Evoland II: A Slight Case of Spacetime Continuum Disorder Reviews
A visually appealing but ultimately trite series of references to much better games.
Evoland 2 is a great successor to its original counterpart. Using a proper narrative to build on the visual tour through video game history that its predecessor kicked off is a great idea. Even though that narrative isn't quite of a quality we want to see, it's a step forward for the new franchise, and after the bugs are fixed up, Evoland 2 will be a whole lot of simple, but effective, fun.
Overall, Evoland 2 is a pretty good Zelda-style game with mediocre pieces and parts of other games mixed in; it doesn't reinvent the wheel but pays homage to the wheels that came before it. If you're thirst for an RPG and just can't decide what genre of RPG to play, or are just looking for your Zelda fix, this is the game for you. Otherwise you might just find yourself wishing you've played the games it is inspired by.
A best of everything collection, Evoland II takes a lengthy stroll down memory lane and offers something for everyone with its various nods to the past.
The humor doesn't always hit, but it's amusing enough to carry the game through its 12-hour running time. Perhaps the only real flaw is that the game swapping so constantly between genres means it can never quite settle into a groove, and certain fun elements go underutilized. Fans of old-school JRPGs should find a lot to like in this loving homage to the classics of the genre.
Evoland 2 manages to seamlessly blend an incredible number of genres into a single, wonderful experience. With only a few gameplay frustrations, it simply must be experienced, especially for gamers with eclectic tastes. The first game is completely unnecessary for enjoying the second one, but those who appreciated Evoland will love Evoland 2 as it merely expands on the ideas and concepts of the original.
The long and short of it is that Evoland 2: A Slight Case of Spacetime Continuum Disorder is an absolute must-play for action-RPG fans. With the variety of game styles represented, the well-written dialogue, and rich (if sometimes predictable) story, it's a classic in its own right and filled with nods to genre greats.
Evoland 2 is a creative and inventive success which improves on the first in every way and accomplishes its mission to explore the history of gaming.
If you're not into nostalgia for titles from the 16-bit or arcade eras, you should probably avoid this game (and, at at the very least, subtract 15 points from the review score). But if you are … this is definitely the action-RPG for you.