Everhood: Eternity Version takes the cult hit indie sport and brings it to PlayStation with some unique new battles to grasp. For these out of the loop, Everhood is an journey sport with disarmingly primary presentation that shortly pulls the rug from beneath you, subverting your expectations with outrageous visible aptitude, improbable music, and an odd story.
Enjoying as a picket doll whose arm is stolen, your quest to get it again kicks off a sport that goals to shock and shock at each flip. Half the sport entails musical battles in opposition to enemies, putting you on a board and tasking you with dodging notes as they hurtle down every column in the direction of you. Afterward this idea evolves in some neat methods, however every battle is a singular problem that matches the character you are combating and the music that is enjoying — and there is barely a dud observe within the soundtrack.
Whereas the fight is described as rhythm-based, we would argue it is extra bullet hell. You are not matching the beat, you are avoiding an onslaught of on-beat assaults, both side-stepping or hopping over them. It may well get very robust, and even on the simplest issue setting, it could possibly nonetheless be a handful. We bumped into an unlucky bug that froze the sport utterly, and with handbook saves solely, we misplaced a superb chunk of progress — not enjoyable when the late-game fights get this tough.
Whereas the principle sport has an understated retro look, the presentation explodes in among the battles. These are visually arresting scenes, however could be extraordinarily overwhelming, combining display screen shake, chromatic aberration, rotation, warping, color shifts, and extra. It is eye-melting stuff; there’s an choice within the settings to scale back the visible noise, although it would not do away with all the things.
The world you are exploring is a surreal however intriguing one, with loads of characters to satisfy. Sadly, whereas most of them are likeable, they’re largely underdeveloped, which makes some later revelations of the story ring considerably hole.
There’s so much to love about Everhood, with its unorthodox however partaking battles, weird world, and attention-grabbing story. Whereas we did not gel with most of the characters and located a few of its insane visuals a bit an excessive amount of, total we loved the journey.