Excerpt: Let's invent a new game category: the MOL game: more or less. Escape from Paradise City is a great MOL game. Are the graphics and design effective? More or less. Are the RPG and RTS elements blended successfully? More or less. Is the game, ultimately, worth the player's time? MOL. You get the idea.
Summary: Escape from Paradise City is a blended action-RPG and strategy game that asks the player to infiltrate a gang-infested city on the Eastern seaboard in order to root out rampant corruption and violence.
Excerpt: The game’s plot evolves around three notorious criminals working as undercover agents for the NSA in Paradise City, a crime-infested urban metropolis, not a bad setting for interesting gameplay.
Summary: One look at the box of Escape From Paradise City reveals a lot of the hallmarks of gaming disaster. There's the name primed to set up a dozen punch lines, the cheap cover art, and a back blurb filled with clichés about a "dystopian world" and "gritty characters.
Pros: Varied dialogue clips and impressive voice acting
Conclusion: Escape from Paradise City attempts to combine strategy games and RPGs, but does so in a most unspectacular manner. Many minor design issues really hold back what could have been an intriguing title; bad user interface, balancing issues, lack of mission variety, bad camera – one could go on and on.
Excerpt: Gaming and trends are common enough bed-buddies, but pairing the two up sometimes leads to buck-toothed, big-eared children that look like they've been sired by siblings. Right now, we're stuck in the middle of an MMO trend (thanks for nothing, Korea!