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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"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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Recenzje

"... 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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O tej grze

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

Wymagania systemowe

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
Pomocne recenzje klientów
8 z 9 osób (89%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
36.7 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 19 października, 2014
Dobra metroidvania z bardzo dobrą fabuła
W grze wcielamy się w Dusta, który obudził się na środku lasu z amnezją. Brzmi sztampowo prawda? Ale ten motyw ma racjonalny sens w fabule, a nie tylko dostał w głowkę z gazrurki. Zaraz po tym poznajemy jego gadający miecz - Abrah i jego strażniczkę - nimbata Fidget. Dust w celu poznania swojej toższamości udaje się do pobliskiej wioski, a następnie ratuje świat. No dobra tak pompatycznie nie jest, bo cel Dusta jest znacznie skromniejszy - dotarcie i zabicie osoby, która odpowiada za prześladowanie pewnej rasy. Dostępne są również misje poboczne, w których m.in. zdobędziemy śnieg dla dziecka, odnalezienie sympatii ze zniszczonego miasta i wiele innych (jest ich około 20). Fabuła i postacie są bardzo ciekawe i stanowią tą mocniejszą stronę gry, oprócz pięknej grafiki i antropomorficznych postacii, jeśli ktoś nie jest futrzakiem. Zakończenie gry satysfakcjonuje i trzyma poziom.
Elizyjska przygoda, a właściwie ogon to nie tylko opowieść, lecz również rozgrywka, która stoi na wysokim poziomie, ale nie jest idealna. Zacznijmy od początku. Dust: An Elysian Tail to Beat'em Up, w konwencji Metroidvanii, z dodatkiem elementów RPG. Do dyspozycji mamy cios zwykły, specjalny, do kombosów, skok i moc Fidget, która z połączeniem naszego specjalnego ataku wprawie pociski w ruch i zwiększa obrażenia. Pomiędzy lokacjami możemy się dowolnie przemieszczać, poukrywanych jest sporo skarbów, a do niektórych dostęp odblokujemy uzyskując nową umiejętność. Zabijąc naszych oponentów dostajemy doświadczenie, za które ulepszamy jedną z naszych czterech umiejętności: życie, obrażenia, obrona i moc Fidgeta. Z przeciwników wypadają także przedmioty, z których możemy wykonać lepsza zbroje, ulepszenie do miecza, naszyjnik i pierścień, albo po prostu kupić, lub jeśli lubimy eksploracje znaleźć.
Muzyka jest bardzo dobra.
Wracając do wad: największa jest trudność rozgrywki. Raz jest trudno, potem robi się łatwo i tak dalej. Kolejnym minusem są też takie sobie elementy platformowe.
Gra otrzymuje ode mnie 8.5/10.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
5 z 5 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
13.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 28 listopada, 2014
Dawno już tak świetnie się nie bawiłem jak przy Dust: An Elysian Tail.
Przepiękna grafika, dynamiczna rozgrywka.
Dwoma słowami - Fantastyczna gra
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
3 z 3 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
15.0 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 20 grudnia, 2014
Legendary game 9/10
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
2 z 2 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
6.3 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 25 stycznia
Naprawde dobra gra . Dużo lokacji i rodzajów przeciwników . Możliwość automatycznego rozdawania punktów statystyk przydatan dla mniej doświadczonych graczy. Serdecznie polecam
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
1 z 1 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
16.7 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 12 lutego
Sometimes everything is not enough
Budzisz się na polanie w środku lasu, nie pamiętasz zupełnie nic...
Wiele było gier rozpoczynających się amnezją głównego bohatera, jednak na palcach jednej ręki mogę wyliczyć te, w których wspomniany motyw nie jest jedynie pójściem na łatwiznę. Z pełnym przekonaniem zaliczam Dust: an Elysian Tail do ich grona.
Fabuła potrafi głęboko wciągnąć człowieka. Choć momentami dość przewidywalna, potrafi też zaskoczyć, czego najważniejszym przykładem jest zwrot akcji powiązany (a jakże) z tożsamością Dusta.
Oprócz głównej linii, dostępne są oczywiście questy poboczne. Zazwyczaj oparte są one o klasyczny motyw przynieś/zanieś/zabij, jednak w przyjemnej otoczce fabularnej, nie zawsze kończąc się tak, jakbyśmy się spodziewali. Mistrzostwem jest zadanie z pudełkiem, zdecydowanie warto się z nim zapoznać.
Have you seen the screen? He just goes vwooshzheeooshzoozoosh!
Ponieważ gra jest przedstawicielem Metroidvanii ważnym jej elementem powinnien być system walki. Jest on z pewnością prosty do nauki, dostarcza wielu ciekawych ruchów, a wywoływany nader często kontrolowany chaos dostarcza czystej przyjemności.
Z drugiej strony, na zdecydowaną większość przeciwników wystarcza stosować jedno kombo, a nieliczne wyjątki sprowadzają się do parowania ciosu i wyprowadzania kontry (potrafiące blokować Trolki) lub ataku dystansowego (unikający konfrontacji Necromancerzy).
Mimo wszystko, po odrzuceniu chęci pójścia na łatwiznę, gdy zacząłem wykorzystywać wszystkie dostępne ataki, gra stała się zdecydowanie przyjemniejsza w odbiorze.
Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust.
Żeby przeciwnicy nie starli nas w proch i w pył, dobrze byłoby podnosić swoje umiejętności. Z tego też powodu w grze znajduje się namiastka rozwoju postaci oraz prosty, chociaż jest to moim zdaniem najsłabiej wykonany element.
Do dyspozycji mamy cztery cechy (piątą, jaką jest szczęście, podnosimy jedynie dzięki przedmiotom). Niby wszystko w porządku... jednak poziom cech może różnić się maksymalnie o 4 punkty, co znacznie ogranicza wolność. Bardzo rzadko znajdziemy się w sytuacji wyboru, np. czy bardziej zależy nam na większej obronie, czy ataku.
Wrażenie to potęguje fakt, że większość przedmiotów wzmacnia statystyki liniowo - gdy znajdziemy nowy, będzie on albo lepszy, albo gorszy od dotychczasowego - znów brak jakichkolwiek dylmatów.
I remember everything, and it changes nothing
Pomimo wymienionych wad, gra jest dla mnie perełką. Jej oprawa wizualna jak i dźwiękowa wystarczyłyby do podniesienia oceny o całe dwa oczka, a dodając do tego wciągającą fabułę, postacie, których ciężko nie polubić oraz mimo wszystko przyjemny system walki, z czystym sumieniem wystawiam ocenę 8/10. A jeśli ktoś lubi klimat Piasków Czasu, Dwóch Tronów i Bastionu, niech doda jedno oczko do oceny.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
1 z 1 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
30.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 31 stycznia
Dust 2 hope!!! :)
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
1 z 1 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
20.3 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 14 grudnia, 2014
Short Review.
It has great plot, amazing soundtrack, and lovely graphics style. Fighting style is satisfying (a little bit repeatable though). Upgrade and inventory systems are made well. It runs ok, major no bugs.

Overall - just great game, highly recommended :)
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
2 z 3 osób (67%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
22.3 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 25 października, 2014
Początkowo, jak widziałem recenzję tej gry w magazynie CDA marzyłem, żeby trafiła na PC. To wydarzenie stąło się faktem, zaś w produkcji urzekło mnie kilka elementów. Po pierwsze to pięknie rysowana grafika, do tego dochodzą jeszcze zróżnicowane lokacje. Po drugie bardzo interesująca fabuła, zaczyna się od amnezji głównego bohatera, ale później historia nabiera rumieńców. Po trzecie myślałem, że to gra z platformową z piękną oprawą, ale tak naprawdę to gra akcji z elementami RPG, mamy tutaj questy do wykonania , tworzenie i zbieranie przedmiotów oraz podnoszenie statystyk naszego herosa.

Po czwarte podoba mi się to, że do niektórych skarbów i miejsc dotrzemy po zdobyciu określonych umiejętności, np. po lianach nie wspiniemy się, jeśli nie uzyskaliśmy my jej w określonej lokacji. Wsponę tej o całkiem miła dla ucha muzyce, w dodatku jeśli chodzi o ratowanie przyjaciół (pozycja w statystykach gry) widać ewidetnie, że twórcy puszczają oko do innych produkcji niezależnych, takich, jak Super Meat Boy lub Bastion. Poza tym to jedna z nielicznych gier, gdziem iałem ochotę zrobić wszystko na 100%. Przyczepię się tylko do poziomu trudności, na pozmie normalnym miejscami jest za łatwa, a czasem trudność walka nagle wzrasta, jednakże gra jest na tyle wciągająca, że z pewnością ją przejdę na wyższym poziomie trudności.

Dla mnie osobiście to 10/10 - ta pozycja pownna być wyznacznikiem dla innych twórców, jak twozyć dobre gry akcji. Szczerze polecam, najlepiej Dust'a dorwać w pewnym bundlu, na allegro powinni cię znaleźć oferty bez problemu.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
165 z 175 osób (94%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
36.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 5 listopada, 2014
Before I start, I have to say something, if you're looking for some short review of this game, this is probably not the right place to search but I'd like to encourage you to read those "few" words I have in my mind for quite some time.

The game itself is a work of art, a masterpiece, practically made by one man who just wanted to show and share his story, it took him almost 4 years to make it real. It's not just a simple platform/slasher game with a pinch of RPG. This game gives you what AAA games don't, when you play it, it stays in your mind and your heart for a long time, you just can't stop thinking about main characters and their quest until you turn this game on again. Then, after 15-20 hours of playing which is a very long time for an indie game, the end comes leaving us with emptiness and one thought in mind... why it had to end so "quickly"?

But that's enough of my jabbering, lets talk about the structure of this game.

The playthrough gives you a lot of pleasure, both of fighting hundreds of enemies and of finding well-hidden secrets or collecting your "friends". You can reach some of them only before the final bossfight, which is a great opportunity to backtrack a little and find out what we missed during our journey. Exploring the world isn't something that the game force you to do so, you just want to do it yourself. Why? Because the environment is just marvelous.

A hand-made graphics and backgrounds are one of the biggest advantages of this production because it looks like a fairy tale that you can live in. You can explore it and admire such a fantastic and well-planned world. Every single location has its own charm and atmospfere without any unneccessary elements that could distruct us. Literally, every little piece of it is in the right place.

Of course this game has some flaws and bugs but it just doesn't matter when you're experiencing such a wonderful adventure.

And lets say something about it. You can't say a bad word about the main plot, if that was a movie, the author would definitely receive an oscar for it. The enjoyable mixture of both main and side quests gives you a wide range of every known and unknown feelings human ever had. I'd like to say it that way... from happines to sadness with sorrow and anger along the way in only 10 seconds.

Let me say something about soundtrack too. Maybe while beating opponents to death, it's hard to pay attention to music playing in the background but when we stop slaughtering everything around, it's nice to hold on for a second, watch the view and listen to those wonderful tracks. This music is magic and it fits perfectly but listening to it without playing Dust is as much pleasurable. Ideal for a quiet, alone night with a cup of tea...

And at the end... what about the fighting system? At the beginning you might think that simple sword-swinging combined with jumping isn't going to drag your interest for a long, even if it looks astonishing, but during the game we can find various of unique moves and techniques that can provide new ways of making incredible hit-combos up to 1000 hits!

There's much more I would like to say about this game but no amount of simple words can express the way I feel after playing this, for me prefect at any aspect, game. I hope my review will give you a proper answer to the question: "Is this game's worth playing?"

And one last thing, you may think that 15 euro for this game is a little to much and you may be right, you can just buy it in a bundle or wait for a discount but... this game is worth much more... 15 euro is nothing for such an experience like this that not many games can give you, really, honestly.

Thanks for your time and have fun, you'll have it, that's for sure.
(and sorry for possible mistakes in this text)
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
41 z 44 osób (93%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
22.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 20 października, 2014
Dust: An Elysian Tail is an awesome action platformer! The story in this game is just fantastic... I felt excitement, compassion... and I even dropped a tear! (As far as I know, only 1 other game made me cry). The feelings are really strong in this game. There's way more to the game then just the story though! The platforming is good and the combat is fine. The art is simply amazing and the music is extremely good also!

I can't believe i've stopped playing about 1 hour in when I bought this game back in 2013. I came back to it just a few days ago and I had to play it until the end when I really got into the story. I've finished the game way past bedtime...

I actually really like the item system and character stats. You have to put your skill gems where you want your strength to be and it affects how you will play the game. I love finding new materials and crafting items too, it's quite simple, but well done. The metroid-style layout of the map is very enjoyable and the numerous save points makes the game a non-frustating experience.

Honestly, apart for some aspects of the combat (such as no food cooldown and clunky movement during melee strikes) and the game only taking 13 hours to 100%, this game is perfect. I would recommend anyone to purchase this game if you want a good story and an amazing game in general!
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
154 z 224 osób (69%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 8 osób ta recenzja jest zabawna
0.7 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 23 listopada, 2014
castlevania but with furries

how could you go wrong with that
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
36 z 39 osób (92%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
26.1 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 1 listopada, 2014
Dust: An Elysian Tail...

To be honest, I only bought the game due to the viusals on the previews. Those alone seemed to be amazing and played a decisive factor. At first, given all the reviews, I was a bit sceptycal. I was afraid that it would be an over hyped game by the community and in the end it would something bland. Fortunately, it wasnt the case.

So the big plus on Dust:
+ amazing visuals (except cut scenes - those appear to be from early free flash games)
+ cool combat system. Amazingly fluid!
+ cool soundtrack
+ interesting level construction
+ Easy to play and to master
+ gameplay length just right

The bad:
- Story is rather generic (it has a couple of twists, but nothing unseen before or trully unpredictable)
- may become repetitive at times
- can´t seem to skip some cut-scenes.
- perhaps a "nightmare" mode should be considered

I think those minus can even be neglected / forgotten given the quality of the game. I can imagine myself playing it over again in a couple of years time.

I had fun playing this game. I took my time to make my character quite strong (I think I was level 50 - 52 when I finished the game. I had a lot of fun in some levels, and loved the final boss battle. I have finished the game, recovered my last save, gained a couple of levels only to play the final boss battle again.

I thought that the game could be a bit more difficult. Appart from a couple of situations that were actually tricky, you can almost go through the whole game without actually feeling that you are in an eminent risk of dying. However, this is a dream game at every level for a younger audiance.

My recommendation - get the game and play it. You will often find it on steam sales w 75% discount (I have seen it like that 3 or 4 times until decided that I should buy it), but after playing it, I feel that the full price would be a fair deal.

Hope the analysis was useful for all the undecided.

Cheers,
Latinnus
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
31 z 38 osób (82%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
40.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 22 listopada, 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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Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
23 z 25 osób (92%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
19.5 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 11 stycznia
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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18 z 21 osób (86%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
10.5 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 19 listopada, 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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25 z 35 osób (71%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
17.1 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 28 października, 2014
>Furries

Ok. That's out of the way.

What I liked:
+Background Design
+Music and Sound Effects
+Combat* and Control
+Level Design

*Combat feels good but is ultimately pretty shallow. I played on hardcore my first time and by the endgame I was feeling like the game wants you to abuse the Dust Storm and lightning too much. The few combos that are in the game aren't super flashy and the dust storm outshines them really early unless you ignore Fidget and don't craft rings. The dodge ability could have been soley on the right stick and the triggers could've been freed up to modify combos and give some more variety.

What I disliked:
-Character design
-Story is nothing special
-Voice Acting*
-The ♥♥♥♥ing poison shooting plants in Chapter 2 (Seriously ♥♥♥♥ you)

*I actually didn't mind Fidget at all. My issue here might be more with dialog writing than acting. Some of Dust's lines are stupidly edgy and overly dramatic. And the country bumpkin Mudpot people annoyed me a little too. Again that might be a writing issue. I felt a lot of the voices and characters were just fine barring these few.

Overall Dust is a very solid game that I would recommend to fans of action platformers or Metroid style exploration. Made 95% by one dude, it's impressive that a game of this length and scope turned out as well as it did.
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16 z 20 osób (80%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
11.1 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 25 listopada, 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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12 z 16 osób (75%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
21.5 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 26 października, 2014
One of the best platformers you can get on PC and it's made by 1 person (if you don't count soud designers & Voice actors)

Right when you jump in, you'll have a hard time believing that only 1 person could create this game, and this feeling will last till the end of the game. It's beautiful hand-drawn world that you are going to fall in love with.
You are playing as Dust, which is a boy that can't quite remember who he is or how he ended up where he is right now, shortly his swords begins to talk to him, but it's not going to reveal much. And after that, you are going to meet your sidekick fidget. She can be a bit annoying but it's a cute character that's making the game more interesting. She is not there just for the heck of it, she is a guardian of the sword your hero weilds and she decides to follow you if you are not going to retur the sword and in fact, she proves to be useful on your jurney.

The combat is flawless, fluid and responsive. Even tho there's alot to do, you'll be right at home with the mechanics. you are not only going to be killing stuff with your sword, you are going to learn some magic too and that's where fidget is going to proof useful to you. She cast it, you make it better. It's as simple as that.

You are going to be picking up some loot and coins alog the way, it's a RPG game after all complete with vendors and some crafting. While you can't craft yourself, you are going to meet a blacksmith, that's going to craft you whatever she can, you'll just have to find the resources and pay a fee. In the end, the gear can change how you play and what bonuses your character is going to have. You are also leveling up and each level you get to choose what stat are you going to increase.

You get quests as well as side quests and each is unique in its own way. I'd suggest you to complete every single one, it's worth your time. You can also find challanging places in the wrold. You have to complete certain challanges in them (run through an area fast and destroy all targets).

The story is easy to follow and yet it's great. You may think that you know who your character is after a while, but in the end it's all quite different and surprising. Each character have its own individuality, which makes it even better.

The music is one of the most important aspects of any game for me and here it's outstanding. I love the soundtrack, it's memorable and is making the game even better! I guarantee you are not going to be disapointed.

I 100% the game and I would play it again, any time! It's full of nice references from other games that don't get in the way. It's working great with both a controller (it's ported from xbox after all) and keyboard. The PC port is one of the best ports out there, some major AAA devs could learn a thing or two (I am not kidding).
If you like platformers and you don't own this game yet, for the love of god get it! It's well worth the 14€
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8 z 10 osób (80%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
23.1 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 17 grudnia, 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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6 z 7 osób (86%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
7.7 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 27 grudnia, 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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