*This review will likely contain plot spoilers for the original Syberia, which I’ve already reviewed here. If you’d like to play the first two games on your own, you can pick them up as a bundle on Steam for $2.99 during the Summer Sale until July 5th. Of course, if you’d rather watch the story unfold, Christopher Odd has an awesome Let’s Play of both games over at his YouTube channel.
The 2002 adventure classic Syberia was a pleasant surprise when I played through it for the first time a few weeks ago. I was totally engrossed in Kate Walker’s evolution from a New York lawyer in a small French village to a woman trading the life she once wanted for the mere chance of adventure. Syberia captured a steampunk, automaton-filled world full of colorful characters and memorable locales, and concluded in such a great way that I wasted no time diving into the 2004 sequel.
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Steam’s annual Summer Sale kicked off this afternoon, discounting thousands of games across their digital marketplace. This is typically the only time I invest heavily into PC gaming, and this year has been no different.
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As of this posting, I’m currently sitting at 28 games completed for 2017 — far more than I anticipated. I started off the year committed to chipping away at my backlog, and outside of a handful of new releases and reviews, I’ve done just that. Go me.
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CA! Radio’s E3 coverage finally concludes with our recap and impressions of Microsoft’s game-filled conference, where Phil Spencer and company revealed the newest addition to the Xbox family, the Xbox One X. That name is terrible.
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CA! Radio’s E3 coverage continues with our recap and impressions of Nintendo’s Direct presentation, which covered a lot of ground for Nintendo Switch fans in under 25 minutes.
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As someone who never had a PC that was capable of running anything other than World of Warcraft on the lowest setting until 2010, I was mostly oblivious to the point-and-click adventure genre. Over time, I made friends who were heavily into games like Indiana Jones, Leisure Suit Larry, and Police Quest, but I’ve just always been a console guy. The closest I ever got was Maniac Mansion on the NES, which wasn’t even a faithful port of the PC release — thanks to Nintendo deeming certain parts “inappropriate for children.”
I’ve been playing catch-up with the genre ever since, having tackled (and sometimes reviewed) similar games across PC and console. The list of must-plays is seemingly never-ending!
Continue reading “[REVIEW] Adventuring to Syberia 15 Years Late”