Update Three Hundred and Twenty-Three: 9 July 2019
Well that was certainly a game I played.
The Samaritan Paradox is an incredibly dated (somehow at only being five years old) point-and-click adventure game that… has no idea what it wants to be. Is it a personal murder-mystery investigation? A fantasy point and click? A thriller where you stop illegal arms dealing? All three, somehow, I guess.
You play Ord, a… really underwhelming guy who is in a kind of crappy place in his life just… because. Basically just for the hell of it he gets wrapped up in helping investigate the suicide of a famous author so the author’s daughter could get his inheritance. You know, as one does on a whim. The author has left one more book behind for his daughter to read, and that’s where the fantasy stuff comes in to play. You stop some weapon smuggling in the meanwhile, too. The secret the book was hiding? The author had groomed and raped the daughter when she was very young, but the daughter had suppressed those memories. Now the author… wants her to remember again… so he can apologize…? Also the nurse killed him and she was justified. Ord gets together with the daughter in the end.
I just… I just woke up and I already wish I was into drinking so I could, like… drink.
EVEN IF we set aside using a serious matter in such a fuckin GOTCHA way, in what fucking world does any of this make sense. The book sections you play through take up a decent amount of time and are functionally meaningless, because they end up tying into nothing except that one big jerkoffedness of a reveal.
This game is a real pale imitation of Wadjet Eye games, with worse music and voice acting for sure. Art was… okay, though the portraits were muddy. Skip this shit, even if it was a relatively easy 100%.
Next up: I’ve gotten my ‘games I REALLY want to play’ section and my ‘games I kind of want to play’ section to the same amount, so I’ll be switching off between them. Good game next!
See you soon!