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Paradise

MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo DS
65
4.0
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.

Screenshots

Paradise Windows Start Screen
Paradise Windows Voodoo staff
Paradise Windows Molgrave Desert
Paradise Windows Title Screen/Start Menu

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 (75627)
buggy and boring Windows Robinet (42)

The Press Says

Jeux Vidéo Network Nintendo DS May 29, 2009 16 out of 20 80
GameZone Windows May 15, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
Adventure-Treff Windows Aug 21, 2006 73 out of 100 73
Gry o2 Windows Nov 19, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Pocket Gamer UK Nintendo DS Sep 30, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Factornews Windows May 18, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Gildia Gier Komputerowych Windows Sep 15, 2006 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot Windows May 18, 2006 5.8 out of 10 58
Game Informer Magazine Windows Jul, 2006 5.25 out of 10 52
Giery.eu Windows Mar 02, 2007 16 out of 40 40

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