Every once in a while, there comes along a game that just doesn\’t fit the norm. A game that brings about an experience that you have never felt before while at the same time, gives you something something that you hadn\’t had in such a long time. Dust: An Elysian Tail, is one such game; A 2D side scrolling, Metroid-vania styled adventure platformer that gives me that very same feeling, a feeling of nostalgia.
We almost never get games styled this way. Almost every day, I hear about games that are either 1st person shooters, huge moral choices, come jam packed with DLC, and so many other current features, but not Dust. Dust is a game that gives me that very same feeling back when I played older games like Spyro the Dragon, Crash Bandicoot, and and many others. I\’m talking about games that didn\’t give a crap about realism and let the story create the world around you. There are exceptions of course, but Dust really stuck out and it deserves to be seen.
The story was amazing, the hand drawn animation was refreshing beyond belief, and the voice acting was fantastic. I\’m sorry that this post is literally just me gushing about this game, but this game represents multiple lost arts int he game industry, heck, in many industries. This wasn\’t just a game, it was a wholly artistic experience.