Posted: August 31, 2014
If you're in the right mindset for it, and comfortable with a game with a slow pace, (I admit, Kate did a LOT of running as I played through this), this is a charming, poignant few hours spent, with a lovely soundtrack - well worth the .99 I paid for it on sale.
Despite Syberia's age, it's carried along by a intriguing storyline, creative puzzles and a sensitive, nuanced potrayal of the death of one age, as another takes hold. The tale weaves several themes into its fabric, touching upon everything from the tumultuous changes throughout 20th century Europe to the march of time and technology, the increasing pace of life, what matters, what captures us, and in the end, what truly defines us.
For negatives, I don't have many other than noticing a few deviations between script and text, as well as a curious bits where accent/native tounge of the character was completely at odds with the words that were actually being spoken. Not a big deal, and easy enough to overlook.
To add: I didn't have technical issues with the game myself, other than the odd graphic bug, and then only when alt-tabbed; easily removed when clicking thru to the next screen.