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  • Summary: Evan’s Remains is a mystery-thriller puzzle adventure about finding a missing boy: Evan. The game combines logic-based platform puzzles with narrative inspired by Japanese graphic adventure games. Every time the player solves from two to three puzzles, the story goes forward and newEvan’s Remains is a mystery-thriller puzzle adventure about finding a missing boy: Evan. The game combines logic-based platform puzzles with narrative inspired by Japanese graphic adventure games. Every time the player solves from two to three puzzles, the story goes forward and new mechanics are introduced. The challenge of the puzzles lies in the player’s ability to figure out what do rather than solve challenges based on skill. As the difficulty curve increases, the puzzles become more complex by combining two or more previously introduced mechanics. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Sep 28, 2020
    90
    There is little to fault in Evan's Remains, which can be a three-hour long adventure, depending how fast puzzles are solved, and how long is spent enjoying watching the protagonists hair and clothes move about when she runs and jumps. Multiple saves would be a plus point, although they aren't really needed, since puzzles can be bypassed if they prove too difficult. Learning the truth about everyone on and off the island makes a replay enticing, in order to see the hints about their identities, and the emotional, tugging truth about Evan.
  2. Jun 8, 2020
    80
    Evan’s Remains is a beautiful game that blends puzzle and visual novel elements together to tell a gripping narrative. However, some dark themes emerge from this with a few convenient “ah-ha” moments that don’t really match up with what is revealed to the player. Still, the journey is one that is most difficult to put down as you find yourself anxious to uncover everything it has to offer.
  3. Jun 29, 2020
    75
    While it’s over a bit too soon, Evan’s Remains is a delightful little puzzle game. Its story builds up to some great lengths, and the puzzles are innovative and fun to solve.
  4. 65
    Evan’s Remains tells a story about life and death that doesn’t quite hit the mark. The monolith puzzles are enjoyable, but the narrative surrounding them doesn’t serve as a worthwhile reward for their completion. If you’re looking for a light puzzle-platformer with mostly attractive pixel art, Evan’s Remains might be worth considering. If you want a more thrilling or satisfying narrative experience, keep searching.
  5. Jun 15, 2020
    60
    Evan’s Remains is a “mystery-thriller” that, while pretty big on mystery, is shorter on thrills. If the story (and the way it’s set-up) connects with you, you’ll have much more enjoyment than I did. However, I don’t think this is a tale with a broad audience in mind. Joined by puzzles that look and play quite similarly, the impact lessens. But the great audio/visual package elevates this one to an okay experience for me.
  6. Jun 10, 2020
    60
    Evan's Remains is cut from the same cloth as games like Celeste and To the Moon, though it doesn't quite reach the heights of either of them. The game falls into the category of "short/cheap indie title that can be fun for an afternoon," but we can't help but feel that it had the potential to be so much more.
  7. 55
    Evan's Remains is a moderately fun puzzle game that is ruined by an overbearing and dull narrative that destroys any sense of pacing.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Sep 11, 2020
    9
    This game is a short positive surprise, it's definitely short because you can finish it around 3h. The puzzles are good and fun and when itThis game is a short positive surprise, it's definitely short because you can finish it around 3h. The puzzles are good and fun and when it starts to get monotonous the game is over, so they are just in the perfect amount. The most surprising thing in this game it's the history, what an amazing and dark history. I definitely recommend this game. Expand
  2. Aug 12, 2020
    9
    Recomendado no. RE-CO-MEN-DA-DÍ-SI-MO ! Realmente vine a buscar un indie que se ve lindo con plataformas y una excusa para pasar de pantallaRecomendado no. RE-CO-MEN-DA-DÍ-SI-MO ! Realmente vine a buscar un indie que se ve lindo con plataformas y una excusa para pasar de pantalla en pantalla y me regaló una historia muy atrapante y que sea un desarrollo latinoamericano es un plus. No dudes en darle una chance. Expand
  3. Sep 12, 2020
    6
    A decent (and short) puzzle platformer with (for the most part) beautiful pixel graphics that would otherwise be a rather enjoyable littleA decent (and short) puzzle platformer with (for the most part) beautiful pixel graphics that would otherwise be a rather enjoyable little game. Unfortunately, the game is brought down by inept storytelling and a plot that starts off somewhere just above mediocre and only loses promise after each twist. The game seems opposed to the idea of allowing a simple story or a happy ending, which is fine, but their efforts to make something more complex fail and lead to an end product that is unsatisfying for no purpose. There are relatively tame 'dark' elements in the story which are not handled well and have little payoff. Would not play again. Expand