Summary: Dust: An Elysian Tail is both a combination of and a direct inspiration from any great platformer or hack and slasher you have ever played. For starters, this game is designed to be played on harder difficulty settings, if that gives you any idea of its appeal. This brings on more focus to light RPG elements, being equipment management and attribute advancement, while the rest relying solely on your skill.
Dust: An Elysian Tail Review: A Tale Worthy of Being Told
Jeremy Sturgill, Game Informer
18 April 2013
Summary: Is a man defined by his birth, or is a man defined by overcoming his birth? Dust is a 2D side-scrolling video game mash-up. Combining solid hack-and-slash gameplay with lite RPG elements and the platforming/backtracking commonly associated with games in the "Metroidvania" style, Dust is a love letter to the tried and true elements of games that we all know and love.
Summary: Score: 8.5 / 10 Dust: An Elysian Tail Xbox 360 Arcade Developer : Humble Hearts Publisher : Microsoft Studios Release Date : August 15th, 2012 Pros: Captivating art style Simple, fast hitting gameplay Plethora of collectibles and sidequests Cons: Boss encounters feel lacking Enemy variety grows stale until the latter half of the game You cannot judge a book by its cover, but it never hurts to have an eye-catching one.