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Cladun: This Is an RPG

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Cladun: This is an RPG (PSP) - Review

VGChartz
28 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Once upon a time, video games were dominated by 8-bit graphics. You would be remiss if you think that time is now. A renaissance of the 8-bit way of life has been occurring over the past year, however, with 8-bit graphics and a return to old-school gameplay showing us that retro is in fashion again. The classic dungeon crawler has now received this treatment from NIS in Cladun: This is an RPG for the PlayStation Portable.
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Overall 9
8.5

Come Along For The Grind

TotalPlayStation.com
26 October 2010
  • Conclusion: Cladun really helps to broaden the appeal of the PSP by giving players a 40 hour game with small levels to help solidify the portable experience. Multiplayer isn't really a huge selling point, but the game will have your attention for hours on end.
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Overall 9
9.0

PSP Review – Cladun: This is an RPG!

PlayStation LifeStyle
11 October 2010
  • Summary: ClaDun, as the title suggests, is an RPG. More specifically it is a dungeon crawling retro-inspired action RPG from NIS America. An awesome one. ClaDun is all about the dungeon crawling. Think of it as a fusion of a Zelda-like RPG with a Rogue-like dungeon crawler. Mix in some portable-friendly, bite-sized gameplay, add a few pinches of customization and cover it with a deliciously retro sauce and you have a winner of a game.
  • Pros: + Retro feel, modern appeal., + Deep, customizable “Magic Circle” party system., + Minimal but amusing story.
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Overall 8
7.5

What did I do to deserve this RPG, my lords?

Game Revolution
5 October 2010
  • Conclusion: In the style of Disgaea meets Neutopia (or The Legend of Zelda , if you know that one better) with a visual style copied borrowed from Half-Minute Hero and What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? , ClaDun is a very customizable RPG (the name is truth in advertising!) where all you have to start is a stick and the clothes on your back, left to defend yourself... and your bossy best friend, Pudding . She's the reason you're in this predicament as it is.
  • Pros: Deep RPG at $20!, Little barrier to entry, Deep hero customization, Create your own characters, Cool pixel-art style, Dungeons are usually short, straightforward
  • Cons: Endings are okay, credits are long, Multi-player is there, but broken
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ClaDun: This is an RPG!

Game Revolution
5 October 2010
  • Excerpt: What did I do to deserve this RPG, my lords? In the style of Disgaea meets Neutopia (or The Legend of Zelda , if you know that one better) with a visual style copied borrowed from Half-Minute Hero and What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? , ClaDun is a very customizable RPG (the name is truth in advertising!) where all you have to start is a stick and the clothes on your back, left to defend yourself... and your bossy best friend, Pudding .
  • Pros: Deep RPG at $20!, Little barrier to entry, Deep hero customization, Create your own characters, Cool pixel-art style, Endings are okay, credits are long, Multi-player is there, but broken
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Overall 8
7.5
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 7
6.5
Sound 7
6.5

Cladun: This is an RPG Review (PSP)

Gamers Daily News
30 September 2010
  • Summary: This is not for those that want a quick hack and slash or run and gun experience. There is depth here and to fully appreciate the game you will need to dig into it and find what makes it special. If you want storyline, control over character progression, and other more standard RPG elements you need to look elsewhere.
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Original-Gamer
28 September 2010
Overall 9
8.8

Cladun: This is an RPG!

Playstation Illustrated
26 September 2010
  • Excerpt: Cladun: This is an RPG! is the latest entry in the growing line-up of retro-homage parody games. Like 3D Dot Game Heroes or Retro Game Challenge , Cladun takes genre conventions (in this case, RPGs) and treats then with equal parts homage and outright parody. Cladun manages to look great and not so great at the same time. Following other retro-styled games, Cladun uses throwback, sprite-based visuals similar to what you'd expect to see in 16-bit era games.
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Review: Cladun: This is an RPG (Sony PSP)

Diehard GameFAN
24 September 2010
  • Summary: Cladun: This is an RPG is definitely just that. There’s no bait and switch here. What you’ll be getting for your $19.99 is a game that is light on storytelling and characterization, but what little there is manages to be whimsical and charming. The game is definitely not a pretty one by today’s graphical standards, but don’t judge a game by appearances as the engine is arguably the deepest I’ve ever seen in an action RPG.
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Overall 8
7.5

Expert Review

GamingNexus
21 September 2010
  • Conclusion: ClaDun - This is an RPG! is an unapologetic tribute to the great games of the 8-bit era. Some of the charm may be lost on today's new-school gamer, but to those who know their gaming history ClaDun will bring back some fond memories. Don't let this PSN exclusive title pass you by.
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