Just one question, What is the matter with the gameplay walkthrough that Oldmariner said not to use under any circumstances.
Probably because if you intend to play it yourself, the YouTube playthrough is a spoiler. If you don't intend to play it anyway, that's not an issue.
The comments here caused a bit of pause and this review re-enforced people's concerns. Review
This did not read like one of those reviews written by someone who does not like Adventure games.
That review makes it sound unfinished. From what I've read, a lot of modern games have this problem on release. They're released in an unfinished state and depend on a succession of patches shortly after release before they're actually playable. Some new games aren't playable at all except in the console versions (as with No Man's Sky). Gamers with PC versions have to wait for patches. It's one more unfortunate result of combining a PC release with a console release and depending on subsequent downloads to fix issues on PC instead of releasing a game that's finished.
I think it's only natural that the developers went in the direction of making the games more for XBOX and PlayStation simply because that is where the money is now.
Benoit Sokal has always insisted that if he did a sequel to Syberia, it would have to be on console. He wanted to do it on PS3 when that was current, but it was over 10 years before he got backing for developing a Syberia sequel and PS4 and XBox One are now the current consoles.
Syberia 1 and 2 were developed by Microids Canada, which went bankrupt due to non-payment by certain publishers. Syberia 3 is developed by Koalalabs, a much newer development company that developed Dracula 4 and 5 and has no relationship to Microids Canada.
I also played All the broken sword games on XP no probs there either. I do not even own a joystick so please tell me what I have spent £16.99 on? Will I not be able to play the game.
If you managed to play Broken Sword 3 without a problem you may be able to cope with the controls in Syberia 3 even though they're not ideal. Even Steam is currently only advertising "partial controller support." Since you already bought the game, why don't you try it and see?