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  • Summary: A "point and click" adventure for casual gamers, Paradise has everything gamers have come to expect from Sokal's creations - an amazing storyline, exquisite art direction and a realistic fantasy universe. Set in the heart of Africa, puzzles are combined with action gameplay, as a young womanA "point and click" adventure for casual gamers, Paradise has everything gamers have come to expect from Sokal's creations - an amazing storyline, exquisite art direction and a realistic fantasy universe. Set in the heart of Africa, puzzles are combined with action gameplay, as a young woman crosses the continent to take a leopard back to Kilimanjaro, the place of his birth, encountering fabulous, unknown animals in the wilderness on the way. [Ubisoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. Enjoyable, but at times frustrating. I recommend it for those who enjoy adventure games, but caution those who are new to the genre. Be prepared to think.
  2. While not the best of the best, it still ranks above average in terms of interest and playability.
  3. The game isn't especially long but it's reasonably entertaining, even when you can hear the misfires going on behind the monitor. It's good - it just isn't as good as it should be.
  4. Story elements and character development are ignored, the puzzles aren’t any fun to solve, and the game isn’t even enjoyable to look at.
  5. Paradise looks great, but the dull story and uneven challenge make it a completely unenjoyable game.
  6. Games like this make defending the adventure genre harder work than it already is. [July 2006, p.109]
  7. The disappointment of the year for the adventure community. All of the fuss and hype was for nothing which is actually a shame, since its wonderful world was the perfectly fertile ground to create a fantastic exotic adventure, but unfortunately the opportunity was lost.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. DannyCarlson
    May 10, 2006
    10
    There's nothing like it right now. In an age where almost every new release for the PC is some kind of shooter or tactical war game, There's nothing like it right now. In an age where almost every new release for the PC is some kind of shooter or tactical war game, it's so refreshing to play a smart, deep, well thought out adventure. Perhaps this is the game we need to give the adventure genre the jump start it needs. More like this one, please! Expand
  2. KylePit
    Apr 29, 2006
    10
    absolutely gorgeous. i'm not even much of a gamer, but a friend of mine who works for ubisoft told me about this super under-marketedabsolutely gorgeous. i'm not even much of a gamer, but a friend of mine who works for ubisoft told me about this super under-marketed game, and i gave it a shot. i'm an aspiring artist, and and VERY inspired by the artwork in this game. it is just breathtaking. check this one out if only for the visuals. Expand
  3. [Anonymous]
    May 9, 2006
    10
    Sokal is a master. his stories unfold before you and bring you into his beautiful sad worlds. he gives the whole game depth.
  4. GordyF.
    May 10, 2006
    9
    I've read positive reviews (most of them) and negative. All I can say is that I don't think the negative reviewers were paying I've read positive reviews (most of them) and negative. All I can say is that I don't think the negative reviewers were paying attention. What do these people WANT in a game? It boggles the mind to think that anyone could have not thoroughly enjoyed this one. If this one doesn't do it for them, perhaps it's time for those people to find a new hobby. Expand
  5. GildaI.
    May 10, 2006
    9
    Despite an abrupt ending (the only reason this gets a 9 instead of 10), I had the time fo my life playing this game. And please don't be Despite an abrupt ending (the only reason this gets a 9 instead of 10), I had the time fo my life playing this game. And please don't be discouraged by the mention of an abrupt ending, everything else was stellar and there are hints that there may be another installment in the works. I certainly hope so, this is a priceless gem. Expand
  6. Roelo
    Feb 4, 2009
    5
    Even with the patches stil bugs. Bad bugs. A real disappointment if you compare it with the other Sokal games. A real shame because the game Even with the patches stil bugs. Bad bugs. A real disappointment if you compare it with the other Sokal games. A real shame because the game had so much potential. Ending sucks but that is often the case in games. No humor, storyklines not logical, gameplay. A bit of a (real) waste of time, if I wasn't such an adventure fan I would rate it lower. Expand
  7. JTT
    May 10, 2006
    0
    The pre-release reviews I read gave an undeserved favorable impression of Paradise. I've enjoyed all of Benoit Sokal's previous The pre-release reviews I read gave an undeserved favorable impression of Paradise. I've enjoyed all of Benoit Sokal's previous games, so I'm extremely disappointed and surprised at how poorly done Paradise is. Poor controls (I would have liked to play the leopard, but the cursor jumped so violently I had to skip all three times!), numerous bugs, the predominately olive/tan color scene became painful to look at, and the ending was completely bizarre. There is no humor at all and the constant abuse of nearly every animal you encounter was depressing. I played to the end all the while hoping it would improve, but it only got worse. This game was clearly a rush job and is not worth buying. Expand

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