Retro gaming fans have a lot of content to go through when looking for something to play. There are decades of games available and more being added every day when you think about “retro inspired” games such as Evoland. Putting Evoland Legendary Edition into perspective is tough because Shiro Games have created a single game that travels through role-playing game history as you progress. That is also what helps set the Evoland franchise apart from other RPG’s.
If you are not familiar with the Evoland series then you are in for a treat, especially if you are an RPG/adventure fan. Starting in a decidedly 8-bit stylized world, you are given various tasks that will take you through graphical and battle engine improvements that touch upon some of the best games. Eventually you will earn more “modern” 3D graphics and other niceties that we could only dream of back in the days of the Sega Master System and Nintendo Entertainment System.
What is interesting about Evoland Legendary Edition is that fans will be getting both mobile games, Evoland and Evoland 2. I say “mobile games” because that is where this franchise started. There is nothing wrong with this, if the port is handled well. Considering neither game included In-App Purchases on Android or iPhone, the port to consoles is going to be easy to accept. Not to mention, both games felt like console games that were playable on my phone.
Evoland is more a straight role-playing/adventure game with hints at classics such as the Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy franchises.
Evoland 2 is where things open up a bit and get into mixing more modern battle elements to the RPG fun. Here you can expect one on one fighting, Match 3 puzzles, a Bomberman hybrid, and more.
Shiro Games are hitting all three major consoles with Evoland Legendary Edition so Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 owners – get ready to take a little trip through gaming history.
Evoland Legendary Edition by Shiro Games
Platform: Android, iPhone, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Role-playing, adventure
Rated: Pending to Everyone 10+
Available February 5th for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch on February 7th, and Xbox One on February 8th