Playing Evoland 2, is like playing a game with all sorts of genre and fields dumped into a mixer and mixed together. There is side scrolling shooter, strategy/puzzle planning, beat-em-up style boss battle, Gwent style card games like Witcher 3 and more. It’s very unique and completely separates itself from most of other games that I’ve played. It deserves more credits and attention than it’s getting now, which is almost none. I’ve never heard of the Evoland franchise before getting into the game and I definitely wish I had.
The gameplay is very RPG like. Very typical old school 2-D style. Walking around village, speaking to NPCs, opening up treasure chests, waving your sword at chickens, etc. There are tons of Easter eggs in this game. I came across one on the very first screen, which I thought it was hilarious. The game moves on and I learned more on the plot of the game, which is very unusual. That’s the part where I mentioned the game deserved more credit than given. Without giving away anything about the plot, the game involves and depending heavily on time traveling. And the graphic of the game changed depending on which time period you are in, past, present or future. In the past, the game graphic is very pix-elated, feel like something straight out of the old school gameboy. In the present, it looks exactly like the graphic of the picture to the left. Not entirely crystal clear but better. In the future, the game becomes 3-D and it’s similar to the featured image of this post. I won’t be speaking more on the plot, it’s so frigging complicated anyways I’ll probably confuse you more. And I didn’t understand it entirely on the first run. I had to look up a few things, not to cheat, (ha) but just to clarify a few things I couldn’t understand. Time-traveling is always complex to think about especially one involved with such gigantic mix master of a plot.
It took me about 25 hours of play time to beat the game. Not that the game is long but there’re so much crap to do. You know how when you’re playing GTA 4, it probably won’t take long to beat just to toggle all the main missions only, but in order to achieve 100% completion you need to do a whole mass of other crap, like shooting pigeons. O, man that one pisses me off..okay back to Evoland. So that’s what I was trying to achieve, other than just beat the shit out of the final boss, which is not too hard (took me four tries), I was also trying to collect all the collectibles in game in which I did okay, I got 95% completion and I was only missing a few items. I took a pic of the final shot as evidence but I’m not gonna attach here ’cause it’s sort of a spoiler. For the 100% you’ll probably need help, between all the locations you the game you also got the three time lines to play with. As if it’s not complicated enough.