The 2013 role-playing video game by Shiro Games, Evoland got released for Android and iOS on February 2015.
Evoland has the design, which inspired by video games like Diablo, Final Fantasy and The Legend of Zelda. With player progresses, they unlock new graphical upgrades and technologies that nod towards different eras of the video game industry.
The gameplay of Evoland
Evoland has gameplay based on the concept of tracing the evolution of video games. While the player begins his/her journey, there are two colors available, simple pixels and a 2D character. Through the journey, the player eventually unlocks new graphics, technologies, and gameplay until they reach the HD age and a three-dimensional setting. Such evolution in-game of video game history is punctuated by several references to classic RPGs and movies.
Your journey in Evoland soon takes you out onto an overworld map, where random encounters frequently intercept your travels. These encounters require no thought; you simply need to select your attack command until all your enemies have been defeated.
Early on, a hero named “Clink,” and a woman named “Kaeris” will join each other. Kaeris secures your help to recover a crystal and save her village, but you better don’t expect much plot here. Like everything else in Evoland, the story is as generic as they come; that may make it a lot easier for you to project your memories of whatever games Evoland reminds you of onto the experience of playing it.
The game alternates between Active Time Battles and A-RPG phases. The character walks in a setting made up of caverns, dungeons, villages, and forests full of NPCs (non-player characters not controlled by the player). Apart from completing the story mode, players can also try to find the hidden stars and cards that are disbursed across the game world.
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Critics’ response to Evoland
The game received a mostly positive reaction from the critics. With an average rating of 61 out of 100 on Metacritic, specialized press and websites admired the potential and originality of the idea as well as the references to the cinema and video game history.
Key features in Evoland
While you’re playing this game, you can enjoy the following tools & features.
1- Play through the history of action-adventure video games.
2- Explore various evolutions, from old school 2D action/adventure to recent time battles and complete 3D action.
3- Replay the starting area rendered in full 3D or discover the overworld with your own airship!
4- Have fun with puzzles, a heap of surprises to uncover, and hundreds of rewards and stars to gather!