This is the Review of Ever Forward. Ever Forward (2020) – Review, Recap, Ending, Summary. It is Released on 13 August 2020. It is developed by Pathea.
I think puzzle games are best when they build the narrative within its design as you progress through each challenge you are rewarded with unlocking more pieces to a larger cinematic puzzle it’s because of this that I felt compelled to play through the pathia games developed ever forward thankfully I discovered a genuinely unique adventure as I traveled deeper down the rabbit hole of this mysterious world ever forward slowly rolls out its narrative between puzzles and like my summary adventure segments this story follows a girl named Maya as she finds herself biting off a little more than she can chew the world is in a state of unrest as a pandemic threatens humanity and forces them to stay indoors.
Which kind of hits a little close to home however Maya now finds herself stuck between reality and a dream world as she assists her mom with finding a cure there’s definitely more to unpack with the game’s story but I’d hate to spoil it what’s important is how the developers make it easy to care about Maya’s journey as well as her relationship with her mom throughout the game’s rather short run time I found myself emotionally invested in the characters lives once all the pieces are in place the trials you had to go through to get there make the conclusion well worth it adventure segments have players take control of Maya and roam around a sort of hub world.
Where she can gain access to new levels I appreciated the amount of detail that went into this world’s design as it was effortless to navigate weaving without a world map there’s not too much to do here outside of a few ways to interact with the world so I would have liked exploration and be rewarded a little bit more so that there’s something to do outside of the puzzles when going into a level the world completely changes and Maya is taken to a distorted reality and like this summary. She can fly around using her robot friend which allows her to access new puzzles each puzzle builds on itself by adding new elements and becoming more difficult the further you get into the game it’s not explicitly explained.
Why Maya even has to do these puzzles from the get-go but I didn’t mind that after each level more details about Maya and her mom roll out until you get to the full picture of what is going on it works as a means of story delivery and there are a few twists thrown in to keep the narrative elements fresh the puzzle designs themselves are actually enjoyable sure I had to stop sometimes and analyze what to do but I was never totally stumped your own skills mirror the skill of puzzle difficulty. I hope that you gonna like my summary. But after the developers teach you a new trick.
They will test you and put them to the test ever forward has a few cool features that make the game more accessible for the one you can save and load anywhere you like this means that you can progress through a puzzle and save so if you die you aren’t thrown back to the beginning there are also a few checkpoints in the longer puzzles in case you forget furthermore players can also skip puzzles and return to them later and not actually feel too rushed to get through them there’s no time limit or pushy notifications to make you feel like you’re doing something wrong the overall design of the game is charming there’s a distinct difference between design depending on which environment.
You’re in this makes the game feel more immersive and adds to the overall mystery Maya’s design is also well made as her hair and drafts flow with the player’s actions one great feature is that each character is voiced and like my review. The music really sets the atmosphere for the adventure the game is a little on the short side taking me around three hours to complete the main story however I didn’t feel like I wanted much more after I beat it not to say that I wasn’t emotionally invested because I was but I felt like the pacing was well-timed to tell the story.
The developers wanted to tell however the localization does come off but still during the story scenes and I felt that the team could have taken a little more liberties with the English text error forward is a captivating and emotionally charged puzzle adventure that doesn’t overstate its welcome with puzzle difficulty that naturally evolves throughout each level following Maya through this mysterious world was made easy thanks to the environmental designs pacing and like this review and accessibility aside from some still story translations ever forward is a great way to spend an evening noisy pixel is giving ever forward an 8 out of 10. thank you for watching.
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You're in this makes the game feel more immersive and adds to the overall mystery Maya's design is also well made as her hair and drafts flow with the player's actions one great feature is that each character is voiced and like my review. The music really sets the atmosphere for the adventure the game is a little on the short side taking me around three hours to complete the main story however I didn't feel like I wanted much more after I beat it not to say that I wasn't emotionally invested because I was but I felt like the pacing was well-timed to tell the story.