A touching homage to Benoît Sokal, Syberia: The World Before leaves the problems of the previous game behind and manages to bring us once again in the wonderful world designed by the Belgian author. It's not perfect in every part, but the whole experience is emotional and surprising: a worthy chapter in Kate Walker's saga.
Despite some uncertainty in the writing of the scenes and a few too many smudges in the technical sector, in our opinion Syberia The World Before is a title that is enjoyable both for veterans and for newbies about to approach the series for the first time, and therefore we can only advise you to give Microids' latest effort a chance.
The World Before is more of an interactive story than an adventure game. The gameplay was a letdown, but the story and the world were quite OK. You have to decide yourself what's more important for you.
What I Like about Syberia: The World Before
+ Atmosphere is really great. The spirit and style of the first two games are completely passed on to this one.
+ Attention to details and memorable locations in the game
+ Nice Russian localization
+ Lovely music
What I Dislike about Syberia: The World Before
- Terrible controls. Don't know why, but my mouse clicks didn't respond on the first try. Sometimes it was a real challenge to open a document or move in the game.
- A few critical bugs were found during the game. The blocked me and forced to find a solution on YouTube.
- Graphics (especially facial) looks obsolete and mediocre in 2022