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Evoland is a journey through the history of action/adventure gaming, allowing you to unlock new technologies, gameplay systems and graphic upgrades as you progress through the game. Inspired by many cult series that have left their mark in the RPG video gaming culture, Evoland takes you from monochrome to full 3D graphics and from active...
Release Date: Apr 4, 2013
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“If You Like Final Fantasy Or Zelda, You Need To Play Evoland”
Kotaku

“Evoland is a fascinating study of the adventure game genre, and surprisingly funny at the same time.”
Wired

“Evoland's elements form a love letter to some of the most venerated games in their respective genres, and it's surprising just how well the shifting gameplay types work together”
Destructoid

“Evoland is a fantastic advert for indie gaming. It's creative, unique, highly entertaining and wonderfully nostalgic. This is a must-play.”
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About the Game

Evoland is a journey through the history of action/adventure gaming, allowing you to unlock new technologies, gameplay systems and graphic upgrades as you progress through the game. Inspired by many cult series that have left their mark in the RPG video gaming culture, Evoland takes you from monochrome to full 3D graphics and from active time battles to real time boss fights, all with plenty of humor and references to many classic games.

Key Features

  • Play through the history of action-adventure video games
  • Discover many evolutions, from old school 2D action/adventure to active time battles and full 3D action
  • Revisit the starting area rendered in full 3D or explore the overworld with your own airship!
  • And have fun with the dungeons, puzzles, a heap of secrets to uncover, and dozens of achievements and stars to collect

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP2 or later
    • Processor:1.7 GHz single-core
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Directx 9.0c compatible video card
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:2.5 GHz dual-core
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Directx 9.0c compatible video card
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:10.6 Leopard
    • Processor:1 GHz CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024x768 or greater desktop screen resolution
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:10.6 Leopard
    • Processor:1 GHz CPU
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024x768 or greater desktop screen resolution
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
179 products in account
8 reviews
6.3 hrs on record
Evoland has a great concept, traverse the 8-bit era to the current day and age, whilst no the result failed to be pnenomenal, the end result was still very enjoyable. I don't deny the game has it's flaws however I feel many of these flaws can be ignored as the game for me personally is very enjoyable and it saddens me to see unearned negativity towards Evoland.

The game has a very charming visual style which really captures everything from the Gameboy to the playstation one in style, but not only does the art style stand out for me the music is not only reminiscent of old gaming music but it really brings a good vibe with it. Probably my favorite example from this game is from the final boss fight itself.

Gameplay is also very enjoyable, taking inspiration from the likes of Final Fantasy, Legend of Zelda, Diablo, and Dragon Quest with a fantastic result altogether. Whilst the mix of hack and slash from the LoZ gameplay merging with the turn-based strategy of Final Fantasy may turn people off I can assure you it plays well and naturally to the point where it's a good game in it's own right. However there are a few gimmicks within the game upgrade system, where some of the features are only used once or are pretty stale, a concept which as been explored in the likes of DLC Quest. But this is really the only comparison I can think of.

Overall, the game has very negative views towards it however I feel this is completely uncalled for, the main problem is that people are expecting far to much from a 6hr game. The game is creative and highly nostalgic, and the final boss is probably the one I have enjoyed most for quite some time. For a game that is reasonably cheap it's worth the purchase, and if it ever goes on sale it's a must buy.
Posted: April 9th, 2014
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
363 products in account
15 reviews
1.9 hrs on record
Don't be turned off by the method used to introduce you to the game, it's called Evoland for a reason. I found the approach refreshing and the game makes not so subtle cheeky jabs and nods to other popular franchises.
Posted: April 1st, 2014
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37 of 58 people (64%) found this review helpful
716 products in account
104 reviews
4.3 hrs on record
This is a great little tech demo that you can breeze through pretty easily. Evoland will let you know its a game. Its a parody and will run you through some of the stages in RPG and action RPG eras. It will bluntly tell you, you're in this era of RPGs. I guess its meant for comedy, but I just didn't care for it. Sure I liked the gameplay that ranged from a very simple Zelda with overhead action, to a very simple Final Fantasy 2 with turn based RPG battles. I just didn't like it pointing things out. You'll see all the stereotypes and troupes here and the game will be quick to point them out to you so that you'll understand its a joke.

Evoland has great graphics, and gameplay elements that would make for a great game, even if the Zelda like areas have a tiny resolution that reminds you of a Gameboy. I call this a tech demo, because its very quick. I can understand paying $5 if they use this engine to make a real full fledged game, but you'll breeze through this sucker with no challenge. I would say its the perfect game for kids, but with so much hinging on nostalgia, kids might not understand.

There is no twist, such as an evil wizard devolves the land once you've easily breezed through the evolutionary eras. I knew how far I had progressed based on what evolutionary stage I was on. It just felt disappointing. You'll eventually see a Final Fantasy 8 style town, a Diablo inspired dungeon, but that can be chalked up as Zelda to the extreme. There's no depth to the game either, its meant to be easily breezed through. The focus was on making the game feel like the other games we know and love.

It is a toss up. Do you want a game you can sink your teeth into or do you want to laugh for around 3 hours? Either way, its an enjoyable three hours that doesn't overstay its welcome.
Posted: March 27th, 2014
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
708 products in account
11 reviews
5.8 hrs on record
If you are fan of games like Final Fantasy (Sakaguchi era), Legend of Zelda or Dragon Quest and you would like to take few hours and reminisce about these gaming gems Evoland is the game you want to play.

Main essence of this game is unlocking various upgrades for the game itself. So instead of finding a treasure with new equipment you might find a new view perspective or resolution upgrade. Other than that Evoland is constantly switching it's gameplay mechanics between Zelda-like adventure and classic turn-based JRPG with a few minigames and puzzles here and there. Lore of the game is not so original yet interesting and fun. The story, characters and locations are all paying an ultimate homage to the Zelda and Final Fantasy (VI and VII) games and everything is presented in very genuine and entertaining way. If you haven't played any of those games I wouldn't recommend the game to you since the references are main source of amusement for players.

Gameplay is very casual and the game takes between 4-6 hours to beat and complete so don't expect to get engulfed to the long story with evolving characters. This game is no way an RPG on it's own. But if you don't have the time to go through those old Japanese masterpieces again but you want to bring up some quick nostalgia - pick up Evoland.
Posted: April 7th, 2014
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
840 products in account
40 reviews
1.1 hrs on record
Oh man, this game was a treat to play. It takes you on a charming homage of the development of series like Zelda and Final Fantasy over the course of a couple hours. You start out as 8 bit as can be, and throughout chests you find, you unlock sound, better graphics, enemies, and pretty much everything else. Your travels help the world to evolve to a more modern style of gaming (equivalent to the Ocarina of Time I would say). After a bit, you can go back and forth between old school and new school as a direct homage to The Ocarina of Time. Throughout the game, the developers maintained a sense of humor while not taking themselves too seriously. The game shares that in common with DLC Quest actually...and there are game development jokes in this game as well. You at one point unlock a ship which will take you wherever you want to go without random encounters and looks very much like helicopter version of a Star Wars ship we all know and love. The battle systems also evolve and work well.
Everything about this game was done right and I cant recommend this game enough.
A definite 10 out of 10.
Posted: July 15th, 2014
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350 of 461 people (76%) found this review helpful
277 products in account
7 reviews
3.6 hrs on record
What starts off as a promising concept falls badly flat. The first half of the game is all about unlocking more and more features, which is implemented very well, and would have made a great game if they'd stuck with it. But as soon as you unlock "3D" the game just becomes alternately a bad zelda clone and a bad FF clone. The concept of "unlocks" goes out the window, in favor of "whatever gimick we feel like giving you for a short while, then taking away".

The puzzles requiring you to switch between different "eras" are briliant. Pity that this idea was so sparingly and arbitrarily applied.

Bottom line: A great set of ideas looking for a better game.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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