2021 is full of great games, including a lot of high-profile games and hidden gems. However, there is a holiday game that may be perfect for your comfort. This is a turn-based role-playing game, which contains some elements of adventure and puzzle solving, with a little sense of humor and comfortable beauty. That’s right, we’re talking about Echo Generation, which is also available on Game Pass, so if you’re not sure if you’re interested, this is a good way to give it a try.
In short, Echo Generation is the favorite burrito of the 80s and 90s. So yes, it is basically Stranger Things meets Earthbound, with an interesting turn-based combat system, more like Paper Mario or South Park: The Stick of Truth. In the battle, you can not only control the two main characters in the story to use the axe, ninja shuriken and alien laser weapons, but also get a cool pet to carry with the crew. During the game, you can find and unlock many interesting partners, including raccoons and curious cats who can rap. For all the abilities you perform, you need to find a comic book to learn sweet skills first.
“Modern Times”‘s interpretation of traditional RPG is always pleasant, which is also something that Earthbound is widely praised for its popularity and groundbreaking. Here, we can roam the town, break into the school, discover sinister secrets about the principal, and deal with aliens, monsters, mutants, and many other weird things that can spoil the good times. If it weren’t for all these threats, we would only hang out in video stores and super cool tree houses. Echo Generation is full of nostalgia elements from a long time ago, but it doesn’t matter if you don’t like it-the combat mini-game itself is fun enough, and the voxel art style is well executed. Places like ghostly pet cemeteries and alien spaceships are stylish and fun, and are worth exploring. Boss battles are the best part. There are a lot of mechanics to deal with when you time the command input and actually move your character to avoid fatal attacks.
Although none of the systems are very in-depth, the things there are very effective for echo generation. This is not a big game, and you may need to spend hundreds or even 10 hours in it. This is a role-playing game. Its characters and mechanics are very fast, and the mission player handles some old-school adventure costs on the way. It evokes the task of solving the king when you transport items to different townspeople and find key objects to advance. Conceptual story of the problem. For those who really want to explore, there are plenty of optional tasks and rewards!
When it landed, I completely missed Echo Generation, but I am glad I found it here at the end of the year. If you want a snack-sized RPG that brings a warm atmosphere, look no further. biscuits!