Why save the world when you can conquer it? In EvilQuest, take on the role of Galvis — a dark knight obsessed with ultimate power. Set out on a quest of revenge,destruction and conquest in this exciting retro Action RPG title.
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Release Date: Feb 20, 2014

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“Xbox Live Indie Game Of The Week”
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“The real prize of EvilQuest are the numerous boss battles you’ll engage in.”
4/5 – The Indie Mine

“If you’re even slightly interested in action-RPGs, EvilQuest deserves your attention. - See more at: http://www.extraguy.com/2012/01/evilquest-review-misanthropic-bliss/#sthash.wlUXVycl.dpuf”
A - Must Play – Extra Guy

About This Game

Why save the world when you can conquer it? In EvilQuest, take on the role of Galvis — a dark knight obsessed with ultimate power. Set out on a quest of revenge,destruction and conquest in this exciting retro Action RPG title. Along the way you’ll unlock ancient mysteries, discover legendary weapons, relics and magic…and of course kill thousands of those foolish enough to stand in your way!

EvilQuest features a wide variety of environments, enemies, and boss creatures – all created in retro style with 100% original artwork, animation, and music. In addition to fighting monsters, Galvis will also terrorize the residents of several towns and must avoid imperial agents seeking to re-capture him.

The goal of the game is for Galvis to take revenge on his captors as well as unlock the secret power of four legendary seals. Players will find a variety of weapons, items, and magic spells to increase their power as they play through the quest. The game also allows the player to customize areas of proficiency during level-ups by assigning points to particular attributes.

Key Features

  • dark and genre-defying dialogue and story
  • Fast-paced action-RPG gameplay
  • retro-style original graphics
  • original musical score
  • game world full of mysteries and twists to explore
  • multiple levels of melee attack through weapon charging system
  • 15 unique dungeon levels and overworld areas
  • 14 different spells with a variety of purposes and effects
  • 10 challenging boss fights
  • Dozens of pieces of equipment and items to discover

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 1.6 Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
Instead of playing as the good guy, in this game, your the evil villian. Not many games let you play as the evil villian in the rpg setting. I can think of Disgaia as one of the games you can play as Laharl , but that is about it.

Quite a fun game with cards and achievements in it. Actually, they put the cards and achievements in it after i actually beat the game.

I recommend it because you can play as the bad guy in it.
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102 of 114 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 20, 2014
The developer is clearly a fan of the great classic "Crystalis" as can be seen by the gameplay, soundtrack, and system.

I really admire the retro-throwback feel. As for the plot, it is amusing and it is nice to play as the villain for a change. It does get overly repeditive to always play the heroes in this sort of genre so I consider it a breath of fresh air overall.

For a mere 2 bucks, this game is one of the best deals for fans of the classic action/rpg's from the days of old.

Well done, well done.

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48 of 53 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 22, 2014
Awesome game!

Pros:
1. $2.00, this is a bargain for what you get.
2. If you like retro, you will like this, it stays true to the classics of old.
3. Interesting story: you play as a ruthless, evil ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. It has some funny moments but also some engagingly bleak ones, do not expect to be a good guy for one second.
4. A final boss the way a final boss should be... beware.

Cons:
1. Combat can sometimes feel repetitive, you may also feel like the only real challenge comes from bosses unless you are reckless.
2. Game sometimes feels 'barebones' in respect to itemisation and some areas are repeated with different textures.

Tip:
I recommend playing on hard from the start, I never tried normal but hard seemed just right.

In summary:
Buy this game. It was a blast, it gave me a solid 7 hours of entertainment, and will probably give you more if you want to collect all the achievements.


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41 of 44 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
Evil Quest is more or less a homage to the classic NES game Crystalis. I'm sure this little nugget of info has been mentioned by many other reviewers, all the same it's worth mentioning.

Homages are a mixed bag. This is how they usually end up: "Wow! This reminds me of my favorite game...except worse." Evil Quest isn't as good a game as Crystalis, but it's still okay. Evil Quest is about Galvis. What does he want to do tonight? He wants to destroy the world. He kills everyone that stands in his way, and even murders anyone that annoys him. Like any other villain, this guy also talks too dang much. While I can't imagine a mute evil-protagonist working out, by the end of the game I was sick to death of Galvis and his speeches.

As with most action-RPGs, Galvis starts with a pitiful knife and dirty rags, and his enemies are mere rats and low-ranking grunts. By the end of the game he's wielding the legendary chaos axe and slaying dragons & demons with no trouble. Getting to that point involves the typical town -> overworld -> dungeon progression. The dungeons are standard stuff, lots of respawning enemies, some treasure, sometimes a puzzle or two. It's nothing really involving, but I guess that's to be expected from a game that harkens back to simpler times.

The only bothersome aspect is that with every level-up, you're given points to distribute. Having stats for HP and DEF seems a bit superfluous, especially on hard difficulty where everyone hits like a truck. Boosting STR and MAG is more effective, mainly because the faster you can kill something, the less chance they have of damaging you. Plus if you want all the achievements you have to focus on two attributes (this will take two play-throughs), because the level-cap will keep you from maxing out all four.

This game can be really easy, with much of the difficulty being player-imposed. By this I mean you have things on harder on yourself (don't buy healing spells, don't use potions, etc) to remain challenged. However, the final bosses have some cheap attacks that are nearly impossible to dodge, so it's probably not the best idea. A sequel is in the works so the issues involving difficulty should get ironed out.

What I'd really like to see out of the sequel to Evil Quest is A) better art-direction B) better plot C) a more involving quest. An old-school bum like myself probably shouldn't care about A or B but they along with C are why I consider Crystalis the better game (well, all that and better difficulty balance). Evil Quest was originally an Xbox Live Indie Game and it shows. The sprite-work is serviceable but not in any way unique, and just looks really banal.

C gets it's own paragraph because it's the most important of the three. A good quest isn't just finding powerful weapons and killing massive enemies. Crystalis gets a lot of credit for changing things up beyond "kill monsters & get money". In one area you could ride around on a dolphin, there was a town run entirely by women, and you had to use a metamorphis spell to talk to their queen, there was also a zombie-infested town, and so on. In a lot of ways Evil Quest is too similar to traditional action-RPGs, which results in missed opportunities.

There aren't many games where you play somebody who is actually evil. It seems like there would be a lot of cool methods to progress the plot, like using sabotage, threats, murder, etc. Take Kefka from FF6 for example, imagine playing as him. At one point you poison the kingdom of Doma, later on you assist the emperor in fooling the resistance, then not long after that stab the Emperor in the back and take all of the god-like power for yourself. The rest of the game could be spent trying to stay one step ahead of the heroes, slowly picking them off one by one (or in parties).

All that said, it's not really a huge deal. As a homage throwback whateveryoucallit title, Evil Quest is solid. It has the basics down, and a sequel could turn out to be pretty spectacular with enough creativity injected into it.
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27 of 37 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 21, 2014
Great game!

It reminds of the 1st generation SNES/Genesis Action RPGs.
There is a lot of dark humor in this game and the main character is a villain out to enslave the world? Nice! :D
Now the gameplay and AI is a little clumsy so you will see some odd movement and action response from your attackers but it does not ruin the game experience.
This game really is a lot of fun if you are into retro Action RPGs. :)
A game like this I would have easily thought would be $4.99 USD but for the price offered for $1.99 USD, it's a steal for the quality and great story offered in this game.

Go and buy yourself a copy. You won't be dissappointed. :)
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
i spent 4 dollars on candy and ate it all in 5 minutes. spent 1 dollar on this game and beat it in 4 hours.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 10, 2015
I really enjoyed this game. It felt very much like a Crystalis throwback (which I've actually played through). I only did one play through and it was on Hard mode. It was fairly challenging and didn't require too much grinding. My in game timer was around 4.5 hours when I completed it.

The game runs really great. I never had any crashes or encountered obvious bugs. It's a great value and I can't wait for the sequel.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2015
Trying to figure out where to start on this review, well lets just say that i would never have found and played this game on my own, it was chosen by a friend on a random cheap game challenge.

The challenge was to play the said chosen game for 10 hours, we all moaned and groaned at the idea of these random games possibly being fun for 10 hours, little did i know i was actually to have a goddam good time. Now to the game, ill drop it in sections to make it easier.

Gameplay:
I was very surprised, im normally not a fan of these kinds of games but the combat was very precise and quick, a easy to do hard to master kind of deal. The RPG side of it i was confronted was oddly simple yet deep enough for me to quickly realise the difference in how i could build a character, it allowed me from the start to know what i wanted to build and how to play with next to no hand holding, i was impressed. Just to squeeze in something i also enjoyed, the boss battles, they actually had mechanics to them that wasnt just walking around and dodging, it added a little more difficulty to the battles and made them more interesting.

Story:
The story was quite intriguing, you play the opposite side of the way these storys would normally go, from the evil perspective and how overwhelming that evil is, i actually had alot of fun playing from this side. The story itself is nothing to special but interesting enough to carry you along the path of becoming stronger and beating bosses.

Sound:
Its sound was not terrible but i admit i kinda got sick of it half way through the game, but it is fitting with the game and i enjoyed it up to that point, its kinda a mix of dark upbeat, very much suits the mood of the game.

Conclusion:
Im very happy with this purchase, even at this price point, it delivered on everything i expected and didnt expect, this is a gem for the price that it is set for, and if your into these kinds of games and looking to kill a little bit of time, definantly dont skip over this.
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21 of 30 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 21, 2014
Ok, I have to admit for $1.99 I was skeptical as I have played a lot of crappy indie games lately. However, I am several hours into this game and it is actually quite enjoyable! Highly recommended especially at only $1.99. It is very reminiscant of Zelda on the NES, with an interesting plot and good controls especially when using a 360 controller.
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49 of 84 people (58%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 20, 2014
Good stuff, a lot like the old NES game Crystalis.
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SoRustyItShines
5.4 hrs
Posted: September 27
In most games you play as a wonderful hero slaying villains and saving princesses.

If you go into this game with that line of thought, prepare for the biggest disappointment of your life.

EvilQuest has you playing as Galvis (or The ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ to some, I kid you not), a fiendish man trying to dominate the world. He's stopped by men in the beginning but since when has a villain ever been fully stopped by someone exactly once?

Gameplay is incredibly similar to the NES/GBC game Crystalis, which was lauded in its time as one of the best games made.

The reason I was drawn to it is playing as the villain for once in my life. The game is very tropetastic, but in an elegant, dastardly way worthy of your best evil laugh.

I'd give it a 9.5/10 personally, the only points off being that it does become predictable, but hey, I'd wager the 2$ cost it's worth that value many times over.
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Marco
10.4 hrs
Posted: September 22
I love this game so much!! It is JUST like Crystalis for the original Nintendo (NES). Only thing I like to change is the annoying cursor sound effect. ^_^
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</3 Jack
6.6 hrs
Posted: August 31
A really nice top-down 2D ARPG that is reminiscent of Sword of Mana and Legend of Zelda games. This is an indie game developed by maybe 5 people judging by end credits scroll.

Pros:
+ Nostalgic-feeling callback to early-90's games
+ Full controller support and audio options
+ Replayability through harder difficulty mode and different stat builds*
+ Save states

*In order to reach an achievement: You have to level up one of your 4 level up stats to 35, for each achievement which is impossible to achieve in one playthrough, where having save states helps.

Cons:
- Skill level in art/design of the game leaves some weird choices in full display (Cutscene eyes, character model's feet)
- One or two songs on the soundrtack that are a bit too manic
- Game balance falls off toward the end when you have become a walking apocalypse, though that's not to say it isn't enjoyable.

I feel like this is one of the better options available for people that want a nostalgic-feeling game to play for a few hours. There may not be as many secrets or as much replay value as Shovel Knight, but that was developed by a much larger team, as well as having more inside. I feel like Evil Quest has about 4 hours of content for the main game, but it is easily worth 20+ hours of your time if you are a completionist, or just want to experience the game over again.

Final Verdict:
7.8/10 - Occasional cringy-looking art and crazed fast-paced music are the only complaints to be found with this title.
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Harry Garfunkel
10.3 hrs
Posted: August 24
All bad reviews for this game are just the reviewer being stupid and buying a game without reading the description and then being a whiny baby over you being the villain in the game.
ffs why buy the game if it 'just rubs you the wrong way'.

great game, enjoyed the humor, the story was entertaining.
The script was very well done, I think there was only one instance where I didn't quite like the way the words read, but that is still a pro.

very nice achievments for anyone who wants too add this game too his 100% completion list.

aesthetially pleasing.

really nothing bad about it in my opinion, it was great.
it was exactly what I bought! and exactly what was advertised!
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otakon17
0.8 hrs
Posted: August 20
I thought it would be more humorous in it's take on you playing a villain, like Overlord or at least have it be justified. It's not, it's a mirthless quest of a complete psychopath. It's basically a 16 bit version of Hatred but fantasy based. I felt no drive to continue the story as it wasn't a grey and grey scenario with you playing the villain fighting against an equally villainous regime, you're the bad guy. Your character states it cleanly several times he just wants to kill everyone and make as many people suffer as possible. And that just rubs me the wrong way really. Then again I'm the kind of guy who can't play Dark Side in the Knights of the Old Republic games. It feels like a mean-spirited reskin of Crystalis now that I really think about it. Nah, I wouldn't say this is a bad game or even badly made but it's definitely not for me. Grab if you don't mind being a virtual omnicidal maniac however.
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Dr. Eggman
0.5 hrs
Posted: August 19
The only thing i enjoyed in this game, was how evil the main character is.

The gameplay is dull, the bosses feel like you're trying to take a pizz into the toilet without missing, and the ladies are hot.

_CONS_
-Not replayable, you'll be lost in so much boredom you'll stuff your face with a sandwhich.

That's all i gottah say about that.
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DejaVu
9.3 hrs
Posted: August 16
Other than spending 4 hours farming meat for that bloody achievement, a relatively solid retro action hack and slash.
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DeKatz
2.1 hrs
Posted: August 12
If you've ever played Dungeons and Dragons with a person who insisted on playing a Chaotic Evil character you'll understand how frustrating the choices the main character makes. You'll threaten to kill people unless they give you things then kill them anyway. I understand that's what the game is about, playing a very evil man, but that brand of unfettered evil get's very boring and one-dimentional very quickly.

The animation is another thing all together but it's only $1.99. Even though it's very inexpensive, I can't honestly recomend it.
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Captain Fabulous
2.9 hrs
Posted: August 11
Awesome game. Great gameplay, good story. Really fun to be the bad guy for a change. Unfortunately, I will probably have to start the game over. There are save points right before bosses, but no health. I saved, was incredibly low on health (one hit would kill me), then realized there was a boss next. Every time I died, I would just spawn right in front of the boss. So, I either have to start over or beat the boss without getting hit once. Overall, really incredible game.
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