There’s a certain kind of game that I’ve become very into in the last few years. These are games that are investigative or explorations of knowledge and that bring one or two important things to the table:
- They’re definitely going to examine the broken-ass structures of the society they’re set in, and
- They might offer up a way to break, reshape, or recreate the society to be not-terrible.
The first gets me to play a game with gusto. The second makes the game perfect.
Paradise Killer is an outstanding game by Kaizen Game Works in which you play Lady Loves Dies, a disgraced immortal investigator let out of prison to determine who murdered the head of an immortal broken-ass oligarchy running a broken-ass pocket universe society in which humans are abducted from the real world and used as fodder to attempt to resurrect their old gods.
It’s one of my favorite games, period.
Much like the islands in the game, however, it is not perfect.
Beware, all ye who enter. Spoilers lie ahead, and this is a game with some real good revelations in it as you play. This doesn’t include anything from the 2022 expansion, which I haven’t played yet.Continue reading The Facts and the Truth are Not the Same – Paradise Killer Almost Gets There