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  • Summary: Escape From Paradise City is a blended action-RPG and strategy game for the PC that asks the player to infiltrate a gang-infested city on the Eastern seaboard in order to root out rampant corruption and violence. In a dystopian world that combines a dark underworld and elements of the fantastic, the player is required to infiltrate the gangs of Paradise City on behalf of a powerful government agency that, despite its influence, has been unable to introduce even a glimmer of law and order to this horribly corrupt city. In an intertwining chapter-driven story, the player takes turns controlling one of three gritty characters that, for their own reason, have "volunteered" to get to the bottom of the mystery behind the controlling crime syndicate's power. The player's characters becomes more powerful as they claw their way up the echelons of the underworld and as their individual stories begin to overlap. As the player's influence on the city grows, the businesses, the payoffs and the number of confrontations with rival gangs enables the player to gain experience and become powerful enough to take control of the city piece by piece. After becoming a underworld force to be reckoned with, the player discovers that the gang wars have been masterminded by a secret society, at the head of which are a coterie of terrifyingly dangerous and powerful figures that, it seems, no bullet will stop. [CDV Software] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Escape from Paradise City thrusts players into a dynamic gaming experience they won't soon forget. Some story elements may feel too common or even cliché at times, yet the high level of play control, enthralling locations, superb visual detail, and role-playing elements are some of the best we've seen lately. On the whole, the game knocks you to the curb, kicks you in the teeth, and makes you love every second of it. It's violent, sexy, and highly recommended.
  2. The strategy gets more complex and the fights more intense, but the one thing you can’t escape in this game is the sense of sameyness that creeps in soon after you’ve completed the introductory missions, from the gameplay, from the environments and from the NPCs that populate the game.
  3. So what is the point here? Are we trying to invent an RPG/Shooter/Mouse-chaser with the thinnest of story lines and low-brow acting and call it revolutionary?
  4. You won’t need to escape Paradise City if you don’t bother going there in the first place.
  5. Escape From Paradise City is an odd game, a hybrid of different styles with some interesting ideas all thrown together that just don't seem to gel.
  6. Repetitive. [Feb 2008, p.83]
  7. The potential existed here for a good game, yet it's been squandered due to poor mission structure and downright bad cooperative intelligence.

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