Evergate’s cover star, Little Ki, immediately remembered Ori. Blind forest And Will of Wisps fame. He is also a spirit and if we are honest, he is pretty adorable. He discovers a mysterious connection with another soul and experiences memories that have long been believed to be lost through Evergate (a portal to different worlds).
These sets of memories take the form of books, each containing a different world, each consisting of seven stages to completion. Evergate is a puzzle platformer and its structure is fairly simple. At each stage, there are three challenges that need to be completed. Doing so will award the essence, which unlocks the artifact. These allow Ki to learn new abilities, such as jumping further and resisting certain dangers. However, you can only equip one ability at a time, so you need to choose carefully according to the stage you are playing.
Ki travels using the convenient Soulflame. This is a powerful tool that can cast a beam of white energy and can be used in a variety of ways. It only works if you’re aiming at the fascinating white areas of the stage (also known as the “source”), but it’s all about getting caught up in the crossfire. Crystal catapults Ki out of reach, hourglasses transport him over long distances, and floating blocks can zapping on a stable platform.
With Soulflame, the time to crawl is slowed down and you have the opportunity to aim before moving. If desired, precision aiming can be used for the most difficult means. It sounds easy, but it’s actually much more difficult. Breaking all the crystals on stage is one of the three challenges that give you the essence. The other is to grab the cleverly placed collections scattered around each stage.
The third challenge is time consuming as you have to complete each level within the time limit. If you go for collectibles, you have no hope of defeating a time trial in the same attempt. This is where Evergate reveals playability. Each level is so well designed that you will want to take part in another attempt to gain that extra essence.
Ki needs to avoid all sorts of dangers, from ice debris to high-flying birds of prey. Evergate develops gameplay for each new world. Later, Ki can float between the bubbles of gravity and fire in the air like fireworks. It’s a lot of fun and prevents things from becoming monotonous.
When you play, the bonus level will also be unlocked. You will need to collect all the essences you can to discover them all. These are essentially more linear challenge levels, the only purpose of which is to reach the goal. There is no other purpose here. Of course, the trade-off is that these stages are harder to beat than the other stages.
An additional bonus is the fact that Evergate is optimized for the Xbox Series X | S. I’m lucky to own an Xbox Series X and I can honestly see the difference. Once in memory, it will phase in with no load time. It’s a great feeling and feels completely seamless.
More generally, the game isn’t the most graphically demanding, but it looks incredibly clean. The visual brushed watercolor effect combined with hand-painted styles helps to recreate some truly beautiful worlds from the days gone by.
But as much as the game looks, it’s the soundtrack that steals the show. It’s really magic.There is an element of The Game of Thrones and some Disney elements have all been added to the mix. It was recorded in a live orchestra, and you can really say – I can’t get it enough. It is impossible not to love.
Simply put, Evergate is a bargain at the regular price of £ 7.99. The difficulty curve is steadily increasing and you can blow up over 70 stages. In terms of challenges, there are many. There is no limit to your life to worry about, but at a later level you will die. often. However, in most cases, the game strikes for a balance between fun and frustration, and eventually the “one more time” element dominates. Occasionally you will feel that frustration is overtaking the fun of the game.
There are some familiar elements on the surface, but Evergate Xbox Bring a lot of original ideas to the table. It’s smart, attractive, and a real pleasure to play. A seemingly big adventure is offered here, so stick with it.
Evergate cover star Little Ki soon recalled the fame of Ori and Wisp in the Blind Forest. He is also a spirit and if we are honest, he is pretty adorable. He discovers a mysterious connection with another soul and experiences memories that have long been believed to be lost through Evergate (a portal to different worlds). These sets of memories take the form of books, each containing a different world, each consisting of seven stages to completion. Evergate is a puzzle platformer and its structure is fairly simple. At each stage, there are three challenges …
Evergate Review – That’s the Spirit
Evergate Review – That’s the Spirit
- Great gameplay mechanics
- Beautiful visual
- Stunning soundtrack
- Many levels offered
- Very reasonable price
- Difficulty can be very sometimes frustrating
- Many thanks for the free copy of the game-PQube
- Format-Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, Switch, PC
- Version reviewed-Xbox Series X
- Release Date-November 2020
- Price-From £ 7.99