Syberia - The World Before Reviews
Siberia: The World Before is rather the weakest installment of the cycle, but this absolutely does not mean that it is a bad game. It's just that the bar has been set so high that it's hard to jump over. It does not do anything innovative, it shallows the adventure pedigree, but it is played wonderfully. It is still a very good production, which should satisfy primarily fans.
Review in Polish | Read full review
Syberia: The World Before is a significant next step in the franchise's storyline. Longtime fans will find both challenges and joy in this installment. But being this deep into the narrative means that it is no place for newcomers, even diehard point and click adventure fans.
Even though Syberia: The World Before was so different than the other entries in the franchise in some ways, it was also a return to form in others. The puzzles might not be as bizarre or outside the box as other games, but they also felt more natural to the story. Similarly, the other entries had more whimsical and fantastical elements to them, whereas this game is far more grounded in reality. Although, considering the laughably audacious directions Syberia 3 ventured into, I would definitely count this as a big plus.
Syberia: The World Before is a fascinating point-and-click. With breathtaking ambient designs and a story that highlights the horrors of war and hatred, it's a title that's worth diving into. Though there are a few small issues, I believe they do not diminish the worth of this work which definitely left me intrigued to also check its predecessors.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Syberia: The World Before is a very pleasant surprise. Syberia 3 might have ended up coming out of nowhere, but its tepid reception didn’t inspire a whole lot of hope that the series would see a new game. Having a sequel/prequel at all and it being this good is just damn incredible. Here’s hope that there’s more to Syberia in the future and that its world can respectfully outlive its creator and present fans with more of what it has to show.
Syberia: The World Before has finally arrived and, apart from a few inaccuracies here and there, we can safely consider it as a worthy sequel within a saga that deserves to be treated always and only with the utmost respect. This fourth chapter succeeds in the right way, experimenting and adding something new without upsetting in any way the series we knew twenty years ago. A work that may not be perfect, but which does justice to an unforgettable artist like Benoit Sokal.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Syberia: The World Before is a very mixed bag. With wonderful characters, terrific sights, and a beautiful story, there’s a lot to recommend about it. Unfortunately, that story relies far too much on happenstance, and the more you think about it, the less it makes sense, but if you can suspend your disbelief and just go with it, you’ll find a game that will please long term fans of the series and create some new fans as well.
Syberia: The World Before doesn't really add anything new to the saga. But it is a game with a remarkable bill and an interesting story that will keep us glued to the pad wanting to know more about Dana Roze's life.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Syberia: The World Before will be most enjoyed by series veterans, but even rookies like me can find enjoyment with an hour or less of research.
Syberia: The World Before was a success. It's simpler than the previous installments in the series, but what it loses in the challenge it adds to with amazing audio-visuals accentuating the impeccable story. The game is perhaps more like an interactive movie, but it is not a walking simulator.
Review in Czech | Read full review
Syberia: The World Before is a remarkable adventure game that keeps its legacy adventure charm and is a worthy continuation of Ms. Walker’s story. It is a game that all of Microids and B. Sokal can, and should be, proud of.