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  • Summary: A writer has died. His daughter seeks the help of you, Ord Salamon, to find his secret last novel. During the search, questions will emerge. Did her father really kill himself? What is the secret novel all about? What is going on at the island of Fardo?
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  1. Apr 28, 2014
    It's well worth a play for anyone looking for an intelligently told, challenging story, or anyone who's a fan of adventure games which happily bring you back down to earth with a thud.
  2. May 19, 2014
    Tough puzzles and an intriguing story: these are the main elements of the title, which is suggested for savvy adventurers. You should look to somewhere else, if you are looking for a quick and simple point-and-click experience.
  3. May 14, 2014
    A political thriller whose hardcore puzzling and mechanics will greatly appeal to old school adventure gamers and fans of a good northern adventure yarn in general, but whose emotional impact is dampened a bit by characters that feel a bit forced. An impressive debut that puts Faravid Interactive firmly on the map.
  4. May 26, 2014
    The Samaritan Paradox is a fun retro mystery that almost reaches the heights to which it aspires, but a few minor issues prevent it from achieving true greatness.
  5. Jul 21, 2014
    A nice adventure game that will pamper the gamers with its screenplay as well as brilliant puzzles, but at the same time the gamers will be surprised by its execution and flat characters. However, despite all the flaws the game is still above its competition.
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Oct 16, 2015
    While the synchro and artstyle are great, the writing and puzzles are just awful.

    You're a cryptologist, a friend gives you a dull crime
    While the synchro and artstyle are great, the writing and puzzles are just awful.

    You're a cryptologist, a friend gives you a dull crime thriller to get away from cryptology for once... and the first page contains a code.
    How do you decipher the code? Read the newspaper first and find out that the guy who wrote the book had a daughter which is a chemist or whatever to which the code seems to be addressed to.

    After you solve the code you travel to her and she's like: oh yea, my father left behind those riddles for me.... but I won't do them, you go ahead and do them. It may lead to his money...
    Yea, it's really delivered that dull.

    Now, the goal is to find one of his other books which he wrote in secret and every time you find another part of the book, you are in the story itself which turns out to be even more awful than you expected.

    Basically the game forces its own logic onto you, and throwing you into a really awful story.