The world of Erden is plagued by an ancient curse— the Pandemonium, a shroud of evil that descends once every 100 years. Only the fabled Crestbearers can cease its destruction, but all have failed to stop it from returning to wreak havoc once again.
Join two young heroes and the allies they befriend along the way, as you embark on a perilous quest to uncover the secret to ending this ancient curse and saving their homeland once and for all!
Interaction with the nice-looking environment is actually quite nicely done. Right at the start, you get the hand of the basic mechanics. Your search for monsters, which are usually hiding in bushes, forests, and dark places. Now, if a bush is shaking, this means there is a Unique monster hiding there. This is important to you if you want to become a more prolific catcher.
After you enter the battle stage, you are given the basic layout. The combat system uses a standard turn-based strategy mechanic, but with the initiative of the units done quite intriguingly. Depending on the unit’s, heroes, or monster’s stats, they will start off with different scores of what the game calls Time Units. The less Time Units a character has means he is to play sooner and more frequently. However, each skill has a Time Unit (TU) cost which will when used, add to the TU score of the unit and set it on the Turn Order Bar respectively. Skills also have cooldowns and other details important to the game.
You build your team of four characters in total and most of the battles are done in 4v4 or 4v1 against bosses. Of course, PvP, online play, joining guilds and all this is supported as expected. Also, all the usual stuff like daily and weekly quests and events are present and accounted for.
Lastly, the combat also gives you the ability to capture the monster you are fighting against, as it is the Catcha prerogative. The lower the HP score the easier it gets, as it is always the case. Also, you get weapons, accessories, and other equipment.
All in all, Evertale is a very enjoyable experience. Fans of Pokémon or just of JRPG, in general, should really check it out. The lovely art style, rich story, and compelling combat will make you want to come back for more.