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Paradise (Windows)

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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 voyage to south continues
Paradise Windows Molgrave Desert
Paradise Windows Road to south Maurania
Paradise Windows Face to face with evil

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 Jeanne (75627) 1.67 Stars1.67 Stars1.67 Stars1.67 Stars1.67 Stars
buggy and boring Robinet (42) 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars

The Press Says

Adventure Corner Aug 10, 2006 78 out of 100 78
Imperium Gier Sep 04, 2006 7.4 out of 10 74
Adventure-Treff Aug 21, 2006 73 out of 100 73
Gery Gry Nov 09, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Puntaeclicca.it Sep, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Gamesmania Aug 04, 2006 68 out of 100 68
Gry OnLine Oct 04, 2006 60 out of 100 60
PC Games (Germany) Aug 28, 2006 59 out of 100 59
PC Action Sep 02, 2006 52 out of 100 52
Just Adventure May 26, 2006 D 25

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Jeanne (75627) added Paradise (Windows) on Apr 28, 2006
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