AH, I WILL BUY IT AT A HIGH PRICE
DUST AN ELYSIAN TALE
Platforms: XBOX 360/PC(DIGITAL ONLY GAME)
Game Supports: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Japanese text.
Audio Support: English only.
Story: Dust wakes up on the far edge of a forest with no memory of who he is and is on journey to find out who he is. With him are Ahrah a talking sword and Fidget a ninbat.
Good or Bad Story?: The story is good and it has emotional moments. It’s mostly told through a Blazblue style story, but you will see cut scenes later on. And the finally is love letter to a very popular franchise. G00D!
Graphics: The graphics are beautiful with vibrant colors and some of best 2d sprites ever seen.
Audio: The voice acting is really good with Dust being voiced by Cyan Pile from Accelworld and some the other characters you meet are voiced by some cast members from that show. The music is good too.
Gameplay and Features:
Good: Dust is an 2d action adventure game with rpg elements. You play Dust and with the help of your sword Ahrah you will slash all the monsters that get in your way with combos. You attack with light attacks, but you also have a heavy attack that creates a whirlwind and Fidget is also with you and she spits out projectiles and can be combined with your attacks on the ground and in the air. Dust also has a dodge that allows to set up cross-ups on the ground and in the air. And Dust most important ability is parrying attacks.
Along the way you’ll meet a merchant that will sell and buy items from you and you can equip Dust with armor, accessories, and healing items. You have a mini map that shows you where you have been as well as tell you what the different colors on certain squares mean on the map. You’ll get to explore a lot and at times run in to villagers who may give you side quest or they level you up. There is platforming as well as save stations, ability orbs, treasure chest that require inputs to open, boss fights, and characters from other franchises from company that made Dust that make cameos in the game.
Overall: Dust is an amazing beautiful game, that left me speechless on how to end this review. I highly recommend this game if you haven’t played it already.
Likes: Graphics, voices, music, story, and gameplay.
Wishlist: Another game like Dust.
Score: 5/5 AWESOME!
Recommended for fans of: Dust, DMC, Ninja Gaiden, Strider.