Syberia - Switch

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Syberia (Switch)
Also for: PC, PS2, Xbox
Viewed: Combination Combination Genre:
Adventure: Point and Click
Media: Cartridge Arcade origin:No
Developer: Microids Soft. Co.: Microids
Publishers: Funbox (GB)
Released: 20 Oct 2017 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 7+
Features: Handheld Mode, TV Mode, Tabletop Mode


Before the successes of Telltale Games, in an era where 2D games were frowned upon in favour of 3D polygonal splendour, the original Syberia proved there was still life in the old school point-and-click genre yet.

The story casts the player as lawyer Kate Walker, who, on behalf of the Universal Toy Company, travels to the French Alps to negotiate the take-over of an old luxury toy and automaton factory. Things could never be this simple though, could they? No. As it turns out, the owner of the factory has recently died and is being buried that very afternoon, having bequeathed ownership to her long-lost brother, Hans.

It's here that Kate's adventure begins, as she sets out on her long journey eastwards in search of the elusive Hans, travelling through four distinct game worlds and being drawn ever more into the strange world of his creations - the creepy wind-up automaton toys.

As you progress, making your way through the twists and turns of the narrative becomes much more complicated, and the mystery deepens even further. It s a game in which mystery and exploration take precedent a Sherlock Holmes clone, if you like. But it s enthralling, it captures the gamer s will to play on and it never lets go.