Dustforce PSN Review: Proof that video games can even make cleaning fun
29 April 2014
Excerpt: When Dustforce originally launched on the PC back in 2012, it garnered a lot of comparisons to Super Meat Boy . Personally, I've always felt that it's worthy of its own praise, because while it's certainly a challenging 2D platformer, it goes in a stylistically different direction from a lot of the games in the genre.
Summary: Dustforce is a work of art. A beautiful, infuriatingly challenging work of art. With a great soundtrack to boot! It will be released on Steam on January 17th for the low price of $10. Whether you’re a masochistic Super Meat Boy fan waiting for the next game to eat away your life, a fan of platformers, or just someone who enjoys nice looking games, you are in for a treat.
Excerpt: Seeing as how we’re faced with another small game drought, as no big developer or publisher wants to release titles this close to the beginning of the year, Hitbox Team has decided to trump the trend and has just deployed Dustforce on the PC. The game focuses on a team of four janitors that need to navigate all sorts of environments that are filled with different kinds of debris.
Excerpt: Dust and grime surround us. Every day, they collect atop coffee tables and in forgotten kitchen corners, but no more. In Dustforce, it's time to fight back. Filth falls before four acrobatic janitors--each equal parts ninja and handyman. Their world is built on speed and has you building momentum while sweeping away patches of leaves and battling waste-covered foes.
Pros: Challenging platforming for all skill levels, Entrancing soundtrack, Tons of stages to unlock, Leaderboards let you watch others' replays.
Cons: Some features lack basic explanation, A few performance issues.
Excerpt: The rock-hard platformer has enjoyed something of a renaissance in recent months, thanks largely to a blossoming indie scene, and Dustforce is the latest entry in this gleefully painful subgenre. And, yes, it is difficult and you will die. This is a game about perfection through repetition, and you'll repeat Dustforce's few dozen levels so often it's not uncommon to be walloped with a powerful sense of déjà vu.
Conclusion: In the PC title Dustforce by Hitbox Team it's up to you to clean up the world...make that four worlds. Specifically, a Forest, Mansion, City and Laboratory. The dirt and flith is so bad that it's starting to put up a fight and it's up to you to fight back as one of four super-parkor hopping janitors. You use various skills including leaps, air jumps, dashes, and combo attacks to clean as much of the world as you can with as much finesse as possible.