Back with another adventure, Freebird Games has released a new game, Finding Paradise. Freebird games has quite the history with To the Moon and A Bird Story. Even though Finding Paradise is a stand alone game, it has connections to the other story lines. This game relies less on combat and action and on more of an emotionally driven story like its counterparts.
Freebird Games has a reputation with creating stories that pull at the heart strings and Finding Paradise is no exception. In this chapter, Colin (previously from A Bird Story) has grown in to old age and is seeking to create more memories so that he can say he has lived a fulfilling life. He approaches a company called Sigmund Corp. (from To the Moon) to change something, but not change anything. Sigmund Corp. is a company that specializes in changing memories, much like the movie Inception.
This request upsets his wife and child but Sigmund Corp. decides to do what they can. Upon getting in to Colin’s mind, Dr. Rosalene and Dr. Watts backtrack through his memories and life to find certain moments that they could possibly use. Colin’s friend Faye, from his childhood, starts to become more important, but who is she? It seems the Colin never mentioned her and his family have no idea who she is.
Without giving away too much of the plot, Colin is not only a critical character, but is also in a position to have a change of heart with his last dying wish. Sometimes appreciating what you have is better than glorifying what you don’t. Finding Paradise does a great job bringing this concept and message to life. Again, it is no surprise that Freebird Games has chosen to exemplify such a powerful message, much like their other works.
Unlike the other games in the RPG genre, Finding Paradise doesn’t have a combat system. This creation is based solely on unraveling the story being presented. Still, there are moments of contention and difficulty, but overall the game doesn’t focus on combat. Also like other games from the developers, the graphics are simple but continue to pull players in, even when the games tend to take a surreal turn.
Overall, I can’t possibly say enough good things about the work the Freebird Games has put in to their story lines. This is a game that should be on almost everyone’s list to play. Be forewarned however, there will probably be tears and people catching feels when the game finally comes to a close. This is what makes life worth living right?
Finding Paradise is available now on PC.