The limitless imagination of Benoît Sokal continues in Syberia 3, focusing on an entirely new adventure. After abandoning the island, Kate is found dying on the edge of a river by the Youkole tribe, a nomadic people migrating with their snow ostriches. Stuck in Valsembor village, together they must find a way to continue their journey in a race against their enemies and unexpected obstacles, not to mention Kate's past, which catches up with her.Read full description
The limitless imagination of Benoît Sokal continues in Syberia 3, focusing on an entirely new adventure. After abandoning the island, Kate is found dying on the edge of a river by the Youkole tribe, a nomadic people migrating with their snow ostriches. Stuck in Valsembor village, together they must find a way to continue their journey in a race against their enemies and unexpected obstacles, not to mention Kate's past, which catches up with her.
The next generation in adventure games, Syberia 3 takes you inside an enchanting, mysterious universe full of life for you to explore in 3D. Plunged into the heart of a world inhabited by a cast of interesting characters, you'll discover and experience a fabulous tale as imagined by Benoit Sokal.
A brand new tale, completely different from the first two Syberia games.
Exceptionally immersive storytelling, multiplied by Benoit Sokal's unparalleled artistic direction
Explore Benoit Sokal's poetic universe in 3D for the first time
Original score by Inon Zur (Syberia 2, Fallout, Dragon Age, Prince of Persia)
Original, real-time 3D puzzles and mysteries
Previously in Syberia
A lawyer in NYC, Kate Walker was sent to Europe on a simple mission that gradually transformed into personal quest, an adventure that led her on a voyage aboard a locomotive bound for the reaches of the Europe. Accompanied by a robot named Oscar, she fulfilled inventor Hans Voralberg's dream, searching for the last mammoths all the way on the legendary island of Syberia.
A game that is strong on character and story, demanding that in order to progress, you solve problems rather than shoot or blow things up, Syberia 3 is the best game in the Syberia series. In it, as Kate Walker, a New York attorney who has abandoned her career for adventure in pursuit of meaning, you will have a great time with a host of characters in beautiful environments. This game has me hooked and for the 20 to 30 hours I'll be playing my way through it, it really takes the place of movies and novels. It has a presentation similar to movies but a length and depth more akin to a novel.
Although I've only played for a couple of hours thus far I can definitely say that it's very rough around the edges. So much so that they should have delayed it further. The main issues for me thus far: - Movement/interaction: It's extremely clunky, especially on keyboard/mouse. Sometimes it completely breaks as your character moves on her own despite input. - Camera angles: I know they probably are a staple of previous games but they just don't give any good or useful angles and are even contributing to the problem of movement. It simply would have been more appropriate with a 3rd person camera like that of e.g. Life is Strange or any of the Telltale games. - Lip syncing: Aside from often being completely out of sync sometimes there's not even any voice at all for speaking characters. - Poor optimization: Frame rates can dip down to 40 and 30 FPS even on high-end hardware, despite last-last gen graphics. - Overall lack of polish: One example of this is in Dr. Olga's room near the beginning of the game where it's just completely silent. No sound effects, no music, not even any footsteps from your character. This lack of attention to sound design is prevalent throughout. - Poor logic in many puzzles: It's easier with an example (minor spoiler).[spoiler] As you visit Mr. Steiner in his shop he has a heart attack and you have to get him his medicine with haste. He will gladly complain about you not finding his medicine if you look at the wrong stuff but he simply won't tell you where to find it (why?). [/spoiler] Ultimately it becomes extremely contrived [spoiler] and you end up having to spend half an hour or more finding that you have to turn back a clock to a random time in order for it to make tea and add pills to the tea which you can then give to Steiner... [/spoiler] These types of illogical puzzles are just tedious and should be left out in my opinion. There are a couple of good- and potentially good things however: + Mechanical puzzles: Unlike in any other game I've played this is a very interesting and unique gameplay mechanic. + The game doesn't rely to much on previous storyline which means new players to the series (like me) can get into it. Though I was confused a couple of times who Oscar was. Like in Dreamfall Chapters, they should have added a recap video at the start of previous games. + Music is good + Dialogue wheel: I always love having choice in what the protagonist says. Even if it's just an illusion of choice.
Now,.. there are a lot of people who are arrowing down these reviews, -for the game's anti-tamper protection. Heated debate. Denuvo whatever. It is almost like as if they think they are rating the GAME down- when arrowing down peoples reviews.. Funny. ..And then you have the people who is rating this game down for it's technical issues and bugs. They can't be bothered to wait for one, the very first patch before they are rushing to write a (so called) review, giving this game a thumb down. Anyways, if you are not bothered by such things, and more interrested in what the game is about and opinions, (THE GAME, not BUG reports) here is what I think about Syberia 3: I thought it was going to be feeling a a bit weird playing this game in 3D.. but it's not. It's so pretty. You are from the beginning dragged into the story, naturally and smooth. The game is lovely and one don't feel like there has been a decade in between. Kate Walker has the same voice luckily, without it, it would not had been the same effect. However, I wish the music had been the same as in Syberia 1 and 2. The puzzles seems to be easier than in previous games and maybe less tedious. I miss fishing with Youki though. Those little things, but there are other nice features in this game, e.g. you can hug and pet ostriches! Awesome. Nice and warm implemetation that. I love the art style, and the steampunk theme. One can tell its real B. Sokal work. Such unique style and so detailed. I have waited a long time to look at Benoit art again, and I am satisfied with what I see. I find using the controller a bit clunky, maybe because I'm not used to it yet, but going back and forth to my keyboard until I have figured it out.. and whats best for me. I'm enjoying this story very much, despite the bugs I have come across, but hey, it just got released. These are things that will get fixed!! Give them time to work on a patch, and you will have a nice story to play, yet again. Right now there are no other games out there that I want to play (and finish) more than this. Really beautiful game. So pretty!
After so many years, after so much hype, Syberia 3 is here! Before you get really really hyped, know this: it has some performance issues like the frames which this is the main factor people complained about it, but because Microids is a legit company, I'm positive that they will fix the issues, eventually. Anyways, Syberia 3 got a wonderful environment that you will get along with really soon, and still got that thing that makes you look/explore every single spot of it. The graphics were never like this in the previous Syberia games, and by that, I mean that the graphics are now even more good! You know, you can't compare the graphics of Syberia II (2004) with Syberia 3 now, right? The environment and graphics have good details, I give them that. The story is still really interesting with a lot of clues/puzzles, a lot of things to search/explore. These are some main elements that are not missing, so, you can relax now. The puzzles are good, not all of them are that hard though. About the soundtrack, it was wonderful. They didn't, let's say, just compose some random ambient songs, and that was it. No, it's a solid soundtrack actually! We can't avoid (yet) though the performance issues and some bugs it has, but as I already stated above, I believe that they will officially fix them with a new patch. They wouldn't let it go wasted over those issues. It's still playable though, no worries. It took me over 13 hours to complete it. Pretty awesome game, if you ask me. Overall, quite enjoyable. Bugs & performance issues were annoying, but in total it was worth it. I recommend though to begin from the first Syberia game and then continue all the way to this one!
As someone who has just finished the game I am recommending Syberia 3, however there are a lot of different things you should know before you start playing. I have listed some of these things below: - Syberia 3 relies on your knowledge of Syberia 1 and 2 - Syberia 3 has a cliffhanger ending - Syberia 3 was made by a small team of developers and has a lot of minor glitches - Syberia 3 has pretty iffy controls - Syberia 3 occasionally has spotty voice acting and the lipsyncing has been done for the French version, even if you are playing with English voices So why am I still recommending this game? - The world of the Syberia games is unlike any other I have experienced in gaming - The locations feel interesting and unique - I enjoyed the story and characters - I enjoyed most of the gameplay (despite the controls) - The music is awesome - The game creates a sense of joy and wonder that few other games can match, which made the adventure worthwhile for me
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