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Evolution Worlds (GameCube)

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Advertising Blurbs

"Nintendo Winter 2002" promotional booklet:
    Mag, Linear and their friends set out on their perilous journey to save the world from treacherous evil forces and uncover the truth of Evolutia and the ancient world. This is a must-have title for Nintendo GameCube RPG fans!

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Feb 26, 2006.

www.nintendo.com.au – GameCube:
    Classic dungeon RPG gameplay is coming to Nintendo GameCube, thanks to Ubi Soft's upcoming epic Evolution Worlds.

    Evolution Worlds combines the stories from two hit Dreamcast games, Evolution and Evolution 2.

    Many millennia have passed since the demise of a superior civilization. Now, brave adventurers are using mystical body-machinery excavated from the ruins of this ancient race. After Mag Launcher's parents disappear on an adventure, a lone girl appears at their house with a letter from Mag's father. "You must protect this girl, Linear, until I return," is all that is written. When the 8th Empire Army appears, Mag and Linear's true adventure begins...

    Turn-Based Tactical Combat System: Unique on the Nintendo GameCube, offering a great strategic challenge.

    Randomized Dungeons: Allow for a unique experience every time you play.

    Discover Precious Artifacts and Treasures: Allow characters to earn magical powers and advanced special moves.

    Improved Visuals: Great character and world visuals allow for great immersion in the game, with a freely controllable camera. Unique Fantasy Technology: Extraordinary weapons, abilities, and magic come with fantasy weaponry unique to the Evolution series.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53300) on Oct 02, 2005.

www.nintendo.com:
    Ubi Soft serves up the first traditional RPG for your Nintendo GameCube and it's a big one! Plug into the techno-magical realm of Evolution Worlds.

    Quest For Glory

    Combining anime-style storytelling with hours of random dungeon-crawling, Evolution Worlds offers a unique twist on traditional RPG gameplay. Join young hero Mag Launcher and companions on a quest for fame and fortune.

    As son of a world-famous explorer, Mag has quite a reputation to live up to. With the help from his best friend Linear and his faithful butler Gre, Mag decides to go out on his own quest and make a name for himself in the world.

    You Know The Drill

    Any RPG fan will be instantly familiar with the basic setup of Evolution Worlds. Players gather a three-person party, learn about new quests from local townsfolk, tread through treacherous dungeons slaying everything that moves, and spend the spoils of victory on new shineys before repeating the process again. It's a tried and true formula and works fairly well in Evolution Worlds.

    What separates Evolution from most other RPG series is the much-touted random dungeon system. No longer are players relegated to exploring the same dungeons over and over again. Instead, dungeon layouts are generated at random, including item placements, the order of rooms and even enemy encounters.

    While this aspect allows for plenty of variety, the lack of carefully crafted level design limits any actual puzzle solving or exciting exploration. If nothing else, it's still fun to search every nook and cranny of a dungeon in hopes of finding more powerful weaponry or hidden treasures.

    Fight, Fight, Fight!

    Enemy encounters still follow traditional turn-based RPG combat rules. Characters take turns exchanging attacks and spells until one side is defeated. Unique to Evolution is the inclusion of "Cyframes." These marvels of technical wizardry allow your heroes to unleash powerful new skills. Cyframes can also be combined and upgraded for added character customization.

    Two For One

    Evolution Worlds is actually a story compilation of two Sega Dreamcast games: Evolution and Evolution 2. Although premiering a few years ago, the overall look of Evolution Worlds is still pleasing. The characters themselves are well-rendered in classic, super-deformed anime style. In conversations and battles, your heroes often sport humorous facial expressions of shock, dismay and pleasure.

    In contrast to a minor graphical face-lift, Evolution World's audio shines with the addition of voice acting for all of the major cast members. The soundtrack remains the same from the Dreamcast versions, but is still fun to listen to while trudging through dungeon after dungeon.

    Evolutionary?

    If you're looking for an entertaining and lengthy role-playing game, give Evolution Worlds a try. While not an evolution in RPG design, it's still worth checking out for any RPG enthusiast.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53300) on Jul 16, 2005.

Ubisoft.ca:
    The first traditional RPG for the GameCube.

    Evolution Worlds is the next episode in the epic adventure of heroes, Mag and Linear, from Evolution and Evolution 2.

    After the demise of a superior ancient civilization, Cyframe technology -- enchanted mechanical body weaponry -- is discovered. Every young adolescent aspires to be a Cyframe "Adventurer," including Evolution Worlds' feisty hero, Mag.

    Mag and his friend, the enigmatic heroine, Linear, embark on a journey to discover the mysterious Evolutia. Evil warriors of the Eighth Empire are also trying to find Evolutia, the last piece of the ancient world.

    Mag, Linear, and their watchful butler Gre Nade, along with friends Chain Gun and Pepper Spray, set out on their perilous journey to save the world from treacherous evil forces, and uncover the truth of Evolutia and the ancient world!

    Game Features:

    EW is the latest chronicle in the series featuring the best-selling Dreamcast RPG in the U.S., Evolution, and its highly acclaimed sequel, Evolution 2. Gameplay utilizes 360-degree turn-based tactical combat unique to GameCube. EW features 40+ hours of gameplay and includes more than 100 characters. Graphically stunning visuals and special effects are showcased throughout the game. New features include extra voices, improved visuals, hidden features and new game technology.

    Contributed by Xa4 (274) on May 20, 2004.