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  • Summary: Explore the world to expand your oasis - and your adventuring horizons. From the team behind The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D comes a daring new adventure that expands on everything RPG fans love about the genre. As a chosen Seedling, your mission is to build a prosperous oasis byExplore the world to expand your oasis - and your adventuring horizons. From the team behind The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D comes a daring new adventure that expands on everything RPG fans love about the genre. As a chosen Seedling, your mission is to build a prosperous oasis by working with your partner, lsuna. Meet and ally with members of other tribes to complete your mission, while battling against the Chaos threatening peace in the desert. Battle enemies in real-time combat as you switch between three party members and explore a savage desert. Forage for materials in caves and puzzle-filled dungeons to earn dewadems, which are used to grow new shops and even grow gear!

    Features:

    * Dive into a new take on the Adventure RPG genre in a brand new IP.
    * Explore a savage desert, deep caves, and puzzle-filled dungeons.
    * Forage materials to make products at shops, or synthesize equipment and items at your treehouse.
    * Complete missions to recruit new villagers, each with their own shops, weapons and abilities, then bring them exploring/foraging.
    * Earn dewadem, currency, over time as shops sell their wares to build new Bloom Booths.
    * Developed by GREZZO Co., Ltd. the team behind The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
    * Battle wildlife that are possessed by Chaos and other enemies in real-time combat, while actively switching between party members.
    * Immerse into a beautifully created world inspired by Egyptian culture/mythology.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. NF Magazine
    Aug 24, 2017
    90
    Ever Oasis is an elegant masterpiece of an adventure that excels at combining so many concepts and ends up crafting a truly fabulous 3DS game. [Issue #29, p. 75]
  2. 90
    Ever Oasis is a perfect blend of management simulator and action-RPG. Despite being on a handheld, this deep RPG's stylish presentation and many gameplay systems come together in a way that few games do.
  3. Jun 23, 2017
    85
    In the torrid desert of the AAA industry, Ever Oasis stands out as the rejuvenating refuge so desperately needed.
  4. Jun 22, 2017
    80
    Supplemented by a beautiful score and packed with sidequests and replayability, Ever Oasis proves a sorely-needed bit of refreshment for 3DS owners waiting for a title they can get lost in.
  5. Jul 16, 2017
    75
    Ever Oasis is a fun action RPG that successfully combines mechanics from Animal Crossing and Zelda. It's loads of fun to go through all the dungeons and it is a great way to spend your summer vacation.
  6. Aug 29, 2017
    70
    Many times while playing Ever Oasis I wanted to improve my settlement, which is an addictive pastime. Tracking down all the recruitable characters is a task that must be pursued into the post-game period, and I'd like to continue doing so. The game isn't all about building up the oasis though, and the combat engine isn't enough on its own to entice players. This is still a charming title though, and worth investigation by the many players who haven't attempted it yet.
  7. Jun 22, 2017
    50
    If there's any overlap to be found between the game's plot and the management gameplay, it's in how badly chaos seeps into the best intentions of both.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Aug 19, 2017
    10
    It has loads of rewarding gameplay and you can choose where you want to go without being too linear.
    Ever Oasis has beautiful art direction
    It has loads of rewarding gameplay and you can choose where you want to go without being too linear.
    Ever Oasis has beautiful art direction and a simplistic user friendly crafting system.
    Although the characters aren't too deep but many are lovable in their own way depending your preferred type of character.
    The battle system is fun and challenging with many customization for your ideal team but many missions call for a changeup so you won't be stuck with the same old min/maxed team build you found on a website.
    Ever Oasis encourages you to strategize and plan your battles which is something I love in a game like this

    I'd say its a great game for the 3DS/2DS and can't recommend it enough.
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  2. Apr 19, 2018
    10
    Cute little game full of life and sadly a hidden gem in the 3DS library, RGN aside its a solid game.
  3. Jun 27, 2017
    9
    Pro:
    +cute details, likeable characters, fitting soundtrack, the desert graphics
    +managing the economy of your oasis is addtictive:
    Pro:
    +cute details, likeable characters, fitting soundtrack, the desert graphics
    +managing the economy of your oasis is addtictive: recruiting villagers, helping them to open their shops, harvesting, crafting
    + fun dungeons, clever puzzles
    + convinient travel system, like warping
    + fun combat system

    cons
    - i whish there were more oppurtinities to customize
    - only 3 different tribes
    - you're only allowed to take 2 villagers with you to fight- while everyone has one skill, some dungeons require more skills and you have to return to clear the dungeon completely
    - plot might be too shallow for you if you're a fan of jrpgs

    Okay, first of all, I'm a huuuge fan of simulating games with rpg elements: Fantasy Life (favorite game), Rune Factory, Harvest Moon or Animal Crossing. I love collecting stuff, crafting and building cute little economies while I'm able to customize my world.
    So of course I picked this game up!
    I'm not disappointed. I'm a sucker for cute details and this game has tons of them! I think they put a lot of efford into making the world so beautiful and the characters so likeable.
    The story somehow reminds me of Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles. You're defending your oasis from the evil (the chaos). In order to do that, you have to make your oasis grow by getting travellers to stay in your oasis and built their shop. You're the one providing their stock, btw :D The bigger your oasis, the stronger you get and you get to explore more places, as you recruit more seedlings with different skills (digging, mining etc). The dungeons are fun and clever, without being frustrating. I enjoyed solving the puzzles and fighting the monsters.
    I'm only at 12 residents right now but about 20hrs in because there is so much to do and I love that you can decide what you want to do: exploring, collecting materials, doing requests, crafting and so on. Only thing is, I whished they gave us more oppurtunities to customize our oasis or character and made the other characters a littler deeper- sometimes it feels too shallow and I can't even tell who is who bc no one really stands out- but this is of course only my opinion.
    If you liked the games I mentioned in the beginning of my review, you'll love this game! It
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  4. Oct 31, 2018
    8
    The story isn't amazing, and swapping characters to solve puzzles or collect resources gets annoying after a while, even with the aqua gatesThe story isn't amazing, and swapping characters to solve puzzles or collect resources gets annoying after a while, even with the aqua gates teleportation.
    I liked the game though, it had been a while since a 3ds game kept me playing until the end of the main story. Evolving your oasis feels rewarding, and the combat is fun
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  5. Mar 22, 2020
    8
    This is a hidden gem for the 3ds.
    The game is about building and upgrading an Oasis (village), seeking dudgeon's, crafting upgrades and
    This is a hidden gem for the 3ds.
    The game is about building and upgrading an Oasis (village), seeking dudgeon's, crafting upgrades and meeting people.
    The combat in the open world is very satisfying and the people although generic over time have a great story to follow and makes you feel compelled to help them.
    You can change characters in combat and tests the abilities which is fun.
    The dungeons are fine, just wish there were more of them and they were shorter with slightly more puzzle solving. The puzzle solving is aspect might be more of a personal choice, but they had their own charm.
    I feel the other races you meet and villages of those races were under used having a lack luster story and should show the protagonist connecting all the races again.
    When the game falls short is crafting upgrades and trading. The materials and placing items to characters can be very tedious and slows the game down. This is a small component is seeking the merchants to do a trade or buy materials, this was too complicated for such a minor section. There is too many materials and I shouldn't need to note the trade/materials to get items for upgrades or for a shop.
    Also the maps on where to go for a quest is at times vague and frustrating not knowing where to go, especially in the end game.
    I had fun in the game, it wasn't perfect but definitively a good, verging on very good ARPG. I hope they improve my issues and made a HD sequel on the Switch
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  6. Sep 18, 2019
    6
    This has to be one o the most disappointing games I have ever been hyped over. It's just not what I thought it would be.
  7. Jul 6, 2017
    0
    Repetitive, little variety and lots of tedious grinding. Unoriginal, takes ideas from better games and never quite figures out where theRepetitive, little variety and lots of tedious grinding. Unoriginal, takes ideas from better games and never quite figures out where the gameplay should focus. Limited combat options. No plot.

    Gets a zero because of constant bugs, including save corruption. Hard pass on this one.
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