Evolution in Digimon World: Next Order is a complex and initially intimidating mechanic. Unlike their pocket monster cousins, Digimon don’t evolve through experience and levelling up. They instead evolve – or “digivolve”, as is the turn of phase for the franchise — over time. Much like humans, they change into bigger, stronger and, just like us, uglier forms as they grow older.
This is a game that requires considerable time investment, and the dividends it pays hinges on whether you’re a digimon fan or not.