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Evoland

Evoland

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  • A Solid Concept Jul 21, 2018

    By Tommie Taco
    I picked this game up because it was on sale and I had always wanted to give it a try. The concept of the game is very well thought out and executed, sending you through the world picking up chests that alter every aspect of the game from the visuals to the core gameplay mechanics, guiding you on a journey through RPG history. It was very enjoyable seeing all the little nods and also immediately picking up on the inspirations when the gameplay would change, giving me an idea of what might come next. However, the game is extremely short and could have brought a much broader and lengthier experience to bear. Just as I began to really enjoy the experience, the curtain closed and the credits rolled, leaving me wanting more. My rating of Evoland is a solid 4/5. While the game is fun and enjoyable, it is too short to really be able to enjoy the concept to its fullest. With Evoland 2 out now on IOS, I recommend foregoing this entry and jumping straight into it’s sequel, which appears to be a lengthier experience.
  • Jul 3, 2021

    By OppaiPaiSenpai
    Incredible fun game I'd go as far to say one of the best if not the best premium games on Google play well as far as RPGs go at least assuming you like RPGs the witty funny writing in the game makes it a joy to read the text for once in an RPG I got stuck in the puzzle leading up to the girls village and I couldn't get past it I know that's probably a me thing but it made me quit the game as I couldn't progress an optional skip puzzle feature would be nice for morons like me that flame part
  • 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.
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By John A.
    Controls weren't ⛔ always easy, sometimes unresponsive 🤤 . Thought it was my 📲 but read other similar criticisms here. Would be better with a 🎮. Short game and a homage to classic RPGs like Dragon 🐲⚔️Quest, a series from my youth that I've revisited on Google Play.
  • 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.
  • Jun 29, 2021

    By Nicholas Harrell
    I really enjoyed this game! There is much more to it than I thought there would be at first. I wouldn't replay it but I definitely got like 5 or 6 hours of good fun out of it. It's also just very well-designed. The developer and the artists did a really good job. Gameplay was 10/10 for sure.
  • 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.
  • Apr 29, 2021

    By Isaac Hood
    Super fun and really entertaining game that takes you on a nostalgia trip through early gaming, and actually teaches you a good bit about the technological improvements that have taken place over the last couple decades.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A Solid Concept Jul 21, 2018

    By Tommie Taco
    I picked this game up because it was on sale and I had always wanted to give it a try. The concept of the game is very well thought out and executed, sending you through the world picking up chests that alter every aspect of the game from the visuals to the core gameplay mechanics, guiding you on a journey through RPG history. It was very enjoyable seeing all the little nods and also immediately picking up on the inspirations when the gameplay would change, giving me an idea of what might come next. However, the game is extremely short and could have brought a much broader and lengthier experience to bear. Just as I began to really enjoy the experience, the curtain closed and the credits rolled, leaving me wanting more. My rating of Evoland is a solid 4/5. While the game is fun and enjoyable, it is too short to really be able to enjoy the concept to its fullest. With Evoland 2 out now on IOS, I recommend foregoing this entry and jumping straight into it’s sequel, which appears to be a lengthier experience.
  • Jul 3, 2021

    By OppaiPaiSenpai
    Incredible fun game I'd go as far to say one of the best if not the best premium games on Google play well as far as RPGs go at least assuming you like RPGs the witty funny writing in the game makes it a joy to read the text for once in an RPG I got stuck in the puzzle leading up to the girls village and I couldn't get past it I know that's probably a me thing but it made me quit the game as I couldn't progress an optional skip puzzle feature would be nice for morons like me that flame part
  • 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.
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By John A.
    Controls weren't ⛔ always easy, sometimes unresponsive 🤤 . Thought it was my 📲 but read other similar criticisms here. Would be better with a 🎮. Short game and a homage to classic RPGs like Dragon 🐲⚔️Quest, a series from my youth that I've revisited on Google Play.
  • 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.
  • Jun 29, 2021

    By Nicholas Harrell
    I really enjoyed this game! There is much more to it than I thought there would be at first. I wouldn't replay it but I definitely got like 5 or 6 hours of good fun out of it. It's also just very well-designed. The developer and the artists did a really good job. Gameplay was 10/10 for sure.
  • 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.
  • Apr 29, 2021

    By Isaac Hood
    Super fun and really entertaining game that takes you on a nostalgia trip through early gaming, and actually teaches you a good bit about the technological improvements that have taken place over the last couple decades.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jul 3, 2021

    By Melvin Ruiz
    Type Error #1009 randomly. Cannot progress from the first 30 seconds of the game. Note 20U SD865
  • Feb 15, 2021

    By Anonymous ManPerson
    Great little twist on "Upgrade the Game", but the controls are about 10 times as horrible as stated in other comments...even by the final boss, you struggle just to make the game do what you need it to... God FORBID you have to go back for anything though...and don't lose your ship......
  • Mar 9, 2021

    By Snezhana Missall
    I see the potential in this game and it's amazing when I do get to play but unfortunately there are many times when I start the game and I can't move my character at all. The controls are gone. I can't move him and I can't swing my sword. Nothing at all. I'm not sure if anyone else is having this issue but it's super annoying. But otherwise it's amazing!

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  • Jul 3, 2021

    By OppaiPaiSenpai
    Incredible fun game I'd go as far to say one of the best if not the best premium games on Google play well as far as RPGs go at least assuming you like RPGs the witty funny writing in the game makes it a joy to read the text for once in an RPG I got stuck in the puzzle leading up to the girls village and I couldn't get past it I know that's probably a me thing but it made me quit the game as I couldn't progress an optional skip puzzle feature would be nice for morons like me that flame part
  • 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.
  • Jun 29, 2021

    By Nicholas Harrell
    I really enjoyed this game! There is much more to it than I thought there would be at first. I wouldn't replay it but I definitely got like 5 or 6 hours of good fun out of it. It's also just very well-designed. The developer and the artists did a really good job. Gameplay was 10/10 for sure.
  • 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.
  • Apr 29, 2021

    By Isaac Hood
    Super fun and really entertaining game that takes you on a nostalgia trip through early gaming, and actually teaches you a good bit about the technological improvements that have taken place over the last couple decades.
  • Jul 3, 2021

    By Kevin Lane
    This game is great! It was way better than I expected. My one and only issue with the game is that it wasn't long enough, and that's just because I want to play more! Highly recommend
  • 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.
  • Jul 2, 2021

    By Alex Staszak
    Super fun and quick game, I had an amazing time frome start to finish! As someone who has played FF and Legend of Zelda all my life it was a fun homage to them.
  • Mar 15, 2021

    By Will Kestle
    Does exactly what it says on the tin, a short story of video games evolution. A great concept, heartfelt tribute to Diablo, Zelda, Final fantasy & more. If you're looking for replayabilty you won't find it here IMO as the game is very short and linear. But as a purely nostalgia and comedy filled love letter to the games of the 90s you'll be more than satisfied.
  • 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.
  • A Solid Concept Jul 21, 2018

    By Tommie Taco
    I picked this game up because it was on sale and I had always wanted to give it a try. The concept of the game is very well thought out and executed, sending you through the world picking up chests that alter every aspect of the game from the visuals to the core gameplay mechanics, guiding you on a journey through RPG history. It was very enjoyable seeing all the little nods and also immediately picking up on the inspirations when the gameplay would change, giving me an idea of what might come next. However, the game is extremely short and could have brought a much broader and lengthier experience to bear. Just as I began to really enjoy the experience, the curtain closed and the credits rolled, leaving me wanting more. My rating of Evoland is a solid 4/5. While the game is fun and enjoyable, it is too short to really be able to enjoy the concept to its fullest. With Evoland 2 out now on IOS, I recommend foregoing this entry and jumping straight into it’s sequel, which appears to be a lengthier experience.
  • 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.
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By John A.
    Controls weren't ⛔ always easy, sometimes unresponsive 🤤 . Thought it was my 📲 but read other similar criticisms here. Would be better with a 🎮. Short game and a homage to classic RPGs like Dragon 🐲⚔️Quest, a series from my youth that I've revisited on Google Play.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Apr 2, 2021

    By Wayland Booth
    A homage to early Zelda and Final Fantasy games, and it encourages replay by seeing what happens if you change the order in which you open the crates. Great if you're playing the PC version or playing it on a cloud gaming platform - but this Android version performs poorly, even on multi-core 4GB RAM devices that effortlessly handle other 3D action Android games. Not so much as to make it unplayable, it's just a bit less smooth if you're used to other ports of this game.
  • Jan 27, 2021

    By Nathan Jefferies
    A clever exploration of how RPGs evolved through the eighties and nineties. Has lots of little gags and nostalgic feelings. Using chests to progress is great, feels more rewarding than the usual RPG chest! However, the problem with parodying bad gameplay/mechanics is that, as a player, you're still experiencing that badness for real - a knowing wink to the audience doesn't exactly make it fun. So it's a bit tedious in places, but nonetheless worth a playthrough if you grew up with RPGs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Feb 15, 2021

    By Anonymous ManPerson
    Great little twist on "Upgrade the Game", but the controls are about 10 times as horrible as stated in other comments...even by the final boss, you struggle just to make the game do what you need it to... God FORBID you have to go back for anything though...and don't lose your ship......
  • Mar 9, 2021

    By Snezhana Missall
    I see the potential in this game and it's amazing when I do get to play but unfortunately there are many times when I start the game and I can't move my character at all. The controls are gone. I can't move him and I can't swing my sword. Nothing at all. I'm not sure if anyone else is having this issue but it's super annoying. But otherwise it's amazing!
  • Jul 3, 2021

    By Melvin Ruiz
    Type Error #1009 randomly. Cannot progress from the first 30 seconds of the game. Note 20U SD865

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