I played this on Xbox some years back, and though I am primarily a fan of shooters and RPG/shooters, this was a truly moving change of pace. It's still available for PC's for those who no longer have a working old Xbox. If you do, it's worth the rent.
I think its like one of those classic novels, that every literate gamer should give a try, though I know most will probably find it boring and tedious. But so are many 19th century novels. Worthwhile nonetheless.
In all honesty the reviews for Syberia really aren’t fair. This game isn’t a fast paced action packed adventure, however it is an adventure none the less. Syberia is a game for thinkers. More or less like Myst but not as challenging. Based on face value alone Syberia is quite beautiful in terms of graphics. The majority of the scenery is simply gorgeous and even when an area of the game isn’t pretty, like the mining level, it is at least extremely realistic. One of the most enjoyable aspects of this game is the storyline, enthralling from the beginning of the game to the ending. The mystery and suspense continues to unravel throughout the game. This may be the reason why other gamers have found Syberia so challenging. Trying to rush through the game to find out what happens without taking the time to thoroughly work the puzzles. However, walkthroughs are available for those gamers who get stuck or want to progress rapidly through the game. Overall a great game.
Well, if you're the kind of person who loves the sound of walking on wood or the opening of wooden doors...or just wood in it's various forms, then I recommend this game for you. However, if you are not a wood enthusiast or actually enjoy interacting with games, then don't bother.