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  • Summary: Klonoa 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 platformerKlonoa 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 world, it's up to you as Klonoa to embark on a journey to save Phantomile. For the franchise's momentous twenty-fifth birthday, Klonoa: Door to Phantomile and Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil are receiving the remaster treatment in a two-in-one set—titled KLONOA Phantasy Reverie Series slated to hit the Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Steam. The graphics have received an elegant revamp while Klonoa's beloved world and classic gameplay have been faithfully preserved. The remaster also features an adjustable difficulty level, allowing franchise newcomers to delve right into the action, and long-time fans to get reacquainted with ease. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 95
    From being the hero, Klonoa saves and meets new friends, playing through bright and original levels full of obstacles to overcome, defeating many foes, plenty of items to discover, and all-size bosses that are tough but that is what makes the game so much more entertaining. Of course, always winning the game, stopping them, and finally, you can call victory when completing the game, that is what makes this a game so worth playing and playing over again and again!
  2. Jul 6, 2022
    90
    Klonoa Phantasy Reverie is a superb collection of platform games that shine a light on an iconic character from the genre, one that deserves this moment. Both games are full of fun and intricately designed levels, and not only look stunning, but are warm and welcoming.
  3. Jul 18, 2022
    85
    The Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series has taken two classic games that deserve to be experienced and given them new life, and I’m honestly really glad that so many people will be able to see the magic that I’ve seen from the series. These are solid, polished platforming titles that feel great to play, look lovely to the eye, sound beautiful and are presented properly, with only the occasional frame drops and some annoying collectables bringing them down. If you enjoy platformers at all, be it Mario, Kirby, Spyro, Sonic or otherwise, do yourself a favour and get this compilation – Klonoa deserves to stand alongside them all as one of the greats.
  4. Jul 12, 2022
    80
    Ultimately, this is a pair of good remakes of two very strong games, and I can only hope this time we don’t have to say good-bye to Klonoa again when it’s all said and done.
  5. Jul 12, 2022
    72
    Klonoa returns from the past and re-proposes the two titles of the series in a more than dignified remaster.
  6. 70
    KLONOA Phantasy Reverie Series is a best-selling collection that brings back a different platformer that has been hailed by many, but its different approach may take newcomers by surprise. Even with a good focus on narrative, the campaign added to the collection is very short.
  7. Jul 27, 2022
    60
    At their core these are perfectly entertaining games, but are bewilderingly poorly presented. If we are to keep receiving ports of older titles on the Switch we should certainly be demanding ones that are put together with a bit more effort than this.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Jul 11, 2022
    10
    This two-in-one game is a blast from the past with the new remaster. It's a simple platformer revolving around grabbing enemies and you canThis two-in-one game is a blast from the past with the new remaster. It's a simple platformer revolving around grabbing enemies and you can either throw them or use them as a double jump. It is a dynamic side-scroller, where you can only move left and right like a regular side-scroller, but the background and foreground can have items, like the Dreamers or the Ngapoko Eggs, in which you have to throw an enemy into the background or foreground. Not only that, but there are different paths which rotates the camera, changing the background/foreground into the field of play. I often found myself comparing each game to their originals, and I am pleasantly surprised at how faithful each game to the original. I was thinking I wouldn't have found myself liking that aspect as much, compared to Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, but here I am, praising it. This package deal is a perfect introduction to Klonoa, because many people, myself included, never played the originals as a kid, so this is the perfect chance to finally play this game, as well as save this series from obscurity. Expand
  2. Jul 12, 2022
    10
    Looks better, plays better. Such a lovely amount of care was put in these remakes. Totally recommend this game to any platformer games fan outLooks better, plays better. Such a lovely amount of care was put in these remakes. Totally recommend this game to any platformer games fan out there. There is a demo to give you a small idea of what you're getting into, but story-wise the demo won't tell you enough. This is the typical case of a game that fools people by its cute visuals, you will be surprised to see how deep and existential the plot of these games get. 100% recommendation. Expand
  3. Jul 17, 2022
    10
    I have played both games when I was a child, I played it with its original console, and regarding this new set, without further ado,I have played both games when I was a child, I played it with its original console, and regarding this new set, without further ado, everything is well done Expand
  4. Jul 13, 2022
    8
    Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series makes two of the best 2.5D Platformers available for a new audience again with improved visuals and a fewKlonoa Phantasy Reverie Series makes two of the best 2.5D Platformers available for a new audience again with improved visuals and a few gameplay adjustments. Graphics are not quite what I would expect from a 2022 remaster and some of the decisions in the sound department are questionable but these flaws pale in comparison to the emotional and well written storys and the gameplay that is only topped by a handful of other games in the genre. Expand
  5. Jul 9, 2022
    8
    Gameplay is very nice. I like how Klonoa grew up, such as Klonoa 1, a little kid; Klonoa 2, a grown up modeling. Visuals, music, and glitchesGameplay is very nice. I like how Klonoa grew up, such as Klonoa 1, a little kid; Klonoa 2, a grown up modeling. Visuals, music, and glitches are seem to be awkward, and it needs to be patched update. These are the difficult game I ever play, but most of them, decided to try easy mode, however. I like the graphic 3d modeling that is update to remastered. I hope the sale would increase if you haven't played it. This much better than the originals two and remake 2008.

    Also, did you add minigame?
    Please add minigames, like Kirby games
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  6. Jul 19, 2022
    8
    A largely successful collection of two great 2.5D games.

    The presentation is a mixed bag, some environments and characters look wonderful,
    A largely successful collection of two great 2.5D games.

    The presentation is a mixed bag, some environments and characters look wonderful, while others are a bit too simplistic.

    Gameplay is pretty basic, and focuses on a single mechanic for the most part, while introducing different elements and enemies which interact with that mechanic in various ways. I enjoyed how dynamic the camera made these stages feel; even though the games are played on a 2D plane the way in which the action is framed gives them a sense of three dimensionality. The levels are generally quite easy, though the attempting to get all the collectibles can increase the difficulty substantially. The gameplay doesn't feel the most polished, but it is engaging and pairs well with the colorful worlds. The second game in the collection increases the complexity and variety of the gameplay, with the notable addition of snowboard levels. Both titles preform well in most instances, with slowdown in specific cases.

    The narrative of the first title appears simple at first, but features some shockingly emotional moments which really caught me off guard. The second game doesn't quite match the first narratively, and contained a few too many cutscenes and plotlines for my tastes; with the climactic moments being less memorable than those in the first title.

    The music is a strong point in both titles, with many jaunty tunes and atmospheric tracks included. The music in the emotional sections of the game is quite powerful, and really helped to enhance those sequences.

    I enjoyed experiencing the two Klonoa games for the first time, and while this collection isn't perfect it does provide a good-enough way to play these titles on modern platforms.
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  7. Jul 18, 2022
    0
    this game is so easy. i dont like how the characters dont make anything with you. terrible gameplay

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