Take a trip through a short story of adventure video games evolution with Evoland by Shiro Games. Evoland is not so much a riff on the nostalgia kick as much as it is an homage to the origin of the adventure game genre. It playfully pokes fun at tropes from mainstream series’ such as Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy. As the game progresses, newer and newer elements are added that mirror the same elements added to classic adventure games as they were given sequels and remakes. While a short game, Evoland has a lot of charm and seeing a chest on the path doesn’t lead to wondering what spoils are inside, but rather what new mechanics will be unlocked. While this concept seems fantastic, its execution may be the fatal flaw of Evoland.
So I have quite a few groups of acquaintances which sometimes overlap and sometimes don’t. One particular group, let’s call them The Goofy Goobers, consists of myself, my wife and two of her bridesmaids who she has known since middle school. We recently started in on our favorite pastime: berating one another for not seeing something and […]
Wow, where does the time go? The last quarter of 2016 was just a blur! Why do you ask? Why that’s what you are here for isn’t it? So I’ll break down into months, and Meg is joining me. Let’s get started. November November is home to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), Meg wrote something about […]
This article is presented here as a part of Throwback Thursday, where we revisit some highlights from the archives of both Sabrael D. Carroll and M.E. Garey. This particular piece comes to you from February 2015. So the Oscars were this previous weekend and there’s still a lot of chatter about them hovering around. I […]