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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 – Review (xbla)

mature-gaming.com
7 September 2013
  • 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 8
8.0

Dust: An Elysian Tail

True achievements
23 September 2012
  • Conclusion: NOTE: As of this review, player has achieved full completion in-game but is missing two achievements, both of which require a second playthrough. This note will be removed and review edited, if this changes and thoughts change over second playthrough.
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Overall 9
8.5

Dust: An Elysian Tail

Destructoid
22 September 2012
  • Summary: It has been a long, long time since Dust: An Elysian Tail first made itself known to the world. Simultaneously admired for its flowing cartoon animation and written off for being "that game for furries," Dean Dodrill's labor of love surprised many due to the fact that it was largely a one-man...
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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 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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Overall 8
8.0
Graphics 10
10
Sound 8
8.0
Storyline 8
8.0
Originality 6
6.0

Soul Meets Body

RPGamer
19 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Sometimes when we embark on a journey, we often don't know what we may be getting ourselves into. Whether it's a journey to places unknown or one of self-discovery, people often question their own motivations when they take a voyage into realms of the past.
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Overall 8
8.0

Dust: An Elysian Tail [Review] – Sparkling

IncGamers
17 August 2012
  • Summary: Arguably the best of this year's crop of Summer of Arcade games. Dust is a visually stunning love letter to gaming's past and a great Metroidvania game in its own right, and you shouldn't hesitate to pick it up.
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Overall 8
8.4
Graphics 9
9.4
Sound 7
7.0
Control 8
8.0
Addiction 8
8.4

Dust: An Elysian Tail Review

Cheat Code Central
16 August 2012
Overall 7
7.0

Dust: An Elysian Tail Review

G4
16 August 2012
  • Summary: Dust: An Elysian Tail is inconsistent, though the good tends to outweigh the bad. Missteps aside, the game is genuinely fun, and at the very least worth a try via demo. If nothing else, Dust offers an intriguing promise of things to come: if Mr.
  • Pros: Fluid, silky animation and vivid graphics bring an exceptional world to life, Combat system is simple, yet frenetic and fun, RPG elements are well-integrated and offer additional depth
  • Cons: Lack of depth can become repetitive near the end of the game, Plotting is uneven, and becomes a bit too heavy-handed, Certain artistic elements are of drastically lower quality than the rest of the game
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