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Syberia: The World Before Now Available #1269341
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Syberia: The World Before is now available on PC (Steam, GOG and Epic Games Store) and will launch later this year on consoles.

Check out the launch trailer here.

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Paris, March 18th, 2022 – Microids is over the moon today as Syberia: The World Before is launching on Steam, GOG and the Epic Games Store.

Dive head first into the universe created by Benoît Sokal with this latest installment of the famous Syberia series. In this new adventure, play as Kate Walker and Dana Roze, two women capable of moving mountains to uncover the deepest buried mysteries.

About Syberia: The World Before:

Vaghen, 1937: Dana Roze is a 17-year-old girl, who is beginning a brilliant career as a pianist. However, shadows begin to appear over her future as the fascist threat of the Brown Shadow hangs over Europe, at the dawn of the Second World War. Taiga, 2004: Kate Walker survives as best she can in the salt mine where she has been imprisoned, when a tragic event propels her into a new adventure in search of her identity.

Set off on an adventure across continents and through time. Play as both Kate Walker and Dana Roze as you get to the bottom of mysteries that have remained buried for too long.
Explore the fantastic and poetic world of Benoît Sokal, with its breathtaking sceneries and iconic characters.
Unveil a mysterious plot sprinkled with puzzles in the traditional Syberia’s fashion!
Discover two captivating stories with incredibly high stakes written by Benoît Sokal and Lucas Lagravette.
Allow yourself to be transported by the symphonic soundtrack composed by Inon Zur (Syberia 3, Fallout, Dragon Age, Prince of Persia).



Happy Gaming!


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Re: Syberia: The World Before Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1269342
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Thanks Ana!

Re: Syberia: The World Before Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1269348
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Thanks, Ana. Will go on my to play list. But it might be awhile. At $39.99 I’ll wait a bit.


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Re: Syberia: The World Before Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1269598
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What a sad time....I announce a new Syberia and in 4 days gets 2 responses. frown Years ago there would be pages of discussions on it already.


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Re: Syberia: The World Before Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1269601
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Maybe you can copy Orion's comments over from the Asylum Who thread laugh.

As much as I like the Syberia games, I have to wait for a price reduction.

Re: Syberia: The World Before Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1269602
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lol oldbroad It just makes me sad that we can't even get a discussion of any kind going for a game series that would normally have had such a huge response. It's a bit frustrating. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your participation in the threads even if it isn't your cup of tea. hearts


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Re: Syberia: The World Before Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1269604
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Originally Posted by BrownEyedTigre
What a sad time....I announce a new Syberia and in 4 days gets 2 responses. frown Years ago there would be pages of discussions on it already.

These were my thoughts exactly. My best guess is that it has to do with the general disappointment in the third game. Many players, myself included, found the controls and interface clunky, the puzzles frustrating, and the storyline much inferior to the first two games, which were masterpieces in my opinion (and I know that most people here agree about that).

It also had numerous bugs, and felt unfinished in many aspects, and got bad reviews. So bad that I was surprised when a fourth game was announced.

HOWEVER, I’ve started up ”The World Before”, and played an hour or so. This far it’s a 100 % return to form for Mr. Sokal (RIP). It’s as well-written, touching and beautiful as the first two games. None of the problems from the third game can be seen here. The interface is streamlined and easily accessible – almost perfect, and movement is a breeze. I already love this game.

Re: Syberia: The World Before Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1269605
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Good to hear Mikael!

Ana, I love when people post about what they're playing. I wish there was more of that!

Re: Syberia: The World Before Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1269606
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If it's anything like the first two games, I'm in!! I've played the first two games at least three times, just because I love being in that world and I love the characters. But I just seriously hated the third game--I got about half an hour in and gave up--didn't like what they did with Kate Walker, mostly, but yes, clunky interface.

So thank you, Ana, for posting, and Mikael, for the good review--I'm ordering now!

Re: Syberia: The World Before Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1269610
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Hello everyone! wave

I just finished playing Syberia The World Before.
Believe me, it's a great game! Intense, deep and touching! It has none of the flaws of the third episode and I'm sure Benoit Sokal would be extremely satisfied!
The story is so captivating that I couldn't stop playing!
Best money spent in years! thumbsup


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Re: Syberia: The World Before Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1269612
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Thanks for posting your thoughts on the game Cookie! wave

Re: Syberia: The World Before Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1269638
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Mikael and Cookie, thank you so much for your comments on the game. It really sounds wonderful!

Re: Syberia: The World Before Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1269643
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OK. Given the comments of Mikael and Cookie, I'm in! To be honest, I just wasn't interested until I found out if it was going to be a repeat of the third game. Really, really good news and just in time for me getting my new video card installed yesterday!


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I'm with most others who have replied here in that after Syberia 1 and 2, the 3rd game was a horrible disappointment and put me off buying any more.
But when the price comes down I will probably get the newest one after reading the comments on this thread.

As for "discussions", BrownEyedTigre, so many recent-ish games have had story lines or themes that haven't appealed to me at all. Way too dark, deep or sombre rolleyes
And not wishing to start a negative discussion I have chosen not to start one at all.

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Re: Syberia: The World Before Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1269671
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I thought the trailer looked really good. thumbsup


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Re: Syberia: The World Before Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1269677
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Right now Steam has a Live Broadcast with the developers playing.

Broadcast

Hear is the recorded whole Dev Interview and Gameplay on Youtube:

Interview

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I also was not a fan of the third game, never finished it. The responses here have convinced me to try the new one, as I loved the first two. smile


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Oh my goodness! I've been in a bit of a funk with the dreary, rainy weather we are having and coming home from work to see all these lovely interactions just lifted my mood immensely! Thank you, thank you, thank you! hearts


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Re: Syberia: The World Before Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1269696
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I would like to add another fundamental added value to any good game, namely the soundtrack.
Inon Zur has created a true musical masterpiece!
To see what I mean, check out the video on You Tube (Syberia: The World Before - Music Scene) and listen to that overwhelming music!!!

... I swear I'm not paid by Microids for this propaganda. lol

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Re: Syberia: The World Before Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1269703
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This is really an amazing game. Anymore it is a rare thing to actually play a good one. They are combo Tagged, not pure adventure. This is a pure adventure point and click. The soundtrack, dialog, story and the amazing graphics are just....what can I say....fantastic. If you can or get a chance, play it. Who knows when or even if another will come along. They are rare nowadays. I have put some links up so you can decide for yourself whether or not you are interested in playing

Read The Reviews

Excellent 14 Minutes Of Gameplay!!

Music Score Cookie Was Talking About

Microids Website

Walkthrough


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This is so good to hear! After struggling with 3 I was very Leery in getting this one. Putting this on my to play list!


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Now Orion has chimed in with even more good news! Definitely on my play list after the price comes down. I've got two FPS games and an RPG waiting for me right now.


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I look forward to playing this now but will also wait for a good price drop.

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One thing to consider--it's pretty important to remember to check the specs, because it needs a bit more video card than is needed for the older versions. Not as much as the large action games these days, but it does need an actual separate video card.

Sadly, I have a small form factor PC, so I'm contemplating options for how to get it to run better. Possibly a new PC that's big enough to support a graphics card? laugh I broke down and bought a new PC to run Myst: Riven in 2000, so maybe.

It runs on my PC, with the graphics turned down, but it runs slowly. (Core i7/16GB RAM/SSD hard drives, Windows 10)

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Originally Posted by BrownEyedTigre
What a sad time....I announce a new Syberia and in 4 days gets 2 responses. frown Years ago there would be pages of discussions on it already.


I too noticed that there wasn't much interest in replying Sheriff as this is a beloved series but I have a different angle about why you had to coax some response to the news. As you say years ago there would have been many pages of discussions once the news was out but years ago the Adventure community constantly was being added to by new players who discovered these amazing adventures we so love. Here at GB and other sites were always getting new members in their late twenty's on up who were starving for an escape into other worlds like Syberia. Unfortunately those days are gone and fresh adventurists are seldom found these days, at least very few compared to our heyday. We are now left with a smaller community with aging players who are too busy, moved on to other things, in failing health or cognitive ability's and yes, even perishing. Its sad but true as its not the Adventure games that are dying, its the players themselves that are. We are a dying breed (literally) whether we like to admit it or not but.....................Personally...I wouldn't change a thing as these games have brought me so much pleasure. For me, that is going on, just under, three decades.

Anyway...to the game...

I have to be honest, I bought the game from Steam as soon as I saw this Thread. I played for an hour and was so disappointed that I got a Refund from Steam because I didn't like it at all....In that first hour I didn't find any game play, just a lot of Walking, Talking and Reading. All things I dislike doing in an Adventure Game but...Read On.

For a whole day after my refund, I did a lot of thinking about why I didn't like this Syberia and in my head I revisited the first two games and in introspection went over the reasons of why I liked the world and the first games so much. I came to the realization that those games had a lot of walking and talking too so why did it bother me so much now? True, I think at the beginning of this new Adventure there was a lot of reading, more so, I think, than the originals, but I think I have been jaded over the last five years or so with very few games each year that are to my liking and the ones that are were first person Myst like or First Person Puzzlers that always kept me occupied with conundrums and things to do. This all being said I decided to give the game another go and got the GOG version. I am happy to say I am glad I did. Once I got past my perceived prejudices and let myself go, I fell into it and enjoying the journey very much now. BTW: The reading seems to have tapered off since that first hour.

The games controls are similar to the first two games. There are no Save slots, the games saves at certain spots by overwriting the previous one. The Save points are many as you will see a moving gear icon in the lower left corner when the game is saving your progress. What also helps is when you go the quit...the game tells you how many seconds or minutes it was since it made its last save in case you want to go back in to get to the next save point, which, believe me won't be long.

Long story short (haha kind of) I am glad this old codger took the time to search his mind for the whys and dove in again. Just finished a particular neat mechanical (Automaton) puzzle...cool.


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