Story Breakdown & Recommended Order (Click to reveal)
Routes in Paradigm Paradox are divided between Justice and Villainous Justice that correspond to the parameters Hero and Villain in the common route.
Depending on your choices in the Justice Common path the story will branch off into one of the 4 individual routes: Tokio Takato, Kamui Saibara, Mihaya Araki, or Ayumu Mamiya.
Depending on your choices in the Villainous Justice Common path the story will branch off into one of the 4 individual routes: Ibuki, Hyuga, Yukinami, or Ryo Tomitsuka.
Each of the individual routes have 3 main endings: Happy, Bad, and Normal with 2 additional game over bad endings (these can be skipped if you don’t wanna 😭)
At the start all of the Justice (Hero) Individual routes, Hyuga and Yukinami’s routes are open, while Ibuki and Ryo‘s routes are locked.
Ibuki’s route unlocks when you finish 2 routes in the game.
Ryo’s route unlocks after you finish Ibuki’s route.
The Grand Finale unlocks when you finish Ryo’s route.
Aside from the route restrictions listed above, you can play the routes in any order. But for the best story progression I recommend: Mihaya → Kamui → Ayumu → Tokio→ Hyuga → Yukinami → Ibuki → Ryo → Finale
Yukinami is unlocked from the start and is only available through the Villainous Justice Path.
Completing Yukinami’s Happy and Bad Ends will unlock special POV stories you can view in REPORTS.
Yukinami’s final CG unlocks after viewing his VOID: Yukinami Investigation Report.
I included the Villainous Justice Common route endings at the end of this guide if you’re looking to 100% the game.