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Syberia II (Windows)

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Written by  :  tomimt (339)
Written on  :  Jul 11, 2008
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

Good, but not as good standalone as the first Syberia.

The Good

Syberia II continues right from where the first game ended: Kate Walker and Hans Voralberg are traveling through Russia to find the fabled island of Syberia. This is the conclusion of the two parted story created by Benoit Sokal, who also is know of his comic books.

The game continues to stun with its beautiful, pre-rendered graphics, that provide scenery ranging from an old Russian monastery to a humid atmosphere of the finally found island of Syberia.

Again the story is forwarded with well done animations, which are even more plentiful than in the first part of the game.

The Bad

The same cons that applied on the first game apply also in here, but in some cases they are even multiplied. There are even more empty screens just for the show and what is even worse, there are couple of annoying pixel hunting puzzles in the game, as there's a couple of items you need, which you just can't notice from the screen, unless you by accident happen to whip the mouse in exactly right location. There also is a couple of puzzles you just don't get a single clue on, and you mainly have to solve them by trial and error.

The Bottom Line

Despite its flaws Syberia II is a good conclusion to a fascinating story. The game is short, perhaps even shorter than the first one, so it could have been better if the part two would have been a part of the original game, not a separate sequel.