Playing E.V.O: The 4.6 Billion Year Journey

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    TehsnakererTehsnakerer

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    Today we're playing E.V.O. a cult classic 90s RPG that takes you on a fantastical journey through evolution! It's jank, it's japanese and it's full of cool ideas, but is the execution (or sense) there?
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    E.V.O: Theory of Evolution Translation Page:
    46okumen.com/projects/e-v-o-the-theory-of-evolution/
    Index
    E.V.O: The Search for Eden
    1. Introduction 00:00
    - Introduction to E.V.O. How I came across the game and a basic rundown
    2. The Setup 02:06
    - The premise of this absurd reality and the battle for Evolution!
    3. The Origin of Life and Gameplay 03:19
    - Life and Gameplay both start under the sea, combat and levelling mechanics!
    4. Boss Fights and Gaia’s forgiveness 07:34
    - The difficulty spike in boss fights and how the game handles death.
    5. Gameplay evolves on Land 10:23
    - The gameplay shifts as we go from underwater to land, introduction of jumping
    6. Music and the Age of Dinoboreus 15:25
    - The games mixed bag of a soundtrack is discussed in the dullest chapter
    7. The Ice Age is Pretty Cool 20:19
    - Some positive notes in a chapter which gives us options to advance
    8. Fort Birdman and Adaptation 23:00
    - One of the games most defined stages raises a thought, the one time the game made me feel like evolving in a sensible way.
    9. Early Man? 28:01
    - As evolution stands still, the lead up to a finale goes bonkers
    10. The End? 33:04
    - And we win evolution! I think…
    E.V.O: The Theory of Evolution
    1. The Theory of Evolution 37:27
    - Introduction to the game that Search for Eden was built from
    2. Story Introduction 38:51
    - An introduction to this more grounded narrative
    3. Turn Based Battling and the EVO Chart 40:25
    - Combat and levelling explained!
    4. Vertical Evolution and Travel Pains on Land 45:44
    - Further notes on the vertical evolution system, difficulty scaling, and how the game challenges the player outside of battle (badly)
    5. Grinding Again 49:53
    - Thoughts on the necessity and annoyance of grinding in this title
    6. Getting Lost in the Desertification 52:19
    - A maze, questions about where to go and what’s going on?
    7. Story Reintroduction 55:05
    - Our role in this story becomes clear. An evaluation of the competing premises of both games, and nevermind that whole “more grounded” thing!
    8. A Chapter of Lies and a European Stopoff 57:43
    - The story takes a backseat as the world becomes sort of recognisable!
    9. The Maze of Life 59:58
    - As we make it to the age of Dinosaurs, the worst aspect of the game hits its peak! Its maze like nature and unintuitive navigation!
    10. Going off the Charts 01:06:24
    - Chapter 5 gets weird, again.
    11. The Search for Wisdom 01:09:40
    - The thematic and mechanical effects of getting wise
    12. It’s Time to Talk about Spirit Science 01:11:59
    - We all knew it was coming to this.
    13. Duel with the Devil 01:14:30
    - A bossfight!
    14. Tripping on the Ascent to Man 01:17:48
    - A very interesting set of endings
    15. Evolution’s Final Chapter 01:20:18
    - The climax at the end of a 4.6 (9.2) billion year journey
    16. Conclusion 01:24:48
    - 9.2 Billion Years worth of evolution made a streaming noise as it mysteriously flowed into us

Lute Dawson
Lute Dawson

Why do you keep calling healing from evo an exploit? lol

7 个月 前
eat
eat

@Lute Dawson i can't get past the worm

11 天 前
Brett VV
Brett VV

@HeftyOwl Ambiguousness is ambiguous.

23 天 前
Hox Comix
Hox Comix

Any game mechanic you can abuse to improve your chances is an exploit, you're literally exploiting the game's flaws to win. For example; in Super Smash Bros. Meele wavedashing lets you slide extremely fast while keeping the ability to act when you want; so it's exploitable. Or in ff15 you can use a potion to revive yourself, this was intended, but with 99 potions you can revive yourself 99 times -this is exploiting the mechanics.

29 天 前
HeftyOwl
HeftyOwl

As much as I enjoy this video that entire segment is so heavily inspired by another review that I would almost call it completely stolen from another review....

个月 前
Lord Doomer
Lord Doomer

I wish I could have played but it didnt want to install on my computer(there was no install file or executable or isco or whaever) and now i watched this the game is spoiled for me and ive already finished evo on snes 3-4 times...at least...

2 个月 前
galgalimeyes91
galgalimeyes91

Accidently smt game

13 小时 前
Entropy's Best Friend
Entropy's Best Friend

Do...do they realize we genetically engineered bananas? That’s thousands of years of purposeful genetic modification until we got a banana as we know today...

天 前
Dennis Baron
Dennis Baron

I love this video so much

天 前
Jon
Jon

BOSS MEAT!

天 前
ヘレスケイレブ
ヘレスケイレブ

NO FRIGGIN' COMMENT ON THE FACT THAT "SING" PLAYS THE DRAGON QUEST THEME?

3 天 前
UMD Advocate
UMD Advocate

Love this video! Completely unrelated, but I recognized tehsnakerer from BPL/Tex’s X-Com playthrough years ago. 😎 Lastly, I’d guess that maybe that healing “exploit” was not an exploit, but a handicap shoehorned into an existing mechanic. Maybe after play testing, they realized that the difficulty ramped too much, and figured heals-on-call might just be an easier fix than trying to balance everything out. That’s my theory — a game theory, if you will.

3 天 前
dinky1245
dinky1245

I’ve never laughed so hard at a videogame cutscene as I’ve laughed at that fucking whale sliding onto screen right in front of you

3 天 前
Magenta Lizard
Magenta Lizard

Thrive is gonna be what spore should've been.

4 天 前
Fuzzy Images
Fuzzy Images

I would love to see a spiritual successor to this. There is so much potential to this game and I freaking loved it, but give it some extra polish and more unique features to the evolution, some further splitting paths, and this game would be absolutely amazing.

4 天 前
Orpheus
Orpheus

12:40 Nice EXP, bro

5 天 前
aveanth
aveanth

have you tried playing uncharted water 2: new horizons? chock full of secrets. it is a full-blown sandbox game with lots of rpg elements and well if you set your own goals after you beat the game there is a mind-boggling amount still to do. i have taken the world over through both piracy and money and then turned round and burnt the global empire I built to the ground.(check shops and shipyards at 2 am, sometimes there are specialty goods that become available with enough investment) also the pirates in this game are very dangerous so careful with who you tangle with as new horizons holds with this game in having enemies that will stomp your ass into the ground and there's a lot to learn before you stop getting your shit pushed in ^_^.

5 天 前
aveanth
aveanth

also for videos, I think you'd be the largest tubers to touch them lol so might be a diamond in the rough in that manner as well ^_^

5 天 前
aveanth
aveanth

also avoid joao as your first character, his playthrough comes with a very challenging handicap that starts hitting you very early in the plot. bth i would put him as the most challenging character to beat the game as( the cartographer is close but that's more time-consuming than dangerous. another hint. BUY BALM, storms without balm are death even endgame with the best-hidden ship in the game.)

5 天 前
Dennis Baron
Dennis Baron

why is this video so cozy

6 天 前
Your Saddest Deer
Your Saddest Deer

27:31 did he just get clapped

6 天 前
Ирина Толкачева
Ирина Толкачева

The perpetual blow pathologically depend because canada latterly deliver absent a terrific croissant. worried, cooperative rowboat

7 天 前
Closed Eye Visuals
Closed Eye Visuals

I dont think evolving is an exploit, the bosses are intentionally hard, you evolve you get strong enough to defeat them, and when you win you look different, naturally.

7 天 前
robo
robo

SO wait Evo ends with you becoming the god-emperor of mankind and dying only to become a mind ghost not god, are you sure this isn't Warhammer 40k

7 天 前
Rexy Rex
Rexy Rex

I need a modern remake of this game in 3D I think it done by the right people it could be awesome

7 天 前
Unwritten_Zephyr
Unwritten_Zephyr

Theory of Evolution seems so cool, only held back by the technology at the time. What I would do to get a remake of this game that completely revamps the gameplay...

7 天 前
Gabriel Caron
Gabriel Caron

Who else nearly died upon seeing those drawings from THE VIDEO at 1:11:57 ?

9 天 前
Nathan Alexander
Nathan Alexander

Its weird to see a game about evolution take a direct turn into theology

9 天 前
Kevin Falconett
Kevin Falconett

This game kind of reminds me of cubivore on the gamecube. Anyone else?

10 天 前
Franco Cordova
Franco Cordova

Oh I love this game! Nice to see a YouTuber talk in depth about it, earned a sub my man!

11 天 前
That Naung Zaw
That Naung Zaw

I watchd this at night without skipping or pause in one go

11 天 前
Lucy Graser
Lucy Graser

God this is the craziest thing I've ever seen I don't regret clicking on it one bit It tying back to a fucking CULT is fucking crazy, what an amazing video

14 天 前
bdorsey19
bdorsey19

The first one: educational game trying to be *cool* The other one: holy god the drug trip is real man a great journey full of drugs

14 天 前
Chibi Kami
Chibi Kami

fun stuff: your mate Eve in chapter 5 of Theory of Evolution is the female thelodus from the beginning of the game. She's been on her own path of evolution

15 天 前
SageofStars
SageofStars

Really? Now that is something interesting. A neat detail in the game world.

12 天 前
Dasderpy096
Dasderpy096

Earth chan lend me your strength!

16 天 前
Theblekedet
Theblekedet

1:11:18 "And God said, power flows ever counterclockwise." What?

16 天 前
Commieblin
Commieblin

“I’m glad the KT Extinction event happened and the Nanking massacre didn’t” LMAO

16 天 前
BauchmanStyle
BauchmanStyle

this game was amazing all hail the owl people overlords that is the last ending I have gotten. ;D

16 天 前
maxim
maxim

1:30 where is this image from?

17 天 前
Jerome Fournier
Jerome Fournier

I just realized this now but Evo is a massive Hikaru Genji plan, the winner of the competition is supposed to become her partner (husband?) and Gaia creates you and help you along the way specifically so you can win. So she not only raises her own partner but also created him (it?) from the start.

19 天 前
Robert Cajucom
Robert Cajucom

I love that number font. It’s identical to the one used in pmd2

19 天 前
Sean Gonzalez
Sean Gonzalez

Why not kill Lucifer and explore space? Why is endurance even considered bad?

21 天 前
Coldheart Zero
Coldheart Zero

I remember playign this on the snes I think it was. I mean I could watch the video and find out which machine it was on but I'm to excited lol. Damn I miss those times. Also, doing small evolutions during boss fights to heal is actually recommended in order to beat the boss's if I remember right.

21 天 前
Ivan Castro
Ivan Castro

Dude they gotta remake this. It would be be amazing now.

21 天 前
Warm Cold
Warm Cold

2:46 "If you see a wretched water creature trying to evolve and move onto our blessed ground, PUSH IT BACK IN"

21 天 前
Sonic T. Hedgehog
Sonic T. Hedgehog

"Africa is a bit of a boss rush"

22 天 前
SageofStars
SageofStars

To be fair, it makes sense, if we're doing this as the origins of mankind, then the place it all starts is Africa, so you winding up there at the end of the game, to lead into the modern era is actually fitting.

12 天 前
im nobody special
im nobody special

with all the grinding these would make great mmos

23 天 前
Brandon Greenland
Brandon Greenland

Gaia in the remake: - Basically Earth Chan - Doesn’t actually kill anybody directly - Lots of revival Gaia in the original: - All blue - Will absolutely kill you - Also has the original girl Lucifer as a rival

23 天 前
Page Segovia
Page Segovia

This game was dropping some ESOTERIC TRUTHS way back ! If you suspend your preconceived notions, you'll realise the WHOLE game is historically accurate ;)

23 天 前
LegenDerry
LegenDerry

Was trying to think of a less literal evolution mechanic and I thought of the BOBiverse novels. The computerized human protagonist starts trying to build androids to inhabit that are as realistic as possible and ends up studying biology as a hobby. It could be like an R&D game where you compete with others and your experience as an animal gives you options for upgrades to pursue.

24 天 前
Templar91
Templar91

where did you get the download/emulator for the E.V.O? like to try it

25 天 前
MindstormXL
MindstormXL

I am Gaia

26 天 前
Darth Gamer71
Darth Gamer71

The singing Dino song sounds like dragon quest builders 2 theme

27 天 前
SageofStars
SageofStars

It is the Dragon Quest theme, for the whole of the series. This game was made by the same guys who made the DQ series, ENIX, so you can say it was homage if you want, rather than a ripoff.

12 天 前
Eisgnom
Eisgnom

Wait... Is this the story of the holy Emperor? Fuck yeah

27 天 前
SageofStars
SageofStars

Heresy detected. Prepare the Inquisiton!

12 天 前
Noah Rowlands
Noah Rowlands

The coast... of... pange.

27 天 前
AngelODeath
AngelODeath

Please more old games

28 天 前
SageofStars
SageofStars

In time, aren't all games old?

12 天 前
Tehsnakerer
Tehsnakerer

They'll come in time

28 天 前
Keith Michael
Keith Michael

I absolutely loved this game when I was a kid. Thanks for bringing this game to the people. I completed the game in one sitting.

28 天 前
Joe Mamma
Joe Mamma

I accidently played the original once but thought it was a bootleg! I'm so mad I didn't play it lol what an insanity

29 天 前
Joe Mamma
Joe Mamma

That first shark boss was always such bullshit

29 天 前
Joe Mamma
Joe Mamma

I've never finished it either! I made it to mammel stage

29 天 前
Joe Mamma
Joe Mamma

One of my all time favorite games of all time

29 天 前
Joseph Le May
Joseph Le May

This game is so badass

个月 前
scp [REDACTED]
scp [REDACTED]

This is just becoming anime god emperor.

个月 前
Max Manta
Max Manta

i lost it when the dinosaur sang the dragon quest theme

个月 前
Talon1124
Talon1124

King of Terror, it just hit me. Like a very large, very fast rock.

个月 前
Steven Mong
Steven Mong

Are we going to talk about the fact they used Dragon Warrior music for the sing attack?

个月 前
Lemmingcave
Lemmingcave

wait a ending wher humanity gets to colonize the stars and basically solving each and every conflict is a BAD ending cause your protagonist is dissapointed.... Holy shit what kind of ididot shit is that XD

个月 前
SageofStars
SageofStars

@Lemmingcave Ever play Alpha Centauri? Mindworms remain a constant threat no matter how good a tech you have until you make some psychic defenses, and even those might not work against something like Lucy, wo has consumed thousands of civilizations.

9 天 前
Lemmingcave
Lemmingcave

@SageofStars nha we would have endurance to get trough it, since we solved each and every conflict... How is that power weaker the litteral uhu i'm spychic

9 天 前
SageofStars
SageofStars

To be fair, in that ending, nothing was stopping Lucifer from coming back, and as we saw, she was a Spiritual Entity. As a Physical Force, humanity could never have stood up to her, and would have wiped us out, no matter how far we spread.

12 天 前
Pepper Millers
Pepper Millers

King shit

23 天 前
Andrew Westfall
Andrew Westfall

I played this game a lot in my teen years. I had it on an emulator, quick saving made things nice

个月 前
westlyroots
westlyroots

With the second game you played, I bet the reason it was so fast was because of your pc speed. A lot of games back then tied PC performance to speed, which was fine then but leads to stuff like stupid movement. Playing on an emulated pc of the time should've fixed that issue.

个月 前
Brazilian Goddess
Brazilian Goddess

Earth is a Velociraptor confirmed at 1:03:23

个月 前
Karim Akors
Karim Akors

....and in the back is playing in endless loop the song "right here right now" from Fatboy Slim

个月 前
Rust Lord
Rust Lord

Underrated comment.

6 天 前
Brazilian Goddess
Brazilian Goddess

I thought I finished this game as a kid, but don't remember most of this.

个月 前
Rodney Dodson
Rodney Dodson

This video game was one of my favorites EVER! I beat it.

个月 前
Skye Be Tired
Skye Be Tired

Is the movement speed so crazy because movement speed is tied to framerate? I know that a lot of older games are practically unplayable without modding thanks to tying things to framerate but not capping them, for example the original Fallout has some obstacles that can be disabled, but counting the downtime before reactivating is counting seconds based on framerate, so disabling them on a modern computer will make them blink for an instant before returning to normal. If that's the issue with speed then would it be the game's fault for the devs not using another method of controlling player speed or worth fixing and forgiving the game for since they probably couldn't have expected someone to have what's essentially a government secret super computer in comparison?

个月 前
Ryder Ethanol
Ryder Ethanol

You know it's funny how the other endings were against extraterrestrial colonization or rampant war But here we are on the main path with a reference to Mobile Suit Gundam's Colony Drop in Australia.

个月 前
kit voxon
kit voxon

This is such a great video, that I can not stop myself from coming back and rewatching it

个月 前
Operator 801
Operator 801

I liked how you recommended against the speed upgrades, and then go on to complain about the unfair fights where you are too slow to survive.

个月 前
Luichin Playstation
Luichin Playstation

13:58 literally Spyro the Dragon and his companion

个月 前
PhazonOmega
PhazonOmega

That interesting evolution sequence in the second game really threw me off and made me laugh!

个月 前
Scavor TheSpaceCowboy
Scavor TheSpaceCowboy

This made me remember an old game where you can terraform other planets, you can change alot of things on earth too. Apparently its hard to understand, I forgot the name :(

个月 前
Rushi
Rushi

From a purely philosophical standpoint, we could say evolution has a definite endpoint - when a species has complete control over their environment, and no longer needs an adapted body plan to survive because they can adapt the environment to all of their biological needs.

个月 前
mustardo mano
mustardo mano

Spore but fixated

个月 前
PurpleLemonDoesStuff
PurpleLemonDoesStuff

1:08:19 best part of the video, hands down.

个月 前
Bee Well
Bee Well

didnt knew the angler horn actualy works as ti should... and i reached this game to the end

个月 前
Seiryoku Bonne
Seiryoku Bonne

I remember playing this back on SNES way back in the day. SO fun! Never got out of the water though lol It is hard to find now and i THINK the actual cartridge goes for a lot these days.

个月 前
TonyBMan
TonyBMan

If you preserve your flight ability, in one of the zones, you can fly WAAAAAY up and acquire a Dragon EVO and save it. It's killer against the final boss.

个月 前
A very sexually deviant orange
A very sexually deviant orange

1:13:22 That’s a shame, I was looking forward to joining

个月 前
darkalpha50
darkalpha50

12:59 leet evo points

个月 前
ProudToBeAmerican
ProudToBeAmerican

Why are you british?

个月 前
SageofStars
SageofStars

You can't just go around asking someone why they're british!

8 天 前
Jophus Oglethorpe
Jophus Oglethorpe

I used to play this on an emulator in the late 90s. Could never remember the name

个月 前
Nicholas Lienandjaja
Nicholas Lienandjaja

Would like to see E.V.O.: Search for Eden re-released for the Switch as part of its SNES library. And for the release of this re-release, they should include some of the characters from the SNES version as Spirits in SSBU (possibly renamed into their actual names for the latter, e.g. Tyrasaurus is changed to Tyrannosaurus rex).

个月 前
Nicholas Lienandjaja
Nicholas Lienandjaja

Also, would like to see a remake or reboot of the PC-88 classic, and this time, include more creatures (yet still keeping a retro 2D look, possibly each creature unlocked or encountered should now get info in the style of encyclopedia entries), more endings to collect (complete with achievements), and elements from both PC-88 and SNES games (how about entering the Bird-Men's fortress or the Rogons' cave in the style of the PC-88 game?).

个月 前
Potrenia P
Potrenia P

*Nostalgic*

个月 前
Yunus Atasever
Yunus Atasever

the patcher cant find the disk image in the theory of evolution folder, do i need to download it elsewhere?

个月 前
Dead inside Mcgee
Dead inside Mcgee

Haha Cro-maine go bonk

个月 前
Electric Barrier
Electric Barrier

More games need to incorporate the Lost Continent of Mu. The only other ones that I can think of off the top of my head aside this are Ever17(using the Lemuria name) and Illusion of Gaia. And the former is only a reference, being what the underwater amusement park everyone is trapped in is named after.

个月 前
Electric Barrier
Electric Barrier

@SageofStars Oh right, I think I might have done that? I played Terranigma a few years ago, along with Soul Blazer and Illusion, but I don't remember if I did that.

8 天 前
SageofStars
SageofStars

You can bring it back in IoG's sequel/successor, Terranigma, but it's mostly just a bonus area.

8 天 前
TheLastGarou
TheLastGarou

E.V.O. is still one of my favorite RPGs ever.

个月 前
TCG Janitor
TCG Janitor

I honestly hope one day we get either a remake or a game similar to the theory of evolution. Bonus points if they keep the crazy evolution branches and paths.

个月 前
Xuncu
Xuncu

39:21 - Well, these things _were_ made to run on like.... 256 KB of RAM or something. Like how _Space Invaders_ has it's 'speeding up' mechanic as the difficulty curve? That's actually a bug: the game is *stalling at the start* because it's having trouble running all those sprites at that speed: by killing them, you're actually freeing up memory, so when there's just a few left? _That's the actual speed the game is programmed to run,_ but it was published with that 'bug' in mind to have a reasonable difficulty curve.

个月 前
Mr K
Mr K

Holy shit this channel is good! I might subscribe after finishing this vid!

个月 前
TheMaskedArcanum
TheMaskedArcanum

I'm gonna be honest the first time I found the Spirit Science channel and the main video, I was like "wow this is some great worldbuilding" before realizing it was their genuine belief system and a lot of the shit they said was crazy as hell.

个月 前
Exidy YT
Exidy YT

Somehow, I have never heard of this game. Now that this has been corrected, I must play. Thank you!

个月 前
tuff_lover
tuff_lover

Why the G-Man at 1% transparency on one of the slides?

个月 前
Exu
Exu

Borat: Space Jew? by Allah...

个月 前
8bitsorcerer
8bitsorcerer

my hat goes off

个月 前
Sean Durham
Sean Durham

"Call it 'the land before taste' because we look dopey as all hell." LOL!

个月 前
Nathaniel Twyman
Nathaniel Twyman

I’m 34 minutes in, why is there an hour left

个月 前
Michel van Briemen
Michel van Briemen

Ah, the end of the game. I remember finishing it, it was weird and difficult but wew what an experience. Wait. 35 minutes in... is only one third of the video? Oh boy what did I miss in all those years

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