I saw someone playing this game on Twitch. I liked the art style of it and decided to give it a go for myself. It’s appears to be a very casual, point-and-click game and you can choose to play between a boy and a girl. It really no matter who you choose in the beginning, because you can simply change between characters whenever you wish.
The story unfolds as you progress with the game. Nothing is thrown at you in the beginning. Ya, I don’t like stuff being thrown at me. Anyhow, you’ll slowly find out that the girl is being sacrificed along with few other girls to a fly with no wings looking monster who’s being terrorizing everyone in exchange to the safety of her entire village. The boy lives on a space ship with his smothering and over-protective mother, dying to participate in anything dangerous. How do these two people connect? I thought to myself quite often during the first act of this game. I really didn’t know how there’ll be any connection of the sort. It took me awhile to find the answer to that question. And it simply amazed me when the two characters finally cross the path. I will not spoil anything as usual. But it definitely took me by surprise. Like damn, I didn’t see that coming.
After the first act, there’s couple of more hours of gameplay for ACT 2 and 3, if you take your time or don’t really know what to do like how I was. I got stuck a few times and not sure where to go or who to talk to. The game doesn’t offer hints but the characters do give you small hints every now and then. Might just have to try/use/combine all the items in your inventory in order to figure it out. No matter what you do, your character can’t die. He/she might just call you an idiot in the game but it’s okay nobody else knows. Like, “Oh! I didn’t know I was supposed to throw that squirrel at the dog, so he can go chase after it and leave his bone behind so I can pick it up and use it as a back-scratcher”. Ya, this is not in THIS game, k. But you know what I’m talking about. Troubles you run into when playing a point-and-click leveled puzzle game. So I finally finished it. The ending was kind of weak for my taste. It sort of just ends. Doesn’t necessarily do justice to the awesomeness of the plot of this game. But that’s just my opinion. What do you think?
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.