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  • Summary: For the young Kate Walker, an ambitious lawyer, the Voralberg toy company acquisition seemed like a textbook case--a quick stopover to a small alpine village in France to buy-out an old automaton factory, then straight back home to New York. But her journey across land and time throws allFor the young Kate Walker, an ambitious lawyer, the Voralberg toy company acquisition seemed like a textbook case--a quick stopover to a small alpine village in France to buy-out an old automaton factory, then straight back home to New York. But her journey across land and time throws all she values into question, and the deal she set out to sign turns into a pact with destiny. Follow Kate through a magical world of automatons, amazing characters, and mysterious environments. This puzzle-driven adventure blends logical problem-solving with a complex and involving storyline. Expand

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Nov 6, 2017
    90
    Syberia for Switch is a beautiful game with a great story. While this game sometimes looks dated, this is a classic that you should play.
  2. Nov 20, 2017
    80
    Microids has done an excellent job of porting the classic point-and-click adventure to Switch. Kate Walker's epic first adventure in Syberia is every bit as gripping today as it was 15 years ago when originally on PC, and it fits perfectly on Nintendo's system, boding well for the impending releases of Syberia II and Syberia 3. Hopefully this is the first of many point-and-click adventures brought across to Nintendo Switch.
  3. Oct 25, 2017
    80
    Syberia is the game that we know, but has been adapted for Nintendo Switch with almost the same graphics and few options for the touch panel. However, it has a deep story, lovable characters and great gameplay for a 15-year old game.
  4. 80
    Syberia is a game that is perfect for the winter. It has a nice, roughly, 10 hour story and is not a high action title that makes you have to have quick reflexes to win. There are no guns, fights or scary scenes, just a good adventure with some engrossing puzzles. For me, it was best played in handheld mode on the Switch, not that it was bad in any way when docked, but it just felt better as a mobile game. I am interested in seeing where Kate goes next, which makes this great, as both the sequels are also already on Switch as well.
  5. Oct 26, 2017
    75
    A good adaptation to Nintendo Switch with graphics improvements of a game that is still fabulous.
  6. Nov 8, 2017
    70
    Syberia on the Nintendo Switch is a reasonable yet inconsistent port of an enchanting genre classic. This is an absorbing, intricate story filled with melancholy, eccentric characters and mystery demands and deserves attention, even if the game shows its age technically in some places and demonstrates a lack of care in the porting process in others. For fans of the genre, or those willing to dive in and forgive some inconsistencies, there's an endearing and worthwhile adventure here.
  7. Dec 21, 2017
    50
    Syberia is the first in a trilogy of puzzle / adventure games. It delivers a Victorian charm backed up with great music and images with a simplistic puzzle-solving approach. Though I'd like to recommend it, the price of the game means that you’re better off looking on other platforms.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Nov 2, 2017
    8
    Great way to play this game if, like me, you hadn't played it before. Graphics are a little bit enhanced for this port (character models andGreat way to play this game if, like me, you hadn't played it before. Graphics are a little bit enhanced for this port (character models and shadows) and get the job done, but backgrounds are ugly to look at while docked in the TV. In portable mode, the game looks way better and touch screen controls great.
    Story and sound (even voice acting) stays top notch.
    The worst thing? it's price
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  2. Oct 14, 2019
    8
    The game may look a bit outdated (although not as much as I expected) but the story is quite interesting and the puzzles are intriguing butThe game may look a bit outdated (although not as much as I expected) but the story is quite interesting and the puzzles are intriguing but not impossible (you can finish the game without any kind of help. I got stuck several times but found the solution by myself). Overall is a fantastic option for the adventure game lovers. I've already purchased Syberia 2 and the 3 will probably follow later on. Expand
  3. Jan 21, 2021
    8
    Nice relaxing game with original story. Not difficult and complicated. Minus part is logical story segments, character reactions.
  4. Sep 7, 2020
    6
    A well-written game in the old style of things. The story keeps alive the feeling of mystery that we used to have when we were kids, when itA well-written game in the old style of things. The story keeps alive the feeling of mystery that we used to have when we were kids, when it was possible to believe there may be a mysterious land full of adventure hidden somewhere deep in Siberia. In that way, it’s a great game. The writing carries it.

    But it’s a very old game, and it has not aged well. It was made for a large screen, and if you’re playing handheld (like my wife and I did), some objects on the ground are almost impossible to see, so at some points you’l have to use a walkthrough because you won’t know that you won’t know something. In addition, some dialogues and written pieces are painfully long. This was more common back in the day, but today, it sticks out.

    All in all, we had a positive experience, but I don’t think I would recommend this game to anyone else. It takes too long to sift through the foibles of its age, and the competition with other similar games has grown too stiff.
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  5. Jan 6, 2021
    6
    Despite having a nice steampunk atmosphere, especially in the first part of the game, and an interesting enough story, Syberia lacks goodDespite having a nice steampunk atmosphere, especially in the first part of the game, and an interesting enough story, Syberia lacks good puzzles and game mechanics in order to be considered a great adventure game.
    You will find only essential and very simple interactions making the whole game feel empty. You will find yourself running in big, static, prerendered scenarios trying to solve trivial pretestuos puzzles only to fill the gap between the first part of the story and the last one, because all that is in between feels useless.
    The voice acting and the music is not bad.
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  6. Sep 7, 2020
    6
    Probably it would be much higher score in its origin year, but in 2020 I can only give 6, though this is absolutely classic, I admit.
  7. Dec 27, 2019
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I got this game because I like Point and Click Adventures and since I noticed on the internet that Syberia 1 is pretty good, I spared no expense and effort to play it. So I threw myself into the adventure and was rewarded with a moronic ending.

    I just didn't enjoy the game and that was mainly because of the story and it got boring over time. Kate Walker an american lawyer, who is the protagonist of the game is looking for the heir Hans Voralberg, because a contract of sale has to be signed. Through the phone calls from her boss Mr. Marson, who is pushing her, the player realizes how important this contract is and gets a clear goal. To find Hans Voralberg as soon as possible and then back home to New York. However Kate Walker changes during the search for Hans Voralberg. Through further phone calls with her fiancé Dan (Ex-fiancé at the end of the game), her best friend Olivia and her mother, the player realizes more and more that she has packed the adventure, which is not bad in any way, but shouldn't forget that this is purely business. This is also noticed by the before mentioned persons and they are worried about Kate. During her adventure she is accompanied by the vending machine Oscar, who is in my opinion a huge troublemaker (nicely put) and personally just annoyed me about the whole game. On her journey Kate Walker meets some bizarre persons with whom she has boring dialogues. Where I couldn't stop laughing was the part with the border guard who thought a dead branch was an enemy (facepalm). From then on I thought that the game would get even worse from there...
    But I don't want to mention anything about the game, because there is nothing more to mention about the story. But now I'll come to the point that I was most displeased about the game. It's the end. What were the developers thinking. Towards the end Hans Voralberg appears out of nowhere and the annoying purchase contract is finally signed. Also, the game mentions that Hans is illiterate but will give a signature. This is very logical. Hans Voralberg is talking something about an adventure at the end and Kate calls her boss and tells him that the contract is finally signed. Kate is rewarded with a new job and is supposed to come to New York as soon as possible and hand it in. However, at the last moment, when Kate Walker is about to board the plane, she decides to throw her whole life away without being aware of the consequences. You don't really get to know the reason. Like a madman gone wild, she runs to the train to accompany Hans Voralberg and continues her journey with him. What a great ending. So much effort for nothing...
    No human being would make such an idiotic decision.

    The gameplay was okay and the puzzles reasonably fair. The music was good but this one annoyed me after a while. It played very well on the switch and therefore the port was successful. I would recommend it only to those, who like puzzles in Point and Click Adventures but otherwise the story is disappointing and therefore this game is not a real recommendation.

    Respect to all, who had fun with this game.
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