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Playing Earnest Evans for hours on end is a gaming experience. In the style of Indiana Jones, it is a hack 'n' slash romp that takes you all over the globe. A game of filmic proportions.
Earnest Evans is really impressive when it comes to graphics, but it animates very poorly.
Earnest Evans had a lot of promise, but these technical and gameplay problems just ruined my enjoyment of the game. Thankfully, everything was almost fixed in the sequel. For some people, however, it was too little, too late. The game is rather cheap and somewhat common, so you can easily get it and judge it for yourself.
Most of the monsters here are pretty generic, but I was definitely impressed by those giant skeletons - very intimidating. Unfortunately, many monsters appear with little warning, and some can kill you almost instantly. The bosses are surprisingly dull and uninteresting. The music is standard Genesis fare, meaning it's pretty much interchangeable with any other action title on the system. Earnest Evans provides several continues, which mercifully allow you to pick up right where you died. The game has its share of innovations, but the unresponsive control really spoils the fun.
Die Mega CD-Version erhält von mir noch wohlwollend vier Punkte, und das nur, weil "El Viento" so gut war bzw. immer noch ist, die Charaktere sympathisch sind und die Story interessant klingt (zumindest für alle, die Filme wie "Indiana Jones" mögen). Nichtsdestotrotz, Wolf Team hätte damals lieber eine Neuauflage von "El Viento" mit einer langen animierten Vorgeschichte veröffentlichen sollen, anstelle so etwas wie "Earnest Evans" auf die Spieler loszulassen. Oder Wolf Team hätte das Abenteuer um Earnest Evans lieber direkt als Hörspiel veröffentlichen sollen. Das wäre dann mit Sicherheit eine bessere und von Sammlern begehrtere Ergänzung gewesen.
Earnest Evans is one of those Genesis bargains that is still not cheap enough to warrant a look. Renovation was responsible for bringing some real greats to American gamers from Japan, though, so don't let the disappointment of Earnest Evans steer you completely away from the label.