Spacetime continuum disorder
Mixing references to classical games with an epic adventure spanning the very history of video games themselves, Evoland 2 promises “a slight case of spacetime continuum disorder” as gameplay switches between traditional 2D role-playing or fighting to 3D shooter and even trading card game, a mashup that blends genres in a whole new way.
At its core, Evoland 2 is a role-playing adventure game, but despite obvious influences from classics like Zelda or Final Fantasy, it winds up feeling like a unique experience. You’ll need to commit some time getting started — but once it gets going, this game plays like a greatest hits montage of past favorites, a mish-mash that actually works in its favor.
One thing’s for sure: Players won’t have time to be bored, because the gameplay hops through time with increasing frequency. That has the unwanted effect of throwing off the pace at times. Not surprisingly, a game controller is required to play Evoland 2 — the Siri Remote just won’t cut it for this kind of fun.
It takes a while for the gameplay in Evoland 2 to build, but once you get going, you’ll discover it’s a delightful mish-mash of classic games.