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Dust: An Elysian TailVideo Game (2D Beat 'em Up, Action Adventure, 2D Platformer)

Dust: An Elysian Tail is an action role-playing video game developed by independent designer Dean Dodrill, published by Microsoft Studios. It was released on the Xbox Live Arcade on August 15, 2012, and it was subsequently released for Microsoft Windows on Steam on May 24, 2013, and on on November 7, 2013, without Microsoft involvement. It was released for Linux and OS X on December 19, 2013. On May 1st, 2014, it was made available for free through Microsoft's Games With Gold games prom... View more [Wikipedia]

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Sandy VichDust: An Elysian Tail

4 years ago

Okay, I tried to edit this into RPG and evidently somebody disagrees. What criteria doesn't it meet? It has XP, leveling up, stats, loot, inventory, crafting, grinding, side-quests, non-linear mission progression etc. The wikipedia page even lists its genre as "Action role-playing." It checks twice as many RPG boxes as Bastion, so what the heck is that game doing in wRPG if Dust doesn't qualify?

Arik Manley I don't know, it sounds like an RPG to me.

3 years ago

Stephanie Taylor wrote her opinion about Dust: An Elysian Tail

4 years ago

Fun (but repetitive) combat, lots to do in-game between forging, exploring and completing challenge rooms, and brilliant, hand-painted artwork. In some areas it's quite obvious the game was made by one man, particularly the writing which is constantly wavers between charming and cringe-worthy. Overall worth a play, though the final boss is disproportionately hard.

Score: 7.0 (Good!)


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