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  • Summary: Effie is a 3D action-adventure game that combines classic elements from the genre, such as combat, platforming, and puzzles, with the exploration of an expanded world. Live a unique fantasy adventure and relive the look and feel of old-school video-games!
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  1. Mar 9, 2020
    78
    Effie isn’t going to blow any minds, but its tried-and-true action and 3D platforming design makes for a delightful callback to yesteryear.
  2. Jan 28, 2020
    70
    Its reliance on the past instantly makes it seem older than it is. And, like a young man suddenly cursed with old age, it can get stiff and clumsy from time to time. But just like its jolly old protagonist, who never stops smiling and who flashes a thumbs-up at the concept of grape juice, Effie has charm for days.
  3. Feb 7, 2020
    70
    All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed my time playing Effie. With a colorful world, creative story, and the witty dialogue from Galand narrating his own adventure, it turned out to be a fun and pleasant experience. Though the progression and combat system left me wanting, it wasn't enough to make me dislike the game. The problems that arose from combat led to feelings of boredom and monotony, that usually abated with the storytelling and visuals.
  4. Feb 3, 2020
    60
    Effie has a lot going on, but without any real direction. It evokes vague senses of nostalgia from games with clear visions, but fails to do much with the inspirations it draws from. The open world’s visuals are somewhat of a treat synergized well with the impressive shield-surfing gameplay. Mechanically unfocused, the game is ultimately hindered by an overly ambitious approach to the design. Effie might be worth looking for those who are okay with a simple, shallow platforming experience.
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  1. Jun 20, 2020
    8
    Effie si presenta per quello che è, né più né meno, ossia un’avventura platform interessante che alterna dei difetti ad altri elementi piùEffie si presenta per quello che è, né più né meno, ossia un’avventura platform interessante che alterna dei difetti ad altri elementi più azzeccati. Ad un buon level design si contrappone una difficoltà piuttosto bassa nei combattimenti e negli enigmi, alla frenesia dei combattimenti un combat system poco sviluppato, ecc..

    Tutto questo, impacchettato in un videogioco dalla bassa longevità anche se coerente alla produzione in sé. Non si tratta quindi di un progetto dall’impatto mastodontico, ma piuttosto di un buon biglietto da visita, se non addirittura di un punto di partenza verso un futuro migliore. Insomma, consiglio vivamente di tenere gli occhi puntati su questo team e sui suoi lavori futuri.
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  2. Jan 29, 2020
    6
    Effie is kind of an open world with a lot of secret loots in it. The story is boring for an adult and it's clearly aimed at children. CombatEffie is kind of an open world with a lot of secret loots in it. The story is boring for an adult and it's clearly aimed at children. Combat is very simple and most of the game too. Even the puzzles are crystal clear for a certain age. The lack of an world map is frustrating. You have some moments with stuck in mid air jump. I got out of most of them. I didn't like how the game save your progression. I wasn't found of the narration. I found it amusing at first, very annoying after a while. Music was fine. The game doesn't have a great range of sounds. I give it 58%. I think I was the wrong audience for this game. But I am not sure even children will stick to the end of this game. It lack an element of charms. Expand