Immerse yourself in a gorgeous hand-painted world on a search for your true identity. As the mysterious warrior, Dust, your action-packed journey will take you from peaceful glades to snowy mountaintops and beyond.
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Data di rilascio: 24 mag 2013

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Consigliato dai curatori

"A gorgeous and action packed 2d game made by a single person. It's a real labour of love and it shows, if you can get past how annoying the sidekick is."
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Recensioni

"... Fabulously executed."
EGM 9/10

"Dust pretty much has it all."
Giant Bomb 5/5

"... A beautiful, well-written, and entirely fun action-RPG."
Digital Trends 9/10

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Immerse yourself in a gorgeous hand-painted world on a search for your true identity. As the mysterious warrior, Dust, your action-packed journey will take you from peaceful glades to snowy mountaintops and beyond. At your disposal is the mythical Blade of Ahrah, capable of turning its wielder into an unstoppable force of nature, and the blade's diminutive guardian, Fidget. Battle dozens of enemies at once with an easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master combat system, take on a variety of quests from friendly villagers, discover ancient secrets and powerful upgrades hidden throughout the massive, open world, and uncover the story of an ancient civilization on the brink of extinction as you fight to uncover your own past.

Key Features


  • A traditionally-animated action-adventure tale, now in gorgeous 1080p
  • An expansive world filled with unique characters, quests, and secrets
  • Action-packed nonlinear platforming rewards exploration and experimentation
  • Fully voiced cast and a deep, rewarding storyline
  • Full support for gamepad, mouse+keyboard, or keyboard-only controls
  • A wide range of performance options to cater to every PC
  • Award-winning musical score by Hyperduck Soundworks

Requisiti di sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 compatible video card with shader model 3.0 support
    • Direct X®: 10, Windows Media Player
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.5 GB HD space
    • Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card and drivers
    • Input: Keyboard
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® 9600GT or ATI Radeon™ HD 5000+ or better
    • Direct X®: 10, Windows Media Player
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.5 GB HD space
    • Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card and drivers
    • Input: Mouse and Keyboard or XInput-compatible Gamepad
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8, 32/64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.5 GB HD space
    • Input: Keyboard
    • OS: Mountain Lion 10.8.5, 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+ support
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.5 GB HD space
    • Input: Mouse and Keyboard or Gamepad
    • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit (S3TC NOT required)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.5 GB HD space
    • Input: Keyboard
    • OS: glibc 2.15+, 64-bit, S3TC texture support
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+ support
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.5 GB HD space
    • Input: Mouse and Keyboard or Gamepad
Recensioni utili dai clienti
5 persone su 5 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
30.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 10 aprile
Dust: An Elysian Tail è un titolo magistralmente equilibrato, forse non eccelle a tal punto da definirlo un capolavoro ma ci manca poco, si dimostra ottimo sotto ogni aspetto, trama, esplorazione e sistema di combattimento sono dosati perfettamente e complice anche il grazioso stile artistico non ci vorrà molto prima che il tutto affascini i giocatori più avventurosi.

Non conoscendo per nulla il gioco ero partito con poche aspettative, devo dire che sono rimasto sorprendentemente soddisfatto, vivamente consigliato.
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4 persone su 4 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1 persona ha trovato questa recensione divertente
15.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 11 gennaio
Se potessi dargli un voto, sarebbe ben oltre il limite massimo. Bellissimo. In ogni cosa.
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12.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 4 aprile
COMPRALO PERCHE
-Artisticamente parlando è un prodotto originale, piacevole da guardare in movimento e non solo con dei fondali davvero sorprendenti ed in vero HD....Il Chara Design può piacere o meno (personalmente non mi piace, tranne per un paio di scene con personaggi davvero ben realizzati) il tutto impreziosito da un buon Level Design.
Fluidità apprezzabile ed adatto a qualsiasi tipo di configurazione. Comparto Promosso
-OST spettacolari (quella prima della battaglia finale mette una carica perfetta), i dialoghi sono tutti doppiati (cosa rara per produzioni indie), Sonoro Ambientale abbastanza ripetitivo ma dovuto alla natura del titolo
-A livello di puro gameplay è un Mix di Platform/Action/GDR ed una spruzzata di Puzzle che non guasta mai.
è un piacere giocarlo, grazie soprattutto ai movimenti del nostro beniamino che, seppur limitati in parte dal 2D (le proiezioni ad esempio) risultano davvero vari e ricchi di possibilità. Non l'ho trovato un titolo molto difficile anche grazie forse, ad una mal calibrazione dell'attacco turbine di Dust in combinazione con le Magie di Fidget, ciò non toglie che se si intende sfidare i boss in modalità melee...l'impresa diventa sicuramente più ardua.
-Storia Semplice ma Mai Banale, con colpi di scena ben calibrati e con un ritmo d'azione increscendo sino al Boss Finale, da giocare quasi tutta d'un fiato
-La Longevità è su Buoni Livelli, tenendo conto che nasce come Arcade su XBOX Live, superare le 12 ore è davvero inaspettato.

LASCIALO A STEAM PERCHE
-Poca Varietà nelle Missioni Secondarie
-Le Motivazioni per una seconda Run sono un pò poche

Che Dire, un titolo che propone un giusto mix di generi, adatto un pò a tutti (non fatevi distrarre dal tratto infantile, la storia non lo è per nulla) e che dura il giusto senza stancare sfruttando il backtracking (strano ma vero visto la tipologia del titolo ma quasi assente).

VOTO 80/100
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11.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 15 gennaio
Bello, semplicemente bello.
Grafica appropriata, difficoltà bilanciata, design dei nemici apprezzabile, trama fantastica.
Poi ci sono i feels, e li si va che è un piacere.

Uno dei migliori giochi che abbia mai giocato, questo è sicuro.
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14.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 18 gennaio
Trovai per puro caso questo gioco scontato a circa 2 euro nel negozio. Nella mia mente dissi "vabbè dai proviamolo male che va butto 2 euro". Beh non mi sarei mai aspettato un gioco come questo, è stato amore a prima vista, giocato e rigiocato anche su console. Sono davvero rimasto basito e sbalordito dalla maestosità di questo gioco. Questa è un'opera d'arte videoludica non trovo altre parole per descrivere cos'è Dust: An Elysian Tail.

Pro
-Trama
-Grafica
-Audio
-Gameplay
-DIVERTIMENTO
-Costo

Contro
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Commento finale
-Questo gioco è un capolavoro rappresenta perfettamente cosa è in grado di fare UN SOLO UOMO quando ha davanti a se un computer con cui può esprimere tutta la sua fantasia. Detto ciò io CONSIGLIO calorosamente l'acquisto di Dust: An Elysian Tail

Voto
-Non ho mai assegnato il massimo dei voti ad un videogioco ma Dust: An Elysian Tail merita (parere assulutamente personale) il voto che gli sto per assegnare
10/10
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
28.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 5 marzo
Consiglio questa action/adventure. I personaggi sono simpatici, e dialogando tra di loro danno vita a gustosi scambi di battute. Il combattimento è stimolante. C'è crescita del personaggio, con caratteristiche che crescono ed abilità che sono apprese un po' alla volta. La trama è ben fatta, con tratti e scene di intermezzo emozionanti. Ci sono compiti secondari che si possono svolgere e che danno un sapore più gustoso al giocare; e ci sono altre cose da fare, come vedrete se giocherete a questo videogioco. La grafica è colorata e ben nitida, ma non accompagna una favola per bambini, perchè i temi trattati sono ben altri, come la sofferenza ed addirittura la morte. La colonna sonora è all'altezza, ed a tratti epica. Anche se ci piacerà spazzare i nemici con le varie combo, consiglio di prestare un occhio di riguardo alla trama: perchè spesso la lotta tra il bene ed il male è ambigua, ha dei chiaroscuri su cui riflettere, ed una grande amicizia ed il sogno di un mondo migliore e glorioso potrebbero in realtà significare la disperazione e lo sterminio di tanta gente innocente.
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
13.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 19 aprile
Un action con tutte le qualità che deve avere il genere: gameplay divertente e vario, grande varietà di nemici, trama solida e convincente, ambientazioni e musiche ispirate, esplorazione, segreti, ottimi sistemi di livellamento e di crescita del personaggio tramite equipaggiamenti, acquistabili tramite negozi o fabbricabili tramite materiali.
Non staccherete gli occhi dallo schermo! Consigliatissimo!
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1 persone su 2 (50%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
15.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 22 dicembre 2014
un gioco bellissimo da giocare e rigiocare!
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14.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 28 dicembre 2014
Gioco eccezionale!
Stupendo il gameplay, bellissima la storia e ottima la grafica colorata e piacevole.
La musica abbinata alla fotografia rendolo l'esperienza di gioco molto piacevole.
Lo consiglio assolutamente!
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6 persone hanno trovato questa recensione divertente
0.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 23 novembre 2014
castlevania but with furries

how could you go wrong with that
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19.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 11 gennaio
Chris Sawyer, sole developer of RollerCoaster Tycoon, once said that "many game designs suffer from having too many people working on them, losing their individual character and becoming games that look and play like so many others." Dust: An Elysian Tail's animator-turned-developer, Dean Dodrill, programmed, animated for, planned out, and otherwise developed this game on entirely his own effort, save for a few sound people and a smattering of voice actors. He has nothing to offer you but his blood, toil, tears and sweat; times when he would have to cram ten months' work into three, times when his Christian beliefs were put to the ultimate test, even times when by some sheer luck or divine intervention, the solution to an impossible problem of development would come to him in a dream. And when the fruit of his labour came to see the light of day, it became a perfect example of the kind of game Chris Sawyer was talking about. A game that one man was sure he wanted to create, with his will, intention and vision left unspoiled in the final product by the opinions of the many others who would be working on it otherwise; a work of art with his personal signature left in every facet of it.

Dust: An Elysian Tail captures the aesthetic of an animated movie almost perfectly, with just a few mature touches to keep its older audiences interested. Its characters, plot and background lore may not be the most complex, Shakespearian thing you've ever encountered, but if anything, they will charm you. In fact, I would compare the story more so to an ancient myth or tale of legend. Despite its animations only being about 12-24 FPS, which is pretty standard for animated works, it runs at a smooth, 60 FPS, and is uber-responsive to controls as well, so that it still plays fluidly with controller or keyboard. Especially considering the majestic hand-painted backgrounds and stages, as well as even the slightest shader effects, like light refracting around icicles, and bloom/lens flare effects that make their presence known, but don't overstay their welcome, I would call this, to my knowledge, the best-looking 2D game we've seen yet.

Though the aesthetic of the game may grow to be your neo-childhood, the gameplay mechanics are fuelled on pure testosterone. Being the closest thing that I know of to a fantasy-action-exploitation-film-turned-beat-'em-up-Metroidvania, it carries an emphasis on stylish swordplay, massive combos, and looking like a total bad-♥♥♥ in the heat of battle, as well as some RPG-like mechanics, like stat levelling and equippable items, that you'll pay more attention to in the quieter moments, to add some complexity and sense of progress. In fact, you may find yourself caught up in an inner struggle over whether to raise the difficulty to add more challenge, or keep it the same to retain the feeling of being all-powerful. As is standard with Metroidvania-type games, there are hidden areas that can be accessed as you gain new skills, and great attention was put into making these areas still enjoyable to look for, and not just like a long, tacked-on extra journey.

As was mentioned before, the plot isn't exactly the most complex thing out there. In a game like this, it actually works out for the better. It was a refreshing change to play a game that seemed so innocent and honest with itself. Even the protagonist, Dust, starts out innocent - he follows the trope of the amnesiac hero, having just come to in a forest with barely a memory of his past self. There's plenty of baddies to slice and dice your way through, sure, but Dust: AET is really just a journey of self-discovery that, as you play through and the pieces come together, slowly morphs into something truly epic. It gives you a rush unlike any other to fight your way through the final level, and to get to the final boss and pulverize him multiple times, even until the very end of the game, made me the most satisfied I'd felt with any game in quite a while.

In conclusion, this game is criminally underrated. No review, including mine or any other, will completely do this game justice. You have to buy it to fully understand just how Dodrill's inhumanly hard work all paid off to create the best experience I've received from a video game in a long time - and you will, too.

And for those who get tremendously upset over the fact that this game contains anthropomorphic animals, who cares? Playing this game won't turn you into a flamboyant, hyper-sexual sparkledog of a furry. It is something that almost everyone can enjoy, as long as you remove any prejudices about this game from your mind. Unfortunately, that seems to be the main thing holding people back from playing it.
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33 persone su 41 (80%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
40.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 22 novembre 2014
An action/platforming RPG in the vein of Castlevania, Dust drew me in, hook, line, and sinker.

The game puts you in the shoes of an anthropomorphic amnesiac called Dust, and teams him up with floating friend Fidget and wizened talking sword Ahrah. Together, the three of you travel the land of Falana, righting wrongs and uncovering the secrets of Dust's true identity. The plot walks a tight balancing act between family-friendly and dire darkness, and while it's successful overall, some characters (Fidget) do tend to add a somewhat childish, yet still charming flavor to the tale. Despite the world's somewhat medieval vibe, the dialogue is wholly modern, which is oddly jarring, but in a Disney-film-set-in-the-olden-days-but-everyone-talks-like-it's-1990 sort of way. The banter between the three leads is mostly fun, and goes a long way to establishing them as companions — and eventually, friends.

As I mentioned, the game unfolds much in the same way as the Symphony of the Night flavor of Castlevanias: explore a variety of locations in 2D space, gather new equipment and ability upgrades to slowly expand your movement possibilities, fight lots of enemies and bosses, help out others via side quests, and gather hidden treasure. While Dust only has access to his sword and several of Fidget's magical projectiles, the tight physics and the outstanding combat keep the game feeling exciting all the way through. Mixing and matching various attacks and combos is thrilling, and combined with the awesome animation, the battles are utterly chaotic and begin to seem like one epic, violent dance. The final level and battle of the game are an utter symphony of carnage. Fortunately, the controls are tight, and you're very much in control of every slash, smash, and dodge. Dust occasionally turns to face a target other than the one desired, but it doesn't happen nearly often enough to really bother me. Also, while the entire game felt very fair, there is one particular enemy late in the adventure that can break all of the established rules of battle. Parrying you while facing the opposite direction or knocked down to the ground and dodging into the background with far greater frequency than even the final boss, this enemy felt a little cheap — though this is admittedly a nitpick that only affects the final hour or two of the game.

Visually, Dust looks like what every Disney game from the 1990's aspired to be. The hand-drawn background art is gorgeous and diverse, and the character models are big, colorful, and move with a fluid grace that gives Rayman a run for his lums. There are numerous particle effects like rain, wind, snow, and ash, and tons of dramatic lighting and blur effects during combat. If 2D graphics were food, I would eat Dust all day.

The musical score is deep, emotional, and diverse, and lends a huge degree of weight to the various locations and scenes it underscores. There's plenty of audio feedback during combat and in menus too, and all of it lives up to the high-water mark set by the graphics and music. The voice acting is generally pretty good — Dust in particular gives a great performance — but a few here and there (Fidget) are a wee bit cutesy for my taste. Still, no character's voice is outright bad.

The PC version automatically detects your control setup and changes the menu layout to suit your choice of mouse and keyboard, keyboard, or gamepad. Keyboard/mouse combinations are certainly serviceable, but the best way to play is undoubtedly with a controller in your hands. There's also a nice selection of knobs and dials to prettify your visual experience if you've got the hardware for it. Considering all of that, Dust absolutely makes a great transition to PC.

The game has a set of four difficulty options, the usual suite of Steam achievements, and several challenge rooms for you to struggle with, as well. Playing on hardcore difficulty and completing 100% of the game took me in the neighborhood of 19 hours, so there's certainly plenty of game here for the price, too. Dust was undoubtedly a labor of love by its creator, and it shows. This game oozes craft, artistry, and love, and shows it off in every facet of its design. There's great gameplay, graphics, music, and heart here, and I have no reservations whatsoever in wholeheartedly recommending it to anyone that enjoys these kinds of games.

A Must Play

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21 persone su 25 (84%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
10.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 19 novembre 2014
Let me first by stating that this is everything I wanted Odin Sphere to be.

This is a semi open world 2D RPG with mechanics not dissimilar to a fighting game.

- Great art style, the game is gorgeous
- really fun/ in depth mechanics in dealing with enemies
- the soundtrack, my goodness, I listen to it while playing other games due its epicness.

I believe this game suffers from the Psychonauts syndrome. Highly critically acclaimed, however no one heard about it.

This is a beautiful game. I recommend to anyone interested in any genre no matter what you say you play.
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18.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 30 aprile
This is a game that I had been meaning to play for a while now. The visuals in the screenshots look absolutely stunning. Dust has been out since early 2013 and it has that real polished feeling of a fantastic game. Essentially this is a hack and slash, RPG, side scroller. The combat system is basic, but does exactly what you need it to do. All of the attacks look and feel satisfying, as well as the parry system which normally is something that gets overlooked in a lot of games like this.

The musical score behind Dust is somewhat of a masterpiece too. I am surprised they haven’t released just the sound track as it is beautifully crafted. The level design on offer here is interesting too. Each "zone" is split into separate areas, which can be a little daunting at first because they are all huge. One gripe I did find is that the map in game isn't very clear and can sometimes cause confusion as to where you actually are on it.

As I said above, the combat system is basic, so this means you can master it very easily. There are a few combos to learn as you progress, as well as a welcome addition of a crafting mechanic. I also liked the feature where if you sold something to a shop, they would then stock this in the future so you can buy multiple copies of it; this is really helpful when you are trying to craft your armour and weapons.

This took me roughly twenty hours to complete everything on offer, main story line, challenges and side quests. The game did feel slightly repetitive towards the end of the last chapter however.

I would really recommend you pick up Dust: An Elysian Tail, you can more often than not find it on sale, but I would still recommend this at full price.

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17 persone su 22 (77%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
11.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 25 novembre 2014
+ Agreeable game-length for a platformer
+ Very fluid, solid, and thoroughly enjoyable combat system
+ Amazing soundtrack
+ Beautiful level designs
+ Gorgeous art-style

- Uninspired narrative; not terrible, but little that you haven't seen before
- Marginal replay value

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10 persone su 12 (83%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
23.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 17 dicembre 2014
Dust: An Elysian Tail, The Best Indie Game Out There!

Dust: An Elysian Tail is a mix of Platformer, Hack n' Slash and Action-RPG, If you're a fan of one of these, you really should give this game a try.


The Story:

It has a touching, Mysterious story, you get to play Dust as and get to know more about yourself as you proceed through the game, Accompanying Fidget and The Blade of Ahrah.

The Gameplay:

Dust: An Elysian Tail has a very satisfying gameplay, where you "vwooshzheeooshzoozoosh" as Fidget says, The soundtracks are mesmerizing, Environment is really cool in all parts of the game, It really makes you feel you're in a fantasy world. Unfortunately, the cutscenes are way below the game level, I feel like they haven't put much effort into it as much as they put into the game, Which kinda ruined some moments for me. Also the bosses are very weak, you can keep them in mid-air with Dust Storm, damaging them until they die.


The Characters:

The main characters in the game are very unique, look and personality, Unfortunately some the side characters look generic and aren't very special, I'm talking about some of the side quest characters. It doesn't effect the gameplay though. Dust, Fidget and Ahrah make a perfect team!

Overall:

Dust: An Elysian Tail is a 2D Action-RPG + Platformer + Hack n' Slash game mixed together, It has a great story, music, and game mechanics, the only downside for me was the cutscenes and the unchallenging boss fights, I'll happily name it my Favourite Indie game of all time, and one of my favourite games aswell, I'll proudly give it 8.5/10
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10 persone su 12 (83%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
21.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 29 novembre 2014
First of all.

This is one of those games. The game where you actually believe in the adventure, where you actually feel yourself inside this world. It's a tale that goes on for a great period of time and makes you savour every single momment of it. And in the end. After dedication, amazing gameplay, character interaction. It's one of those rare games

Where you do not want the story to end.


And who wouldn't really? This game is a jewel. This game is EVERYTHING you could ever possibly want. Lemme explain it to you.

A bit of background. First of all this game was made by one guy. Dean Dodrill. Keep that in mind when I go on and say he spent four complete years on this project.

Very dedicated guy for the content he made. I assure you.

And I assure you. There is going to be more. Judging by the story content and every bit of plot it throws at you. Along with the confirmation of the developper. There is going to be more someday. Not now. But someday.

Why am I excited? Here are my thoughts during the entire gameplay.

The first thing you see when oppening the game are the graphics. A luscious rain falls on the background and as soon as you begin the game you realise something really, REALLY cool. (Sidenote This port on Computer really adapts itself well for an Xbox port. If my memory doesn't fail me you can plug an Xbox controller if you wish. But why would you do that when the Pc settings are so well ported?),

The game is hand drawn. In fact. EVERYTHING is hand drawn and well colored. The colors are flashy and memorable, including the amazing shade of blue your main character has. Every landscapes from plants to creatures to other characters, buildings. All of it is hand drawn.

It's nuts. Every thing Was designed for it to be absolutely Stunning making me gaze in awe and wonder like a 10 year old a couple of times. So when it comes to quality. It is heartwarming.
I love it. and it makes me think alot about Child Of Light and Rayman Origins which are both great.

So you begin this game and the game throws you this simple almost fairy tale like story.

You are Dust, A cloaked and straw-hat wearing swordman who has woken up in the forest, alone, who can't remember his own path, and his guided by a magical sword accross the land to repel the evil racist millitary campaign of General Gaius. And so you take on the fight along with your trusty Nimbat sidekick named Fidget to both save the land and remember who you are in the proccess.

Recapped like that it, sounds like absolute cheese. But it's not. I assure you that this very basic and simple plot holds a lot more within it than you could think. You end up caring a lot towards both the main characters within the story. Your partner, Fidget, looking very similar to Daxter from the Jak series, probably has the most adorable and well thought personality that I have ever seen. Her voice her comments her attitude, everything about this side kick is incredibly adorable. And she actually helps you along the way by providing you some of the best attacks in the game when combined with the sword making you feel like she is actually really useful. Something rare from a sidekick.

The story is one of those fairy tale stories that are meant to keep you enchanted along the way. And I absolutely love it.

The gameplay works as a 2D beat em all type of games with a, although lacking in numbers, selection of very useful combos meant for every situation. As all the combos are worth using, you do not really feel the need to add any other combos into it. There is also a great parry system included which you need to use well in order to beat certain monsters.

You also gain experience and money outside of combat allowing you to level the stats of your main character and buy items and equipments. Defeating ennemies allows you to gain ingredients from them for you to combine and create stronger weapons, rings and armor making it for a constant character progression as you wander the land.

Quests are given to you giving your new locations and purposes to do things in exchange of very very useful rewards. Some of these quests are absolutely crazy with good ideas (The box quest being one of my favorite).

Outside of combat. It is an exploration game very similar to Metroid. You search the land for secrets the map is separated into rooms and your characters gains new abillities as you advance making you feel this constant progression.

Level designs are stunning. When I said you explore the land. You EXPLORE the land. With all of it's hazards you go through forests, plains, cavers, mountains, tundra's, ghost house's, volcanoes. Giving you a lot of variety for level exploration and enviromental hazards like poisonous mushrooms and spikes, mines, avalanches, lava. Making it just a jolly good ride all the way.

I cannot find a single flaw in the gameplay except for the higher difficulties setting.

Those are only minor nitpicks. For example. Hardest difficulty setting, you are zero invincibility frames and hazards are increased in frequency. (Like poison mushrooms spraying on the floor more frequently). It makes certain environment hazard a complete atrocious pain and almost a difficulty spike in certain areas as the hazards are just shooting everywhere (You will see once you reach the cave level on the hardest setting). Another example would be that if you fell in a pile of lava. There is a good chance that on the harder difficulty setting you might get stuck endlessly in lava due to you having no invincibility frames making it a pain when.

SPOILER

Fighting the last boss in a volcano filled with instant killing lava where as in a lower difficulty setting, you could easily jump away after getting lava-burned.

END OF SPOILER.

That's a very small nitpick though. The rest of the game is mighty fine and challenging in the other difficulties making it an amazing experience all the way through.

And yes. For a beat em up. The game is 20 hours long on average. Which is almost twice as long than a usual beat em up.

Did i say this game was made by one person?

Should I really tell you if it's good or not? From what I said above, this game is an absolute godsend made out of gold and pristine quality.

It was so good I did not want it to end.

How many games have ever given you this feeling of pure commitment?

It is one of the rare games I will never forget and treasure in my heart forever.

So in recap

Pros:

Amazing hand drawn graphic almost shimmering you blind with their beauty.
Great combat gameplay with crafting and a level up system making you feel progress all the way through.
Metroid/Catlevania exploration to the finest degrees rewarding you with both upgrades and easter eggs.
Fidget.
Very in depth story overall that starts off pretty slow and cheesy and slowly escalates into something great.
Fidget.
Fidget.
It's only 15$ while it could easily top alot of triple A 60$ titles on the market.
20 hours long gameplay which is a great bargain for only 15$.
Great finale along with a certainty of a sequel (More Fidget) in the future.

Cons:
Unforgiving environmental hazards at higher difficulty.
A sort of slow and cheesy start when it comes to story telling (Gets way better after a while)
Boss fights are a little deceiving but great nonetheless.

Other than that, It is pure gold and I recommend you to buy it for yourself. Buy it as a gift for your friends. Support Dean Dodrill (He deserves all the praises in the world). I can't tell you how much this game has claimed such a cozy spot in my heart. Probably one of my favorite games of all time.

So get this game.
You will love it i assure you.
You will play this game gazing upong it's amazing story and gameplay. Laughing in joy.
And will slowly reach the end of your journey and more and more you will feel this anguish building up inside you.
And mutter.
I don't want this tale to end.
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7.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 27 dicembre 2014
Dust is a great game. The whole cutsy animated look isn't really something I'm used to so there's moments where I'm thinking "Wow that's really overly cutsy borderline furry" lol like the Figet character whos your sidekick in combat throughout the game, but the game has a very deep and rich story with a tremendous amount of voice over content. There's a lot of talks with characters in the game and the way Dust doesn't remember anything makes for a very rich and engaging story where you are constantly discovering in pieces what hes about and what your purpose in the games story is. It's the kind of deep story that most games lack now days.

The learn as you start playing way they teach the mechanics of the game is also very well done. All of the little tutorial tips as I learned new moves actually displayed the name of the button that I had remapped certain actions to instead of a preset default key mapping. I was glad to see that the game knew I'd changed primary and secondary fire and correctly displayed it when guiding me through, most games fall short with this but not Dust. This game really has a very polished and good feel to it.

The combat is great hack and slash fun and the secondary fire with the ability to add in extra damage from Figets ability gives it some fun choices that work better for certain enemies. Overall this is a definite must buy for anyone who likes a good hack and slash game. Cutsy animation that some may hesitate at but if you want a taste of that hack and slash fun and the deep story I mentioned just watch the video trailer on the Steam Store page here and it's clear that this game is standing above most other games in its class.
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46.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 7 dicembre 2014
An unforgettable trip through a fairy world, with lovable characters, and an extremely addictive gameplay. A must-have! :'3
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19.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 5 gennaio
Frankly, this game got me back into gaming, after only a few hours of playing it. But now that I've finished it, and am on the way to 111%, I think I can give a fair and balanced review, apart from the fact that I love it.


This game is a modern classic. As everyone else has said, there's a lot of metriod-vania aspects to the game. And the platforming reminds me exactly of the first rayman game ;p. Especially dem floating platforms. Oh boy, some of those levels in Rayman 1 ♥♥♥♥♥♥ me off so much....anyway, I digress.

The gameplay elements are very polished, if a little simple. The RPG elements fit in nicely with the rest of the game.
The controls are surprisingly good and responsive. If you keep dying, it's not the games fault. You just aren't very good at it.

The story..alright, it's pretty predictable, and cheesy at times, but I liked it. So that *obviously* means it was good. If you go for only the story, it's a short game, but still fun.

Oh, and the visuals, soundtrack, sound effects? ...perfect. I've heard plenty of people complain about the voice acting, but I thought it fitted in well with the game. Maybe that's just me though.

I can't say much that is bad about this game, because I genuinely can't think of much to say. I would point out that there are some repetitive parts, but I didn't find the whole thing repetitive, because every stage looks so beautiful and usually a new element is added for each new area.

All in all, this has to be my one of my favourite games on steam. Certainly worth $15, and if you get it cheaper, it's a steal.

I won't give a numerical rating, but know this; I highly doubt you'll regret getting this game.




Sounds like the review is over, eh? But the scrolly thing isn't at the bottom. Yes, there is more to come, but feel free to ignore it.



This game is good, and can I just say, if you genuinely think it's a fault that the characters are anthros, please read on, and wake up.

Why does this bother you? It doesn't mean it's a furry game. That's like saying rachet and clank is a furry game. Does noone else think this adds an extra charm to the game? Imagine this game, or ratchet and clank if all the characters had been human. Alright, it wouldn't have ruined the game, but I reckon it wouldn't have been as fun.

So please...just accept a brilliant game for what it is.
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