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Syberia (Nintendo DS)

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MobyRank
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3.6
MobyScore
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.8
Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 3.6


The Press Says

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75
Jeuxvideo.com
Sans surprise, Syberia reste un bon jeu d'aventure sur DS. Malgré quelques concessions bien compréhensibles, cette version portable parvient à conserver une grande partie du charme de l'originale, à savoir cette ambiance si particulière, si envoûtante. Du grand Sokal, sans doute son chef-d'oeuvre dans le domaine vidéoludique. Un chef-d'oeuvre qui peut désormais être glissé dans une poche.
70
Multiplayer.it
Syberia è una delle avventure grafiche più apprezzate dell'ultimo decennio per la qualità della trama, della narrazione e della grafica, ma soprattutto del taglio stilistico, quasi avant-pop, che unisce con grazia fantasy e Art Nouveau. La versione per DS è sicuramente la peggiore uscita, il gioco è stato trapiantato sul portatile senza la minima attenzione, e risulta in più parti menomato; tuttavia, per chi non ha la possibilità di gustarselo altrove, è sicuramente un titolo da tenere in considerazione.
68
Cheat Code Central
In the end, it's almost worth mucking through the poor touch-screen controls and occasionally convoluted progression to experience the game in portable form. Syberia is a good game that's hampered by some distracting issues caused by the transition to the DS. Patient gamers seeking a solid portable adventure title to explore will find the adventure worth the trouble.
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4Players.de
Ich war nie ein großer Freund von Syberia, denn trotz der erzählerischen Stärke war es mir immer zu steif und unbelebt. Auch diese DS-Umsetzung kann mich nicht fesseln. Story, Szenario sowie Hintergründe im Jugendstil sind fast identisch zur PC-Fassung, auch wenn alles eine Nummer kleiner ist und man auf eine Sprachausgabe verzichten muss. Aber alles, was Benoit Sokals Adventure spielerisch ausmachte, fehlt hier jedoch, wurde stark verkürzt oder versimpelt. Die Rätsel sind ein Witz, da sie viel zu einfach sind, man trifft noch weniger Leute, mit denen man sich unterhalten kann und die Steuerung ist nicht präzise genug. Besonders stört mich, dass man viele Dinge schlicht übersieht, weil die Darstellung zu klein geraten ist. Wer unbedingt mal Syberia besuchen möchte, sollte also lieber auf die PC-Version zurückgreifen und den lieblosen DS-Trip links liegen lassen.
60
Worth Playing
All in all, Syberia for the DS is a very underwhelming port of the original PC title. The game would've been fine on its own, but it's plagued by sluggish controls, a broken touch interface, and multiple omissions from the original game that would only disappoint fans. I'd recommend this game, but only for the PC. If you're looking for a nice point-and-click title for the DS, I'd recommend the Ace Attorney games over this any day.
58
GameZone
I really wanted to like Syberia on the DS, and I tried to get lost in the game the way I did when I first played it six years ago. But at the end of the day, the DS version is simply too flawed to be playable. Sure, Kate’s quest is as compelling as ever, but it’s not worth the aggravation it would take to follow her across Europe. Syberia remains required playing for any point-and-click aficionado, but do yourself a favor and track down the PC original instead.
44
IGN
You have to commend Tetraedge for their effort in porting Syberia to the Nintendo DS. The very fact that they somehow managed to shrink a complex narrative and an intriguing, beautiful world onto a handheld in the first place is an impressive feat. Unfortunately, the qualities that made Syberia the critical success that it was six years ago didn't make the transition fully intact. The game's narrative and puzzles have been abridged, the DS specific controls are sloppy at best and the graphical degradation hurts what was one of the PC version's strongest selling points. Syberia is a gaming experience that really shouldn't be missed, just make sure you're playing on the PC where the game truly belongs.
42
1UP
Syberia does have some recommendable points, though: Many puzzles are clever and challenging, the story's intriguing (though it ends quite abruptly, with no real resolution), and the lack of voice acting means you won't have to put up with the PC version's less-than-stellar vocals. Still, while hardcore adventure-game fans might find enough here to warrant a purchase, this game's meant for PC, and it simply works (and looks) far better on its intended platform.
42
Game Shark
It is not impossible to enjoy Syberia, you'll just need a lot of patience to do so. For most people though, there comes a point where you'll watch Kate walk across a screen that she can't do anything but traverse and think to yourself "what else can I do while waiting for her?" I'd suggest playing a better game.
40
Thunderbolt Games
Although Syberia possesses a great premise and regularly intrigues with its story, the game always keeps you at arms’ length. You’ll struggle to find your way through its carefully automated world and you’ll begin to feel a level of disconnection, but not for the reasons the game would like you to. If you’re determined to see the purchase of the Voralberg toy factory finalized, you’d be better off accompanying Kate Walker on the unabridged PC version.
35
GameSpot
The bottom line is that there are much better adventure choices available on the DS than Syberia. This once-impressive PC game has been awkwardly crammed into a tiny cartridge with little attention to how the transition would affect playability, and the results are exactly as bad as you might expect.
30
JeuxActu
Il n’est pas donné à tout le monde de s’aventurer au plus profond de la Sibérie, terre maudite, lieu glacé d’exil et de souffrance. Du courage et de la volonté, une belle abnégation, une résistance physique à toute épreuve, la liste des qualités nécessaires est longue. Il vous faudra tout ceci, est une belle dose d’inconscience, pour vous lancer à la conquête de Syberia sur DS. L’intrigante aventure imaginée il y a six ans par Benoît Sokal rate totalement son passage en petit format. Illisible, abrutissant, mou et injouable, le point & click désert ne mérite pas de passer l’hiver.