Paradise Marsh Reviews

Paradise Marsh is ranked in the 30th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Recommended
Oct 13, 2022

Explore an endless wetlands in this glorious study in nature and solitude

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4 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2022

Paradise Marsh seems less concerned about being an "adventure" and more about delivering feelings. Some will no doubt appreciate its efforts. Others, like me, might feel it needs to work harder at providing what's advertised. I feel bad knocking a solo dev's first release, but I sincerely enjoyed little of my short time with this game, same as our contributor with whom I sought a second opinion. The visual and gameplay repetition combine with other shortcomings to make a forgettable title. Next time.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2022

The tone-setting music from Disasterpeace (Fez, Hyper Light Drifter) is tremendous, and the chunky 3D world is stylish and wondrous. A handful of mysterious in-game achievements encourage further exploration of the world beyond catching the bugs. Your time in this paradise might be short, but it's memorable and enjoyable.

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Recommended
Nov 4, 2022

Whether it's the game's assistance features like the journal or the chirping, the game's small, slow, and yet quick-to-completion nature, or the poetic and uplifting vibe the game presents, Paradise Marsh feels made deliberately and with care. LazyEti delivers an experience that knows its identity, doesn't ask too much of you, is a delight to control, and can be completed in under four hours with a killer finale. In conclusion, I don't know what I took away from my time with the game, but I took something pleasant and overly optimistic.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 31, 2022

Paradise Marsh was a great game to chill out with; I finished in just under two hours, but I could see spending more time exploring the world to discover all it has to give.

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Liked
Oct 30, 2022

To see the game’s ending, you must catch enough bugs to complete all constellations. I haven’t gotten there yet, despite the fact that Paradise Marsh can be finished in about 2 to 4 hours. But this is a game about exploration, where the journey matters more than the destination. If players enjoy an hour or three of wandering this marshy heaven, I think the game has done its job well enough. Though I should mention that the novelty of exploration wore off after about 2 hours, and I didn’t feel like hunting down every last bug. Others may enjoy the game longer than I did. As I said, it’s a matter of taste and mood. And this, too, is quite subjective but I would rate the game higher if I had less of a problem with motion sickness and found gameplay rewarding enough to see Paradise Marsh to its end. Overall, it’s a lovely game and worth trying. Check it out if you’re looking for a game about exploring the outdoors or catching critters.

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87 / 100
Oct 23, 2022

Paradise Marsh is a game I didn't know I needed. It's one of my surprise hits 2022. It's a super relaxing adventure.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2022

An interesting adventure in verse and in first person with an infinite map visually beautiful but slightly complicated to understand in terms of its mechanics. A short, fun and relaxing experience.

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Oct 10, 2022

Paradise Marsh clearly communicates what it wants to say and the questions it wants the players to consider. Much like life, will players take their time and explore or rush through to see the ending? Will they swing their net methodically or wildly in hopes of catching something? With beautiful art, subtle sound design and music by Disasterpiece, and well-written poetry that shows a deep understanding of philosophy, Paradise Marsh leaves players reflecting on what they've experienced long after it ends and that is more than enough reason to recommend this game.

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