Echo Generation Review (Xbox Series S)

Our Echo Generation review takes us on a turn-based adventure game about a gang of kids investigating supernatural occurrences while battling monsters and mechs to save their small town.

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Echo Generation Review Pros:

  • Beautiful voxel graphics.
  • 5.9GB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • RPG gameplay.
  • Tutorials happen as you play.
  • Turn-based combat.
  • The 3D world with a cool as fuck system where the background is blurry and gets clearer the close you get.
  • The World is so inviting and detailed.
  • Button prompts show.
  • Stranger Things vibe to it all.
  • A handful of characters to play as.
  • Skill points govern what attacks/abilities you can play in a battle.
  • Each character earns EXP and levels up which allows you to pick either health, power, or skill points to increase.
  • Some wonderful locations and vistas.
  • Attacks initiate a mini-game style button press that changes for each attack, nailing it does more damage, and messing up does leave damage.
  • Time your blocks to take less damage in combat.
  • Has a Costume Quest energy to it all.

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Echo Generation Review Cons:

  • The beginning is slow and painful as it doesn’t help guide you so you know what’s expected.
  • A lot of performance issues like a slowdown, glitching through walls, etc.
  • The story is a bit up and down, especially with the pacing.
  • At times it feels like a game I have played many times before.
  • Gets repetitive.
  • Combat begins to outstay its welcome.
  • Checkpointing means you will land up playing sections over and over.

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Echo Generation:

Official website.

Developer: Cococucumber

Publisher: Cococucumber

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Xbox

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7.4/10

Summary

The visuals in this game are beautiful, going for a voxel pixel graphic style that simply pops, I love how the background goes blurry and then gets clearer as you move closer and how the foreground blurs out, the characters seem like they know some shit. The World created is one where Costume Quest meets Stranger Things and oh robots invade type deal here and it’s fascinating. Turn-based combat, item management, and full exp level-up system make for a terrific game. I just love exploring the world, I like how some characters will have different dialogue after you do certain actions, how the whole game feels unique and different. But I didn’t like the quest structure with me constantly fumbling through quest items to figure out what and where to go, the pacing is all out of whack and you can only do so much free roam before you are shoved back on course. I never felt completely at ease playing Echo Generation and it’s a shame as it has the looks, the genre is fine but the story and way you interact with it are not always coherent and fun. Overall it’s a game you might play for a few hours and have fun but eventually, you will tire of it all.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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