syberia franchise. Microïds have also asked that fans of Syberia send them emails of support for the game. The company has stated that the game will miss its original June 2010 release date, and is likely that it will be released after 2010.
The first press release also mentions that Kate Walker will meet an investigator named Victoria McPherson. FBI agent McPherson is the female lead character of another of Microïds' series of games, Still Life and Still Life 2.

Gameplay
One of the main innovative points of the game is allegedly its use of collaborate online gaming between players on both PC and PS3, using simultaneous data exchange and sharing on the two platforms. The first press release hints that players will only be able to accompany Walker to the end of the adventure, if they have collaborated with players from the other platform, utilising each player's abilities. Microïds also stated that this style of collaborative gaming would feature in other future releases from the company. This is uncertain, however, as this dates from an April 1 press release.

PlayStation 3 version
On 17 April another press release was issued, explaining that the PC version will be released, but the PS3 version may not, due to problems with Sony. Benoît Sokal mentioned in the press a number of times that he would only participate in a Syberia sequel if there was sufficient financial means to design and develop it properly. In 2009 Microïds decided to invest in the Syberia franchise. Microïds have also asked that fans of Syberia send them emails of support for the game.[4] The President of Microïds, Emmanuel Olivier, also thanked fans on the company homepage for their support.


So, here we can talk about the Syberia games and how much we love them. <3
I'll post my opinion later, since this post is already too big. XD

michaeldt
30-07-10, 15:32
never played this game, never will

jarekhanzelka
30-07-10, 15:33
IGN is stupid. The first Syberia is easily one of the greates point n click adventure games of all time. The second one isn't bad at all, but personally I think it can't compare to the first one in any way.

b0bb13
30-07-10, 15:35
never played this game, never will

Lol, why?

IGN is stupid. The first Syberia is easily one of the greates point n click adventure games of all time. The second one isn't bad at all, but personally I think it can't compare to the first one in any way.

I definitely agree. They did give it 8.1 or something like that for the PS2, probably different reviewers. And yeah, I also think the first one is better, it has a certain charm that the second doesn't have.

Nemo_91
30-07-10, 15:40
never played this game, never will

Your life will never be complete :(


As I said in the Name that Game thread, the first game is my second favourite game of all time :D I absolutely love the second as well. They're both amazing games. The story, the music, the characters... everything is perfect! (well, except the length..) I have high expectations for the third game.


I made a thread about the games too, ages ago. I got like one reply, If I remember correctly, lmao.

Tomb-Dude
30-07-10, 16:35
I need to get these games again. Only played number one and bloody loved it!
And now apperently number 3. Is that true >_>

Can't really remember it that well, sadly... But now currently looking at how much they cost online... And it seems pretty cheap :mis:

SGRaider
30-07-10, 16:40
Probably my all time favourite. Syberia was what got me into the genre.
Love both games (probably played each at least 3 times) the story, the characters, the gameplay, the music, everything is just right.

I am a big fan of Benoît Sokal's work overall. The atmosphere he creates for his games is amazing.

Got high hopes for Syberia 3, hope I don't get disappointed.

sandygrimm
30-07-10, 16:42
Played it 10 times both and still loving it :D
Can't wait for part 3 :jmp:

]{eith
30-07-10, 16:56
I always wanted to play Syberia but I never got to. My computer at the time wasn't capable and I just forgot about it. But now.....:jmp:

jarekhanzelka
30-07-10, 16:58
Erm...what kind of computer did you have at the time?:D

Nemo_91
30-07-10, 17:28
{eith;4784123']I always wanted to play Syberia but I never got to. My computer at the time wasn't capable and I just forgot about it. But now.....:jmp:

You're gonna love them!

I love replaying them in winter :D

ajrich17901
30-07-10, 17:30
Always wanted to play this game I remember seeing it as walmart years ago, never got around to playing it. That changes now :D just got the first game off amazon for ps2.

Alex Fly
30-07-10, 17:38
I've played the 2 games, both excellent ! Those are really nicely made ! :tmb:

sandygrimm
30-07-10, 17:40
This is my fav part from Syberia 2

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amazing the mechanical horses scene, and the nice twist of the train being stolen :tmb:

and this from Syberia 1

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Nemo_91
30-07-10, 17:43
That clock puzzle in Syberia 2 was so frustrating >.<

sandygrimm
30-07-10, 17:45
Hell yeah, always had to do it with a walkthrough hint :p

What about Oscar? thought he was pretty annoying TBH

Nemo_91
30-07-10, 17:49
Hell yeah, always had to do it with a walkthrough hint :p

What about Oscar? thought he was pretty annoying TBH

I love how he annoys Kate all the time :D

SGRaider
30-07-10, 18:03
I liked Oscar, he was a nice- even if pretty annoying- guy.

Remember the Youkol people and their language. I've always loved that. Used to talk to the ones near the train at least a dozen times, just to listen to them saying took-toot. :vlol:

sandygrimm
30-07-10, 18:09
Ya, youkol were so adorable :D,
as for that part I dreaded, going back and forth just to make them hook the train. :rolleyes:

Alex Fly
30-07-10, 18:13
- Oops confonding with something else -

Nemo_91
30-07-10, 18:15
Remember the Yuki? OMG, I so wanted one! :D

Alex Fly
30-07-10, 18:18
Remember the Yuki? OMG, I so wanted one! :D
Me too !

http://twojepc.pl/html/syberia2/syberia_3.jpg

This adorable thing pratically made me cry with its puppy eyes ! I can't resist puppy eyes ! :hug:

danraid
30-07-10, 18:18
I think it's very vague what's going on with the third Syberia game? If i'm not wrong they gave it a release date but that date has already past and now they haven't released anything. Is this ever coming? Cause I SO want to play a Syberia game cause it was pure perfection!

(edit: Oops! already found part of my questions: The company has stated that the game will miss its original June 2010 release date, and is likely that it will be released after 2010.)

sandygrimm
30-07-10, 18:29
Think this is from part 3?:p
Seems so, or?

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I just read the collaboration part for part 3...:( well if i have only PC can I finish, or play the game fully?

Nemo_91
30-07-10, 18:34
^ Lol, no. That game is called Paradise. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradise_%28video_game%29

larafan25
30-07-10, 18:48
Interesting, I've never really heard of this series, looks fun, however what do you do in the game?

I'll have to check out some other videos.:)

sandygrimm
30-07-10, 18:48
Oh so that's the Paradise game.. Damn, Been trying to get that for ages now :( Looks just like Syberia. :D

coolaideonfire
30-07-10, 19:49
I loved the first one. Such a charming and visually beautiful game. I did play the second one but I never had the same desire to finish it just didn't have the same charm as the first. I'm looking forward to the third but I always thought the announcement was an April Fools joke by Microids? lol.

Nemo_91
30-07-10, 19:50
Oh so that's the Paradise game.. Damn, Been trying to get that for ages now :( Looks just like Syberia. :D

I'd love to play it too. It's similar to Syberia because it is also a Benoit Sokal game.

SGRaider
30-07-10, 20:10
Oh Paradise was great. I think there was something about the ending that I didn't like, but I loved evertything else. It had the typical Syberia feeling to it.
Okay, now I have to play all those games again.
Have any of you played Benoit Sokal's other games? (Amerzone, Sinking Island, Nikopol)

Nemo_91
30-07-10, 20:13
Yeah, I've played Amerzone but I didn't finish it. Plus, I tried the demo of Sinking Island; I thought it was pretty good.

SGRaider
30-07-10, 20:22
Oh, I so have to find those games, Mr Sokal rocks.
I played the demo of Nikopol: Secrets of the immortals, but I think it kind of disappointed me. I may try to find it again to see if I've changed my mind.
And now, thanks to this thread, I am starting syberia from the beginning.

Nemo_91
30-07-10, 20:26
The beginning of S1 always makes me feel... nostalgic :D It's hard to explain, actually.

StefanJ94
30-07-10, 21:58
You started the party without me :mad: How could you? :p
:vlol: joking :D
Yes I love Syberia & Syberia II ;)
They are one of my favourite point and click games along with Nancy Drew and Myst :D
They are not too easy, but also not too hard so they are quite enjoyable and the story is wonderfull :) The endings are awesome as well O.O and Kate Walker is my favourite female PC game character :jmp:
What else can I say....I love them ^^

MyRaider4Life
30-07-10, 22:52
I have never played this game, though I really want to. I especially want to play Syberia III because it has Victoria McPherson from Still Life as one of the characters! :jmp:

*laralover*
31-07-10, 13:27
Yup got 1 and 2 on PS2. I really love point and clicks. This and Broken Sword are my favourite series :D Cant wait for the 3rd one :jmp:

CrisGer
31-07-10, 13:35
I love both Syberia I and II but.... if they persist in that insanity about cross platform collaboration it will be a disaster. I hope they have come to their senses since that dumb stupid idiotiic idea. I had forgotten about that. Sigh.

The first two are two of the best CGI games every made....and likely will remain so, as they are so well made and beautifully crafted. Remarkable work and real art. But i do hope they dont persist in forcing us to colonize other platforms, I hate the idea of that ..it is a violation of freedoms too numerous to mention and really a lousy marketing ploy. PC is the way to go and always will be for classic game play for a number of reasons. But the games themselves are beautiful. I am not sure also about dragging in another character from another game to try to sell their products..that is a bit lame as well. Here' s hoping it comes out ok.

Nemo_91
31-07-10, 13:41
I am not sure also about dragging in another character from another game to try to sell their products..that is a bit lame as well. Here' s hoping it comes out ok.

I agree. Victoria is a great character, but she should have stayed in Still Life :p

b0bb13
02-08-10, 00:13
^ I doubt she'll have a huge role, probably just an easter egg. XD

Glad to see so many fans. ^_^
I already dug out my copies of Syberia 1 & 2 and planning to play them in the very near future. =D

And I seriously need to get Mr. Sokal's other games. =D

DragonSlayer
06-08-10, 14:27
I have Syberia 1 can't get Syberia 2 my old man won't get it for me i'll get it myself someday.