The Short Pause staff reviews Humble Hearts' 2D, Metroid-vania, RPG platformer, Dust: An Elysian Tail. Despite lacking the challenge synonymous with the genre, Dust: An Elysian Tail still has enough redeeming qualities to warrant a recommendation.
Great game, just picked it up last night through PS +, the artwork is great and the gameplay is smooth and addictive.
You're absolutely right about the artwork and the gameplay. I do wish it was a bit harder though. Unlike the reviewer, I'm not a seasoned Metroid-vania veteran, and even I found it to be rather easy. I can understand why fans of that genre though would expect more of a challenge. Definitely worth picking up though.
I played it first on Normal difficulty, which was really quite easy, but then on my second playthrough I did it on the hardcore difficulty, and it was a massive difference. I was getting one shotted by several of the enemies, so you had to be really careful. This may not be the most imaginative way to increase difficulty (increase enemy health and damage), but it gave it a little of a dark souls feeling since I would be dying so often.
Yeah, I started on Hardcore and played it through on that. Really gave it a great challenge. :]
I just finished it last week. Regardless of other thoughts, a lot of props go out to Dean Dodrill for developing essentially the entire game (except some writing and sound).
If I remember correctly this game was created by just 1 guy, pretty amazing if you ask me.
wow didnt know that! I arrived today at chapter 4 great game!
I wouldn't usually look at this sort of game, but quite enjoying this....ps+ does it again
That is definitely a plus about...er...Plus. It gives subscribers the opportunity to experience a good game that may otherwise get looked over for the much bigger games. Even if it wasn't free, I'd pick this game up.
It's a great game and an easy platinum too.
Good game. I loved it on my 360.
Fun game. Solid mechanics, surprinsgly strong voice acting/writing. It's also very close to becoming my second platinum.
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