Dust - An Elysian Tail

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Dust - An Elysian Tail

Post by Drasir-Vel » Mon Oct 06, 2014 23:01

For the last few weeks i've been playing through the game: Dust - An Elysian Tail, a 2D action platformer with an epic story.

You are Dust a creature who wakes up with no memories of his past. He finds he's summoned an ancient sentient sword called Ahrah, and with it, it's guardian Fidget. He must then find out about his past and why this sword has come to him.

The combat system in this game is the best i've seen in any game ever. The different attacks and combos, and the way parrying works, makes the gameplay really feel like you're like a ninja. With practice you'll be able to some awesome things.

The game plays like a metroidvania. You explore different areas, and as you unlock different abilities, you'll be able to reach areas which was previously unaccessible.
You also level up and can upgrade your health, attack power, defense, and the power of Fidget's attacks.

It's really a case of a game that's easy to learn, hard to master. The controls are very responsive, and enables you to do some amazing things with enough practice.

I played through it on hardcore difficulty, which means that most things can one-hit kill you. But i think it's more fun that way, because it forces you to learn to play well early on, with priority on dodging instead of attacking. It isn't as frustrating when you die, because the controls are so responsive and you have so much freedom of movement, that it more feels like it was because you didn't react quick enough, and not because it was hard to avoid.

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Immerse yourself in a gorgeous hand-painted world on a search for your true identity. As the mysterious warrior, Dust, your action-packed journey will take you from peaceful glades to snowy mountaintops and beyond. At your disposal is the mythical Blade of Ahrah, capable of turning its wielder it into an unstoppable force of nature, and the blade's diminutive guardian, Fidget.

Battle dozens of enemies at once with an easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master combat system, take on a variety of quests from friendly villagers, discover ancient secrets and powerful upgrades hidden throughout the massive, open world, and uncover the story of an ancient civilization on the brink of extinction as you fight to uncover your own past.

- Take control of Dust, a warrior searching for his true purpose, as he joins forces with the mystical Blade of Ahrah and its guardian, Fidget, to save the world of Falana from an army unlike any before it!
- Explore an incredible hand-painted world!
- Match wits and weapons against challenging monsters!
- Take on side-quests from a cast of colorful, fully-voiced characters!
- Craft dozens of items and discover Falana's rarest treasures!
- Compete against your friends' high scores in ranked Challenge Arenas!

Featuring music by Alex Brandon and HyperDuck Soundworks.

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