Everhood Colonel

Creator: LAWatson

Average Rating
8.6 / 10
Average Difficulty
71.5 / 100
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This is the best.

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Tagged as: Avoidance
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Rating: 9.0 90       Difficulty: 60 60
May 1, 2021
(Note: there is an easy mode and I would rate it a 55, normal mode I am told is around 80 difficulty and I trust they who informed me as much. Due to this, I won't give it an actual difficulty rating so as to not screw with it).

Everhood Colonel is Watson's second go at the avoidance genre, his first being Destroy the Yeezy. I cannot speak to the quality of that game thanks to it NOT having an easy mode and thus blocking out a plebian like me from enjoying its lovely offerings, thus leading into my first massive compliment to Everhood: an easy mode! As a less-than-great avoidance player, I find myself rather sad to see so many excellent avoidances blocked off from me thanks to my lack of skill. This isn't a design flaw, it's merely the state of affairs for avoidance; most of the truly great avoidances are the ones that are truly difficult (there are exceptions, but they are few and far between to me). Everhood Colonel recognizes this problem and what does it do? It gives us amateurs a mode which makes this brilliant, truly awe-inspiring avoidance accessible to us!

Speaking of this brilliant and awe-inspiring avoidance, I'd like to discuss it at length, as a review would entail.

Everhood Colonel is chock-full of inspiration and evocative attack patterns, all of which synergize perfectly with the chosen song, and what a fantastic song it is! Naturally if you want to like an avoidance, you want to like the song, but there are a fair number of great song avoidances in just okay or even mediocre avoidances - the real difficulty lies in figuring out how to set attacks to these songs that best match the energy and feeling of the song. This is what is most important to me in an avoidance, this facet is what defines whether or not I will enjoy an avoidance, and Watson has shown off that they have an absolute mastery of the concept.

The song feels tailor-made to the avoidance itself, like one could not and SHOULD not exist without the other. Watson has made physical (as physical as something on a computer screen can be) the very essence of his chosen song, something made clear to me within the first few minutes of play. This is what I love most about the avoidance genre, and it's something that I didn't really understand until a few months ago when I started getting more heavily into them. There is nothing like the pure ecstasy of a moment within a genuinely special avoidance, nothing matches the adrenaline-pumping beat to beat flow of a masterful avoidance, nothing at all. The very best are like concentrated hits of dopamine prepped and ready to go in just a second. This is shown in spades through Everhood Colonel, a mere 2 minute romp that felt like a whirlwind of pure energy and catharsis. From attack to attack, the heart will not one return to a resting position - instead, it shall go ever faster until the end at which point you find yourself careening off a precipice because of how quickly it all comes to a screeching halt, leaving you mangled and broken at the bottom of a cavern in pure glee at the impeccable experience you just found yourself apart of.

If this is what Watson's making on his second (released) attempt, then I'm afraid nearly all other avoidance makers will be obsolete before the year is up.

12/9/2021 Edit: Beat it on Standard mode, you can now see how the difficulty rating reflects that.

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Rating: 9.3 93       Difficulty: 75 75
May 1, 2021
difficulty rating based on standard difficulty

short and sweet, I like how you can learn the boss on evermore mode before going for the real clear. very well designed attacks and atmosphere. feels "professional". good shid. modern classic

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Rating: 9.0 90       Difficulty: 70 70
May 9, 2021
Difficulty rating based on standard mode.

This is a really good avoidance. All of the attacks are great and the music is an absolute banger. I think my favorite thing about this game is that it has an easy mode, which helps a lot with practicing it. Definitely recommend.

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Rating: 9.0 90       Difficulty: 72 72
Feb 16, 2022
Rating is based on standard mode.

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Rating: 8.0 80       Difficulty: 74 74
Oct 23, 2021