Monday, 15 April 2013

Evoland Classic

Created for Ludum Dare 24, Evoland classic became instantly popular and won the competition. There's also a non-free version, but I'm a wee bit poor at the moment so I'll review the free one which can be played here.

The concept

The idea was to create a game based on a set theme, this time the theme was evolution. The creator of Evoland decided to use the evolution of gameplay from simple side scrolling to 3d graphics as his concept.

The art style

Starting as an 8-bit game and evolving into the HD graphics style we all know and love, Evoland classic shows the true depth of evolution that games have gone through. The world is so pretty, yet also simple and there are monsters that are similar to those in the Legend of Zelda series of games.

The music

Music is a concept that gets introduced part way through the game, and Evoland's music is quite nice- peaceful and calming, with a nice lack of the annoying durr-durn-durr style you get a lot of these days.

The actual game

It's quite a short game, once you unlock save points, but it's quite a fun game to play and if you need a short game to fill a small bored slot then this is good for that. Also, I quite enjoyed the NPCs.

That's all for this week. I'll be back to longer, more frequent reviews after May 1st as that's my last university exam.


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