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  • genre adventure / point-and-click / detective-mystery
  • download size 164 MB
    1Mbit
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 53 user ratings.
  • release date April 18, 2014
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
  • languages Audio and text: English. Text only: French, Italian, German, Spanish.
  • developer / publisher Faravid Interactive / Screen 7
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • soundtrack (MP3)
  • soundtrack (FLAC)

What's cool about it:

  • 2000+ voice lines, 60+ rooms to explore, 20+ characters to talk to, 1 lost fortune to find!
  • Retro style point & click adventure with hand-drawn art.
  • Includes the full original soundtrack by Lannie Neely III.

Overview:

A famous 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 detective adventure for Windows PC.

The Samaritan Paradox is set in Sweden in the 80's. Ord Salomon has agreed to help Sara Bergwall find the book her father, Jonatan Bergwall, wrote before he died. During the course of this treasure hunt, he learns that Jonatan was investigating the weapons industry, and more specifically some covert affairs with foreign dictatorships.

But more questions arise. What is the book about, and why does Sara want Ord to find it for her? Did her Alzheimer's-stricken mother know the secret before she grew too demented to share it? And how did Jonatan actually die?

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 400 MB HDD space, DirectX 9.0 recommended, soundcard, keyboard, mouse.

All user reviews:

User reviews:

Become a detective in IKEA Land

Posted on 2014-04-20 02:37:07 byawalterj's avatarawalterj:

Quick scoop: This is a quality adventure game with close to 10 hours of gameplay so about twice the length of Blackwell Deception, excellent value for price. Strongly recommended for traditional adventure fans, and if you’re too broke/stingy then at least put it on your wishlist and buy it later.
If you enjoyed games such as Fate of Atlantis, Broken Sword, The Longest Journey,read more Resonance and the Blackwell series, you'll feel right at home here because this game has a little bit of everything.
Presentation: Background graphics are wonderfully made, sprites and animations are solid and the music is fantastic, low key and enchanting without putting you to sleep or becoming unnervingly repetitive. Voice acting is acceptable.
Gameplay: The difficulty is light to moderate but still satisfying, comparable to Resonance. The puzzles are logical and for the most part properly clued. Too well clued in fact, because the game often involuntarily suggests the solution to you before you are even presented with the problem. There’s a couple timed puzzles in the latter part of the game but nothing to aggravating.
No major glitches or bugs worth mentioning and overall The Samaritan Paradox has strengths that more than compensate for any of its shortcomings. An engaging experience from beginning to the (somewhat unexpected) end, a very good medium length adventure with balanced difficulty that deserves at least 4 solid stars, closer to 5 if you are a sucker for this type of game.

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Neat, full-length retro adventure

Posted on 2014-04-21 12:43:36 byzavlin's avatarzavlin:

This is a pretty cool point&click game made with AGS.
PROS:
*its about 10 hours long and feels pretty solid.
*its a clever game, with above average challenge.
*the story is told from two perspectives, one of which is a book the protagonist is reading, it feels a little like playing the movie "never-ending story", and i liked that.
*the music is quite nice, and uses differentread more tracks for the two perspectives.
CONS:
*some of the voice-acting feels wooden and dialogues are sometimes mediocre.
*some puzzles are time based, and are a minor annoyance.
*story concludes a little strangely and abrupt.. but i still liked it.

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Fantastic find

Posted on 2014-04-23 16:06:10 byjonlin's avatarjonlin:

Being home from work due to a flu I logged on to GOG to buy the latest Blackwell game which to my dismay is not released until tomorrow. On the first page I found information about The Samaritan Paradox and gave it a shot since a AGS point & click adventure developed in Sweden and taking place in my home town is a must, of course.
Now, some 10 or 11 hours later I am finished,read more and blown away! A fantastic game in pretty much all aspects!
Interesting, tricky and actually HARD puzzles, beautiful graphics, good voice acting but most important an amazing story that dragged me in and would not let me stop playing untill all twists and turns hand unfolded!
For me this is the best game of the year this far, including Broken Age, Broken Sword 5 (part 2) and whatnot.

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