Ratings | | x10
Release Date 19 Apr 2014
Release Type Commercial
Content Advisory Occasional, mild | None | Occasional, mild
Operating System Windows
Game Genre Contemporary
Game Type Comedy
Story Type Original
Play Length Full Length Game
Language English
Graphics 3, 3
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AGS Awards 2014 Nominations

AGS Awards 2014 Nominations

Best Animation
Best Background Art
Best Character Art
Best Game Created with AGS 2014
Best Gameplay
Best Music & Sound
Best Programming
Best Puzzles
Best Voice Work
Best Writing

AGS Panel Rating

The Samaritan Paradox is a game with a story cleverly split into a real-world, Gothemburg-based thriller and a medieval fairy tale. The graphics are nice low-res backgrounds with good animations and together with great music provide a dense atmosphere. The story is interesting and the characters have all their own agendas with a dynamic dialog system that allows diving deeper into the various personalities. The most noteable aspect of the game are the puzzles which appear in a wide range of types and are challanging, yet fair and rewarding. However, the general lack of responses to actions as well as several technical glitches make this game a bit rough around the edges for a commercial release.

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A writer has died. His daughter seeks the help of you, Ord Salomon, 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? Crack codes, decipher secrets & find a lost fortune in this exciting adventure for Windows PC.

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By Stupot on 19 Sep 2014
I'd been looking forward to TSP for a long time and it didn't disappoint. It's a very smart adventure with mature themes but still very fun to play. The characters are believable, the writing is strong and the puzzles are pitch-perfect. The decision to use two totally differing art styles for the two different settings was a nice touch and you can tell a lot of love and effort went into those backgrounds.

A very strong game and one you really should play if you have the chance.

By CaptainD on 21 Aug 2014
A solid adventure game, some good puzzles. I enjoyed the book sections much more than the real-life sections, which sometimes felt a bit forced to me. There were quite a lot of missing interactions but I think these have probably been fixed (I had an early review copy). The plot was interesting but I wasn't convinced by the plot twist at the end.

By shaun9991 on 20 Aug 2014
Really great game. Interesting plot with twists and turns, nice atmospheric surroundings and graphics. Original puzzles. I'd recommend this

By Yol on 8 Jul 2014
I am enthusiastic. very nice plot, the subject treated well in various aspects, thanks to the subtitles I could appreciate every dialogue, (let me emphasize that I lose a lot of videogames '' only'' because they are not translated , in italian)
I believe it has a good gameplay does not get bored and has a good pace.
be recommended.


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