Dust: An Elysian Tail
By Humble Hearts LLC
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
"This is one of the best games I've played on iOS this year."
5/5 - Touch Arcade
The award-winning, multi-million selling adventure finally hits the App Store, lovingly crafted for iOS by creator Dean Dodrill!
"Dust pretty much has it all."
5/5 - Giant Bomb
"... Fabulously executed."
9/10 - EGM
"... A beautiful, well-written, and entirely fun action-RPG."
9/10 - Digital Trends
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 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.
*A traditionally-animated action-adventure tale
*An expansive world filled with unique characters, quests, and secrets
*Action-packed nonlinear platforming rewards exploration and experimentation
*Fully voiced cast and a deep, rewarding storyline
*Highly customizable input methods for maximum control
*Full MFi extended gamepad support (dual-thumbstick models)
*Four difficulty settings for players of all skill levels
*Available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Japanese
*Award-winning musical score by HyperDuck SoundWorks
Devices with 1GB RAM are highly recommended for an optimal experience. These include:
*iPhone 5 or greater
*iPad 3rd Gen or greater
*iPad mini 2 or greater
*iPod touch 6th Gen or greater
Devices with 512MB RAM are now compatible. This includes the first iPad mini and comparable devices.
Please ensure that your device meets these requirements before purchasing.
What's New in Version 1.7
-Native support for iPhone X.
-Increased visual fidelity for more powerful devices (iPhone 6 and beyond).
I first played this game on consuls and this is a very accurate representation of the game. The pc version is also very nice, and one of the best ports done in a long time. The story is so in depth and well done, it's hard to say much wrong about it. It's a very unique beat um up style game, with equipment and so many cool tricks you can do, like the Ariel dust storm. Understanding the games mechanics to find secrets, as well as using clues you got many hours ago is brilliant. Although, one complaint is the game can be a little easy at times, but that problem is solved with harder difficulties. Normal mode was just too easy. Also, the phone doesn't nearly show how good the controls are. On console and pc, the controls feel fluid and tight, making it only your fault for getting hit. The phone is just to hard to control. Overall, it's a great experience, but if you want the true experience, get the console version.
A timeless masterpiece!
Mere minutes ago I completed this game and I must confess it’s now one of my top favorites. The story surrounding our mysterious protagonist rapidly drew me in and the animated cutscenes were beautiful, despite the style being slightly outdated. I was blown away by the fluid mechanics and adaptable controls! What’s most impressive is simply the fact that the developer, Dean Dodrill, made it all independently!
Since it’s release back in August of 2012, Dean has stated that there will one day be a sequel! With his second game Never Stop Sneakin’ being released this holiday season, I’m sure it will still be a while. However, I’m positive that it will be well worth the wait!
Appstore’s Last Hope
I’ve seen a lot of garbage on the AppStore but this game is something new. No cash grabbing in it, no micro transactions original content, and an amazing story mixed with unbeatable combat mechanics. This game gives me hope for the Appstore and after all of the clones and cash grabs I've seen, this game is a shining star to those other games. So I recommend buying this game if you want something new. Heck I’ve almost beaten the game while writing this review and that 6 bucks I spent was probably the best 6 bucks I have ever spent on the AppStore. Buy this game, it won’t disappoint.