Evoland is a journey through the history of action/adventure gaming, allowing you to unlock new technologies, gameplay systems and graphic upgrades as you progress through the game. Inspired by many cult series that have left their mark in the RPG video gaming culture, Evoland takes you from monochrome to full 3D graphics and from active time battles to real time boss fights, all with plenty of humor and references to many classic games.Read full description
"If You Like Final Fantasy Or Zelda, You Need To Play Evoland" [- Kotaku ]
"Evoland is a fascinating study of the adventure game genre, and surprisingly funny at the same time." [- Wired ]
"Evoland's elements form a love letter to some of the most venerated games in their respective genres, and it's surprising just how well the shifting gameplay types work together" [- Destructoid ]
"Evoland is a fantastic advert for indie gaming. It's creative, unique, highly entertaining and wonderfully nostalgic. This is a must-play." [- eGamer ]
Evoland is a journey through the history of action/adventure gaming, allowing you to unlock new technologies, gameplay systems and graphic upgrades as you progress through the game. Inspired by many cult series that have left their mark in the RPG video gaming culture, Evoland takes you from monochrome to full 3D graphics and from active time battles to real time boss fights, all with plenty of humor and references to many classic games.
Play through the history of action-adventure video games
Discover many evolutions, from old school 2D action/adventure to active time battles and full 3D action
Revisit the starting area rendered in full 3D or explore the overworld with your own airship!
And have fun with the dungeons, puzzles, a heap of secrets to uncover, and dozens of achievements and stars to collect
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Let me start by saying that I really love the concept of Evoland, and really appreciate what the developers tried to do. Unfortunately, the experience falls far short of concept, and I feel that the game costs far more than it's worth. Evoland does a decent job of changing graphical and play style starting with GameBoy-era handheld and moving forward to almost modern day. Unfortunately, this leads to gameplay changing constantly, and certain features being introduced and then removed without warning. For example, I spent most of my in-game currency on healing potions, but the inventory menu gets disabled before the final boss battle. Sadly, the story is probably where the game is weakest. The storyline is cobbled together using tropes from the Final Fantasy series, and even the names of heroes and villains are usually only a letter away from their namesakes. The story is entirely linear, and there really aren't any sidequests. Also, the game is short. Overall, I think it took me 3 or 4 hours, and I don't feel a reason to play through again. There are a few collectibles I missed, but there's no indication of what a complete collection would unlock, and I really don't feel that the game is worth playing through a second time to find out. tl:dr: If you want to play through a fun journey of RPGs (with a heavy focus on JRPGs over Western-style) from the GameBoy days through roughly the PS2 era, this is a decent game. The gameplay is shallow, and the the game itself is short. It's a novel experience if you can get it on sale.
This is an amazing RPG that feels like a huge homage to decades worth of RPGs. Starting from 4-bit graphics, this game literally gets better as you progress, allowing you to unlock many things to help your characters, EVEN graphical upgrades. Eventually you're playing with full 3D and the battles start looking pretty amazing. The story is quite nice too, and pretty decent for what it is. Much of the setting, while typically RPG, is very nice to look at. The music carries very well from battle to battle too, so your ears aren't being grated by repetitive noises. Overall, it is a quaint and charming title that deserves a lot of attention from others. It's a very good game and I suggest you grab it soon!
Evoland is a good RPG genre game. At its heart, it's a game showing the evolution of gaming, in its graphics, gameplay, sound and quality. You start at the beginning of gaming history and go till the end. In graphics, it does a pretty decent of portraying different ages of games, from 2D pixels to 3D textured. The gameplay is like that of generic RPGs, a bit like Zelda. You level up, fight baddies and bosses, collect money, buy stuff, talk to villagers and find items. The movement is top-down, you play as one character and in fights you alternate between two characters. The music is good, in the start as it gets upgraded it's a lot of fun to hear, but when it's maxed out, it can get a little repetitive. There is a story too, but not of a great value or importance, just generic stuff. If you're wanting a good story, this is not the best you can get. But in itself its a very good game. I'd give it 8.5/10
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