|a game by||Microids|
|Editor Rating:||7.8/10, based on 2 reviews, 1 review is shown|
|User Rating:||8.5/10 - 4 votes|
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|See also:||Christmas Games, Point-and-Click Quests, Syberia Series|
I played the first game on the original Xbox and loved it, the sequel was not as good, but it was ok and with Syberia 3 they pretty much killed the franchise. This was released in 2017 13 years after the second game! I kind of applaud them for keeping the style of the game true to what the series was all about. However, there is a very thin line between being old-school and just flat-out old.
The Youkol People
The game takes place after the events of the last one, but to be fair, Syberia 3 does a decent job of filling the story in for those who may be new to the series. Kate managed to leave Syberia on this haggard boat and she ends up being rescued by the Youkol people. The Youkol have people after them and so does Kate so she decides to help them with their Snow Ostrich migration.
I thought that the story was ok, it lacked the wow factor of the Mammoths from the last game, but I thought the story was probably the strongest part of the game, to be honest with you even if it was not quite as good as what the last game offered.
I was shocked that many of the reviews I read about this game complained about the visuals. I have to say that Syberia 3 is a pretty decent-looking game. The setting is great and I think the character models all have a lot of personality to them. I really do not see what people’s problems with the visuals are. The facial animations are a bit stiff, but apart from that, I am pretty cool with the way the game looks. The underwater section in particular looks fantastic.
Another thing that I feel they got right with this game is the sound design. The voice acting is decent enough, especially from Kate. A few of the Youkol people are hamming it up a bit, but for the most part, the voice acting is of a high standard. I also liked the score; it has a rather haunting feel to it and it fits in with the “cold” setting that the game has.
This game feels like it should have been released about 15 years earlier! That is saying something because the previous game was not even that old. I get that they were going for a certain “old-school” kind of adventure game vibe with Syberia 3, but they failed to nail it. Instead of feeling like a classic game, it just feels old in its game design. Kate is awkward to move around, it is like you have tank controls! It can be very, very hard to know what you have to do. You will talk to characters and get to decide what to say, you need to find items, solve puzzles, and so on. The problem is, much of what you have to do feels very cryptic. The puzzles especially feel like they were designed more to frustrate you than test your skills. It is not horrible, but at the same time, it is not exactly a lot of fun.
I hate to say it, but Syberia 3 was a real disappointment. The only reason that I was able to stick with the game was because I played and enjoyed the previous two entries in the series. This one looks decent, has good voice acting and despite what people say, I thought the story was ok. However, the horribly aged game design makes this a game that can feel like a real chore to play. I would imagine that anyone who had never played the first two games trying to play this would turn it off after an hour at most.
- I still like Kate as a main character
- I found the story to be pretty interesting
- The visuals are quite good
- It has good voice acting and a very fitting musical score
- The controls in the game feel incredibly dated
- The majority of the puzzles are very frustrating
Download Syberia 3
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP