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Syberia 2 is not as good as the first game in terms of story, and this is a story-driven title. The former played out almost like a detective hunt, but here your final destination is known from the start. However it still has some memorable moments along the way, and there's some, great for its time, visuals and timeless music. Play it and get ready for part 3 to arrive on the Switch soon.
Syberia 2 is an all-round success, improving upon the port of the original adventure in many ways. The core story may take a different slant to the previous one, and some puzzles may not live up to the high bar set in the first outing, but this is still a highly enjoyable journey throughout, with everything perfectly adapted for the Nintendo Switch setup, looking great in docked mode, but working even better when played in portable form using the touch screen. Kate Walker's third escapade cannot come to Switch soon enough!
Syberia II would be a great recommendation… in the absence of Syberia. Apart from its strong atmosphere, good looks, and more-than-likable protagonist, the elements that made the original so enjoyable are mostly missing. The character development, the intense dialogue sequences that made that possible, the sense of wonder from exploring a variety of bizarre locations; these are almost nowhere to be found here. There's a bit of mystery, a little bit of interesting character interactions, and - way - more challenging puzzles to solve, but as a whole this lacks the "magic" of the first one, or at least a portion of it. This was clearly made for fans of the original, and although very far from a bad game, even many of those are unlikely to love it in the same way they loved the first instalment.