I’m so glad that Namco Bandai re-released these games during Klonoa’s twenty-fifth anniversary year. They hold up remarkable well over time and have aged beautifully. I sure hope we see more of Klonoa going forward.
If you’re expecting completely remade games, this isn’t the remaster collection for you. But if you want to relive your childhood memories and frustrations with Klonoa, the Phantasy Reverie Series is the way to do it. Getting two cult-classics in one is a fantastic deal, and if you can look past the quirks and situate yourself firmly in 2001, you’ll find these games just as perfect as you remember them. And if you missed out on the Klonoa hype as a kid but enjoy early 2000s platformers and want to see what all the fuss is about, there’s no better time to dive into the dream than now.
A well executed perfect remaster of two amazing early playstation era games. Flawless in both execution and substance, with small quality of life improvements that make all the difference in the longrun.
This is a remake of some interesting older games. It does nothing groundbreaking or insanely wild. But it looks nice and is a kind of action/platforming game we don't see a lot anymore nowadays. The levels are all quite long but have interesting features in each of them. I like Klonoas movement, its easy to learn but hard to master. My only semi big complaint is that the attack only has a horizontal hitbox. Which means you need to get really close to attack an enemy, which itself is fine, but once you find an enemy that moves vertically by jumping or flying it gets a bit hard to hit that enemy with your tiny little attack.
It is not a very difficult game, it reminds me of a kirby game. In the sense that the level's aren't very challenging but there is a lot to find in them. The boss fights are awesome, each boss is really unique with ideas ranging from pretty basic to quite neat ideas. Every level is fun to explore.
I absolutely adore Klonoa and his character design and the animations and little voicelines he has. The cutscenes in this game seem to use original PlayStation sound files, so they kinda sound muffled and weird but I don't think that is a big deal personally.
Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series brings together the two main games of the franchise, updating aesthetic elements and adapting details to the present time without mischaracterizing what made the series stand out in the not-so-distant past. Even with some occasional dated details, the collection is great for introducing the brand to a new generation.
Phantasy Reverie Series is a great opportunity to play again (or discover for the first time) two cult platform games. Some elements feel outdated, even with the graphic improvements, but they are still fun to play.
Are you looking for a platform game that is both colorful and original? Then Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series is probably for you! On this compilation which brings together the first two opuses of the Klonoa series, Bandai Namco and the Monkey Craft studio deliver a solid redesign work, especially notable on the founding part. Despite a simple technique, the levels are colorful and very enjoyable to navigate. Of course, the level design remains that of a title from the end of 1990 and the beginning of 2000, which is felt in particular on Klonoa 1. Despite everything, the epic is enchanting and finds its climax during the second episode. In short, a nice nostalgic parenthesis!
Lacking some fan service, the two games within Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series still demonstrate why the franchise is so loved by many. Huge difficulty spikes stop the games being as well balanced as they should be, but the majority of the experience is a blast. It’s fun to negotiate the well-designed worlds and collect up everything they have to offer. You’ll just wish the rewards were more substantial.
Klonoa is one of the most lovely and magical platformers I played. There was a lot of care put in these remasters, and holding a new modernised entry in my hands feels like a weird dream. This game promises an irreplaceable experience, with a heart-breaking story and unique game elements.
It is gorgeous, fun and easily the best way to play these games.
I don't know who this is for. After finishing the first game I have to say this is an abysmal waste of time. Floaty, crappy controls that make platforming a chore. A double jump that revolves around having an enemy in your possession. Some of the most tedious level design I have ever seen in a 90's platformer. Also half the time your bullets don't grab the enemies. Which makes climbing sessions a complete chore. Like I say I have no idea who this game is for as it is utterly terrible. Save the money and watch for it on Gamepass or PS+.
Played the Klonoa phantasy reverie series demo and wow, it's rough and depressing and soulless of how the charm of the wii remake was taken away for ps1 sound quality gibberish and weird 90's character design and how unlike crash and spyro's remakes which feels like ps4 game doesn't feel new and instead feels like ps1 game.
SummaryKlonoa Phantasy Reverie Series brings back "Klonoa: Door to Phantomile" and "Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil" remastered in one collection to fans new and old. Get ready to set off on an adventure to save the world. Released initially in 1997 by Namco, Klonoa is a side-scrolling platformer featuring a colorful character roster and vibrant game ...