Finding Paradise is the mobile version of the PC game which goes by the same name and is the sequel to the popular title, To The Moon. Developed and published by Freebird Games, Finding Paradise and its predecessors are known for their simple yet moving stories presented in a 16-bit format role-playing game. Here in this article, we will review Finding Paradise and share our first impressions of the game.
Play as Dr. Watts and Dr. Rosalene in your quest to fulfill dying wishes
Starting off with the Finding Paradise review, in the game, the beloved protagonists from the To The Moon game are back again to take a central role in the game. Employed by the controversial Sigmund Corps., Dr. Rosalene and Dr. Watts work as a team to fulfill the dying wishes of people by helping embed a memory from the life they wished they had artificially into their minds.
The game has only one mode of play, that is, the classic storyline mode where the characters follow the storyline and act upon it accordingly. The story is mostly linear, with a few choices for performing certain acts here and there. For the most part, the game is in control of itself, and the story spirals into its own twists and turns as the plot gradually unfolds.
Delve into an immersive storyline in Finding Paradise
Now, what defines the game Finding Paradise is its storyline and how it is executed, especially considering that it is a 16-bit game and thus, therefore, lacks the means to convey elements, as well as a 3D game could. The storyline does not demand any strong emotional reactions from the audience as it is a perfect blend of warmth, humor, and solemnness and it all comes together in perfect harmony.
But there are certain moments in the game where the story goes deeper than just another in-game storyline. In fact, there are moments when the game makes you wonder about much more sophisticated feelings such as those of integrity, morality, and so on. And when the heavier moments of the game do come on, they make you feel a deep, resonating sense of pain which tells a lot about the high quality of storytelling in this game.
Although this game has no customizable elements in it, it does not hold back the game in any way at all. Moreover, in a game with a preset storyline and self-efficient characters, customization would have been rather odd, to say the least. Also, the game is pretty vibrant as it is when its overall graphics are taken into consideration as well.
Experience 16-bit graphics at their finest with the perfect soundtrack
Finding Paradise is one of those games which are actively fighting against the trope and proving that to make for an immersive gaming experience, you need not always have good graphics or cutting-edge physics engines. The game is built in a simple 16-bit format, made using the RPG Maker software, an old yet reliable software for such purposes, although it lacks modern components.
For some players, the aforementioned 16-bit format might make the game hard to follow, but it would be harsh to say that it is completely out of place. If anything, the 16-bit theme often compliments the overall ambiance of the game and makes it seem more complete. The only downside could be the lack of interactive objects in the game, but it gets compensated for by the other great elements in the game.
The music in Finding Paradise is without a doubt one of the standout features of the game. Playing this game with the game music playing in your ears, preferably on a headset or earphones makes the experience a whole lot better. The serene yet distinct music transcends beyond just being a piece of background music for a game, it relaxes and soothes the mind and definitely sets the right atmosphere for the story of Finding Paradise.
Finding Paradise is definitely a must-play game if you are someone who is into storytelling role-playing games as it checks pretty much every box of being a good game in that category. The game is great to kill time while also going through a story where you are prompted to find out things as you go on.
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