Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

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Decline Syberia 3

Discussion in 'Adventure Gaming' started by Keshik, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. abnaxusgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    Walking speed is much faster now.
     
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    I started playing this and despite the glitchy technical nature of it, it's still as charming and quaint as its predecessors.
     
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    I've finished this yesterday night, and this game truly is an embodiment of it's long and troublesome development.

    Random thoughts, good and bad stuff:

    -Kate Walker is kind and endearing and carries the whole game.
    -Game is technically clunky, but oozes with atmo and charm.
    -Point-and-click controls (introduced with new patch) are adequate enough, but still a bit wonky with a bitchy camera. Nothing a seasoned adventure gamer can't deal with though.
    -Too much backtracking.
    -High variance in location and art quality: Generally, the later Soviet stuff can be truly breathtaking in terms of architecture and vistas. Walking around in the metro or the hazardous sections of the ghost city of Baranour gives you the chills. Some other stuff though like Valseborg or the Krystal ship feels empty and boring.
    -Puzzles: Obviously, that's the meat of the game and again the quality varies a lot. Generally they're easy and logical enough, with only a few of them sticking out as genuinely fun and creative.
    -Characters: Well Kate's the star here. There's also Oscar, who only gets his limelight in one section (where you control him directly). There's also Kurk, a true hobbit gentleman. The rest of the cast range from mediocre, annoying to superficial. The bad guys' agenda was never explained (lol bad Russkies). The Shaman lady is a retard.
    -Story: I dunno, it's the little moments when Kate uses her wit and charm that truly shine. The Youkols do find resolution in the ending, but for Kate it ends in a cliffhanger. Rather disappointing as it felt very rushed, but it opens space for a sequel*.
    -VO: Huge variance in quality. Obviously they didn't have much budget for voice overs, so I can say that only Kate and Oscar do a professional job, the rest is really tragicomedy-bad. Not a deal-breaker, but still a shame. Perhaps the French dubbing is better? You can actually switch languages on the fly.
    -Music and soundscape: Top-notch. Inon Zur did a great job with the soundtrack.

    Overall, this is a quaint and clunky sequel still very faithful to the franchise. If you are a fan, you probably want to play this with a 50% discount. It's not as good and cohesive as Syberia 1, but still worth your time if you allow yourself to surrender to the fantasy of Syberia. If you look for realism or a challenge, look somewhere else.

    I, for one, am actually looking forward for more.

    *Benoit Sokal did mention in this interview that he's creating a story for Syberia 4.
    http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/295079/QA_Benoit_Sokal_on_Syberia_and_his_comics_career.php

    There's also this (light spoiler):

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    :shittydog::shittydog::shittydog::yeah::shittydog::shittydog::shittydog:
     
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  4. Shadenuatgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    Shite, it's Unity again. This is ugliest Sokal game ever made. Not as ugly as Dreamfall of course (that one is on the level of Neverwinter Nights 1), but still, that's not pre rendered beauty it was. These textures, urhhh
    And dat fps
    Controls and camera are so awkward
    And VO and lipsync are terribad
    Puzzles isf are non existent

    I also don't understand what Kate wants for now, since everything was resolved in previous game
     
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  5. abnaxusgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    Kate herself doesn't know what she wants.
     
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    63% off for one week.

     
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  7. Keshikgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    Seems like a fitting price.
     
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    You can already get it from key shops for 8,50 Euro.
     
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  9. ortucisgender: ⚧ Liturgist

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    I wasn't going to touch this (didn't wanna sully my memory of Syberia 1 & 2).

    But sure, at that price, might as well. Plus they seem to have patched out major annoyances.
     
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  10. Tom Selleckgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    I'll wait until it's in the "better than average" tier of some humble bundle.
     
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  11. HoboForEternitygender: ⚧ Magister

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    it will go in $1humble bundle next year probably
     
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    It's worth that price, unless you don't really care about the game at all. In that case the $1 humblebundle won't satiate your curiosity either.
     
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  13. aw shucksgender: ⚧ Magister

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    incidentally both Syberia 1 and 2 are on sale on GOG worth peanuts
     
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    Free DLC is coming next week:



     
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  15. abnaxusgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    So the game will get an actual proper ending?
     
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  16. aw shucksgender: ⚧ Magister

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    just replayed syberia 1 and currently replaying syberia 2
    hot diggity damn i remembered them games somewhat different
     
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  17. Dzupakazulgender: ⚧ Learned

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    Syberia 1 is currently free on GoG until the 11th.
     
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  18. belatedgender: ⚧ Savant

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    And Syberia 1 & 2 are both on connect right now
     
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    Codex 2012 Serpent in the Staglands Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera
    That automaton with a plan feels like a big cutscene. Not a lot of puzzles and one weird ending.
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    Why would anyone have a lever just to drop chandeliers?
     
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  21. Dzupakazulgender: ⚧ Learned

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    maybe it's this principle (open)
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    Heh, that scenario would have been much better, if it was some villains lair and not the train station.
     
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    New DLC is literally five minutes of running/walking around and pulling a lever.
     
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