History VideoGame / Syberia

18th Oct '17 12:02:36 PM xcountryguy
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* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Malka from the second game.
* {{The Alcoholic}}/{{Drowning My Sorrows}}: The aging cosmonaut from the abandoned and neglected Komkolzgrad cosmodrome. He considerably brightens up when you help him fulfill his dream of becoming more than a mere former test pilot. He takes off into low Earth orbit in a pretty cool SpacePlane... launched by a clockwork-powered catapult designed by Hans, no less!

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* %%* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Malka from the second game.
* {{The Alcoholic}}/{{Drowning My Sorrows}}: The Alcoholic: The aging cosmonaut from the abandoned and neglected Komkolzgrad cosmodrome. He considerably brightens up when you help him fulfill his dream of becoming more than a mere former test pilot. He takes off into low Earth orbit in a pretty cool SpacePlane... launched by a clockwork-powered catapult designed by Hans, no less!



* {{Clock Punk}}/{{Steam Punk}}: Tons of it, especially in Valadilene, the ancestral home of the whole Voralberg family.

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* {{Clock Punk}}/{{Steam Punk}}: Clock Punk:
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Tons of it, especially in Valadilene, the ancestral home of the whole Voralberg family.



* CoolOldGuy: Several. But especially Hans Voralberg.
* CoolOldLady : Helena Romanski, a former Russian opera singer, from the first game.

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* %%* CoolOldGuy: Several. But especially Hans Voralberg.
* CoolOldLady : %%* CoolOldLady: Helena Romanski, a former Russian opera singer, from the first game.



* DeadpanSnarker: Kate.
* DitzyGenius: Hans.

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* %%* DeadpanSnarker: Kate.
* %%* DitzyGenius: Hans.



* HolierThanThou: The priest in the second game. ''And how.''
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Ivan from the second game. ''Twice.''

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* %%* HolierThanThou: The priest in the second game. ''And how.''
* %%* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Ivan from the second game. ''Twice.''



* LargeHam: The priest/head of the monastery in the second game.

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* LargeHam: LargeHam:
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The priest/head of the monastery in the second game.



** EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: So long as you keep your distance and don't touch their eggs...
*** Even more so with mammoths.
* {{Mundane Fantastic}}/{{Magical Realism}}: The whole series is arguably built on this... The various places you visit on your quest to find Hans and Syberia have a dreamy, often surreal feel to them - as if they existed halfway between [[LikeRealityUnlessNoted our real world]] and a [[MagicalRealism slightly more]] [[AlternateUniverse fantastic]] [[RetroUniverse version of it]]. They're all deliberately stylized and exaggerated versions of various generic European and Russian locales and regions.
* NobleSavage: The Yukol tribes in general.

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** %%** EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: So long as you keep your distance and don't touch their eggs...
*** %%*** Even more so with mammoths.
* {{Mundane Fantastic}}/{{Magical Realism}}: MundaneFantastic: The whole series is arguably built on this... The various places you visit on your quest to find Hans and Syberia have a dreamy, often surreal feel to them - as if they existed halfway between [[LikeRealityUnlessNoted our real world]] and a [[MagicalRealism slightly more]] [[AlternateUniverse fantastic]] [[RetroUniverse version of it]]. They're all deliberately stylized and exaggerated versions of various generic European and Russian locales and regions.
* %%* NobleSavage: The Yukol tribes in general.



** Possibly justified, since the game is set in the right area for people to be aware that "robot" is Czech for "slave".
* OddCouple: Kate and Oscar.
* OminousPipeOrgan: One in Komkolzgrad.
* OneGameForThePriceOfTwo
** Despite being slighty more simplistic to the original (and bordering nearby the PortingDisaster scale), the DVD release [[ZigZaggedTrope zig zaggs]] this by giving you three [=DVDs=] with both games in one package... or two games for the price of three.

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** %%** Possibly justified, since the game is set in the right area for people to be aware that "robot" is Czech for "slave".
* %%* OddCouple: Kate and Oscar.
* %%* OminousPipeOrgan: One in Komkolzgrad.
* OneGameForThePriceOfTwo
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OneGameForThePriceOfTwo: Despite being slighty more simplistic to the original (and bordering nearby the PortingDisaster scale), the DVD release [[ZigZaggedTrope zig zaggs]] this by giving you three [=DVDs=] with both games in one package... or two games for the price of three.



* {{Ridiculously Cute Critter}}/{{Mix And Match Critter}}: Yuki, Kate's NonHumanSidekick from the second game. He's basically [[BuffySpeak sort of... like a... young polar bear crossed with a baby seal... thing...]] And [[BigEater eats]] ''[[BigEater a lot]]'' and [[AllAnimalsAreDogs acts pretty much like a dog]].

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* {{Ridiculously Cute Critter}}/{{Mix And Match Critter}}: RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Yuki, Kate's NonHumanSidekick from the second game. He's basically [[BuffySpeak sort of... like a... young polar bear crossed with a baby seal... thing...]] And [[BigEater eats]] ''[[BigEater a lot]]'' and [[AllAnimalsAreDogs acts pretty much like a dog]].



** Actually, only the Orthodox priest that governs the local monastery in Romansbourg is a clear StrawmanPolitical, not very willing to help you because of his inner pride. Hans, while delirious, calls him [[NarmCharm "...an ass !"]]. Later on, when he and Kate leave the monastery, Kate has now become the one disillusioned by the priest's behavior, while Hans seems surprisingly forgiving and exclaims "He's just misguided and a bit too self-centered.". The monks are portrayed sympathetically, even though they are mostly {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s. The Russian missionary that studied the Yukol culture decades before Hans and Kate is also portrayed as a kind and humble man (if his diary and notes are any indication).
*** Then again, his epitaph is Latin for "God has destroyed my science".

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** %%** Actually, only the Orthodox priest that governs the local monastery in Romansbourg is a clear StrawmanPolitical, not very willing to help you because of his inner pride. Hans, while delirious, calls him [[NarmCharm "...an ass !"]]. Later on, when he and Kate leave the monastery, Kate has now become the one disillusioned by the priest's behavior, while Hans seems surprisingly forgiving and exclaims "He's just misguided and a bit too self-centered.". The monks are portrayed sympathetically, even though they are mostly {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s. The Russian missionary that studied the Yukol culture decades before Hans and Kate is also portrayed as a kind and humble man (if his diary and notes are any indication).
*** %%*** Then again, his epitaph is Latin for "God has destroyed my science".



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* [[WhatTheHellHero What the Hell, Hero?]]: Oscar does this to Kate twice in an optional dialogue path during the first visit to Komkolzgrad. The first time: Kate believes that the person who broke into the train and assaulted Oscar could have been Hans Voralberg. Oscar is not pleased when he hears this and claims that "a father would never attack his offspring". Kate also admits that her theory was far-fetched. The second time: Kate tells Oscar that she's had enough with adventures, and she considers returning home and telling her boss that Hans Voralberg is dead. Oscar is shocked when he learns that Kate is ready to lie to her superiors, and tells her he'd thought she was a sincere and honest person.

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* [[WhatTheHellHero What the Hell, Hero?]]: WhatTheHellHero: Oscar does this to Kate twice in an optional dialogue path during the first visit to Komkolzgrad. The first time: Kate believes that the person who broke into the train and assaulted Oscar could have been Hans Voralberg. Oscar is not pleased when he hears this and claims that "a father would never attack his offspring". Kate also admits that her theory was far-fetched. The second time: Kate tells Oscar that she's had enough with adventures, and she considers returning home and telling her boss that Hans Voralberg is dead. Oscar is shocked when he learns that Kate is ready to lie to her superiors, and tells her he'd thought she was a sincere and honest person.
26th May '17 6:21:15 AM DLC1
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* {{The Alcoholic}}/{{Drowning My Sorrows}}: The aging astronaut from the abandoned and neglected Komkolzgrad cosmodrome. He considerably brightens up when you help him fulfill his dream of becoming more than a mere former test pilot. He takes off into low Earth orbit in a pretty cool SpacePlane... launched by a clockwork-powered catapult designed by Hans, no less!

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* {{The Alcoholic}}/{{Drowning My Sorrows}}: The aging astronaut cosmonaut from the abandoned and neglected Komkolzgrad cosmodrome. He considerably brightens up when you help him fulfill his dream of becoming more than a mere former test pilot. He takes off into low Earth orbit in a pretty cool SpacePlane... launched by a clockwork-powered catapult designed by Hans, no less!
30th Apr '17 2:36:09 PM DavidCowie
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Microids has announced ''Syberia 3'' as far back as 2009, with Benoit Sokal back in the director's seat. The game was originally to be an IntercontinuityCrossover with the ''VideoGame/PostMortem''/''VideoGame/StillLife'' series (also by Microids), where Kate would have teamed up with Victoria [=McPherson=], -- although this ultimately proved to be an AprilFoolsDay joke by the publisher. At some point after the initial announcement, work on the game has been apparently quietly stopped, before it was UnCanceled again in 2012 and eventually just as quietly released onto UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} on [[SequelGap April 20, 2017]].

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Microids has announced ''Syberia 3'' as far back as 2009, with Benoit Sokal back in the director's seat. The game was originally to be an IntercontinuityCrossover with the ''VideoGame/PostMortem''/''VideoGame/StillLife'' series (also by Microids), where Kate would have teamed up with Victoria [=McPherson=], -- although this ultimately proved to be an AprilFoolsDay joke by the publisher. At some point after the initial announcement, work on the game has been apparently quietly stopped, before it was UnCanceled again in 2012 and eventually just as quietly released onto UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} and the [=PlayStation 4=] on [[SequelGap April 20, 2017]].
21st Apr '17 12:47:22 AM Koveras
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Microids has announced ''Syberia 3'' as far back as 2009, with Benoit Sokal back in the director's seat. The game was originally to be an IntercontinuityCrossover with the ''VideoGame/PostMortem''/''VideoGame/StillLife'' series (also by Microids), where Kate would have teamed up with Victoria [=McPherson=] (this ultimately proved to be an AprilFoolsDay joke). At some point after that, work on the has been apparently quietly stopped, before it was UnCanceled again in 2012 and eventually quietly released onto UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} on [[SequelGap April 20, 2017]].

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Microids has announced ''Syberia 3'' as far back as 2009, with Benoit Sokal back in the director's seat. The game was originally to be an IntercontinuityCrossover with the ''VideoGame/PostMortem''/''VideoGame/StillLife'' series (also by Microids), where Kate would have teamed up with Victoria [=McPherson=] (this [=McPherson=], -- although this ultimately proved to be an AprilFoolsDay joke). joke by the publisher. At some point after that, the initial announcement, work on the game has been apparently quietly stopped, before it was UnCanceled again in 2012 and eventually just as quietly released onto UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} on [[SequelGap April 20, 2017]].
20th Apr '17 11:46:53 AM Koveras
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Microids has announced ''Syberia 3'' as far back as 2009, with Benoit Sokal back in the director's seat. The game was originally to be an IntercontinuityCrossover with the ''VideoGame/PostMortem''/''VideoGame/StillLife'' series (also by Microids), where Kate would have teamed up with Victoria [=McPherson=]. At some point after that, work on the has been apparently quietly stopped, before it was UnCanceled again in 2012 and originally [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU0w3_qCOto slated for a December 2016 release]], but [[https://www.vg247.com/2016/10/06/syberia-3-delayed-to-add-more-content-and-even-more-depth/ delayed until early 2017]]. It is highly uncertain at this point how much of what was announced in 2009 still holds true.

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Microids has announced ''Syberia 3'' as far back as 2009, with Benoit Sokal back in the director's seat. The game was originally to be an IntercontinuityCrossover with the ''VideoGame/PostMortem''/''VideoGame/StillLife'' series (also by Microids), where Kate would have teamed up with Victoria [=McPherson=]. [=McPherson=] (this ultimately proved to be an AprilFoolsDay joke). At some point after that, work on the has been apparently quietly stopped, before it was UnCanceled again in 2012 and originally [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU0w3_qCOto slated for a December 2016 release]], but [[https://www.vg247.com/2016/10/06/syberia-3-delayed-to-add-more-content-and-even-more-depth/ delayed until early 2017]]. It is highly uncertain at this point how much of what was announced in 2009 still holds true.eventually quietly released onto UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} on [[SequelGap April 20, 2017]].
12th Mar '17 6:41:54 AM Koveras
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* BilingualBonus: The sailor from [[spoiler:Barrockstadt]] is this trope ''real-time incarnate''. Even if he's not really quite accurate to this trope, he manages to have German, French, Russian, Portuguese and English words mixed onto one language.

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The sailor from [[spoiler:Barrockstadt]] is this trope ''real-time incarnate''. Even if he's not really quite accurate to this trope, he manages to have German, French, Russian, Portuguese and English words mixed onto one language.
12th Mar '17 5:08:38 AM Spektrowski
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** In the second game, the deceased monk's name in the Russian monastery is written in Greek on his grave.
12th Mar '17 12:07:15 AM Spektrowski
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* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Malka from the second game.
12th Mar '17 12:00:15 AM Spektrowski
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* BigDamnHeroes: Boris saves Kate from the Bourgoffs by flying over them in his plane, albeit inadvertently.
11th Mar '17 6:37:54 AM Koveras
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* DubNameChange: The Russian translation changes one of the cities' names, Komkolzgrad, to Komsomolskgrad [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign for obvious reasons]].[[note]]Inside the original game, at least.[[/note]]
** In the second game, Romansbourg became Romanovsk, the Colonel was given surname Emelyanov, Cirkos [[RaceLift became a Jew]] Izya (Israel) Zuckerman, the Bourgoffs became Bugrovs, and Alexey Toukianoff became Tukanov.

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* DubNameChange: The Russian translation changes one of the cities' names, Komkolzgrad, to Komsomolskgrad [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign for obvious reasons]].[[note]]Inside the original game, at least.[[/note]]
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[[/note]] In the second game, Romansbourg became Romanovsk, the Colonel was given surname Emelyanov, Cirkos [[RaceLift became a Jew]] Izya (Israel) Zuckerman, the Bourgoffs became Bugrovs, and Alexey Toukianoff became Tukanov.
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