Paradise

Critic Score User Score
Nintendo DS
65
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Windows
60
2.9
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Description

A young woman is found unconscious by African peasants after her plane crashes following a rebel attack. When she wakes up, she finds herself in the town of Madargane, in the harem of the local prince, with no recollection of previous events. While she believes that her name is Ann Smith, a student attending a university in Geneva, the real truth is that she cannot remember. She also has no idea why she traveled to Africa in the first place. As she tries to regain her memories, she gradually realizes that she will have to play a key role in the future of a fictional African country called Maurania, to which she is more connected than she would ever imagine.

Paradise is a traditional third-person perspective point-and-click adventure, similar in gameplay and visual style to Syberia. The player navigates a 3D character model over pre-rendered backgrounds with fixed camera angles. Interaction can only be performed with "hot spots" on the screen, and is done with a simple single-cursor interface. The vast majority of the puzzles are inventory-based. During a certain part of the game, the player can take control of a black leopard.

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Paradise Windows Game Save Screen
Paradise Windows A tropical storm in the opening cinematic
Paradise Windows Willy Vandergard, right hand of Rodon
Paradise Windows Dialogue topics

Alternate Titles

  • "Paradise: The Season of Storms" -- Re-release title
  • "Lost Paradise" -- Working title
  • "Last King of Africa" -- European DS title
  • "Der Letzte König von Afrika" -- German DS title
  • "Benoît Sokal's Paradise" -- Alternate title
  • "Benoit Sokal: Last King of Africa" -- Benelux DS title

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User Reviews

So bad that even beautiful graphics can't save it Windows Jeanne (75479)
buggy and boring Windows Robinet (42)

Critic Reviews

Jeuxvideo.com Windows Apr 25, 2006 14 out of 20 70
HonestGamers Nintendo DS Nov 22, 2008 7 out of 10 70
GamesRadar Windows Jun 06, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Playback Windows Nov, 2006 6.33 out of 10 63
Game Trance Windows Nov 27, 2006 6 out of 10 60
GameStar (Germany) Windows Sep, 2006 53 out of 100 53
GNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies Nintendo DS Dec 17, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Adventure Island Windows Jun 22, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45
1UP Windows May 30, 2006 4 out of 10 40
Just Adventure Windows May 26, 2006 D 25

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