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Dust: An Elysian Tail
8.7 out of 10

Dust: An Elysian Tail

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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 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 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 10
9.5
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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
9.0

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust.

Game Debate
21 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Dust: An Elysian Tail is a platform RPG video game by Humble Hearts, apparently the pen name of a game designer named Dean Dodrill. The player takes control of a character called Dust who is accompanied by a flying Nimbat called Fidget and a talking magical sword.
  • Pros: Nice handdrawn graphics, Well paced story, Humours interactions
  • Cons: Some areas streched
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Overall 9
9.0

Dust: An Elysian Tail Review

ztgd.com
15 August 2012
  • Excerpt: It has been a long time coming, but the wait was most certainly worth it. Our full review of Dust.
  • Pros: + Gorgeous animation, + Combat is super slick, + Love the Metroidvania style, + Voice work/narrative surprisingly good
  • Cons: Health indicator, Crafting feels useless at times
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Overall 10
10

Dust: An Elysian Tail

BioGamer Girl
15 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Summer of Arcade 2012 has featured a stacked lineup of titles that have all managed to bring something special to Xbox LIVE Arcade and leave a lasting impression on the BioGamer Girl staff.
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Overall 9
9.0

Dust: An Elysian Tail

GamesRadar
13 August 2012
  • Excerpt: It was obvious, really: the next evolution of 2D action RPGs lies with cat people wielding talking swords. At first glance, Dust: An Elysian Tail may look like an action platformer intended strictly for children, due to the game’s potentially off-putting cartoon protagonists.
  • Pros: Intuitive, flowing combat, Excellent levels that encourage exploration, Playing non-stop to resolve the surprisingly stirring plot
  • Cons: How the Hardcore difficulty makes you feel like a wimp, Doesn’t last forever, That feeling when your friends walk in on you playing a game starring cartoon animal people
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Overall 9
9.0

Dust: An Elysian Tail review

GameZone
13 August 2012
  • Conclusion: To that, we say, well done, Dodrill. We just hope whatever comes next is equally as amazing, and we won't have to wait three-something years for it.
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Overall 10
9.5

Dust: An Elysian Tail

Gamer Limit
13 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Dust has been flying under the radar quite considerably for the past few years. Intiially slated to be an Xbox Live Indie title, it was eventually slated to be an Xbox Live release in 2011, only to be delayed into the Summer of Arcade in 2012.
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Overall 9
9.0

Dust: An Elysian Tail

one-gamer
27 February 2013
  • Conclusion: Thank you, Mr Dodrill, for bringing back fond memories of Don Bluth, Dogtanian and the C64 version of Samurai Warrior: The Battles of Usagi Yojimbo. Thanks for creating a cartoon world that's never sickly sweet, nor excessively doom-laden, and could exist outside the confines of a game - and,...
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