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Courageous or crazy ?
Having searched Eastern and Wstern Europe for a missing 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 finally come to a close as he and Kate face obstacles far more dangerous than ever before, testing their courage and determination.
She has left behind all her worldly possessions with the express purpose of joining the heir of the Voralberg family on his journey. Together, through mystical and enchanting lands, they will find their way to the mythical Syberia, land of the forgotten mammoths.
Thus Syberia II begins...The train leaves Aralbad under a quiet snowfall. Kate, Hans and Oscar, the loyal, humorous automaton, are heading to Romansbourg, the first of the four worlds to be explored in Syberia II. The motley crew will clear the last bastions of Russian civilization followed by the Frozen North before arriving at Youkol Village, from where they will try to reach their final destination: Syberia.
Along the way, they will have to overcome many obstacles and deal with shady characters to uncover clues vital to the continuation of their quest. Kate's timeless journey through Valadilene, Barrockstadt, Komkolzgrad and Aralbad has sparked an evolution in her character, from an ambitious lawyer to a curious and tenacious adventuress. Kate's role has undergone a remarkable change. From being the pursuant, she becomes Han's main acolyte, his support in attaining the forgotten realm of the mammoths. How will she react to this new situation? Can she live up to the choices she made?
Great improvement over its predecessorlok0812 | Nov. 4, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »
Syberia 2 improves in all aspect of its predecessor, one of the major flaw of Syberia was the bad storyline which it is an important factor when it comes to adventure games. Syberia 2 storyline is just great and immersive, the pacing of the game is well put so you will be into it almost immediately after a few minutes of gameplay. In addition, graphic and sounds remains the same impressive state compared to its predecessor. This is by far one of the great adventure game out there. If you were disappointed with the first game then do not worry about this one because it is well worth picking up.
Simply amazingLekes | Dec. 29, 2012 | See all Lekes's reviews »
One of my all-time favorite adventure games. It improves on the first game with improved graphics and better game mechanics, especially dialogue. The graphics are no longer cutting edge as of 2012, but they are very nice to look at and complement the story well. Like the first game, this is more of an interactive story than a puzzle game. The puzzles are fun, but they are not the focus of the game. Most of the puzzles are solvable without too much difficulty. I used the hints a few times when I got stuck. An adventure game vet will not need hints too often. I can recommend this game to anyone who likes adventure games.
As good as the first partcrazybear86 | Oct. 21, 2012 | See all crazybear86's reviews »
Syberia 2 is the sucessor to Syberia 1 (who would have known that .) and continues the story of Kate Walker and Hans Voralberg. They are both still on their journey to find Syberia and who knows if they will actually find it....
The gameplay mechanics are more or less completely the same as in Syberia 1. Like in the first part we navigate Kate through beautiful designed 2d-backgrounds which in combination with the great voice acting and music are able to convey a great and unique atmosphere. The puzzles fit very well into the setting and atmosphere and are never too hard nor too easy. In my opinion they are even a little bit better than in the first part. The story is not able to keep pace with the first part but it still pretty enjoyable. Fans of the first part should definitely grab this one as well!
Good sequel but...Zinzun | Sept. 7, 2012 | See all Zinzun's reviews »
So,the developers want to give the first Syberia a sequel,but the game doesn't need it. The ending of the first Syberia was really good,but they want to "explain" that and proceed to narrate the "real" epilogue of Kate's adventure. Graphic,sound and artistic directions are pretty much the same of the first game,which is good too but the player really doesn't need it.
Good but inferior to the first titlepanz3r88 | Aug. 6, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »
Syberia 2 continues and finish the story of the first chapter. The game is equal to its predecessor in terms of gameplay, but it's really easier and shorter. You will finish it in 5-6 hours if you are good in this kind of game. The story and the characters remain the best elements of the game.