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Paradise

MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo DS
64
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 Madargane Town
Paradise Windows Options Screen
Paradise Windows The Black Vault
Paradise Windows Road to south Maurania

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 (75619)
buggy and boring Windows Robinet (42)

The Press Says

GameZone Windows May 15, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
Jeuxvideo.com Nintendo DS Dec 01, 2008 15 out of 20 75
Pocket Gamer UK Nintendo DS Sep 30, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Playback Windows Nov, 2006 6.33 out of 10 63
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
Game Informer Magazine Windows Jul, 2006 5.25 out of 10 52
Giery.eu Windows Mar 02, 2007 16 out of 40 40
La Aventura es la Aventura Windows Aug 12, 2006 40 out of 100 40
PC Powerplay Windows Aug 30, 2006 36 out of 100 36

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