Frustrating because on one hand it does offer and present many cool things to the tactical strategy game genre and does those things well, but on the other hand has poor design choices that make the game an endeavor just to enjoy the good aspects.
The downsides include subpar voice casting, slow gameplay and rather dated by today's standards graphics. I wouldn't recommend it just to anyone but fans of turn based strategy and RPG games might find a hidden gem here.
If you're willing to endure the bad dialogue, limited carrying capacity, and annoyances inherent with a fully turn-based game, you'll probably find a lot to like about Paradise Cracked. It has an interesting story, plenty of gear to find and sell, and unique characters.
My biggest problem with this game is the sheer fact that the Thoroughly modern storyline is anything but. In fact it is as about as exciting as a show about painting fences and watching them dry and is as easy to follow as tracking a goldfish in the pacific.