At the beginning of the 2000s, namely in 2002, there was another mini-revolution in the popular game genre - quest / adventure. The culprit was the non-standard in many senses development of Syberia, with the light hand of domestic publishers received the not quite correct, but more familiar to the Russian-speaking gamer, the name "Siberia".
Nowadays, many of the iconic games of that time are getting a second life in the form of ported versions for mobile platforms. Siberia is no exception and is already available for download in the App Store in a fully Russified version - text + voice acting. I must say that a high-quality translation, or rather its absence, is often one of the most significant drawbacks of such ports, but this time fans of adventure quests have received a worthy alternative to the original.
As for the game itself, its main advantage over its counterparts is a powerful plot that tells the story of a number of characters led by Keith Walker. The game begins, oddly enough, not in a room with a corpse, not in an abandoned metro station, and not even in a psychiatric hospital - the main character arrives in a Swiss city, where the main attraction is a mechanical toy factory. It is this production facility that she will have to buy, representing the interests of her employer.
Actually, the company's products play far from a secondary role here - the game is imbued with the spirit of steam-punk, and the main character from the very beginning is forced to deal with mysterious rusty mechanisms, which she unknowingly calls robots. Detailed levers and gears, rainy-gray locations and corresponding soundtracks give the game the necessary atmosphere, into which the gamer is immersed from the first minutes after launching the application.
The gameplay of Siberia hasn't really changed since the original - it's all the same Point-and-Click mechanics without the traditional “search for an item” and other mini-games. Of course, age makes itself felt, and angular characters sometimes run in one place or bump their faces against a wall, but in general, the graphic design can be called quite bearable, and the control is acceptable. Taking into account the price tag of 119 rubles, the game is quite suitable for a pleasant pastime for all quest lovers.
Download "Siberia" for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (App Store).
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