When I first heard about this game,
I immediately thought "Escape from New York" but in its essence,
Escape from Paradise City is more like Grand Theft Auto meets
The story revolves a nefarious threat by the
organisation known as Aeternitas (The Immortals) who have infiltrated 8 of the most powerful
governments from across the globe.
Set in 2009, the NSA have
sent in their best operatives to infiltrate this heinous
organisation and Paradise City is your destination as is the
criminal master behind this threat, the entity known as P.
Escape from Paradise City is similar to RPG
games such as Diablo but also contains elements of real-time
strategy and first person shooter views to create an engaging and entertaining PC game that are
becoming extremely difficult to find these days.
The gamer will
also control three different characters throughout the title
which will assist in your goal of procuring certain parts of
Paradise City in order to remove this threat.
have added some interesting characters to the mix that gamers
control such as the sexy NSA agent Mia Xiang or Street Fighter
Jack Slater, the true American Hero and last but not least,
Business Tycoon, Boris Chekov. There's also some fun character
development as your progress through the game.
Gameplay Feature List
• Rise to power in a city where you must be both a talented
businessman and a strong fighter.
• Skill based RPG/RTS in contemporary big city setting
• Expand your empire by taking over the city
• Drain neighborhoods for resources
• Challenge your friends in different multiplayer modes
• Living and breathing 3D city
Technical Feature List
• Higher Dynamic Range lightning and auto exposure
• Dynamic lights and shadows including actual influence on
• Detailed normal mapped characters
• 3D & Surround Sound with advanced filtering.
• Multiplayer support for LAN and internet, dedicated servers
• Portable design by system encapsulation and the use of APIs
like OpenGL 2.0 and FMOD Ex.
• Save / Load system for resuming games at arbitrary positions.
• Realistic bullet/visibility tracing in combat.
• Living, breathing city - people and vehicles in the streets
• Advanced, scriptable behavior system.
• Weather system handling rain, snow etc.
• Complex character skill system with more than 50 unique skills
What really makes Paradise city so
compelling is the interesting RPG system that contains over 50
different skills available to your character. Although it's
quite complicated in some parts, it is a system that even the
most novice of gamers will be able to master and create their
Another interesting additional to the game is
that your characters must also procure henchman along the way
and you have the ability to train these characters for some
additional tweaking. Ironically your henchman are quite apt when it comes to battles and assistance.
Add in another genre and the RTS aspect of the title has the
gamer conquering certain territories in the city and the more
areas that you control, the more resources you will have at your
deposal. Best of all, these areas contain a variety of different
establishments that you can even visit such as bars and trainers
allow for additional gaming functions.
To kill or not to kill, that is the
question or order from the NSA. In order to take a territory over,
your characters must basically destroy the current gang boss'
troops and once you have challenged him... well, let's just say
even the toughest of men are cowards.
As per the classic RPG formula,
your characters can also find, sell and buy inventory items that
gives the title a sense of excitement as you encounter new
equipment and characters. Whether your using melee weapons or
heavy duty firepower, there's definitely a favorite for all
Graphically, the game is a visual
treat on the PC that features detailed graphics, brilliant
character animations and some great special effects. The title
also offers two different camera angles that include a third
person view and also a RTS view, depending on which aspect of
the game you are involved. Needless to say, the game comes into
its own in the third person view. Think GTA!
In conclusion, Escape from Paradise
City is an entertaining game that will appease most RPG gamers,
except the die-hard D&D fans. However if you're into an almost
science fiction game set in the real-world than this is the game
for you. Give it a shot, you might be pleasantly surprised!