When you see a bundle of games roll out onto the Xbox Store promising that the inspiration behind them were found in the likes of The Legend of Zelda, Diablo and Final Fantasy, it’s very hard to ignore the call. That is what we are seeing today as Evoland: Legendary Edition hits Xbox One, bringing together the original Evoland with the sequel, Evoland 2.
First released back in 2013, Evoland threatens to take you on a little journey through the history of action-adventure gaming, allowing the chance to unlock new technologies, mess around with multiple gameplay systems, and witness graphical upgrades as progression through the game is made. With this title inspired by those mentioned previously, expect to find an 8-bit style of gameplay merging into a full modern-day 3D graphical experience, as you are taken from turn-based battles to real time boss fights, all with charming humour and references to many classic games thrown in for good measure.
Once you are done with that though, then Evoland 2 will no doubt be able to also draw you in. Taking what was found in its predecessor, Evoland 2 deepens the formula to offer a full-blown RPG adventure. This time round an epic story, deep combat, numerous customization options, dozens of characters to interact with and varied locations to visit will all be present. This will see you taking battles to the street, involving yourself in the most challenging puzzles, and partaking in some tense shoot ’em up gameplay.
Evoland: Legendary Edition on Xbox One certainly looks to be covering all the bases with multiple game ideas and mechanics bundled together as one. Whether this works or not will only be discovered as our full review goes live – make sure you keep an eye out for it.
That said, if you’ve played Evoland previously then you will no doubt realise what a lovely little game it is and that may well swing you straight into a purchase of Evoland: Legendary Edition direct from the Xbox Store. The £16.74 price tag helps sway that purchase too.
Prefer to check out Evoland: Legendary Edition on a different format? You’re in luck as the collection has also released on Nintendo Switch and PS4
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Evoland Legendary Edition brings you two great and unique RPGs, with their graphic style and gameplay changing as you progress through 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. Evoland 2 graphics style is changing as you travel through time and its gameplay evolves as you move along the storyline. It is also a real RPG at heart, with a deep scenario based on time travel: explore different eras and change the history of the world. But are you sure that the consequences will not make things worse? Full of humor and references to classic games, the Evoland series brings a truly epic and extraordinary adventure, unlike anything you’ve ever played before!