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Paradise

MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo DS
65
3.8
Windows
60
2.8
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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 The black leopard
Paradise Windows Molgrave Village
Paradise Windows Face to face with evil
Paradise Windows Inside the harem

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 (75634)
buggy and boring Windows Robinet (42)

The Press Says

Adventurespiele Nintendo DS Apr 17, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com Nintendo DS Dec 01, 2008 15 out of 20 75
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Apr 25, 2006 14 out of 20 70
Gildia Gier Komputerowych Windows Sep 15, 2006 6 out of 10 60
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jun, 2006 60 out of 100 60
Game Trance Windows Nov 27, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Gamelog - Strefa Gier Komputerowych Windows Oct 30, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Game Over Online Windows Jun 27, 2006 59 out of 100 59
Gamer.nl Nintendo DS Dec 15, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Aventura y Cía Windows Sep 08, 2006 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Contributed to by Charly2.0 (30542) and Jeanne (75634)