Geplaatst: 5 juli
Overall, Syberia II was a fantastic game and a great sequal to the original.
As a sequel, it's very similar to the first game in terms of gameplay, so a lot of my opinions are the same in that regard.
-I usually prefer point-and-click in the first person, but the movement was pretty smooth, not awkward, not too slow to the point of it being an annoyance (double-click to run, people!), so this ended up not being a problem; in fact, it worked a lot better with the type of story this tells
-Graphics were appropriate for the game style and the settings were beautiful and unique
-Puzzles were challenging enough for an adult to enjoy, and maybe even get stumped on; this is a good game to graduate to if you got started on similar games targeted at a younger audience - like Nancy Drew - and are starting to find them too easy
-Characters were fun, unique, and real; they did not seem boring or single-faceted; you see variety and development over the course of the game
-The storyline was one-of-a-kind and not quite the same as any other game you've playing in this genre
The cons were minimal:
-The only thing that really bugged me was that the dialogue box often said things that weren't exactly the same as what was actually being said. It was either phrased in a different way, it missed a few words, added a few words... nothing that was important for understanding the story, but it was odd, and I don't see how they couldn't find someone to accurately transcribe the dialogue. It doesn't matter if you are listening to it with volume, like I did, but I found it weird.
-Running a round was a liiiiittle bit slow when I was backtracking for no reason or running around trying to figure out what to do, but not enough to be annoying.
-The game as a whole is not extremely fast-paced, but it really depends on what kind of person you are + what you want out of a game. It kind of works with the type of game and the story, but some (the impatient?) might find it too slow and thus boring.
As a sequal, it gets points for staying true to the original and continuing on with its story without a hitch. It feels identical in almost every way, albiet is even more exciting because you're reaching the end of your journey and seeing even more interesting people and places.
All-around, it was a great game for me. Whether it's the right game for you I can't say, but if you have a history of point-and-click, mystery games, and adventure games, it's generally so cheap to get these games (they might even show up in a cheap pack -- that's how I got them), that if you think you might be into it, you aren't losing much by giving it a shot. Some games I also have enjoyed that I think have some similarities, though none are exactly the same:
The Hardy Boys
And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie