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Paradise (Windows)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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 voyage to south continues
Paradise Windows Title Screen/Start Menu
Paradise Windows Face to face with evil
Paradise Windows The black leopard

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 (75633) 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 Europe May 11, 2006 79 out of 100 79
Games Radar Jun 06, 2006 7 out of 10 70
IGN May 30, 2006 6.2 out of 10 62
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 2006 60 out of 100 60
Gildia Gier Komputerowych Sep 15, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Only Games Jul 18, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Gamelog - Strefa Gier Komputerowych Oct 30, 2006 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) May 19, 2006 59 out of 100 59
FOK!games May 30, 2006 58 out of 100 58
Just Adventure May 26, 2006 D 25

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Jeanne (75633) added Paradise (Windows) on Apr 28, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Charly2.0 (30542)