When a game garners comparisons to, and is clearly inspired by, the likes of Crash Bandicoot, Ratchet & Clank, and even RiME, there’s a good chance it’s got something going for it. That appears to be to the case with Effie, the latest 3D action-adventure to land on the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.
Effie is really hoping to capture the old school vibe for its unique fantasy adventure, which combines fighting with platforming elements and puzzle solving. While exploring this 3D realm, you’ll have to free the inhabitants from dark and powerful evil forces. A young chap named Galand is the man for the job, especially after he’s cursed with becoming old prematurely. It’s the work of a witch and so he embarks upon a quest to regain the lost youth by ridding the Oblena region of the black magic in control.
Fortunately, Galand has the Runestone in his possession; a magic shield that pulls double duty as a weapon and a tool. With the Runestone he’ll be able to defend the attacks of sinister creatures, fight back, and surf across the land – a feat that looks rather cool to be fair. Increasing the Runestone’s power for combat, mastering the platforming challenges ahead, and solving tricky puzzles, will surely see this old geezer recapturing his youth. And save the city, of course, because that’s obviously just as important.
If you believe Effie could be a worthy addition to the 3D action-adventure genre, then hop on a shield and surf over to the Xbox Store. All you have to do is pay up the required fee of £16.74 and you can venture into Oblena whenever you wish to. Feel free to leave your thoughts on Effie via the comments section below.
Effie is a 3D action-adventure game that combines the classic elements of the genre, such as combat, platforming and puzzles, with the exploration of an expanded world. In the game, we play as Galand, a young man in his quest to recover his youth after a witch cursed him with premature old age. A powerful black magic controls the cities of the region of Oblena and to face evil, we will carry a magic shield called Runestone. This shield has a very important role in our adventure because it will be our only weapon and tool. It will allow you to defend yourself, to fight and to surf across the red grassland.