PC - Windows
Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory
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Developer: Cyanide Studio
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Lead a team of four Troubleshooters of dubious loyalty, who (mostly) obey orders from Friend Computer, a paranoid and irrational artificial intelligence. Inspired by the classic games of the CRPG genre, experience the first official adaptation of the cult role-playing game!
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Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory is a game that has a great idea behind it, but fails in its execution. I feel like this was a huge missed opportunity for something great. The premise and the writing are hysterical, but the gameplay is lackluster and aggravating at times. Maybe tabletop is where this game needs to remain. Playing this has made me want to try out the original version with some friends instead. I think that will make me happiest and happiness is mandatory after all.
Paranoia feels like someone got hold of the license and then either couldn’t figure out what to do with it or had a lot of nice ideas that were then horribly constrained by budget and time. Were it budget-priced or still in Early Access, it might be forgivable. But as a full, major release? It’s too short, too annoying, and too uninteresting to recommend to anyone – even the most ardent of Paranoia fans.
The combat could be more exciting and its over-reliance on walking and talking can be a bit tiring, but Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory remains a challenging and rewarding experience nonetheless.