Dust: An Elysian Tail Image
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8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

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  • Summary: Set in the beautiful yet mysterious world of Falana, this game chronicles protagonist Dust's journey to liberate an oppressed village, and rediscover his past. He is aided by an ancient sword, Ahrah, and his helpful if unreserved sidekick, Fidget.

    Meticulously hand-animated and painted,
    Set in the beautiful yet mysterious world of Falana, this game chronicles protagonist Dust's journey to liberate an oppressed village, and rediscover his past. He is aided by an ancient sword, Ahrah, and his helpful if unreserved sidekick, Fidget.

    Meticulously hand-animated and painted, this episode of Elysian Tail welcomes exploration, platforming, and above all else, mastery of a fighting system that rewards skilled gamers.

    Casual and younger players will appreciate options tailored to allow them to enjoy the narrative without frustration, while seasoned players will enjoy collection, a deep combo and experience system, and increasingly challenging encounters.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 14, 2015
    100
    The developer clearly took the needs of the platform into account, providing all kinds of options that make sense for mobile players, but without compromising an inch on the gameplay.
  2. Apple'N'Apps
    Oct 8, 2015
    90
    Dust An Elysian Tail is a welcome addition to the App Store that delivers a great action RPG experience that is a must have on iOS.
  3. Oct 15, 2015
    90
    A metroidvania as gorgeous as it is fun to play.
  4. Oct 8, 2015
    80
    There's a great game here, and while it is a little hamstrung by the controls, it's still worth checking out.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Dec 26, 2015
    10
    This game was simply amazing. Beautiful art, captivating plot, and challenging gameplay with lots of secrets to discover. This game was worthThis game was simply amazing. Beautiful art, captivating plot, and challenging gameplay with lots of secrets to discover. This game was worth every cent. Expand
  2. Sep 11, 2016
    8
    A side scrolling Metroidvania styled Action RPG done right.

    PROS; An incredibly deep story with colorful characters, great combat, level
    A side scrolling Metroidvania styled Action RPG done right.

    PROS;
    An incredibly deep story with colorful characters, great combat, level design, and platforming. The pacing
    is smooth, the RPG elements are rewarding - especially the upgrades.

    CONS:
    Gameplay can feel somewhat repetitive at times; near the end of the game, combat it can be quite
    confusing since your allies are fighting right next to you in close combat situations. Also, the controls can
    be finicky in certain areas, especially if you need to use your dash or climb mechanic. But those
    complaints are few and far between.

    My final score is a B. Great game. Highly recommended.
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