Effie is a three-dimensional action game in which we play the role of an adventurer, cursed by a witch, who fights against evil that takes over the fantastic land called Oblen. The title's developer is independent Spanish Inverge Studios. The team has created numerous student projects and small games during the game jams. Inspired by classic productions of the genre released on PlayStation 2, such as Jak & Daxter, Rayman 3 and Ratchet & Clank, as well as newer indie hits such as A Hat in Time, Abzu and Rime.
A story told in the Effie is extremely simple, but the creators have given it a lot of humour. The action takes place in a standard fantasy world full of magic and extraordinary creatures. During the game we visit the vast plain called Oblena, which is covered with blood red grass and plants. The players take on the role of a young adventurer named Galand. He became a victim of a curse cast by a cunning witch who aged him for several decades. To regain his lost youth, he embarks on a journey, fighting his way with the servants of evil and liberating the cities of Oblenne from the control of black magic.
Effie's action was presented from the third person perspective. As you play, players travel through a vast and open plain of land with a variety of locations, such as cities and undergrounds. A magical shield, which acts as a levitating surfboard on which we can move at high speed in a chosen direction, helps us to explore the world.
The gameplay is diversified by platform segments, as well as numerous logical puzzles. Various opponents also move along the levels we visit. We fight them by using our shield, which increases its effectiveness in clashes with the time and number and type of opponents defeated. For those who love to comb through every little corner of the game world map, there are also prizes in the form of numerous collector's items.
Effie offers an extremely colorful and comic book design, referring to the console hits of the genre, which were released in the early 2000s. The fun is accompanied by pleasant music and sound effects.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 770 or better, 12 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 650 or better, 8 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit