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Dust: An Elysian Tail
8.7 out of 10

Dust: An Elysian Tail

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Overall 8
8.0

Dust: An Elysian Tail

True achievements
29 October 2015
  • Conclusion: Playing on Tough difficulty seems a little too hard at the beginning, but if you are smart when spending your money and upgrading you'll have a powerful enough hero to pull it off.
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Overall 9
8.5

Expert Review

Destructoid
1 October 2012
  • Summary: Impressive effort with a few noticeable problems holding it back. Won't astound everyone, but is worth most people's time and cash. How we score: The Destructoid Reviews Guide
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

Snackbar Games
13 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Dust takes an old formula and adds just enough into it to make this one of the top XBLA releases of the year. If you’re looking for something new, this is definitely worth a look.
  • Pros: Lush art style, great mechanics design
  • Cons: Gated areas stifle flow
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Overall 7
6.8
Gameplay 7
6.5
Looks 8
7.5

Dust: An Elysian Tail (X360) - Review

VGChartz
3 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Dust has amnesia, an unfortunate occurrence for any man-dog hybrid but one that happens surprisingly often in the dangerous world of fictional heroes. He is soon assailed by a flying cat (a Nimbat) and a talking sword, before being told that he has to do something - save villagers, the world, baby...
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Overall 10
9.5

Dust: An Elysian Tail

Auracore MediaWorks
2 September 2012
  • Summary: Welcome to Falana, beautiful home of killer fuzzy animals, with magic!
  • Pros: Interesting story, fun gameplay, 'intelligent' hack and slash mechanics, beautiful graphics, pretty cool soundtrack and the ability to seduce you into complete absorption with the game.
  • Cons: No new game plus, missing an achievement, some secondary characters look clunky in the game.
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Overall 8
8.0

Dust: An Elysian Tail – Review (xbla)

mature-gaming.com
31 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Let’s be honest about this. Reviewing something like Dust: An Elysian Tail should be a pain in the neck. Owing to the fact that it has been designed and developed largely by one man – a chap named Dean Dodrill – and has taken more than three years to get off the ground, any criticisms levelled...
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 10
9.5
Sound 10
9.5

Dust: An Elysian Tail Review (XBLA Summer of Arcade)

Gamers Daily News
27 August 2012
  • Summary: A game packed with stunning art, excellent sound, interesting story and great gameplay. Extremely well done.
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Overall 9
8.5

XBLA Review - 'Dust: An Elysian Tail'

WorthPlaying
24 August 2012
  • Summary: Dust: An Elysian Tail is a 2D side-scrolling action role-playing video game.
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Overall 8
8.0

Dust: An Elysian Tail (Xbox360)

EL33TONLINE
24 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Dust has a bit of a problem. Not only does he not remember who he is and where he belongs, but his only guides to the truth are an ancient talking sword called ‘Ahrah’ and its slightly fickle, slightly strange and slightly aggressive guardian, Fidget the Nimbat (a Nimbat is a flying, talking...
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Overall 8
8.1
Design 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Storyline 8
7.9

Dust: An Elysian Tail

GameTrailers
22 August 2012
  • Excerpt: The first thing you’ll notice about Dust: An Elysian Tail is how strikingly rendered its world is. Few games so effortlessly evoke the dreamy texture of an animated film. The next thing that’ll jump out at you is just how effusive its cast of anthropomorphic animals is.
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