Apr 22, 2017Paradigm is proof that quality isn’t the sole domain of big names and hefty budgets. Although the puzzles are a bit lackluster, the overall experience of the game makes it a must-have for fans of the genre. Players that enjoy absurdity and thrill at the idea geeky humor and internet memes brought to life will love Paradigm in all its weird and wonderful glory.
Generally favorable reviews- based on 40 Ratings
Apr 24, 2017I have been years without laughing so much and having so much fun in a graphic adventure. Great doses of humor, new times, music, gags andI have been years without laughing so much and having so much fun in a graphic adventure. Great doses of humor, new times, music, gags and just a hint of nostalgia.… Full Review »
Apr 18, 2017Paradigm is as if "Day of the Tentacle" and "Monkey Island" hooked up, forgot to use contraceptives, and spawned one of them darnedParadigm is as if "Day of the Tentacle" and "Monkey Island" hooked up, forgot to use contraceptives, and spawned one of them darned meme-spewing millennial offspring that wears its heritage on its sleeve.
Paradigm is a love letter to the classic absurdist point-and-click comedy adventure, except it's that kind of super creepy love letter that's just a piece of paper with a bunch of letters cut out from magazines, and then proceeds to leave four more letters at your doorstep at odd times of the day.
It's not "just' a game--every element of Paradigm, starting from the difficulty settings, tutorial, and even the menu options, is part of the ride. For those seeking substance beyond the humor, don't fret; Paradigm delivers rewarding puzzles on top of the absurdity.
Ultimately, Paradigm feels like it ended just a little too early, as if some bit ended up on the cutting room floor before its official release--a common and understandable part of game dev, but still left me with an unshakeable feeling of *something* missing near the end.
Overall, for those seeking a classic, comedy adventure game experience in the vein of OG Lucas and Sierra/Dynamix productions, Paradigm is more than worth the price of admission and I thank Jacob Janerka and everybody involved with Paradigm the best in future endeavors for their creation.… Full Review »
Apr 5, 2017The game is really fresh compared to other adventure games. It keeps surprising you with all the minigames and puns. You really don't knowThe game is really fresh compared to other adventure games. It keeps surprising you with all the minigames and puns. You really don't know what will happen next, but you sure will be pleased with a number of puns there are in this game. One of the not so many examples of how to make the player keep exploring all the options and dialogues in an adventure game.… Full Review »