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Evergate

Pqube, Stone Lantern Games
Aug 18, 2020 - Nintendo Switch, PC
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

71%

Critics Recommend

GameSpot
8 / 10
TheSixthAxis
4 / 10
God is a Geek
9 / 10
Nintendo Life
9 / 10
Cubed3
7 / 10
NintendoWorldReport
5 / 10
Video Chums
3 / 5
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Evergate | Extended Gameplay Trailer | Out Now on Nintendo Switch

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Evergate - Trailer 2020


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Critic Reviews for Evergate

Evergate is a sweet-natured fable that plumbs the depths of its inventive mechanics with precision and grace.

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Evergate has the potential to be an incredible game to play, with its beautiful artwork and animation, and intelligent and well-planned gameplay. Unfortunately, every level feels like a struggle, needing pinpoint precision to complete and move on to the next. It ends up a frustrating experience more than an enjoyable challenge.

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Evergate is a touching and thoughtful puzzle platformer, with an incredible soundtrack and unique mechanics.

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Evergate is a wonderfully designed puzzle-platformer that starts off strong and goes from strength to strength over the course of its campaign. Every new world you encounter here adds a new twist to proceedings, gradually becoming more complex as it layers mechanics on top of one each other, enabling you to experiment and come up with your own unique ways to bound across its intricate levels. Speed-running here, for us, feels like it was tacked on for no real reason but, besides this one little misstep, this really is an essential purchase for puzzle/platforming fans and a standout example of its genre on Switch.

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Cubed3

Unknown Author
7 / 10
Cubed3

Using the Soulflame to conquer Ki's challenges gives Evergate a twist on the usual style of puzzle platformers.

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The puzzles rely on timing instead of cleverness, the platforming relies on planning instead of skill, and the movement becomes limiting due to the conditions before it can be used. I really wished I could give this game some higher praise. Perhaps players who are looking for a slow platformer that rewards trial and error without much gratification can get a kick out of Evergate. But personally I am not planning on ever playing it again.

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Even though its premise has a lot of promise, Evergate's reliance on trial and error makes the experience feel more frustrating than fun.

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Evergate is a beautiful and clever platformer. Once you get your head round the mechanics there is something quite special here to enjoy for the puzzle-platforming fan. If you need to take a break away from this world for a while, Evergate will take you to an afterlife with great music, rewarding challenges, and a moving story that may just speak to those who share a special bond with someone.

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