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Evoland

Evoland

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  • Oct 12, 2021

    By Stevo So Evol Somerville
    It's an alright game... I like how it goes through the different types of games, however for the auto battle, it's too frequent. I could do a battle, walk not even 2 seconds in a direction and have a battle. It's frustrating. I hope Evoland 2 is better than this... 😏
  • Evolved My Perspective Mar 9, 2020

    By EmilyApricot
    Evoland II is a much fuller game. Evoland was more of a short technical experiment, which proved to generate a lot of interest. One of the most profound parts of both games is they help me see how a game's look and genre defines the experience. Evoland single handedly helped me realize I don't like the JRPG genre, although I appreciate qualities of some of the games that display it. It also helped me see I do appreciate modern graphics, although I am hooked on some charming classic games. Evoland is designed as a walk through the evolution of games, but it just might evolve how you look at them.
  • A NOSTALGIA TRIP!!! Jul 5, 2018

    By Acortez2216
    I have played games like The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy 7, Chrono Trigger and many other RPGs and this game is giving me some major nostalgia vibes. Even though it mirrors many games it stays fresh with this concept of finding better graphics on chest as loot to improve your game. The weird part about it is that even if it didn’t have that I could have easily played this game as a over the top 2D Zelda clone. Very well put put together. Money well spent and it just keeps getting better and better after every chest you find. It really shows you the power that we hold on our hands with these devices.
  • Aug 20, 2021

    By Lukasz Wrzeszczynski-Siuda
    Finished the game - after reinstalling I've lost my progress. The game itself - well, it feels fresh and clever at the beginning, but as the story progresses - it's just getting worse. The disappearing tiles are so annoying I wanted to give it up. Subsequent chests ("evolutions") don't give you anything crucial, it feels like all the ideas went into the first 30 minutes of the game, and then they wanted to pull some stuff together just to release is as a "whole" product. Overall - not worth it.
  • A Retro RPG Masterpiece! Jul 25, 2020

    By W6GQL
    If you have ever cut every last blade of grass in Hyrule, learned every Moogle dance, raised every Mana Seed to level 8, changed clothes three times to give cider to an old man, or read every gravestone in Arcanum, this game is your crack. What starts with a brief blunder through monochrome 8-bit animation, grows with the progression of technology and storytelling as you earn “color” and “background music”, and later “monsters” and “side quests”... I think I’m at about 1994 now, and loving every second of it! Well worth the price of admission. Much less hassle than blowing on cartridges.
  • RPG History Dec 3, 2017

    By Radouigi
    Evoland is more of a creative homage to the history of role-playing games than a game in its own right--and interpreting it as such is the key to maximum enjoyment. Everything's a bit shallow from the plot to the gameplay, but everything is also a reference. The one thing I truly wish it had though was controller support, because the touch screen controls are clunky and in a few places virtually unbearable. But again, the real merit of this product is as interactive history more so than as a game.
  • Oct 4, 2021

    By Golova Phone
    Very good effort. Shortcomings: short, frustrating controls and spikes in difficulty, and overall feels like a demo more than a game (achievements dont work). In general not bad, but not even close to being called a game.
  • Great with minor issues. Mar 30, 2018

    By ColinTheWarrior
    Evoland is overall a smart idea for a game. It is quite fun, and I’ve spent lots of time playing this game. Now there are issues. One, hit boxes in 3D zones are absurd. I got hit by a fireball I clearly wasn’t near. And occasionally, the game seems overly difficult and complicated. Sometimes I’ll get stuck in a certain part, and it seems crazy difficult to accomplish. Other than that, if you want a nice indie game or are thinking about getting Evoland II but are not sure, this is a great game to play!
  • Sep 27, 2021

    By UndeadRavz01
    I've played many RPGs in my life. Going from 64 bits to 3D and I must say, this is indeed a really good game. It progresses from 64 bits to 3D and the fact that you have to open chests to better the game is a really awesome idea. I highly recommend this game to RPG lovers
  • Best mobile game i have ever played!!! Apr 20, 2018

    By thekiller101
    This game is fantastic! I have only played for about a half hour but i had such a fun time so far! This game has definitely had a lot of effort put into it! Honestly i would gladly pay 10$ for this game! i don’t know how long this game is and that may or may not change my rating but so far so good. although i think you definitely could of stretched out the first 10 min and added some more monsters.
  • Oct 12, 2021

    By Stevo So Evol Somerville
    It's an alright game... I like how it goes through the different types of games, however for the auto battle, it's too frequent. I could do a battle, walk not even 2 seconds in a direction and have a battle. It's frustrating. I hope Evoland 2 is better than this... 😏
  • Evolved My Perspective Mar 9, 2020

    By EmilyApricot
    Evoland II is a much fuller game. Evoland was more of a short technical experiment, which proved to generate a lot of interest. One of the most profound parts of both games is they help me see how a game's look and genre defines the experience. Evoland single handedly helped me realize I don't like the JRPG genre, although I appreciate qualities of some of the games that display it. It also helped me see I do appreciate modern graphics, although I am hooked on some charming classic games. Evoland is designed as a walk through the evolution of games, but it just might evolve how you look at them.
  • A NOSTALGIA TRIP!!! Jul 5, 2018

    By Acortez2216
    I have played games like The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy 7, Chrono Trigger and many other RPGs and this game is giving me some major nostalgia vibes. Even though it mirrors many games it stays fresh with this concept of finding better graphics on chest as loot to improve your game. The weird part about it is that even if it didn’t have that I could have easily played this game as a over the top 2D Zelda clone. Very well put put together. Money well spent and it just keeps getting better and better after every chest you find. It really shows you the power that we hold on our hands with these devices.
  • Aug 20, 2021

    By Lukasz Wrzeszczynski-Siuda
    Finished the game - after reinstalling I've lost my progress. The game itself - well, it feels fresh and clever at the beginning, but as the story progresses - it's just getting worse. The disappearing tiles are so annoying I wanted to give it up. Subsequent chests ("evolutions") don't give you anything crucial, it feels like all the ideas went into the first 30 minutes of the game, and then they wanted to pull some stuff together just to release is as a "whole" product. Overall - not worth it.
  • A Retro RPG Masterpiece! Jul 25, 2020

    By W6GQL
    If you have ever cut every last blade of grass in Hyrule, learned every Moogle dance, raised every Mana Seed to level 8, changed clothes three times to give cider to an old man, or read every gravestone in Arcanum, this game is your crack. What starts with a brief blunder through monochrome 8-bit animation, grows with the progression of technology and storytelling as you earn “color” and “background music”, and later “monsters” and “side quests”... I think I’m at about 1994 now, and loving every second of it! Well worth the price of admission. Much less hassle than blowing on cartridges.
  • RPG History Dec 3, 2017

    By Radouigi
    Evoland is more of a creative homage to the history of role-playing games than a game in its own right--and interpreting it as such is the key to maximum enjoyment. Everything's a bit shallow from the plot to the gameplay, but everything is also a reference. The one thing I truly wish it had though was controller support, because the touch screen controls are clunky and in a few places virtually unbearable. But again, the real merit of this product is as interactive history more so than as a game.
  • Oct 4, 2021

    By Golova Phone
    Very good effort. Shortcomings: short, frustrating controls and spikes in difficulty, and overall feels like a demo more than a game (achievements dont work). In general not bad, but not even close to being called a game.
  • Great with minor issues. Mar 30, 2018

    By ColinTheWarrior
    Evoland is overall a smart idea for a game. It is quite fun, and I’ve spent lots of time playing this game. Now there are issues. One, hit boxes in 3D zones are absurd. I got hit by a fireball I clearly wasn’t near. And occasionally, the game seems overly difficult and complicated. Sometimes I’ll get stuck in a certain part, and it seems crazy difficult to accomplish. Other than that, if you want a nice indie game or are thinking about getting Evoland II but are not sure, this is a great game to play!
  • Sep 27, 2021

    By UndeadRavz01
    I've played many RPGs in my life. Going from 64 bits to 3D and I must say, this is indeed a really good game. It progresses from 64 bits to 3D and the fact that you have to open chests to better the game is a really awesome idea. I highly recommend this game to RPG lovers
  • Best mobile game i have ever played!!! Apr 20, 2018

    By thekiller101
    This game is fantastic! I have only played for about a half hour but i had such a fun time so far! This game has definitely had a lot of effort put into it! Honestly i would gladly pay 10$ for this game! i don’t know how long this game is and that may or may not change my rating but so far so good. although i think you definitely could of stretched out the first 10 min and added some more monsters.
  • Sep 4, 2021

    By Kyle
    The first bit is interesting, even if other games have done it before. After that, it devolves into a generic RPG with TERRIBLE controls and badly placed save points (none before a boss, for example, after you've just gone through a long and frustrating section). The boss has a random weakness that isnt even hinted at and you basically have to find by accident. And as there's no way to dodge, it's pretty much a game of chance as to whether he kills you before you get to attack enough times
  • Sep 28, 2021

    By theodoreippon
    Edit: So, after months of requesting this feature, as i now finished the game (& loved it btw) i see that it's abandoned from updates and improvements so 1 star from me... Amazing game and i love it, but please add a cloud saving feature, so that we won't lose our progress in case something happens on our device (for example reset it or lose it, etc.)... I already lost my progress once when i reset my phone, even though i had it linked with Google... If you do this then five stars from me!!!!

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  • A NOSTALGIA TRIP!!! Jul 5, 2018

    By Acortez2216
    I have played games like The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy 7, Chrono Trigger and many other RPGs and this game is giving me some major nostalgia vibes. Even though it mirrors many games it stays fresh with this concept of finding better graphics on chest as loot to improve your game. The weird part about it is that even if it didn’t have that I could have easily played this game as a over the top 2D Zelda clone. Very well put put together. Money well spent and it just keeps getting better and better after every chest you find. It really shows you the power that we hold on our hands with these devices.
  • A Retro RPG Masterpiece! Jul 25, 2020

    By W6GQL
    If you have ever cut every last blade of grass in Hyrule, learned every Moogle dance, raised every Mana Seed to level 8, changed clothes three times to give cider to an old man, or read every gravestone in Arcanum, this game is your crack. What starts with a brief blunder through monochrome 8-bit animation, grows with the progression of technology and storytelling as you earn “color” and “background music”, and later “monsters” and “side quests”... I think I’m at about 1994 now, and loving every second of it! Well worth the price of admission. Much less hassle than blowing on cartridges.
  • Sep 27, 2021

    By UndeadRavz01
    I've played many RPGs in my life. Going from 64 bits to 3D and I must say, this is indeed a really good game. It progresses from 64 bits to 3D and the fact that you have to open chests to better the game is a really awesome idea. I highly recommend this game to RPG lovers
  • Best mobile game i have ever played!!! Apr 20, 2018

    By thekiller101
    This game is fantastic! I have only played for about a half hour but i had such a fun time so far! This game has definitely had a lot of effort put into it! Honestly i would gladly pay 10$ for this game! i don’t know how long this game is and that may or may not change my rating but so far so good. although i think you definitely could of stretched out the first 10 min and added some more monsters.
  • Aug 13, 2021

    By Daniel Shorrock
    I have always just loved this game it is sooo well made and I just want to congratulate the developers on how they made this game. It has its own character from time travelling through the gaming ages and it feels like I'm playing zelda again... I would recommend this to anyone trying to find a good and unique game you can play forever. It is also mostly down to detail from double twin ( a card game ) to how to map is made. The only thing I don't like is the location of the mana tree.
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Bernardo Zakur
    This has got to be the best single-player game I've played on Android so far. It's quite a short gameplay, it's possible to beat it in less than 2 hours, but the game is truly amazing. Soon I'll play Evoland 2, don't know if it is a continuation of this one, but I'm excited as hell to play it!!! This game alone made the Google Play Pass subscritpion already worth it.
  • Should have had more Mar 26, 2018

    By Yangsta(Ken)
    The game itself was truly amazing. The little history of gaming display was very well done. The gameplay was puzzling and that was perfect. I liked the different areas that changed the game. To Zelda. To FinalFantasy. To Diablo. To the others, it was amazing. Wished it could have definitely been longer and have had way more of a longer story too. Looking forward to maybe playing Evoland 2. Good cost for this game.
  • I don’t usually write reviews. Mar 30, 2019

    By KingOfTheAve
    This game is amazing. As someone who has played adventure games since the game Adventure on Atari 2600, the feeling of nostalgia I received from this game was incredible. It pays such a fun tribute to the different eras of adventure games in such a seamless fashion. My only complaint is that it isn’t longer, but it was worth the $0.99. I look forward to playing Evoland 2, and hope it is only an extension of this homage to old school games.
  • May 29, 2021

    By Robert Bauer
    First half of this game is amazing. The discovery and evolution of gameplay is phenomenal! Whaddya expect size of the game, it isn't gonna be long. A nostalgic 6 hours I very seriously enjoyed. The homage to old school games is the selling point. If your 30+ and played stuff like zelda, lufia, tales, final fantasy or even Ys. This is a trip down memory lane, with discovery making it extra fun to play.
  • A trip down memory lane! Mar 18, 2019

    By SloGoMaGo
    Game is fun and amazingly well put together. Some areas seem too short and others seems to be no point to except to introduce a different game style just to visit it. Game is real short but fun to play. Awesome throwbacks all the way through can’t wait to play Evoland 2. Which has great reviews and seems to be honest about being 20hrs worth of gameplay based on gamer reviews!
  • Evolved My Perspective Mar 9, 2020

    By EmilyApricot
    Evoland II is a much fuller game. Evoland was more of a short technical experiment, which proved to generate a lot of interest. One of the most profound parts of both games is they help me see how a game's look and genre defines the experience. Evoland single handedly helped me realize I don't like the JRPG genre, although I appreciate qualities of some of the games that display it. It also helped me see I do appreciate modern graphics, although I am hooked on some charming classic games. Evoland is designed as a walk through the evolution of games, but it just might evolve how you look at them.
  • RPG History Dec 3, 2017

    By Radouigi
    Evoland is more of a creative homage to the history of role-playing games than a game in its own right--and interpreting it as such is the key to maximum enjoyment. Everything's a bit shallow from the plot to the gameplay, but everything is also a reference. The one thing I truly wish it had though was controller support, because the touch screen controls are clunky and in a few places virtually unbearable. But again, the real merit of this product is as interactive history more so than as a game.
  • Great with minor issues. Mar 30, 2018

    By ColinTheWarrior
    Evoland is overall a smart idea for a game. It is quite fun, and I’ve spent lots of time playing this game. Now there are issues. One, hit boxes in 3D zones are absurd. I got hit by a fireball I clearly wasn’t near. And occasionally, the game seems overly difficult and complicated. Sometimes I’ll get stuck in a certain part, and it seems crazy difficult to accomplish. Other than that, if you want a nice indie game or are thinking about getting Evoland II but are not sure, this is a great game to play!
  • Good enough. Apr 27, 2020

    By JNSMTH
    The game is a good standalone rpg made for fans of all kinds of video games. It will take roughly 4-5 hours to finish a regular playthrough and roughly 7-8 to get 100% completion. It executes the gimmick shown in the trailer fairly well, but at a certain point it drops off and becomes a sort of open world rpg. While not exactly deep, for a five year old game on mobile, it's offers a nice, short story. It also does a good job homaging older titles if your into references. There's a couple flaws, of course. The most notable one, which may come from its inspiration, is how unnecessarily grindy it is. This will probably make a 100% completion take 3-4 hours longer but does not affect regular gameplay. I rated it 4/5 because of this and the final chapter. It's a very abrupt end and the final boss is more of an annoyance than a challenge.
  • Sep 4, 2021

    By Hanro50
    I had some choice words for those disappearing tiles. I also got a jack of all traits master of non vibe from most of the combat sections. You never really fleshed out any of the 4 combat systems found within the game. Overall still a unique concept if not a little under utilised due to the total runtime of the game.
  • Fun but Jun 25, 2019

    By promyk
    I like the game. Concept and all, but why can’t I switch between playing on iPhone and iPad? I started on my phone and now I would like to continue on my iPad but I can’t? I don’t want to start over.... it took too long to get where I’m at. Bummer.
  • Aug 5, 2021

    By Jozé L
    It was a fun game but the fact that you die in 1 touch in the beginning is too hard and boring.
  • May 16, 2021

    By William Leitzman
    A very nostalgic game for those who have played older rpgs. It's very fun and the music is good. Sometimes it's hard to keep my thumbs on the smaller control area.
  • Oct 12, 2021

    By Stevo So Evol Somerville
    It's an alright game... I like how it goes through the different types of games, however for the auto battle, it's too frequent. I could do a battle, walk not even 2 seconds in a direction and have a battle. It's frustrating. I hope Evoland 2 is better than this... 😏
  • Aug 20, 2021

    By Lukasz Wrzeszczynski-Siuda
    Finished the game - after reinstalling I've lost my progress. The game itself - well, it feels fresh and clever at the beginning, but as the story progresses - it's just getting worse. The disappearing tiles are so annoying I wanted to give it up. Subsequent chests ("evolutions") don't give you anything crucial, it feels like all the ideas went into the first 30 minutes of the game, and then they wanted to pull some stuff together just to release is as a "whole" product. Overall - not worth it.
  • Oct 4, 2021

    By Golova Phone
    Very good effort. Shortcomings: short, frustrating controls and spikes in difficulty, and overall feels like a demo more than a game (achievements dont work). In general not bad, but not even close to being called a game.
  • Extremely Clever...At First Jun 25, 2018

    By John Daniel Hubbard
    The game is extremely clever and witty for the first few hours, particularly as it moves from Gameboy to N64 graphics and riffs on Zelda and Diablo. With that said, once it settles into spoofing FFVII (the entire back half of the game), it really loses all creativity and becomes very generic. For how clever and fun the first 3 hours were, the back 3 hours are a complete chore, and it stops parodying/celebrating RPG tropes and instead just uses them as its main storytelling devices. Fun for a bit, but you might want to just stop playing once you feel the novelty wear off.
  • Sep 27, 2021

    By Matthieu Lambinet
    I understand why people like it, it's simple fast and easy. But I found it boring. _ You have an inventory but it's fake because you can't interact or change anything. _ You follow a straight path and can't go wrong on anything. _ Absolutely no difficulty except the controls when around lava, falling into it. The best part of the game was the first 30min when you discover all the "evolution" of games. Then, just follow the path and uninstall. Not worth it, eveb the story is a bad classic.
  • Aug 12, 2021

    By OoWah
    Neat concept, good fun... But the touch controls! I had to give up after the directional pad jumped to a new spot for a fourth time and cost me a life.
  • Impressive Creativity Mar 12, 2018

    By Rey Alonzo
    I was impressed with this game’s creativity at first, but was dismayed by how far apart save points are from each other. It’s an iOS game, not a console game, so consider your audience when adding save functions. Maybe the player picks up a auto/quick save treasure chest mid-game? My final time playing was when I got stuck with those weird wind tunnel booby traps in one of the dungeons. I kept dying and the nearest save point was too far to keep retrying.
  • It’s A’ight Oct 25, 2018

    By 4mplifi3d
    First I’ll start off by safe ALL mobile apps have a crappy interface for moving characters around on a touch screen. That said, the game was quite enjoyable— very enjoyable because it kept me in anticipation wondering “when am I going to learn a new skill? Who is going to join my party? When do I get to ride their version of a Chocobo?” But it disappointed when none of that happened. It is EXTREMELY short and I don’t think there was really a point to grinding and leveling up, especially since it doesn’t seem to matter with the fights where you control your character with the thumb stick. Let’s see how EVOLAND 2 is. I did enjoy this game, but it’s short short short.
  • Oct 13, 2018

    By Mr Macaw
    Very charming little RPG, I was really enjoying it but the controls are a nightmare when it comes to the walking and slashing combat. The "thumbstick" on the left which is responsible for movement was quite temperamental and unresponsive, sometimes not working at all. It would have been great on the Nintnedo Switch or 3DS, but unfortunately I don't think it works on Mobile. Then again, it was only 79p. I have lost more for less.
  • Sep 4, 2021

    By Kyle
    The first bit is interesting, even if other games have done it before. After that, it devolves into a generic RPG with TERRIBLE controls and badly placed save points (none before a boss, for example, after you've just gone through a long and frustrating section). The boss has a random weakness that isnt even hinted at and you basically have to find by accident. And as there's no way to dodge, it's pretty much a game of chance as to whether he kills you before you get to attack enough times
  • Sep 28, 2021

    By theodoreippon
    Edit: So, after months of requesting this feature, as i now finished the game (& loved it btw) i see that it's abandoned from updates and improvements so 1 star from me... Amazing game and i love it, but please add a cloud saving feature, so that we won't lose our progress in case something happens on our device (for example reset it or lose it, etc.)... I already lost my progress once when i reset my phone, even though i had it linked with Google... If you do this then five stars from me!!!!

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