- Summary: Immerse yourself in a gorgeous hand-painted world on a search for your true identity. As the mysterious warrior, Dust, your action-packed journey will take you from peaceful glades to snowy mountaintops and beyond. At your disposal is the mythical Blade of Ahrah, capable of turning its wielder into an unstoppable force of nature, and the blade's diminutive guardian, Fidget. Battle dozens of enemies at once with an easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master combat system, take on a variety of quests from friendly villagers, discover ancient secrets and powerful upgrades hidden throughout the massive, open world, and uncover the story of an ancient civilization on the brink of extinction as you fight to uncover your own past.… Expand
Positive: 7 out of 7
Mixed: 0 out of 7
Negative: 0 out of 7
May 25, 2013This game is everything you could want in an action rpg. Dust has an amazing art style with fluid, engaging combat. The music is fantastic and the voice acting is some of the best I've ever heard.
The story line is really fresh and makes you feel very sympathetic to it's characters. Not often am I impressed by a game this much. I would highly recommend this game. A game this polished, creative and entertaining to not be played would be a crime.… Collapse
Dec 8, 2013This is without any exaggeration the best high-definition platform game available on the pc. Amazing artwork and great story, too bad it was low budget but I hear of a sequel coming sometime in the next year or two. I would recommend this game to anyone who likes adventure and platform combat.… Expand
Jul 25, 2013¿Qué acciones tomarías tú, si un día despertaras en un lugar extraño y sin recordar absolutamente nada sobre ti mismo y tu pasado?...
Esto es lo que nos propone Dust: An Elysian Tail, un juego donde se desenvuelve una historia no solamente original, sino verdaderamente atrapante y con varios giros en su desarrollo que no son para nada predecibles en realidad. Una historia en la cual te encuentras con varios personajes únicos y memorables, sobre todo los principales, de los cuales te hacen querer saber más sobre ellos.
Si extrañas juegos al estilo de los clásicos "Castlevania" encontrarás varias similitudes a ello en "Dust", que cuenta con una jugabilidad sencilla pero completamente adictiva, niveles amplios y con elementos de RPG ya que nuestro personaje puede subir de nivel y portar objetos que lo ayuden a ser más fuerte. También existe el uso de ataques mágicos que llegan a ser bastante espectaculares
Este juego cuenta con varios secretos y parodias por descubrir en los cuales llega a hacerse mención a otros juegos reconocidos de otras empresas.
En cuanto a gráficos es impresionante ya que son totalmente coloridos, atractivos y con escenarios perfectamente diseñados, cada uno con su tema propio muy bien adaptado.
La banda sonora es de las mejores que he escuchado en mucho tiempo, sencillamente perfecta, encajando con la atmósfera de forma muy exacta, permitiéndonos sumergirnos placenteramente en esta aventura épica. Es increíble la manera en que encaja de forma maravillosa en los momentos mas críticos y emotivos de la historia.
Las actuaciones sobre las voces de los personajes es algo que cabe destacar también ya que los diálogos son interpretados increíblemente, convirtiendo el intercambio de dialogos entre personajes en algo muy apetecible y entretenido. Sobre todo en las escenas de éxtasis donde las actuaciones llegan a convertirse en algo muy bello.
En resúmen: "Dust: An Elysian Tail" es un juego que no te puedes perder si eres amante de las aventuras fantásticas o simplemente buscas un buen juego que te haga olvidarte completamente de la vida cotidiana para llevar tu mente a lugares fantásticos y coloridos... sin necesidad de drogas.
Mis felicitaciones a los desarrolladores.… Expand
May 28, 2013I didn't think i would like this game as I'm not a storyline type of person but the controls of this game are so slick with amazing music that i just can't stop playing!
It's a very compelling world full of vibrant colors that just pulls you in and makes you actually care about the NPCs you're trying to help without it being quests of "kill 10 boars".
A very very impressive game considering it was made entirely by one person!
An absolute must-have title.… Expand
Oct 23, 2013This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game was a little surprise for me: I was initially unsure of trying (either for the furry-like creatures, either for the castlevania style of gaming), but in the end I saw how it was fun and I got it myself: the result is that Dust is one of the funniest, most engaging action-rpg games around. Granted though it has plentiful of flaws that in my opinion don't give this a perfect score, because some are annoying and some are weird. The story, for starters, has a fatal flaw: it almost disappears during the middle of the game because the plot "forcefully" says to wait for the right moment, and that's annoying because it could have handled better by just giving us small hints and keeping the plot more constant; in the end, we focus on other things while we "wait" for the final resolution. Also, although this is highly personal, the choice of using furry-like creatures (AND BEFORE ANYONE EVEN BREATHES, I DID LIKE THE CHOICE OF IT) is a little unoriginal because it's a story of racism: for some reason whenever I read stories about furries (games or not), it's often racism or hatred between two of different species (with some exceptions): in my opinion they could have gone easily with humans instead, but I will lie if I said that the furries actually do give a nice cartoony touch and they are greatly well done and detailed. Infact Dust is not only a great character and very cool, but also very interesting and very likeable and that's a huge accomplishment to make, since cool characters tend to be annoying (Dante...here comes the dislikes) and likeable characters tend to be secondary characters of (bad) main characters (the sub characters of Tales of Xillia it's the first thing that pops in my mind). Speaking of, even Fidget (the secondary character) isn't all that bad either and it's likeable too!. However, her voice can be annoying. Also the secondary characters are good, although we won't know them for too long and they'll basically disappear after their quests. Ok story is out, what's else that doesn't work? The combat: the combos that we will get aren't that many but they are useful. For 5 minutes, after that you'll only know to use one skill: Dust Storm. What it does? With Fidget's spells, you can basically nuke everyone on the area without much trouble (and when you get the flying storm, it's even easier), and you'll get this in the very first level, making the game extremely easy: no point rising the difficulty, for it will only increase the damage from enemies and their hp, making it just more annoying than difficult, with also one big annoying thing: the save points only recover a portion of your HP, depending on which difficulty you play with (if the lowest, it fully recovers, if higher it recovers a quarter), and this is personally a big annoying flaw because, in the first hours of the game, you'll rarely get full hp unless you get food, which is expensive at first and unless you play on the easiest difficulty the HP WILL NOT recover in any other way except food (later on, you get regen items, which is something). Luckily this wasn't an issue, but I didn't like this design choide, since fights will be easy (and short) and levelling will be also very fast considering that the more combo, the extra xp you get and later on we do get very useful skills that will be needed to complete the maps (slide, double jump, climbinb, etc). Luckily we get some trials during the game (6 if I'm right) that will also give you some break from the usual slaughter and will put to test your main skills, but in here I noticed another issue: the controls aren't that perfect, since a lot of times they tend to be not precise (the dodge doesn't make you invulnerable while dodging and has a fixed range; slide has a fixed range too and climbing "won't climb" on it's own, but you'll have to jump): this issue is most notable while doing the trials, since precision is almost required for getting 4 stars, but for the rest of the game is no big brainer and you won't even care. And for last, the game isn't exactly long: I finished at 100% in 15 hours max, but for those who don't want to complete the game will surely take 10 hours more or less, depending on how much you're rushing. But I think the good points overcome the bad points: graphically it's a gem, animation is fantastic on Dust (not as good on the rest of the characters), voice acting is very well done and engaging (a bit too overacting now and then), level design is great and the story even with flaws is very good and has an good and often misused idea behind (SPOILER: the soul merging) that is well done. And it's cheap too. If you love games like Castlevania, this might a great gift for your collection; if you love Action-Rpg, you will like how fast and easy is to play. Only thing that might drawback people is the furry elements but, considering the quality of the game itself, I dare say is a detail that you can easily ignore. Give it a shot: it highly deserves it!… Expand
Jun 17, 2013I am not usually a fan of side-scrollers, but this game was thoroughly enjoyable from beginning to end. The pace was perfect, the skill tree provided noticeable and significant upgrades to the play with every choice and the story was engaging. The voice actors were top notch.
The graphics are beautiful, and action is very fluid. The price was right so I gave it a shot and was well rewarded.… Expand