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  • Evoland Legendary Edition: Screen zum Spiel Evoland Legendary Edition.
  • Evoland Legendary Edition: Screen zum Spiel Evoland Legendary Edition.
  • Evoland Legendary Edition: Screen zum Spiel Evoland Legendary Edition.
  • Evoland Legendary Edition: Screen zum Spiel Evoland Legendary Edition.
  • Evoland Legendary Edition: Screen zum Spiel Evoland Legendary Edition.
  • Evoland Legendary Edition: Screen zum Spiel Evoland Legendary Edition.
  • Evoland Legendary Edition: Screen zum Spiel Evoland Legendary Edition.
  • Evoland Legendary Edition: Screen zum Spiel Evoland Legendary Edition.
  • Evoland Legendary Edition: Screen zum Spiel Evoland Legendary Edition.
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  • Evoland Legendary Edition: Screen zum Spiel Evoland Legendary Edition.
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  • Evoland Legendary Edition: Screen zum Spiel Evoland Legendary Edition.
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Über das Spiel

Evoland ist eine Reise durch die Geschichte des Action-/Abenteuerspiels, bei der du im weiteren Verlauf neue Technologien, Spielsysteme und Grafik-Upgrades freischalten kannst.

Inspiriert von vielen Kult-Serien, die ihre Spuren in der RPG-Videospielkultur hinterlassen haben, führt dich Evoland von monochromer bis hin zu voller 3D-Grafik und von aktiven Zeitkämpfen bis hin zu Echtzeit-Bosskämpfen, und das alles gepaart mit viel Humor und Referenzen zu vielen klassischen Spiele.

Der Grafikstil von Evoland 2 ändert sich beim Reisen durch die Zeit und sein Gameplay entwickelt sich, während du in der Story voranschreitest. Im Kern ist das Spiel trotzdem ein echtes RPG, mit einem tiefgründigen Szenario, das auf Zeitreisen basiert: Erkunde verschiedene Epochen und verändere die Geschichte der Welt. Aber kannst du dir sicher sein, dass die Folgen deiner Handlungen nicht alles nur viel schlimmer machen?

Voller Humor und Referenzen zu klassischen Spielen, bietet die Evoland-Serie ein wahrhaft episches und außergewöhnliches Abenteuer, das du so noch nie zuvor erlebt hast.

Systemanforderungen

  • CPU: Intel 2.0ghz Core 2 Duo or equivalent
  • GFX: Nvidia 260 GTS / Radeon HD 4850 or better
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Software: Windows Vista or better
  • HD: 1 GB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
  • DX: Version 10
  • LANG: Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch
  • CPU: Intel i5 3.1 Ghz Quad core
  • GFX: Nvidia GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7800 or better
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • Software: Windows 7 or better
  • HD: 2 GB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
  • DX: Version 10
  • LANG: Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch

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203 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23.03.20 20:02
Im groben und ganzen ein nettes Spiel, hat meinen Humor getroffen ^^ Ob ichs nun empfehlen würde....Hmmmm vielleicht nicht für den Vollpreis :)
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25 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17.05.20 01:30
BITTE NICHT KAUFEN!
Evoland 2 ist nicht spielbar, da seit über nem halben Jahr nun der Teil verbuggt ist. Man kann in der Anfangsstadt keine NPC ansprechen und somit das Dorf nicht verlassen. Die Entwickler machen aber trotz etlichen Beschwerden NICHTS dagegen! Ihr Geld haben die ja schon abgezockt, daher kommt auch kein Support. Für mich heisst das, nie wieder was kaufen von Shiro Games!
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1341 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 06.07.20 21:57
Wer Zelda mag, der mag Evoland. Punkt fertig.
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1421 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26.04.20 00:55
Einer der besten Spiele, die ich in letzter Zeit gespielt habe. Ich war schon beim Spielen des ersten Teiles sehr begeistert, aber der zweite Teil hat diese Begeisterung immer noch übertroffen und eins drauf gesetzt. Wenn man ein Fan von RPG-Spielen ist dieses Spiel ein muss. Ich würde mir wünschen, dass es mehr solcher Spiele geben würde.
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Verfasst: 18.09.20 20:46
Zwar ist die Idee hinter Evoland Legendary Edition interessant, die Spiele sind es aber auf keinen Fall. Das Gameplay ist einfach viel zu simpel. Als hätten die Entwickler es auch schon geahnt, ist jeder Abschnitt an sich recht kurz.

So fühlt es sich für mich aber an, als wenn ich ein unterdurchschnittliches Spiel nach dem anderen Spiele. Irgendwann hatte ich einfach keine Lust mehr mich auf den nächsten schlecht gemachten Abschnitt zu freuen.

2/5
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560 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20.11.20 21:34
Die kurze Reise macht einfach Spaß. Es ist schön die Evolution der Spielegeschichte, sowohl technisch als auch spielerisch in diesem recht kurzen Spiel einfach noch einmal mitzuerleben. Es kommt dabei ein Hauch von Nostalgie auf.
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Verfasst: 17.01.21 19:37
Please remove that launcher! WTF?
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3773 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11.05.21 08:46
Ein bisschen Videospielgeschichte als Spiel erleben und in der Vergangenheit stöbern gefällig?
Na dann viel Spaß!
Schöner wechselnder Artstyle der das Retroherz in dir verwöhnen wird
Rundentaktik wie in alten Final Fantasy Teile, Dungeons wie in Zelda, ein bisschen Bullethell, sogar ein wenig Strategie und noch ein paar weitere Spielprinzipien wechseln sich bunt über beide Teile ab und sorgen dafür das es öfter mal was neues gibt. Nebenbei noch ein sehr stimmiger Soundtrack klingt doch alles perfekt oder?

Naja wenn man das Spiel startet wird man erstmal in einen Launcher geworfen indem man das Spiel dann starten kann - das Ding dient nur dazu andere Spiele des Herstellers zu bewerben - okay aber unnötig
die wirklich gute Musik hat keine Möglichkeit im Spiel leiser gestellt zu werden, die Schwierigkeitsgradeinstellungen scheinen nichts zu verändern und durch die stetig wechselnde Struktur muss man damit leben das sich die Steuerung manchmal nur bedingt gut anfühlt - ja ich sehe dich an Sprungpassagen des 2ten Teils.

Trotz allen will ich das Spiel empfehlen da ich wirklich viel Spaß hatte und die süße wenn auch nicht mehr ganz taufrische Grafik über viel hinweg tröstet.
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Verfasst: 30.08.21 23:50
Review 2021:

Evoland 1

Der erste teil ist recht kurz obwohl ich zum durchspielen ca. 5h gebraucht habe und um den rest der achievements zu bekommen nochmal ca. 2h extra. Der erste teil ist ganz nice und hat einige coole Ideen und viele schöne Anspielungen aber eine richtige story hat es nicht was ein wenig schade ist. Ansonsten ist die Steuerung echt nicht die geilste und das es kein Option Menü gibt um die Lautstärke anzupassen oder die Steuerung ist echt nicht gut. Trotzdem hat mir das spiel sehr viel spaß gemacht und ich kann es definitiv empfehlen.

Evoland 2
Den zweiten teil habe ich einen Tag später angefangen und direkt zum anfang musste ich feststellen das es auch hier ein Options Menü gibt was einfach nervig ist. Trotzdem konnte man damit leben. Außerdem ist die Steuerung in dem teil auch nicht gerade das gelbe vom Ei und ziemlich nervig und bei manchen Minigames hätte ich so gerne die Steuerung angepasst . Genauso ist es auch einfach dumm das einem nicht bezüglich der Steuerung wirklich erklärt wird weshalb man oft einfach ausprobieren muss wie was funktioniert was mehr als nervig ist. Naja ansonsten habe ich diesen Teil in 17h durchgespielt und habe dann nochmal 5h gebraucht um den Rest der Achievements einzusammeln. Dies war definitiv eine super länge wo jede Sekunde mit vielen verschiedenen Genres und Anspielungen verpackt wurde was echt geil war. Großartig Bugs habe ich auch nicht gehabt abgesehen von einer stelle wo man gegen [spoiler]Cherry[/spoiler] Kämpfen musste wo sie dann einfach einmal rechts aus dem bild gelaufen ist und dann unter mit hin und her gesprungen ist aber nicht mehr an mich ran kam was frustrierend war sie dann nochmal neu zu bekämpfen da der Fight eh schon schwer genug ist. Naja das zweite mal ist sie dann einfach außerhalb des Bildes links gesprungen und ich war schon richtig genervt davon aber zum glück ist sie irgendwie nochmal rein gesprungen weshalb ich sie besiegen konnte. Ansonsten gab es noch ein paar andere Minigames wo ich mehr als genervt von war aber da diese zum glück nicht so lange dauern ist es irgendwo noch erträglich. Was ich diesmal aber sehr gut fand war das es eine Story gab die zwar nicht groß ist aber trotzdem recht interessant. Außerdem durch NPCs oder durch andere Sachen wird einem dann einiges bezüglich der Story klar was irgendwo nervig ist es so herauszufinden. Was die Charaktere betrift mag ich sie irgendwo aber gleichzeitig hasse ich es das manche Sachen denen nichts ausmachen wenn es eigentlich eins Streitpunkt wäre weshalb ich mir doch etwas mehr Charakter Entwicklung gewünscht hätte. Ansonsten wäre dann da noch das Ende was wirklich nice ist auch wenn der plotpoint der einem da gesagt wird schon offensichtlich war durch NPCs aber ich mochte es irgendwie aber gleichzeitig hasse ich es weil es sich nicht nach einem wirklichen ende anfühlt und es irgendwie unbefriedigend ist. Overall auch wenn ich viel negatives aufgezählt habe ist dieses spiel wirklich gut auch wenn man einiges noch deutlich besser machen könnte und ich hoffe so sehr das wir irgendwann ein Evoland 3 bekommen was genauso gut wenn nicht sogar besser ist.
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Verfasst: 08.01.22 10:39
Epic and nice Adventure, just make sure that you do not pause and continue the game over a couple of months since it can become a little confusing.
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Verfasst: 11.02.22 20:39
Das Spiel ist toll, es macht wirklich Spaß, vor allem Evoland 2 ist merklich ausgereifter und tiefgründiger. Dennoch würde ich das Spiel in diesem Bundle (Teil 1 & 2 zusammen) nicht empfehlen, was an der Programmierung liegt. Es kann meiner Meinung nach nicht sein, dass Grafikeinstellungen in diesem Bundle nicht möglich sind - kauft man die Spiele einzeln, kann man die Grafik einstellen.

Sobald man bei Evoland 2 in den 3-D-Modus geht - der automatisch auf der höchsten Stufe ist - ist das Spiel für viele PCs unspielbar. Die Framerate fällt rapide und das ganze Spiel laggt. Unmöglich so zu spielen. Dieses Problem konnte ich nicht lösen, nur das Umswitchen auf die Einzelvariante hat es gelöst, denn dort konnte man problemlos die Grafik runterregeln und schon läuft das Spiel auch im 3-D-Modus wieder wie geschmiert.

Darum geht meine Empfehlung nicht für das Bundle, aber für die einzelnen Spiele raus :)
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Sehr schlechte Speicherfunktion !!! Manuelles Speichern wäre viel besser gewesen !!!
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1344 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 05.02.20 18:42
Evoland is a weird tech demo game, which is most interesting in the first hour and then it start dragging.

Evoland 2 on the other hand is brilliant game with twists and turns which takes the original premise of the first Evoland to perfection. Characters are great and the time traveling story is also great. Only thing that bugged me were some blatantly obviously ripped off story moments from other games. I love this game when it just call back to other games with its mechanics and less with the story beats. I would definitely recommend this game and not only to old school games fans.
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Verfasst: 09.02.20 05:10
A masterpiece ! Remember the old days !
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233 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 07.02.20 23:09
A great idea with a terrible, terrible implementation. Slow, tedious, repetitive and just boring overall, I cannot possibly recommend anyone play this game. For most of the game you're just doing mindless busywork and slowly, very slowly, glacially slowly moving through the frankly tiny game that has a poorly written and uninteresting story to take you from nowhere important to nowhere interesting. The controls are clunky and the combat is unfulfilling and unrewarding. The final boss fight is more down to luck and fighting the bad control scheme than actually beating him and by the way the final boss has a lot of dialogue that you are going to have to sit through again, and again, and again because his hit boxes are frankly terrible and often lead you to take damage from his attack rather than deal it out to him.
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2355 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30.01.20 18:39
Totally worth it, the game combines evoland 1 and evoland 2, its really funny, it has a lot of other games combined into this one and has a nice story (part 2 at least).
Gameplay wise its mostly rpg but has a lot of things like turn based final fantasy style or shinning force, beat em up like double dragon, guitar hero, hack n slash like diablo 1, ninja gaiden and a few others.
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Verfasst: 29.12.19 12:22
first game is kinda meh the mechanics are pretty cool but story and whatnot is purposely not really fleshed out. A short but enjoyable experience. second game however has got to be in my top 5 most favorite games ever cause HOT DAMN that was good. a fully fleshed out game with likable characters, a long captivating story, and a fully fleshed out world with plenty of collectibles and lore.
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Verfasst: 10.12.19 13:06
This game is a good reminder why you should be thankful for modern gaming mechanics.
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Verfasst: 25.03.20 11:12
[h1]Overview[/h1]
Evoland Legendary Edition is an open world RPG, featuring both Evoland 1 and 2 in a single package. The stories of these titles are separate but share the same gameplay concept: Evoland wants to make players live (or re-live) the anthology of gaming, and to do so progressively changes the gameplay rules and styles to go along with their real world evolution. From side-scrolling shooters, ARPGs, turn-based fights, but also beat em ups and rhythm games, Evoland has it all at some point along the way.

???? Pros
  • Unique gameplay style that merges together a variety of genres, while following their evolution through history.
  • Well done 2D and 3D styles, offering good quality models and excellent pixel-art.
  • Huge amount of clever references to popular animes, movies and of course games more or less recent.
  • Great amounts of side content and secrets, especially in Evoland 2.
  • Overall good storyline with enjoyable characters and a brilliant ending.

???? Cons
  • The duration of some sections feels dragged along too much.
  • Not all boss fights are consistent in design quality.

[h3]Rating: Excellent[/h3]
Click here for the complete Rating Chart

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2032591806

Let's start with the good parts, for they are many. The most prominent feature of both Evoland games, which elevates them to a new height, is the gameplay concept itself: while staying an RPG at the core, this game also manages to make players experience at least a dozen different genres from side-scrolling shooters, to rhythm games à la Guitar Hero, passing through Bejeweled and Zelda in the meantime. No other game has this concept and it really delivers a fresh experience.

The art style in both 2D and 3D sections is very good, inspiring to the pixel-art eras but also the early 3D one with good fidelity. The amount of references to popular shows and games is astonishing and ranges from obvious to more subtle ones only true connoisseurs will get. especially in Evoland 2, there is a grand amount of collectibles, secrets and optional content which boosts playtime considerably for completionists. The story is a bit clichè sometimes but is overall good and enjoyable to follow.

For the bad parts, there is much less to say. The biggest flaw I can see here is that some sections, especially in Evoland 2, tend to drag themselves along for too long without proposing gameplay variations in the meantime. This can make the individual gameplay loop of that particular area become stale. Another thing to mention is about bosses, most of which are reasonably well designed while some others feel quite cheap and not on the same level, both final bosses are in this category.

Overall Evoland 2 is an excellent RPG that gets carried by its unique gameplay concept, and is an experience you won't find anywhere else. It took me around 22 hours to complete Evoland 1 (5-ish hours) and 2 (18 hours but several more if you truly aim for a 100%), for the proposed price of 20€ and overall very good quality, I can recommend this game at full price.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2031410620

[h1]In-Depth Breakdown[/h1]
???? Gameplay Analysis
The gameplay of Evoland is divided into Exploration, Combat and Minigames.

Exploration
Is done mostly on foot and occasionally using vehicles such as a boat and a flying machine, once unlocked. How exploration plays out depends on the style of your current area, meaning the open world at times could feature random encounters as in JRPGs, while areas like dungeons follow the style of various genres, namely platformers, beat em ups or top down tactical RPGs - so the way you explore each area is different in relation to these factors.

Each area however features secrets to discover, some needing skills unlocked only later, promoting meaningful backtracking. Hidden items range from playing cards for a specific minigame, to collectible start, to Ore chunks used to craft superior gear. Some secret locations can lead to hidden bosses or skill unlocks for your party members, as well. Evoland 2 also features a time manipulation mechanic that allows you to travel through various eras, further expanding exploration depth.

Combat
Again, plays out very differently depending to the style of the various areas. Sometimes it will follow along the style of Final Fantasy, using the famous ATB system for turns, others will inspire to Metroid and play out as a 2D platformer - the styles of combat proposed are at least a dozen and vary throughout the game. You almost always can use your companions to unleash powerful charged abilities, that can be upgraded with specific resources, while most of the time dungeons have fixed save points or checkpoints.

Minigames
Instead of being just a side activity, are often an integral part of the main game itself. They range from levels inspired to classics as Space Invaders or Snake, to unlock computer terminals once beaten, to serving food in a restaurant at an increasingly fast pace, such as in Cook Serve Delicious to make an example, or why not, a race in your flying machine perhaps, there's also that. Most minigames will reward you with money or other items, while others just are part of the main story progress.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2033659147

???? Technical
PC Specs: RTX2080Ti, Ryzen 3900X, 32GB RAM DDR4
Both 3D and 2D graphics styles in the game are quite simple and do not use many resources. This title should run even on low-end or older machines without issues. There are no major bugs or problems to report.

[h1]Final Thoughts[/h1]
Evoland is an excellent title carried by a truly unique gameplay concept. It manages to deliver exceptional variety without sacrificing quality too much, while its flaws pale in comparison of the numerous good sides.

Zitat:
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Verfasst: 15.03.20 22:46
I would have rated this game higher, but it has a completely game breaking bug that apparently never even got fixed in the Legendary version. I saved and exited the game and the next time I loaded in, I was stuck outside the world. You can walk almost all they way around it (you can't quite get around the very eastern edge), but there's no way get back into the world. It was a lot of fun up to that point, but I can't give a broken game a positive review.
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Verfasst: 25.03.20 14:32
Its the same price as Evoland 2, but you get Evoland 1 as well to boot, why not? Evoland 2 builds on the concept of Evoland 1, of showcasing the different genres and evolution of games through time, but with a more developed storyline, characters, etc to provide more hours of gameplay than the original.

Would definitely recommend, especially if its on sale.
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Verfasst: 21.03.20 14:41
Always a good game about the evolution of games itself! Good thing about this is you get to play Evoland 1 and Evoland 2 by just buying the legendary edition. Just try to wait for sales and get the game at a low price like what I did. (bought the game around $4)
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Verfasst: 29.04.20 12:50
I can't say anything too bad about first game, it's decent I guess, but second game, oh my fucking god. Second is mix of all worst things in JRPGs.

Storyline is overdramatized and stupid, game includes gameplays from different games and most of them just are blank or boring, a lot of flaws originates from copied gameplays like no running feature, no journal, no decent inventory and game doesn't even make fun of it like first game did.

So, if never played JRPGs or just RPGs, you definitely should not start with that. If you RPG fan and there are no decent games left, go away. Try harder to find something else.

In conclusion: finished for the record while holding back vomit.
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Verfasst: 15.05.20 14:09
At first I thought the super garbage 3D gameplay was a clever throwback to the start of 3D gaming. Then it continued. And continued.
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Verfasst: 12.05.20 06:01
Evoland Legendary Edition is probably not worth your time. The first game starts excellent, if a bit rushed, running from 8 bit to simple polygons over maybe an hour. After that, the game drags on, as once its gimmick wears out... there's really nothing left, and at least another hour of gameplay to go. The game is short... which shouldn't be a good thing. Basically, once it stops being a goofy guided tour of early RPGs, it instead becomes a mediocre rpg in its own right. Great?

The second game is better, but I still wouldn't say it's great, exactly. It throws in some sidescrolling like you'd see in early Zeldas, and develops the zelda-like part of the first game more. It's still bland, and honestly not that fun to play. My least favorite moment is a block pushing puzzle where your pushes have startup and cooldown. Ugh. It looks, sounds, and plays better, but that still puts it at firmly eh/10.

In short: If you want it, get it on sale. This is definitely not worth 20 dollars, and if I'd paid that much for it I'd probably be a little annoyed, tbh.
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Verfasst: 19.04.20 20:48
Do not pass up this game. I am reviewing this as someone who has played the classics (FF, zelda, etc), and that is who this game is made for. The game is short, but constantly brought a smile to my face. It is not perfect. Absolutely not, but it was such a treasure when it was good. And only briefly annoying or boring at worst. But the good far outweighs the bad, and that ending was really fun.
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Verfasst: 14.06.20 23:00
evoland 2 is very cool
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Verfasst: 02.07.20 14:38
Evoland 1 is fun and quirky. Some frustrations like the final boss battle and a little unpolished like coming from an indie dev team (which I think it is?). Evoland 2 is a massive improvement over everything in Evoland 1 with a deeper world, more polish and simply more to do. I recommend these games, particularly 2 for their creativity and all around enjoyable experience.
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Verfasst: 14.04.20 03:56
Evoland 1= short and sweet adventure with nerdy references and humor.
Evoland 2= An odyssey, filled with lots nerdy references and humor.

I really liked the first one and finished it in one sitting. The second one has some humor that may either sent you laughing on the floor or have some crickets chirping. But I really like it for the diverse and unique gameplay and storyline that is in the second one. I really recommend you to give this a try
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Verfasst: 24.05.20 18:47
I received this game as part of the Humble Bundle's: Best of 2016. I finally got around to this game in the backlog and boy am I glad I did. This game packs so much in a indy title. Its got references out the wazoo, so many game modes (genres) to play through. Going blind into this game was absolutely a blast with twists around every corner.

Solid Snail Out
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Verfasst: 20.07.20 06:33
This is two very good retro games.
Evoland 1 - short playable history of computer games.
Evoland 2 - large, varied full size game which is a mixture of Zelda, Final Fantasy and other games.

If you loved Final Fantasy then you will love these.
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Verfasst: 27.07.20 06:04
Evolands final boss is the most clunky and horrible design in any video game to ever see the light of day.
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Verfasst: 11.07.20 16:41
It's ok, but it bounces you around from one BS mini-game to another, so instead of playing an RPG, you're suddenly in a beat-'em-up or a shmup or a platformer, or anything else except the game you wanted to play. There's no warning when this is gonna happen and you can't avoid these sections, they are essential to progress. I eventually had enough and quit the game.
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Verfasst: 09.07.20 23:59
First Evoland is cute. A couple hours of entertainment.

Second Evoland is missing the charm of the first, by adding a story. I really wanted to enjoy it, however, when the graphics turn to '3D' from the old pixel graphics, there is a dungeon where, for lack of a better name, thwomps slide across the map, potentially hurting you. The thing is, if you run through them, they can also get stuck on each other, and not reset properly. As such, 4 hours in to the second game, I got trapped because of them. Also, my save was from inside where I was trapped, so, my only option is to restart from scratch, and lose the 4 hours or so I had put in to it.

No thanks. Buggy game. Glad I got it on sale for $5.00
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Verfasst: 15.09.20 10:19
Evoland: Legendary Edition is a compilation of two games called Evoland and Evoland 2. They are both by Shiro Games and the Legendary edition just combines them into a single executable. As such, I’ll talk about each game individually and review both games and combine them for the full package’s final score.

Evoland is a parody of the RPG genre while remaining true to that formula at the same time. It’s a rather hard game to review because it does so many things but quickly evolves away from most of them before they grow stale.

The start of the game is simple. The player is in a row of tiles, which has two chests between them they can only move to the right and as they walk in that direction they open the chest and suddenly are rewarded with the ability to move left. The chest on the left allows movement in the “second direction” and players can then move up and down along with left and right.

This is the very early experience of Evoland, but it expertly shows the style of gameplay. Evoland isn’t just attempting to deliver an RPG experience, but instead, explore the RPG experience and bring the player on a journey that allows them to watch the evolution of the RPG over the years, including graphics, gameplay elements, style, and more.

If Evoland was only that, it’d be an enjoyable game, however, Evoland tells it’s own story and while pieces of it are heavily influenced by many RPGs, most notably the Final Fantasy Series with a focus on Final Fantasy 7, the story in Evoland keeps the player involved.

The player journeys through a lot of different styles of gameplay. The early game will feel familiar to fans of Zelda. The game will then mix in several tropes and features from many games, mostly focusing on Zelda, Final Fantasy, and eventually Diablo. Each feature and dungeon is well-timed and the game quickly progresses through each genre. The only section that seems to become a slog, was the Diablo section near the end of the game and it’s only a couple minutes longer than it should be.

The final boss of Evoland is perhaps the only challenging part of the game, though I believe that’s forgivable for what it is.

Evoland is an excellent journey though, I’ve played through this game twice, once in the base edition and once in the Evoland Legendary Edition, and both times I’ve enjoyed myself. The only true issue I have with Evoland is it stands on the shoulders of giants to reach the heights it does and players without an understanding of the games shown here or their tropes may not find this as clever.

The one other issue with Evoland, which is that it lasts only about three hours, though the journey is worth it.

I give Evoland a 9/10, though I would only recommend this game for fans of the RPG Genre.

Evoland 2. Where Evoland was a parody of the RPG genre, Evoland 2 is more of a classic adventure game similar to the classic Legend of Zelda game that still explores and looks at the RPG genre and others games closely and finds some humor.

Much of the game is played in a style similar to the early Legend of Zelda games, which is a good thing because that’s a great style. However that’s hardly the only style of gameplay in Evoland 2 as it again explores the RPG genre, but this branches out to others. While there’s a specific dungeon that is based on Chrono Trigger, and a strategy RPG style gameplay, there’s also references to Metal Gear Solid, and Professor Layton, however many of those are just namechecking the feature or style of the game and then moving on without looking at them at a deeper level.

Where Evoland wanted players to think and consider how RPGs evolved over generations, Evoland 2 is simply happy to remind you of different games and calls it a day. It’s still a very enjoyable RPG, but the spoofs and references to other games are weaker and the game is inferior due to that.

Evoland 2 fixes a major major complaint of Evoland, where the original game was very short, taking only 3 hours, Evoland 2 will take players closer to 15 hours with a far more advanced story and deeper sections.

To say more about the style of Evoland 2 would be a spoiler, but I would recommend fans of Chrono Trigger to try this game out as there's a piece of that game found here that not many games try.

I give Evoland 2 an 8/10. It’s a good game but not as funny or strong as the first Evoland.

So with both games being combined for Evoland: Legendary Edition I end up giving Evoland: Legendary Edition a

8/10

I weigh the second game heavier in this evaluation because it is about five times as long. Both games are excellent and worth playing but this is a game meant for fans of the RPG genre already, and new fans to the genre may not enjoy it as much.

I played this as part of my coverage of the Humble Choice September 2020, if you want to see my further thoughts on this game or that bundle, you can find them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1lnX3dI8Vo&t=764s
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Verfasst: 09.09.20 16:10
Evoland 1 is kind of hot garbage, honestly. It's a novel experience for the first thirty minutes while you're constantly getting new upgrades, but those slow down as the game progresses and the gameplay and (essentially non-existent) plot aren't enough to keep it compelling for 2-4 hours once the gimmick fades away. While I don't want to be too harsh since this clearly felt like a first outing, it's not worth buying this for as it's a parody that leans too hard on the things it's referencing without having any real soul of its own.

Evoland 2, on the other hand, is a genuinely enjoyable parody of JRPGs, and a smattering of other genres. It's got a story that isn't necessarily unique, but was compelling enough to carry me along for the 10+ hours of it I've played so far, thanks in no small part to the way the party members and NPC characters are written, with life that was really missing from the shells of characters that were present in 1. This game picks up the slack enough in every other area that even though it has nearly eliminated the gimmick that was the only redeeming factor of the first game, it still ends up being a better product. Even the shifts to different gameplay styles are less jarring here, as your level and stats carry across to almost all of them, making it feel more like a cohesive experience thanks to the shared progression, where the first game tended to isolate the playstyles from each other. In the rare cases where this isn't true, the gameplay changes are either so short it doesn't matter, or make enough sense in the context of the story that it can be forgiven. I truly wasn't expecting such a heartfelt parody with its own strong identity after the lack of soul in the first game, to the point it's almost a shame they're packaged together because the lackluster experience of 1 might deter people from even trying 2.

tl;dr buy this for 2, give 1 half an hour of your time if you're feeling generous.
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Verfasst: 03.10.20 10:40
Honestly this is stupid. I have only been playing this game for little over a half hour and I cannot progress in this game because the game crashes just outside of the first village. When you are forced into a fight to obtain the first companion the game crashes right when you get to the companion naming screen. There is no error code just a message saying Null Exception and where the error is. I definitely would not recommend purchasing this game until that error is fixed.
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Verfasst: 04.10.20 04:53
Do not buy this game. Barely 15 minutes in and there is a game breaking bug that closes the game out. It was due to an update that the developers made yesterday. Do not recommend this since it makes it impossible to get past the 15 minute mark.

Might change this at a future date but this isn't a good thing to have in any game since it indicates bad testing.
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Verfasst: 27.09.20 17:19
Where Evoland 1 was more like a fun proof-of-concept mashup of gameplay elements, Evoland 2 is an actual role-playing game with NPCs, progression system, dungeon crawling, boss fights and whatnot.

The games are great, if a bit heavy on backtracking at times.
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Verfasst: 03.10.20 00:10
Game keeps crashing when I meet Uncle Sid..
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Verfasst: 04.10.20 21:47
Getting the error meeting the first companion. Such a waste since the game is now unplayable.
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Verfasst: 03.10.20 21:29
Gamebreaking bug in early part of the game. Game crashes when trying to name your new party member.
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Verfasst: 12.10.20 15:27
Only played the first evolved. .SO for know will give my opinion on that.
I must say definitely a unique game,i can't remember if i ever saw something like that transformation of graphics styles.
The game itself was super simple with the basic story ever made.
There were some times combat was like cheap and bad, even if the game was causal,it pisses me off some times, some enemies where assholes. The game was also repetitive,same weapons like 90% of the game,i know the point of the game here was the evolve of graphics, not the actual gameplay and story, But in the end, i did beat the boss even if i did die couple times until you figure out his moves.
Overall fun first game.
Will come back after i did the second.

EDIT: second game is crap!!!!!!
Cant take it any more ,sick and tired of 100 of mini games and puzzles that are super cringe and anoying and very hard ,second game is not enjoyable at all what so ever.
Story is confusing ,time travel, going to past ,future,past ... pisses me off
Second game is just bad !
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Verfasst: 18.10.20 11:21
If you have played Zelda (on the Game Boy) and Final Fantasy VII you will just love Evoland 1.

The game starts with the most outdated technology and gets more modern all the time.

Note: Still have to play Evoland 2.
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Verfasst: 25.10.20 13:11
no language options in game. can't play it like this. i have too many great games to bother trying to find a fix for something as basic as changing your game language. they cobbled together all kinds of things and forgot about the most basic of them all - SETTINGS
i've never done this before. but i'll have to give it thumbs down for rendering the whole thing unplayable for me.
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Verfasst: 19.10.20 09:38
This contains Evoland 1 and 2. 1 is a neat idea and well worth a play, especially since it takes less than 5 hours to complete all achievements. Evoland 2 is FANTASTIC. One of my favorite indie RPGs!
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Verfasst: 12.10.20 09:20
You like Final Fantasy esepecially FF7? You like Zelda games?! Dragon Quest?! If so I could not recommend this game more!

At the time of this I've only played though Evoland 1 But wow such a nostalgic trip! If you want a game that reminds you of all the old classics you played growing up you have to give this game a go! This is going right to my limited list of games that I will play over and over again! Might even try and make a speed run for it at some point XD

TLDR: If you like Classic Final Fantasy Dragon Quest Zelda.... Buy this game!
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Verfasst: 08.09.20 01:16
The Legendary Edition includes both Evoland 1 and 2.

Evoland 1 is a concept, I liked the game a lot but it is finished in a very short time.

Evoland 2 is much more developed, with an actual scenario. You will travel between 3 eras (Gameboy Color, NES, N64) and accross genres (action/adventure, shoot-em-up, fighting game...).

It's currently on sale for about 5$ and it's totally worth it.
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Verfasst: 27.11.20 11:29
As far as I can tell, this is a PC port of the Evoland console release, because of this I do not recommend this version of the game and I regret buying it personally; the options menu from the original version of Evoland 2 is missing so there seems to be no way to change resolution, audio, language or graphics settings + the game only displays Xbox controller button prompts despite there being no controller plugged in, making it very confusing and hard to play on keyboard and mouse.

The actual games included are good, and I suppose if you plan on playing only in full screen with an Xbox controller this works fine, but for me this is pointless, and It's a shame the original version of Evoland 2 doesn't seem to go on sale anymore due to this version's release, as I'd happily buy that for the same price instead.
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Verfasst: 05.12.20 22:58
fuck this game
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Verfasst: 02.12.20 01:51
**This is strictly a review for Evoland 1. I own the seperate title for Evoland II on Steam. If I replay ever, ill update this disclaimer and review with the review for 2 as well.**

A solid 6/10. I understand this game is a proof of concept as the whole evolution thing is cool at first. Going from 8 bit, to 16bit, to 3d is great but besides some puzzles in the game is gimmicky. 2d Evoland looks fantastic and the Sprite work is great, 3D genuinely looks like mobile game graphics which , when you're trying to envoke the PS1 era Final Fantasies, doesn't really do it much justice. I do love little references to the games its paying homage to, the 1 town of Aogai being basically a pre rendered homage to Midgard, and the battle screens of the SNES FF games, with the adventuring, puzzling, dungeons, and chest opening all being clearly Zelda inspired. This game wears its influences proudly, but to a detriment. It doesnt really stand on its own legs. The story is non existant and besides the scene that was just a reference to Aerith's death in FF7 there's 0 emotion or really any thought put into it. Its just a nice little romp that in all honesty overstays its welcome at points. Boss battles were trash and feel lifeless. The music is good however its this 8 second loop that goes on and on and on and you eventually get tired of it, but at least when it goes from 8 bit to 16 bit to 64 bit versions its nice. Though to be honest I cant really go off on it too much. Dev clearly has love for the concept and the games.

At least now its bundled with Evoland II which I hear is good but I own the seperate version OF Evoland II so if its good ill just replay it on Legendary Edition if I enjoy it more. Buy it on sale or if youre interested for Evoland II, otherwise it can be skipped.

I'm feeling a strong 5 to a light 6.
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Verfasst: 16.11.20 04:48
To be honest, I thought this would be some fun, gimmicky non-sense. And the first game is that. But the second game is legit good. It's trying to be the spiritual successor to Chrono Trigger and doing such a good job, I'm not mad about it. Not a perfect game or anything, but definitely punching above its weight.
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Verfasst: 14.01.21 00:05
there was a forced update with a garbage launcher that I can no longer play the game because I refuse to install forced always online drm.
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Verfasst: 14.01.21 16:56
I was in the middle of playing through both games this week and then I launch it again today to see a random update and launcher? I thought something was wrong with my game but then I realized I just stumbled into an active cashgrab by coincidence. Why put your game on Steam if you're going to run it through a separate launcher? ONE WITH ADS mind you. This is not a free to play. People paid money for this. Advertisements are unacceptable in any regard. Update your store page if you're going to keep it around at least warning about always online DRM. I would refund this but I got it as a key from humblebundle.
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Verfasst: 14.01.21 14:29
The developers added always online drm...
to a single player game
that's 5-7 years old
and which parts are available on drm free storefronts.

How could anyone think that that's a good idea?
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Verfasst: 14.01.21 16:23
They just added an unecessary launcher that just prevents you from playing the game and add bombs you. NO THANKS
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Verfasst: 14.01.21 14:31
If they ever offer a college course on the history of video games, Evoland: Legendary Edition should be a required read (or play). It's a fun title that takes you back through time and provides an interactive guide through the development of gaming from then till now. While the first game in the series is a fun, albeit short experience, the real enjoyment comes with its sequel. It's just a fun (and hilarious) experience that anyone who just wants to chill will find a lot of enjoyment with. I won't spoil all the surprises and throwbacks featured in these games, but anyone who grew up playing classic games will quickly find themselves grinning from ear to ear.

Pro:
+ Tons of incredible genre-swapping gameplay
+ Plenty of clever gaming references
+ Evoland 2's time-traveling narrative is thoroughly engaging and well written

Cons:
- Both titles contain frequent glitches
- Excessive amount of dialogue in Evoland 2

8/10
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Verfasst: 15.01.21 06:04
added some shitty DRM and a launcher 2 years after release.
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Verfasst: 12.01.21 10:49
Only played Evoland 1 (Legendary edition comes with Evoland 1 & 2) and it took me about an hour and a half to beat the final boss because playing at frame rates above 60 (or at least at 95 fps) caused the physics and timings to get fucky which made it impossible to beat.
Apart from it forcing me to change my display settings, its a short little game with a neat idea.
Side note: I plan to play Evoland 2 standalone.
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Verfasst: 14.01.21 15:56
I'm a huge fan of both of the games, but with the fact that this is just a lazy port of the console version with no keyboard or computer optimization, and that they just updated the game with a launcher that advertises their other games every time you go to launch, I'm afraid I just can't recommend it. I was eager to get this version after playing both Evoland 1 and 2 on other platforms, but this version has been a disappointment at nearly every turn. Such a shame.
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Verfasst: 15.02.21 05:15
The first game was kind of cool, a nice homage to RPGs of the past. There is a problem with the game such that you have to change the refresh rate of the screen so you can run fast enough to beat the last boss. Other than that, a short but neat game.

The second game seems to do away with the gimmick of the first, instead focusing on a pretty straight, but mediocre action RPG / 2D platformer. The game tries its hand at a couple of other genres towards the end of the game including 2D fighter and match 3 game, these are kind of fun but a bit clunky.

My main beef is that they recently added a totally peripheral (and unnecessary) launcher which now causes the game to crash upon loading if there is a controller inserted. The game does not run well at all on KBM either so the game is now unplayable.
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Verfasst: 22.01.21 17:01
Great game ruined by latest update that added completely unnecessary launcher which was made using a chromium browser. Total shame. I'll change the review when there will be update that removes the launcher completely
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Verfasst: 26.01.21 12:35
Great bundle of 2 good games, the second more so, ruined by a shitty recent update that adds a launcher that literally nobody wanted OR needed.

To quote an angry man: WHAT WERE THEY THINKING???
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Verfasst: 07.02.21 06:52
Has a launcher in front of going in to the game.
Drop a steam_appid.txt in the root folder and add a shortcut directly to Evoland.exe instead
Completely breaks trying to go in to this game from big picture mode.
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Verfasst: 16.02.21 07:48
good game bad launcher
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Verfasst: 05.02.21 11:12
Played the first game, I enjoyed it and decided to take a break before the second. When I come back, I find that they added a launcher which my antivirus detects as spyware (and probably is) and inmediately shuts the game. Yeah, not exactly fair game.
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Verfasst: 23.01.21 11:17
Evoland Legendary Edition consists of Evolands 1 & 2. Evoland 1 feels like an experiment in which the developers took the rpg format and stripped it down to its most basic elements, and proceeded to add each back independently while testing different styles. Evoland 2 explores this idea differently by having a wide spread of game genres built in. While Evoland 1 can be broadly classified as an rpg, it manifests a few different types of rpg over its play time. Evoland 2 can’t really be classified past being a game with a story, as the gameplay is completely different from one section to the next.

While I’ll go into more detail about these topics later in the review, the bottom line is and will be that these games aren’t really worth your time. Being a tribute to older games, Evoland 1 begins with the appearance and handling of games from the nineties. As such, it sets the expectation that it will eventually be fun. It never fulfils this promise. Evoland 2’s quality is highly variable depending on your preferences, but is ubiquitously lacking in depth. While Evoland 2 is somewhat redeemed by its writing, it’s not enough to make up for the lack of compelling gameplay. As such, I can’t recommend these games.

Evoland 1

Evoland 1 builds up a game from a barebones state possible: no sound, low resolution, and no color. From here, you work your way up to a more complete game with each treasure chest you open. First you get four directional movement, and then camera panning. And so on.

Gameplay:

The primary gameplay of Evoland consists of action adventure with a top down perspective. As you open up more boxes more facets of the gameplay open up too. A sword to attack. An inventory and a health bar. Exp and a minimap. Movement, and later free movement. The graphics improve from colorless to having sixteen colors to then the standard color display to low poly 3d and finally to higher definition 3d. The game experiments with different background styles, and you pick up camera adjustments.

What this means for you is that the game’s… empty. It starts as bare bones and ends before you find character or mechanical depth in a treasure chest. Finding pokemon’s running shoes in a chest would also be nice. Whether it be action adventure, turn based strategy, or hack & slash, the gameplay is uninteresting; lacking challenge and failing to provoke thoughtful action.

Writing:

Seeing as “backstory” and “name” are items you find in treasure chests, you can probably assume that the writing in this game is a bit weak. Or rather, a joke. Evoland makes an effort to walk right into a lot of tropes common to the games it’s inspired by, and in doing so loses sight of any opportunity to have a compelling story. While it’s humorous at times, there isn’t enough worldbuilding or meaningful dialogue for that to carry the game. And no, the ten minute trading quest full of filler text doesn’t count for character.

Conclusion:

Evoland 1 is interesting in the way that it assembles itself as an rpg. Beyond that, there isn’t much good to say about the game. The story is too lacking in substance to have much appeal (stop the bad guy), and gameplay starts plain, failing to have any challenge or mechanical depth. I suppose that the game is short is a perk, as playing it for much longer than I did would certainly be a worse experience.

Evoland 2

Evoland 2 is now my go to example of breadth of depth. Throughout Evoland 2 the gameplay either mimicked or directly included: turn based rpg, turn based tactics, action adventure (side scrolling and top down), DDR, bullet hell, shoot’em up, beat’em up, vs fighting, platformer, candy crush, a card game, puzzles similar to the Professor Layton games, a Megaman style boss fight, old timey games like pong, and probably more that I can’t list off the top of my head. And I’ve gotta give it to them: that’s pretty neat. It’s also got a pretty good story as well. Great even. The trouble is that the gameplay lacks depth, and ultimately wastes your time.

Gameplay:

Overall, the gameplay lacks depth. It’s to be expected with so many different genres, but it’s still problematic that you can’t really get better at a lot of aspects. Anyhow, I’m just going to go through a handful of the genres in no particular order to give you a feel for the game.

Action adventure is generally top down movement with a basic sword swipe attack. This is the most common format. Combat is rather stale as it’s usually a numbers game, with no further mastery. There are no options for faster movement, blocking, or dodging. Lastly, it has many puzzles that are either unintuitive or require minimal thought compared to their lengthy walk time. When it’s sidescrolling, you can instead jump and fall rather than move north and south. Hazards are everywhere and kill you in one hit.

The turn based tactics were actually pretty good. Think chess with its tiled combat, but where you can move all of your pieces each turn. Different units have different properties, notably with your characters retaining their unique abilities, making the gameplay pretty diverse. Anyhow, you fight battles with the goal of knocking out the enemy commander.

Bullet hell isn’t far from space invaders or Galaga. The core difference is that you have free movement on the board, and will primarily focus on avoiding all of the bullets flying through the air. Unfortunately, the game gives you no defensive options, and levels are very long. It’s not bad, but it’s probably a bit much to those unfamiliar with the format. Shoot’em up is similar, but focuses on surviving to the end of the level rather than killing the enemies.

DDR stands for Dance Dance Revolution. It’s an older rhythm game in arcades where you have four directional inputs that you’ll tap your feet across to match the instructions on screen. The music is jammin’ and I stepped on that guy. It’s a bit short for its quality.

Beat’em up refers to a category of game in which the player moves through areas while engaging with groups of enemies in hand to hand combat, advancing when all combatants have been defeated. This section was plagued by terrible movement and enemy balance.

The gameplay is best described as long, unintuitive, and often lacking in direction. Some good, a little great, but mostly crummy.

Writing:

Evoland 2 surprised me with just how good the writing was. To preface: this, in my eyes, doesn’t make up for the hours of dull gameplay.

The story is a tight tale involving time travel, with different graphical styles being used to depict different eras. For instance, the future was in 3d while the distant past was in colorless low resolution sprites. Anyhow, when I say tight, I mean that everything that’s happened and will happen is consistent. Well, let’s just say that there are certain circumstances that can cause history to be rewritten, though most are slaves to destiny. While the gameplay changes substantially at times, the writing and interfaces surrounding the changes make for fairly seamless transitions.

The characters are quite compelling too. Well, beyond your mute protagonist. While his silence doesn’t help, its detriment is lessened by the way other characters acknowledge it. Ultimately, the characters and their world are well defined and motivated, as they should be in any good story.

Being honest, there’s not much bad to say about the writing aside from there not being enough to justify the length of the game. Even then, more probably wouldn’t help as the game didn’t mince its words, distantly spaced as they were. Being honest, the story’s a bit of a tragedy, and I’m still trying to wrap my head around exactly what happened and when.

Conclusion:

Evoland 2 is competent in many areas of gameplay, but ultimately wastes a lot of time with “puzzles” and its lack of direction. While the story is great, it doesn’t make up for the gameplay. Not worth your time if you ask me.
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Verfasst: 29.01.21 11:14
Added new advertising launcher to game, sucks. Like game and will fix when they remove and stop being greedy and inconvenient to your customers on a game I already paid for.
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Verfasst: 17.01.21 22:43
Yay updates! Now I need to launch a launcher, to launch a launcher, to see some ads, to play a game I paid for. Yup. Bye-bye!
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Verfasst: 23.02.21 01:31
I had a pretty good time with Evoland. I loved how the game transformed as I opened chests. Whether it was graphical upgrades or being able to open the menu, each unlock felt satisfying. Some of them were pretty entertaining, too: there's a lot of humor in this game. It might be worth noting that the gameplay varies from area to area. Sometimes it rips off Zelda, sometimes Final Fantasy, and, in a particularly fun dungeon, Diablo. I don't see myself playing it again or getting the last couple of achievements, but, for what it's worth, I am looking forward to playing the second installment. Give it a shot if you're a fan of classic RPGs.

(I haven't played Evoland 2 yet, but I'll update this review once I have.)
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Verfasst: 07.03.21 15:44
Playing Evoland 2 just made me enjoy the amount of blatant referencing within video games moreso than usual. Oh wait, this is for the entire collection, so let me start off the review saying that Evoland is a decently made Duology. Evoland 2 is highly recommended while Evoland 1 is.... eh. I'll review both of them here.

Evoland 1 I would probably rate a 4/10. Don't get me wrong, I highly enjoyed playing the game and reliving through the experience of multiple games like Zelda, Dragon Quest, and Final Fantasy (Classic). However... there's not much originality to it and most of what it goes off of is just pure, blatant, referencing. While I enjoyed it, if you're not going to be able to stand on your two feet then you might as well just move on. NOt to mention this game was really short. Like, 100%ing without references or help took me around 3 and a half hours.

HOWEVER

Evoland 2 on the other hand is far, far more enjoyable. I haven't 100%ed yet, which I will do when I feel like it, but it took me around 20 hours to beat getting to 89.6%. You don't need to play Evoland 1 to get Evoland 2 and I would definitely give Evoland 2 more of a 8/10. Like 1, it has way too much reliance on its references and having them being far too blatant, *BUT* it has its own self-contained stories and characters. These stories alongside characters make the world feel more alive and have its own little spin on things. Not to mention.. *SPOILERS* [spoiler] The time mechanic where you jump back and forth through time, trying to find various situations to fix alongside bettering the timeline and experiencing various graphics was a mechanic I think should be within any other games going forward. [/spoiler]

tl;dr - The first game wasn't that great due to the blatant referencing, although I can appreciate the effort behind it. The second game is a blast with the same kind of blatant referencing, but actually wrapped up in its own package that makes it feel unique.
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Verfasst: 23.02.21 22:50
I played a little Evoland years ago, and bought this to replay that, very short but really good concept game, I loved it, but then started playing Evoland 2, not knowing what I was in for, to find it was a seriously fantastic game. Seriously worth it
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Verfasst: 22.02.21 13:45
I bought this game at a 75% discount ($5). As other have mentioned, the launcher is extremely intrusive and always activates my antivirus. This game combines Evoland 1 and 2. Evoland 1 is a short, but enjoyable experience. I was expecting Evoland 2 to be an improvement on the first game. However, the sequel is essentially a mediocre isometric Zelda clone which has occasional references to other games. I put in about 5 hours, at which point I was ready to uninstall this game. Ultimately Evoland 1 is good, but short while Evoland 2 is way too derivative to be enjoyable.
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Verfasst: 07.03.21 20:55
To quickly summarise, in this edition you've got two games. Both are centered around the idea of graphics and gameplay shifting to mimic some of the retro games under certain circumstances.

The first game is more like a proof of concept that wil take you mere couple of hours to finish.
While the second one is a shine, that has a bigger plot, more characters, and much more gameplay variety. I did not expect it to be that long and though-out, with all it's little twists and references, but i'm sure glad it overdelivered, so to speak.

What at first seemed like a quick mindles purchase of a game i've been following for a while, turned out to be one of the best digital experiences of my life.

It's A brilliant.
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Verfasst: 01.03.21 11:15
i bought this when it was on sale and i like the refrences the game presents, but this is more of a satire and presentation of what games were than what games are. i mean no disrespect to the developers who produced this. But this game better off in a glass case or played by a youtuber
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Verfasst: 26.02.21 15:48
This game has both evoland one and two. I will recommend only the first Evoland. It pays a nice tribute to all the old classics like final fantasy, zelda and others. It is short, charming and can be completed in one sitting.
However the sequel, in my opinion overstays its welcome. After a while it felt long and tedious and should have probably ended around the 12 hour mark. It tried to do alot of genres but couldn't execute them perfectly. Only mediocre at best. For a example in one point of the story the game changes from a zelda-clone to a street fighter clone. Although it was just for one bossfight, the controls felt awful and clunky with a notable delay. Evoland 2 was at its best when it did not try to be other games, like street fighter or double dragon or other genres. It feels like it was intended to be a top-down zelda-clone first, which is fine and probably should have been just that.
In my opinion these types of games, which try to do multiple genres, should either keep it short like Evoland 1 did or focus on one genre.
In the end I can recommend Evoland 1 and if you want alot more Evoland then the second one should also keep your interest.
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Verfasst: 26.02.21 05:37
The fact that I've plugged nearly 40 hours into these games (it's two games, not one, which I didn't know when I started because I didn't bother reading the description) and have gotten almost all of the achievements kind of forces a positive review here, since I clearly found it worth my time. But any such recommendation kinda has to be a grudging one.

Evoland is obviously an engrossing set of games, with a lot of work put into faithfully reproducing the look and feel of RPGs (and many other retro titles, really) on an entire spectrum between Zelda 1 and FF7. If only for the exploration of such an evolution, the games are interesting to explore. Some of its reproduction is a bit TOO faithful though, including the predilection of older titles to be incredibly frustrating to play.

Evoland 1 is basically a conceptual demo of the premise, giving you a boilerplate plot as you unlock more and more game mechanics and art upgrades as literal in-world pickups (said plot itself being one such pickup). The story barely exists, giving you little beyond 'you are a Hero, an Evil is ravaging the land, go fix it.'

Unfortunately once you've upgraded yourself up to roughly FF7-era mechanics and art (about 2/3rds of the way through), Evoland 1 basically runs out of ideas and degrades from homage to flat-out references, along with one dungeon that is essentially an extended piss-take at Diablo. Additionally, most of the game bounces between Zelda-style game mechanics and FF-style game mechanics, and the two essentially have no interaction whatsoever; any new items gained in a Zelda section will be given no acknowledgement in the FF sections, and vice versa.

Evoland 2 is a much more developed creature, taking several of the bland excuses for story ideas from Evoland 1 and turning them into actual worldbuilding elements, telling a story across 3 (kinda 4) time periods that contemplates fate, historical bias, and the ethics of time travel as a vehicle to do some fairly generic RPG stuff as a connecting thread to a seemingly endless barrage of largely one-off homages to retro game genres.

Evoland 2 knows what it's doing a lot more than Evoland 1 did, but as a result doesn't explore the gaming evolution from which it gets its name nearly as organically as its predecessor did, which didn't really have anything else going on. However, many of its sections are incredibly frustrating, as the game prescribes to the education-by-instant-death design philosophy that really should have died in the arcade. These sections can really only be passed by beating your head against the wall until it succeeds. At least unlike Evoland 1, the game doesn't dump you back in the main menu every single time you die.

Lastly, the story of Evoland 2, while engaging on some level, feels incredibly incomplete (and at 100% completion, it's as much as I'm getting). Character threads seem to drop at random, heavy foreshadowing never pays off beyond implication, important NPCs are built up only to have one actual scene, and the ending is a vague mess. Some of this feels intentional but mostly it just feels sloppy.

Despite having a lot of criticisms to lay at these games, the fact remains that I've spent hours and days playing through every nook and cranny of them, so clearly they're doing SOMETHING right. Might as well find out what for yourself.
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Verfasst: 06.03.21 18:36
What can I say, the game I have not yet finished at the time of the review, I only play chapter 2 since I have already played the first and even if I do not remember it, very fortunately the has nothing to do with the first. I remember it was nice but the 2 is on a completely different level. Spectacular game from every point of view, it's full of easter eggs everywhere. A Must to play at all ages. I can also recommend it at full price because it really deserves a lot, in any case a discount never hurts.

Vote 98/100
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Verfasst: 03.04.21 19:57
Evoland:

Some games struggle to balance a couple mechanics or more than one genre and then you have games like Evoland that combine various mechanics and genres from the history of RPGs and somehow do it with ease and it just works. You at times have a real time battle system more like a hack and slash RPG but other times you have a turn based battle system more like JRPGs. The amazing part is that both are fun in their own way in the same game. You go from 2D with little in the way of graphics all the way up to a 3D world that is more like a really polished Ocarina of Time type of quality. You advance all this by finding various chests while you are completing objectives. You get upgrades to weapons; characters introduced to your party; explore various locations. You have some parts with random enemy encounters like Pokemon while other times you don’t and it is more scripted. If I can name one major flaw in the game it is that it doesn’t have enough time and content to flesh all of this out. Characters are introduced almost as quickly as they leave and you don’t get enough time to enjoy them or to have a proper story. Don’t get me wrong what story there is is enjoyable but there is little time for back story; lore; or really caring about much as it is over pretty quickly. Even the evolution in the game as you acquire new graphics and sounds happens so fats that you have everything by a third of the way through or less. A few minor gripes I had was that there is no objective listed anywhere so you have to remember or write it down. It is a short game mind you but a screen for current objectives would have been appreciated. Another gripe is you lose some of the weapons and skills you have once your out of certain areas for no reason. One skill specifically which lets you use a giant dragon to roast enemies is used for literally one mission and then the next mission was the final one and I wasn’t allowed to use it as it was part of the turn based system and the final fight is real time. Later in the game you get a mini map but it lacks much on it other than some dots that it doesn’t tell you what they are. A legend would have been nice. Enemies lack a health bar in both battle systems. The final boss fight was made a bit tedious as you can’t even pause during it even though I could pause at will at any other time in the game.

Now that the griping is done and my chest is cleared let me say that despite all that the game is heavily enjoyable. The turn based combat and real time are both fantastic. The story while shallow is fun as are the characters. The progression system, while short, is a unique experience. There is also some good comedic moments and references.

Evoland 2:

One of my main complaints about Evoland was that it felt too short and rushed. Well that was fixed in Evoland 2. The story has more depth; the game is longer and it feels more like a full game. That is sadly where my praise of it as the better of the two ends because it found ways to take two steps back in other directions. They removed turn based combat entirely from Evoland 2 in favour of just having real time combat. As someone who enjoyed the turn based combat more than the real time in Evoland this was a disappointing move. The puzzles found a way to be annoying much of the time as I found many to be nonsensical and beaten more by trial and error than by logic. Basically I can say that I beat them but not why. I know what I did but most of the time it made no sense. The game managed to have some pet peeves of mine such as battles I wasn’t supposed to win (which makes even trying pointless). The humour was a saving grace of the game and as good with the references to older games as the original was. The game still lacked a map system and objective list. The game would tell me what I needed to do in passing but gave no indication as to where it was and gave no map system to give me an idea of where to look. The game also had re-spawning enemies like the original which I am not a fan of.

I played Evoland 1 and 2 on Linux. Evoland never crashed on me but Evoland 2 froze once. I didn’t notice any spelling errors on either. The game works just fine with both mouse/keyboard and a game pad. I used the Logitech F310 myself with no issues. Alt-Tab didn’t work. There are no graphics options but due to the ever changing graphics in game I can understand why. On Evoland the game does auto save at certain points but doesn’t tell you when so it’s best to use the save points scattered around the map. Evoland 2 auto saves at certain points and unlike the original has a save icon that is clearly visible so I know when it was happening. There are also still save points scattered throughout the map but they are time based so after using them you can’t use them again for a period of time. I would have preferred manual saving even if it would be an insult to the genre.

Disk Space Used: 881 MB
Input Used: Logitech F310
Save System: Checkpoints and Save Stations

GPU Usage: 2-20 %
VRAM Usage: 440-667 MB
CPU Usage: 2-6 %
RAM Usage: 2.1-2.7 GB

If you love old school RPG’s then there will be a lot to love about Evoland. I beat the game, finishing 81.5% of the content in three hours and twenty one minutes. It feels rushed and lacks depth but the content you are given is a lot of fun. To it’s credit Evoland 2 fixed some of what I disliked about the original but it also had things that went unfixed or were made worse. I liked the new characters and the way the story was going but between the annoying puzzles; the lack of direction and specifically really disliking the Biblos battle I did not finish Evoland 2. I spent seven hours and fifty one minutes on the sequel before quitting. I paid $5.49 CAD for the Evoland Legendary Edition which is great value even if I disliked the sequel. Even though the original was shorter and went too fast it was the more enjoyable of the two games.

Evoland: 7/10

Evoland 2: 5.5/10

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2028 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26.04.21 14:13
Evoland Legendary edition has both Evoland 1 and Evoland 2. First game is very short compared to second game, but both have the idea of time travel included in them. In Evoland 2 is in story and mechanics while in Evoland 1 basically only in mechanics. For some reason Shiro Games throwed this one behind launcher that is most likely just for marketing their other games, but it did jam for me at one point opening up game several times, also slower game startup etc included.

Evoland 1 is clearly inspired mainly by Final Fantasy and Zelda and few others at parts. Being the much more compressed and not so varied compared to predecessor it has some Final Fantasy like combat along with old Game Boy style and never hack and slashing with puzzles and few places included which graphical style and design change from past to more present style of games as you go through the game. It's quite mediocre as and experience and gameplay is very lacking and sluggish, but does it's job. Also had some secrets and collectibles and quite nice little card game, pair of bosses.

Evoland 2 is the main meat of this collection, while Evoland 1 felt bit more rushed little experience Evoland 2 was built up to be whole game with story and all and well it does get quite something right, but again fails on several parts as well. Story was pretty solid and good though makes question few of the things, as it kind of ends bit confusingly. Different timeline changes were done well and how different they were in sense. Team of three sidekicks are likable who also affect on accessibility of areas and upgrading their strength with rare maana makes their attacks more devastating and helpful at points. Did also for the most part enjoy visual styles and settings of Evoland 2. It just suffered quite much due bad gameplay at points and few other things mentioned under.

War campaign on Demonia island was one of the best gameplay implementations, as it did work quite well along with few other sections. But then there are tons of god awful phases like the beat em up, shmup (some of them), hack and slash, dungeon dwelling (one of the worst in this and first game), platforming, mine cart riding etc etc. Just plenty of areas and different game styles to go through from which only few worked, so that they were pleasant to play.

Also as negative side it feels not too original due referencing and easter egging other games, movies, shows and what comes in mind all the time and goes, as far to make enemies exactly like out of other universes. It might not be too bad, but at some point, it becomes too much.

Evoland 1 goes by quite fast and it's kind of meh, but Evoland 2 offers much more interesting world with good story and characters, but fails on gameplay part too much while having some successes. It's hard to recommend this title even though did find enjoyment in 2nd game even with it's faults.
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2004 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 04.04.21 00:13
Evoland 1 feels like a joke game with the focus being its novel changes of presentation and mechanics. I enjoyed it but I also appreciated that it was over quickly.

Evoland 2 is a genuinely good game that retains that love letter feeling to games of old. It still keeps things interesting by changing up the gameplay but this time the focus is the story and the setting. And just like my favourite games it has an addictive collectable card game.
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1552 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28.05.21 22:55
Personally I will call it amazing. Past, present, future mixed in a game with all of the graphics and story... I enjoyed it so much! I think you will feel the same.
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Verfasst: 11.05.21 22:39
Great concept, poor execution. The game mechanics are messy as hell, and hit detection sucks. Not fun to play. Spend your money elsewhere.
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Verfasst: 09.05.21 18:01
Novelty wears off pretty quickly.
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Verfasst: 23.05.21 07:27
Game forces whatever language is installed system-wide. I started the game in english long ago and now I can't continue unless I switch my whole PC from french to english. Minor inconvenience, but still.
Bonus point, the launcher does not lauch the game, it just closes on me, I have to set a shortcut to the .exe of the game. The launcher is useless and nobody asked for it.
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Verfasst: 18.03.21 22:10
While the game itself is a lot of fun, and brings back many memories from old games, I've had my save-file disappearing twice now after about 8 hours of play, and I am not going to start over a third time.
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Verfasst: 22.06.21 10:42
Its good
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Verfasst: 14.06.21 22:35
Quite a fun adventure game with lots of minigames and references/parodies of other games. Definitely worth playing!
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Verfasst: 14.06.21 21:19
These games are are a playable love letter to gaming... They OOZE charm and nostalgia from every pore and aside from being such a sweet nod to gaming's past and evolution they are both wonderful games in their own right. If you like Video Games in any capacity then you should give these a play. They are both fantastic.
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Verfasst: 23.08.21 05:14
[h1]Evoland 2 Review 8.5/10[/h1]
Liked:
1. So many callbacks to different games. Chr♥♥♥ Tri♥♥♥♥, B♥♥berman, Fi♥♥ ♥♥blem, Do♥♥le Dra♥♥ns, Beje♥♥ed, etc.
2. The story was so much bigger. The characters each had more character than the previous installment.
3. The addition of Partner Abilities for puzzle solving.
4. The card mini-game was also pretty fun.
[h1]Evoland 1 Review 6/10 [/h1]
Liked:
1. The simple Zelda-like puzzles.
Disliked:
1. The difficulty of finding hidden chests sometimes.

Word of warning:
Some of my achievements didn't go through my first play-through. Likely because, my internet sometimes disconnects. So if you're a Completionist, make sure you're connected to a reliable source.
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Verfasst: 16.08.21 03:57
Don't overlook this one. The game might seem like one of those cheap nostalgia bait kind of games, but this one really only borrows ideas from the classics while telling a meaningful story alongside it. Evoland 1 is honestly really cheesy, filled with some really hit or miss jokes, but ignore it! Evoland 2 is all you need and it comes bundled in!

Recommended games for the full experience in Evoland 2:
Secret of Mana
Chrono Cross

It makes some slight nods to:
Final Fantasy Adventure
Final Fantasy VI
Fire Emblem
Dance Dance Revolution
Grandia
Guitar Hero
Donkey Kong (Arcade game)
Chrono Trigger
Metal Gear Solid
Streets of Rage
Hearthstone
Terranigma
Bejeweled
Legend of Zelda
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Super Mario World
Bomberman series
Street Fighter Alpha 2
Minecraft
Mother series
Tomb Raider
Professor Layton
The Lost Vikings
Super Metroid

Movies/TV:
Dragonball Z
TMNT
Game of Thrones
Doctor Who
My Neighbour Totoro
Alien
Lord of the Rings
Terminator

Give Evoland 2 a shot! Oh yeah, the soundtrack kicks ass too.



Evoland 1's references are far more simple, pretty much limiting it to hardware jokes with some Final Fantasy, Zelda, Diablo, and a couple other jokes tossed in there. Some respect for that silly DQ4 reference they threw in there at the end though.
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Verfasst: 07.08.21 13:27
The evolution of the graphics is fun, but unfortunately the gameplay does not evolve at all. The simplicity of the game makes it boring after a very short time.
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Verfasst: 01.08.21 21:38
Evoland Legendary Edition is a game that involves time traveling. As you travel through time, the graphics of the game changes as well. Here I'll give you details about the 2 games.

Evoland: Evoland behaves more like a alpha test. Its a really short game, but entertaining since in this game it involves having to upgrade the game with graphics, collecting weapons, as well as finding a story plot and many more. The game is really short so you can finish this pretty quick. The combat is mixed with Action RPG and Turn Based Combat, it has a mixed feeling of Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy, really made game.

Evoland 2: In this game, the plot becomes more known, although the game abandoned turn based combat and unlocking literally everything like in the original, it has different genres (as well as turn based combat, the genre havent been completely abandoned), as well others like fighting and shooting, and others. Comparing to Evoland, where it only has 2. The gameplay length in this one is much longer than the original and the plot is well made. Difficulty is added in this game and you can choose to change it in game if you change your mind.

Both games contains some references, and even some parody whether it be characters or the game genres. Its definitely a fun ride, so its really worth getting it.
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2023 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26.07.21 19:49
[h1]No Options Menu[/h1]

The Legendary Edition comes with a DRM, easter-egg achievements removed and no options menu. Better to just buy both games separately, even if it costs one buck or so higher.
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Verfasst: 26.07.21 13:31
Ruined by a shitty custom launcher that doesn't even seem to let you change the language. Why do something if you're incapable of doing it properly?
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Verfasst: 24.07.21 21:28
The Evoland games were great until Shiro patched in a separate launcher that fails, makes a SINGLE-PLAYER ONLY RPG into an ONLINE-REQUIRED game, which is a disaster. So now I cannot play the game bc the manufacturer decided they hate fans and hate money.
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Verfasst: 28.10.21 08:50
I would have originally recommended this game on sale if you just enjoy the nostalgia trip and humour that this game will provide. But the developer retroactively added a forced launcher to be able to play the game with advertising for their new game and online tracking of your launches. There was literally no reason to add this other than to advertise their new game in your face and just adds annoyance to trying to play the game especially if the launcher doesn't work properly like many have reported, as such I'd recommend giving this a miss, buy the original games on sale instead, there's nothing different here other than packaging the 2 together.
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Verfasst: 27.10.21 02:16
It was a fun, cute game. Then the developer added a launcher, because apparently they're Blizzard now, and the launcher runs great but the actual game crashes on startup. Thanks so much for ruining everything!
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Verfasst: 12.10.21 22:41
I'm not sure what the point of this is. It's just the original two games repackaged, unchanged, as far as I can tell, with a crappy launcher to boot.
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Verfasst: 22.08.21 18:26
Enjoyed both the original 1 and 2, so I bought this to support the dev FOREVER ago. Now I went and tried to play it recently and was sad to see that it chooses language based on your system locale and doesn't have language options built in.

Kinda bad design there in my opinion, but it's still a great game regardless.
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Verfasst: 04.12.21 21:34
I remember playing the first Evoland back when I got my first smartphone in 2015. Never did I realize that there was a sequel, much less a bundle! One of the main things to say about both games are definitely the puzzles. These games really exercise your frontal lobe, really getting it all hot and sweaty. Overall, these games are definitely worth a shot.

EVOLAND 1
Evoland 1 is a pretty short game, clocking in at around 3-4~ hours long, and I think it relies too much on being a reference to the evolution of rpg/adventure games to really set itself apart from other games in the genre. The game splits itself half and half on being a turn-based RPG and an action RPG. The turn-based portions of the game I feel are too bare bones to be enjoyable, though I guess that's the point? However, despite this; it's pretty enjoyable overall. Most of the grievances I have with the first game are mitigated by the short playtime. Also the 3D sections in the first game are gorgeous, especially the more pixelly ones.

EVOLAND 2
Evoland 2 is an entirely different beast of its own, however. Clocking in at around 12 hours of gameplay if you 're just trying to breeze through the story. With the extra content however, there's likely enough to keep one occupied for more than 20 hours. Hell, I thought I was pretty diligent with obtaining items and such, only to find out I'd only gotten 16% completion by the end. Some might find things a little grind-ey about that and yeah it kind of is. Some of the collectibles require a lot of effort to obtain. As for the gameplay itself, there's a whole lot to comment on.
EVOLAND 2 GAMEPLAY
The gameplay in evoland is fantastic, a lot of gameplay styles were adapted into this game, and the gameplay style shifts fairly often. Where Evoland 1 only shifted to maybe I won't spoil much so you can find out for yourself, but it keeps you on your toes, as it shifts fairly often. Turn-based battles have been almost completely erased aside from two instances. Whereas the first game was half and half turn-based and action, this game is half and half platformer and top down; basically it switches between Zelda 1 and 2 fairly often. The party system in this game is handled beautifully; you can hold down the attack button and summon an ally to do a thing, and those things are often vital to progression and puzzle solving.
EVOLAND 2 ART AND STORYTELLING
The pixel art is gorgeous, but the 3D portions leave something to be desired. The style is weird, the protagonist's hair line is really high up, whereas in the images where the character is drawn, it looks fine. It's a slight nitpick but it bothered me enough to say it. The story here is fantastic and had me drawn in, especially with those delicious delicious bits and pieces of lore. Where this game suffers is again, the references. There are way too many references in the game, a lot of them are extremely blatant and not subtle at all, they go as far as showing and mentioning characters like Mario, Link, Sora, etc. and to be honest it kind of takes me out of the experience. It makes this world feel like it isn't its own, and there's even a game of thrones reference. The references are constant and they aren't handled gracefully in most instances. Some characters mention things like video games, TV, going to the gym, and at first when these happen it's weird, but fine. But then they mention something like that for like the 14th time and it takes me out of it. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it ruined the experience for me, I'm just saying they're out of place a lot of the time. They have characters that resemble Lucas and Ness from the MOTHER series, and it feels like a cool easter egg because they're not doing things like screaming PK FIRE and such, instead they're just normal kids. But overall, don't let what I said stop you from playing it; this is pretty much the only bad thing about Evoland 2 aside from the late game grind of getting every collectible, which is completely optional.

THE CARD GAMES
The card games in each game are a nice little distraction from the main story. As always though, Evoland 2's is more fleshed out then Evoland 1's. I'd compare Evoland 1's to something like tic-tack-toe but the person with the most cards wins, and you can take the other person's card by overpowering it. Evoland 2's card game is like Magic: the Gathering except it's only creatures, even having some abilities ripped straight from it. Both have cards you can obtain from going out of your way to obtain them. I guess that's why I only got 16%, because there's like 61 cards to get among other things.

CONCLUSION
Like I said, this is overall a good game, and the problem areas of the game are only aesthetic or mitigated by time or the option to just not do them.
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Verfasst: 21.11.21 22:56
Played EvoLand 1 and enjoyed it until the final boss. The slams his hands on you no matter what. You will take all the damage. I managed 1 time to get to his 3rd phase and had 1 heart left. Not sure what to do there, but I was over it at that point.

Btw collecting all the stars - does nothing. Winning the card game - does nothing. The game has you put effort into pointless nothingness. Also, why allow you to buy potions if you can't use them 80% of the time?

Good idea, shitty game
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---{ Graphics }---
☐ You forget what reality is
☐ Beautiful
☐ Good
☑ Decent
☐ Bad
☐ Don‘t look too long at it
☐ MS-DOS

---{ Gameplay }---
☐ Very good
☑ Good
☐ It's just gameplay
☐ Mehh
☐ Watch paint dry instead
☐ Just don't

---{ Audio }---
☐ Eargasm
☐ Very good
☑ Good
☐ Not too bad
☐ Bad
☐ I'm now deaf

---{ Audience }---
☑ Kids
☑ Teens
☑ Adults
☑ Grandma

---{ PC Requirements }---
☐ Check if you can run paint
☑ Potato
☐ Decent
☐ Fast
☐ Rich boi
☐ Ask NASA if they have a spare computer

---{ Difficulty }---
☐ Just press 'W'
☐ Easy
☑ Easy to learn / Hard to master
☐ Significant brain usage
☐ Difficult
☐ Dark Souls

---{ Grind }---
☐ Nothing to grind
☐ Only if u care about leaderboards/ranks
☑ Isn't necessary to progress
☐ Average grind level
☐ Too much grind
☐ You'll need a second live for grinding

---{ Story }---
☐ No Story
☑ Some lore
☐ Average
☐ Good
☐ Lovely
☐ It'll replace your life

---{ Game Time }---
☐ Long enough for a cup of coffee
☑ Short
☐ Average
☐ Long
☐ To infinity and beyond

---{ Price }---
☐ It's free!
☑ Worth the price
☐ If it's on sale
☐ If u have some spare money left
☐ Not recommended
☐ You could also just burn your money

---{ Bugs }---
☐ Never heard of
☑ Minor bugs
☐ Can get annoying
☐ ARK: Survival Evolved
☐ The game itself is a big terrarium for bugs

---{ ? / 10 }---
☐ 1
☐ 2
☐ 3
☐ 4
☐ 5
☐ 6
☑ 7
☐ 8
☐ 9
☐ 10

Having originally played this on the iPhone when it initially came out, it was nice to revisit the game. While story is minimal it is still fun to play and the way that different game mechanics and visuals build upon one another is refreshing and a throwback to yesteryear. If you're a fan of gaming in general and like retro gaming this might tickle your fancy. If not is still is fun regardless. It even has a Triple Triad clone in it, so I mean what's not to love.
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Visual issues, clunky controls, awful hitboxes. Neat concept but needs refinement. Was entertaining but just got frustrating getting hit with attacks that visually shouldn't have even come close to hitting.
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Verfasst: 31.01.22 15:41
This is a review for the first Evoland as I didn't play the second.

The idea is kind of fun, but the execution is horrible, just horrible.
Every aspect of the gameplay is boring. It's like they thought they were very witty when creating the game and poking fun of the original games from which they took inspiration, but at the same time, creating something in the process which is way worse in every way than the original games.

I stopped playing after encountering some weird boss that was just the worst of the worst. You had to destroy the hands of the boss first and that was pretty bland but okay. But the second phase forced you to guess which way the boss would circle, and if you chose the wrong side you ended up getting hurt all the time and dying since the boss had seemingly endless life. And there was no way to use items or spells during this boss encounter either, even though you could purchase potions and had spells before this encounter.

But even if it weren't for this boss encounter, the gameplay sucked really hard up to this point anyway. The turn based combat was boring, the more action like dungeon crawler element was boring. I don't even know why I bothered playing this piece of garbage for 3 hours. I probably thought it would get better, but it really didn't get any better.
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Verfasst: 15.01.22 16:23
This game should have the tag 'Puzzle', because it is full of annoying puzzles. I would not have bought this game if I knew. Everything else in this game is great. Too bad I cannot rate this game positively, but I feel that I bought a game that I cannot play.
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A RPG turn based fighting game where the game evolves as you progress eg: you will find and unlock better graphics, colour gameplay etc. Very Pokémon/ simplified final fantasy-esque.
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Very good game, a lot of good concept. I do recommend !
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ending made me cry, it my favourite
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Release:07.02.2019 Genre: Action-Adventure Entwickler: Shiro Games Publisher: Shiro Unlimited Engine:keine Infos Kopierschutz:keine Infos Franchise:keine Infos
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