Julkaistu 16. huhtikuu.
To be honest, I hated platformer genre.
I hated so much that before purchasing Dust: An Elysian Tail I read: At least over 5 reviews and 3 video reviews about the game, read steam comments about the game (Steam reviewers are love and they are your life), and watched the whole game walkthrough on youtube TWICE. Yet, to this day I don't regret buying the game.
Did I like the game because there were furry elements included in the game? No
Did I like the game because there were Korean references in the game? No, but it is very refreshing to see other cultural references beside China and Japan.
Did I purchase the game to help the one man army developer? No
I bought the game because I realized how well polished the game was despite of limited resources the developer had. (Kick starter trend did not really happen in 2013)
While being a SOLO developer of the game he managed to bring/include followings in to the game:
-Beautiful art work/ ost
-Satisfying combo system/ good hit detections/ fight with enemies
-Smooth and simple controls
-4th dimension breaking moments
-Numerous amount of other game references
-Interesting characters/ some what philosophical story line/ enjoyable dialogues
-Dependence between the main character (Dust) and side character (Fidget)
-Awesome finishing moves
-Really good parry system
-Very challenging; yet, fair finale boss fight
-Existance of teleportation system (Ori and the blind forest does not have this system, which is actually discouraging for me to finish the game)
-Challenging; yet, attainable achievements (yes, you can achieve 100% of steam achievements and beat the game with 124% completion)
-And decent difficulty of the game (although it may be easy for you if you decide to choose normal difficulty, so crank it up to hard/expert)
However there are things the developer forgot to consider these factors in the game:
-Almost no existance of invincibility once you have landed on spikes.
-The fact the game characters are "furries" may discourage buyers who utterly hate anthropomorphic creatures
-Easy to beat the game if you play as normal. (However, I do not want the developer to crank up difficulty of the next game like the Ori and the blind forest. That game is highly praised; yet, difficult to the point you just kinda abandon it for a while.)
Yet, the cons I have presented you are can be easily discarded due to the pure joy you will get out from playing this game. Also it is the first game that changed my view on platforming games. I always thought plaformers were for old generations (despite of being raised with original mario games) and should not exist in the game industires. And I was wrong.
Platformers can just as be enjoyable and memorable as modern fps shooters. To this day, I have never ever regreted my decision to purchase this game. It definitely worths your investment in the game, and even if you are a COD/ BF series and realism fps fan boy, you will definitely enjoy this game.