Paradise (video game)

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Paradise
Paradise PC.jpg
Developer(s) White Birds Productions
Publisher(s) Micro Application
Ubisoft
Designer(s) Benoît Sokal
Platform(s) Windows, iOS, Nintendo DS
Release date(s) Windows
  • EU April 21, 2006
  • NA May 3, 2006
DS
  • EU November 14, 2008
iOS
NA July 6, 2010 (Episode I)
NA August 3, 2011 (Episode II)
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single player
Distribution 3 CD-ROMs
1 DVD

Paradise is a 2006 computer adventure game by White Birds Productions, a company formed by Benoît Sokal, who was also responsible for the adventure games Amerzone, Syberia, Syberia II, and Sinking Island. The game is based on a novel by Sokal.

Gameplay[edit]

The game, like many classic point-and-click adventure games, is viewed from a third-person perspective and is mouse-driven, with the player clicking on locations for the main character to move to and objects to examine or pick up, among other actions.

Plot[edit]

The central protagonist of Paradise is a young woman called Ann Smith, the daughter of King Rodon, the dictator of the fictional African country of Maurania. Ann is in Europe when she hears that her father is seriously ill, but while she is en route to see him, her aircraft is shot down by rebels. She is rescued, but when she regains consciousness she cannot remember her identity or what she is doing in Africa.

Nintendo DS and iOS versions[edit]

On June 18, 2008 Focus Home Interactive announced that with White Birds they would be remaking the game Paradise for the Nintendo DS in Europe on November 14, 2008,[1] as well as renaming the title Last King of Africa.[2]

Also, an iOS version of that game was released for the United States as Episode I: Madargani on July 6, 2010,[3] followed by Episode II: Deep Maurania on August 3, 2011.[4]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (DS) 62.50%[5]
(iOS) 60%[6]
(PC) 58%[7]
Metacritic (iOS) 65/100[8]
(PC) 57/100[9]
(DS) 55/100[10]
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com D+[11]
Adventure Gamers 3.5/5 stars[12]
Game Informer 5.25/10[13]
GameSpot 5.8/10[15]
GamesRadar 3.5/5 stars[14]
GameZone 7.8/10[16]
IGN 6.2/10[17]
PC Gamer (US) 79%[18]
X-Play 2/5 stars[19]

The game was met with mixed reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 62.50% and 55 out of 100 for the DS version;[5][10] 60% and 65 out of 100 for the iOS version's Episode I;[6][8] and 58% and 57 out of 100 for the PC version.[7][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Last King of Africa Release Information for DS". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2014-11-27. 
  2. ^ "Focus and White Birds announce Last King of Africa for the Nintendo DS". Focus Home Interactive. 2008-06-18. Archived from the original on 2008-06-23. Retrieved 2008-06-19. 
  3. ^ "Last King of Africa Release Information for iOS (iPhone/iPad)". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2014-11-27. 
  4. ^ "Last King of Africa 2 Release Information for iOS (iPhone/iPad)". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2014-11-27. 
  5. ^ a b "Last King of Africa for DS". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-11-27. 
  6. ^ a b "Last King of Africa for iOS (iPhone/iPad)". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-11-27. 
  7. ^ a b "Paradise for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-11-27. 
  8. ^ a b "Last King of Africa for iPhone/iPad Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-11-27. 
  9. ^ a b "Paradise for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-11-27. 
  10. ^ a b "Last King of Africa for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-11-27. 
  11. ^ Peckham, Matt (2006-05-30). "Paradise". 1UP.com. Archived from the original on 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2014-11-27. 
  12. ^ Walter, Johann (2006-05-06). "Paradise review". Adventure Gamers. Retrieved 2014-11-27. 
  13. ^ "Paradise". Game Informer (159): 109. July 2006. 
  14. ^ Lundrigan, Jeff (2006-06-06). "Paradise review". GamesRadar. Retrieved 2014-11-27. 
  15. ^ Mueller, Greg (2006-05-08). "Paradise Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-11-27. 
  16. ^ Hollingshead, Anise (2006-05-14). "Paradise - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-10-02. Retrieved 2014-11-27. 
  17. ^ Krause, Staci (2006-05-30). "Paradise Review". IGN. Retrieved 2014-11-27. 
  18. ^ "Paradise". PC Gamer: 84. August 2006. 
  19. ^ Sewart, Greg (2006-06-06). "Paradise". X-Play. Archived from the original on 2006-07-04. Retrieved 2014-11-27. 

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