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Syberia 1 has some of my favourite game music ever, so yay for (hopefully) getting more of that!

Liked this bit in the EG article:

Kristan Reed reviewed the PS2 port of the first Syberia back in 2003 where he gave it a 5/10. “The story itself is well above the standard cobbled-together gaming fare,” said Reed, but he found the execution left something to be desired. “With neither the clever dialogue, the beautiful visuals nor the fabulously constructed puzzles of LucasArts adventure games of yore, Syberia merely leaves us wondering why the adventure diehards got so excited about it.”

The fact that the reviewer could only compare the game to LucasArts I think says it all really.

 

     
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Syberia was a beautiful game by my eyes. I’m not really sure what games they were comparing it to, because I struggle to think of a Lucas Arts adventure with a comparable “realistic” style, apart from maybe Grim Fandango? Syberia came out 4 years after Grim Fandango, though, so it obviously looks a lot better.

     
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orient - 26 November 2012 09:39 PM

The main thing they need to get right is the wonderful, isolated atmosphere of the previous games.


This!

     

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nomadsoul - 27 November 2012 12:23 PM
orient - 26 November 2012 09:39 PM

The main thing they need to get right is the wonderful, isolated atmosphere of the previous games.


This!

I couldn’t agree more Thumbs Up

     

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A.A - 27 November 2012 02:41 AM

Syberia 1 has some of my favourite game music ever, so yay for (hopefully) getting more of that!

Liked this bit in the EG article:

Kristan Reed reviewed the PS2 port of the first Syberia back in 2003 where he gave it a 5/10. “The story itself is well above the standard cobbled-together gaming fare,” said Reed, but he found the execution left something to be desired. “With neither the clever dialogue, the beautiful visuals nor the fabulously constructed puzzles of LucasArts adventure games of yore, Syberia merely leaves us wondering why the adventure diehards got so excited about it.”

The fact that the reviewer could only compare the game to LucasArts I think says it all really.

 

The fact that he reviewed the PS2 version instead of the PC version says it all.  Smile

     

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UruBoo - 27 November 2012 02:15 PM

THERE IS LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNEL!!!

It may still be an approaching train, though… Wink

     

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Well for the fact that Microids on facebook has been posting stuff up hinting at Syberia for more than a month, it was pretty obvious it was going to happen.

     

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nomadsoul - 27 November 2012 12:23 PM
orient - 26 November 2012 09:39 PM

The main thing they need to get right is the wonderful, isolated atmosphere of the previous games.

The just need to do what they did with the previous two games and have lots and lots of pretty, but empty screens that you run through.

I will wait to see what happens with this. It’s currently not clear who is actually making the game. Sokal writing it is a plus, but it’s not the same development team as before.

The fact that the last game Micriods made was Still Life 2 doesn’t fill me with confidence.

     

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I was just thinking - Syberia 3 would mark the time span of 10+ years after the previous installment. Tales of Monkey Island comes close if you consider it a sequel. Any other cases which rival that?

     

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Lucien21 - 27 November 2012 05:08 PM
nomadsoul - 27 November 2012 12:23 PM
orient - 26 November 2012 09:39 PM

The main thing they need to get right is the wonderful, isolated atmosphere of the previous games.

The just need to do what they did with the previous two games and have lots and lots of pretty, but empty screens that you run through.

I will wait to see what happens with this. It’s currently not clear who is actually making the game. Sokal writing it is a plus, but it’s not the same development team as before.

The fact that the last game Micriods made was Still Life 2 doesn’t fill me with confidence.

Microids did not make SL 2, they just published it.

     
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diego - 27 November 2012 08:04 PM

I was just thinking - Syberia 3 would mark the time span of 10+ years after the previous installment. Tales of Monkey Island comes close if you consider it a sequel. Any other cases which rival that?

There’s Dizzy Returns. Not a pure adventure game but fairly close.

     

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diego - 27 November 2012 08:04 PM

I was just thinking - Syberia 3 would mark the time span of 10+ years after the previous installment.

10 years already?! I really need to play the first two installments!

     
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diego - 27 November 2012 08:04 PM

I was just thinking - Syberia 3 would mark the time span of 10+ years after the previous installment. Tales of Monkey Island comes close if you consider it a sequel. Any other cases which rival that?

Tex Murphy. That’ll be 15 years, IF they can release in 2013.

     

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What a year for adventure gamers this is turning out to be, with all the Kickstarters like Broken Sword, Double Fine Adventure, Hero-U, and Pinkerton Road/Jane Jensen, plus news of sequels for Syberia and Dreamfall/TLJ. The genre feels like it has finally moved up a gear again.

     
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