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  • Summary: In a bizarre universe in which the oppressed are on the verge of oblivion, Dandara has awoken to reshape the world. The world of Salt hangs on the brink of collapse. The citizens, once free spirits, now stand oppressed and isolated. But not all is lost, for out of this aether of fear arisesIn a bizarre universe in which the oppressed are on the verge of oblivion, Dandara has awoken to reshape the world. The world of Salt hangs on the brink of collapse. The citizens, once free spirits, now stand oppressed and isolated. But not all is lost, for out of this aether of fear arises a heroine, a ray of hope. Her name is Dandara. Expand

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  1. Mar 23, 2020
    80
    Dandara: Trials Of Fear Edition on Xbox One is a well crafted, thematically consistent title with some truly great design, but this is displaced with occasionally mediocre platforming and a terribly disappointing final boss. The Trials Of Fear expansion certainly adds enough content to justify another playthrough.
  2. Feb 8, 2018
    68
    Dandara is an endearing adventure that offers up excellent level design and unique gameplay. It’s a shame, however, that the movement system within often hinders the overall experience due to clunky controls. Dandara certainly stands out on the merit of its concept, but the execution isn’t quite as commendable. Having said that, if you can overlook these flaws, it’s a journey worth taking.
  3. Feb 23, 2018
    60
    Dandara has some interesting ideas and great visual design, but it rarely feels rewarding. It drags in the middle and the final third just frustrates, sucking the fun out of the experience.
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  1. Feb 7, 2018
    8
    Metroidvanias are games that have a huge following and there have been a lot of memorable Metroidvanias over the years. Thankfully Dandara canMetroidvanias are games that have a huge following and there have been a lot of memorable Metroidvanias over the years. Thankfully Dandara can be added to the list of memorable Metroidvanias because it delivers in a lot of important areas. The controls which are very important in a game like this are some of the best I’ve experienced. Everything about them feels great and if you make a mistake then it’s on you because the controls cause no problems. This is very important because the game can be very difficult at times and you will get frustrated from time to time, so the excellent controls help ease that frustration. The gameplay on the whole is very enjoyable to say the least. There are a number of different mechanics in play at the same time and when they all work together they really do create a magical experience for you to sink your teeth into. I only wish that the game was a little longer, but in terms of content there really isn’t much which is a shame because the content it does have is fantastic. Dandara is a game that encourages you to explore and when you do explore you will find lots of hidden secrets and puzzles. Each environment has lots of variety and the puzzles that are present in these environments do require a little thought to complete, which is great. There is a little bit of a story included in the game as well, but there is nowhere near enough of a story in my opinion. I would have definitely liked to have got to know the character and world a lot more because the small snippets you do get are actually pretty interesting. The presentation side of the game is without a doubt one of my favourite things about Dandara. Visually the pixel art is full of character and the accompanying sound design combines with the visuals perfectly. At the end of the day Dandara is a game that I know quite a few people were looking forward to, and I must admit I was one of them people. Thankfully it delivered exactly what I wanted from it and I have no doubt that it will reach most people’s expectations. Yes it may not be perfect and it does have a few niggling problems every now and then, but you will easily forget about them because when the game is in full flow it truly delivers a very enjoyable and magical experience, and this means it gets a big thumbs up from me. Expand
  2. Dec 29, 2018
    0
    Encore une pépite indé en 4 couleurs qui se battent en duel et en 2 petites dimensions comme on en faisait il y a des décennies : il paraîtEncore une pépite indé en 4 couleurs qui se battent en duel et en 2 petites dimensions comme on en faisait il y a des décennies : il paraît que "c'est frais" ce genre de merdes, c'est "tendance" et c'est d'ailleurs à la mode au sein de la merdeveilleuse scène indé.

    Que de "brio", que d'inventivité à reproduire des antiquités bien nazes, fosssilisées d'un gameplay d'un autre âge, aussi stupides qu'imbéciles et inversement. C'est même pire qu'à cette triste époque puisque tout est fait ici en dépit du bon sens, donnant une nouvelle application à la notion de ce qui est "injouable", tout en restant d'une laideur absolument ignoble.

    Le jeu indé de cette mauvaise sorte, indigne et insultante, est un reflet prétendument ludique de ce qu'on nomme "l'art moderne", à savoir du foutage de gueule pur et simple, opportuniste, bâclé et odieux.
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