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'''''Dust: An Elysian Tail''''' is an independently-made, side-scrolling action RPG game by Dean Dodril (a.k.a. [=NoogyToad=]) and Humble Hearts for the {{Xbox 360}}.

The story of the game centers around the eponymous protagonist, Dust, [[AmnesiacHero who has no recollection of his past memories]]. He sets out on a quest to find the answers he's looking for with the ancient [[CoolSword Blade]] of [[LivingWeapon Ahrah]] in hand, along with the sword's guardian, a [[FairyCompanion fox-like fairy]] named Fidget, to aid Dust during his quest. Along the way, he must also help an oppressed village in need of a hero.

The game was first planned as an Xbox Live Indie Games title during its early developmental stages, although after the submission of the game at Mircosoft's Dream.Build.Play contest at PAX East of 2009, Dean Dodril won the grand prize of a contract with Microsoft to release the game as an XboxLiveArcade title at the event. Aside from the game's music (provided by [[http://hyperduck.co.uk/ Hyperduck SoundWorks]]), the game has been developed entirely by Dean Dodril himself.

''Dust: An Elysian Tail'' is also part of a series set within the ''An Elysian Tail'' universe; The series currently consist of this game and an animated film titled ''Elysian Tail'' that is also currently in production. The game has been released on Xbox Live Arcade on August 15th, 2012 for 1,200 Microsoft Points[[hottip:*:$15 U.S. Dollars]] as part of the "Summer of Arcade" titles. A launch trailer of the game can be seen from Dean's YouTube channel [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg81GcutanQ&hd=1 here]].

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!!The beautiful yet dangerous world of Falana is a site of the following tropes:
* OneHundredPercentCompletion: If exploring every nook and cranny of area while helping the needy in various [[SideQuest side quests]], then get ready do a lot of that in this game.
* AmnesiacHero: Dust.
* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: After the final showdown with General Gaius, Dust accepts that [[HeroicSacrifice his time of living has reached its climax]], allowing himself to swallowed by volcanic magma and dies. A TearJerker moment ensued for Fidget and Ginger. Although Dust's spirit reminds, drifting though the winds with Ahrah.]]
* ButtonMashing: Fidget panics and demands that Dust [[MediumAwareness do this]] upon encountering their first monster.
* TheCameo: "Friends," who hang out at the Sanctuary once they're found. Examples include [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/{{Fez}} Gomez]], [[VideoGame/{{Braid}} Tim]], [[VideoGame/MeatBoy Meat Boy, Bandage Girl]], VideoGame/TheMaw, [[VideoGame/{{Bastion}} The Kid]], [[TheDishwasher The Dishwasher, and Yuki]].]]
* {{Combos}}: Naturally, although players are free to mash their way to victory and enjoy the story rather than fight with finesse.
** To stress this, one of the [[CosmeticAward Achievements]] requires you to get a ''1,000''-hit combo.
* ChainLightning: Fidget eventually gets the ability to shoot lightning bolts at enemies, which can be combined with Dust's Dust Storm skill and [[ShockAndAwe electrify]] near-by enemies at once.
* CoolSword, LivingWeapon: Ahrah, [[TalkingWeapon and it talks]], too.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Dust's ''Dust Storm'' technique, from [[WeaponTwirling twirling Ahrah with a single hand]], to an aerial SpinAttack.
* FairyCompanion: Fidget, to Dust.
* {{Homage}}: Of the developer's favorite side-scrolling action games.
* ItemCrafting: As Dust pummels foes into oblivion, they often leave behind raw materials such as lumber, scrap metals, and other resources to craft equipment like armor, pendents, and rings.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: When Dust and Fidget encounter their first Blomb, which blows up a {{Mook}} in a cutscene:
--> '''Fidget:''' "Oh my. He really should have saved first."
** While Fidget is the go-to gal for this (combined with MediumAwareness), Dust gets in on it too at the end of the trial mode stage.
* PettingZooPeople
* {{Metroidvania}}
* QuestForIdentity
* SceneryPorn: This game is up to par with Creator/{{Vanillaware}} in terms of beautifully detailed and hand-drawn scenery.
* ShoutOut: One of the obtainable healing items in the game is [[VideoGame/{{Castlevania1986}} Mysterious Wall Chicken]].
** Fidget gladly lampshades how the Merchant will [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 buy materials at a high price]].
** One of the game's side-quests is called [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER]].
** The side-quest of finding Gianni's laundry has two achievements, depending on if you lace them with poison ivy or not. They're called [[Franchise/MassEffect Paragon and Renegade]].
* SideQuest
* WhatTheHellHero: The aforementioned side-quest of choosing to lace Gianni's laundry with poison ivy. Let's just say Dust and Fidget [[LaserGuidedKarma are doing karma's work]] to teach Gianni a lesson for abandoning a young boy in the middle of nowhere, if the player chooses to do so.
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'''''Dust: An Elysian Tail''''' is an independently-made, side-scrolling action RPG game by Dean Dodril (a.k.a. [=NoogyToad=]) and Humble Hearts for the {{Xbox 360}}.

The story of the game centers around the eponymous protagonist, Dust, [[AmnesiacHero who has no recollection of his past memories]]. He sets out on a quest to find the answers he's looking for with the ancient [[CoolSword Blade]] of [[LivingWeapon Ahrah]] in hand, along with the sword's guardian, a [[FairyCompanion fox-like fairy]] named Fidget, to aid Dust during his quest. Along the way, he must also help an oppressed village in need of a hero.

The game was first planned as an Xbox Live Indie Games title during its early developmental stages, although after the submission of the game at Mircosoft's Dream.Build.Play contest at PAX East of 2009, Dean Dodril won the grand prize of a contract with Microsoft to release the game as an XboxLiveArcade title at the event. Aside from the game's music (provided by [[http://hyperduck.co.uk/ Hyperduck SoundWorks]]), the game has been developed entirely by Dean Dodril himself.

''Dust: An Elysian Tail'' is also part of a series set within the ''An Elysian Tail'' universe; The series currently consist of this game and an animated film titled ''Elysian Tail'' that is also currently in production. The game has been released on Xbox Live Arcade on August 15th, 2012 for 1,200 Microsoft Points[[hottip:*:$15 U.S. Dollars]] as part of the "Summer of Arcade" titles. A launch trailer of the game can be seen from Dean's YouTube channel [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg81GcutanQ&hd=1 here]].

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!!The beautiful yet dangerous world of Falana is a site of the following tropes:
* OneHundredPercentCompletion: If exploring every nook and cranny of area while helping the needy in various [[SideQuest side quests]], then get ready do a lot of that in this game.
* AmnesiacHero: Dust.
* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: After the final showdown with General Gaius, Dust accepts that [[HeroicSacrifice his time of living has reached its climax]], allowing himself to swallowed by volcanic magma and dies. A TearJerker moment ensued for Fidget and Ginger. Although Dust's spirit reminds, drifting though the winds with Ahrah.]]
* ButtonMashing: Fidget panics and demands that Dust [[MediumAwareness do this]] upon encountering their first monster.
* TheCameo: "Friends," who hang out at the Sanctuary once they're found. Examples include [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/{{Fez}} Gomez]], [[VideoGame/{{Braid}} Tim]], [[VideoGame/MeatBoy Meat Boy, Bandage Girl]], VideoGame/TheMaw, [[VideoGame/{{Bastion}} The Kid]], [[TheDishwasher The Dishwasher, and Yuki]].]]
* {{Combos}}: Naturally, although players are free to mash their way to victory and enjoy the story rather than fight with finesse.
** To stress this, one of the [[CosmeticAward Achievements]] requires you to get a ''1,000''-hit combo.
* ChainLightning: Fidget eventually gets the ability to shoot lightning bolts at enemies, which can be combined with Dust's Dust Storm skill and [[ShockAndAwe electrify]] near-by enemies at once.
* CoolSword, LivingWeapon: Ahrah, [[TalkingWeapon and it talks]], too.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Dust's ''Dust Storm'' technique, from [[WeaponTwirling twirling Ahrah with a single hand]], to an aerial SpinAttack.
* FairyCompanion: Fidget, to Dust.
* {{Homage}}: Of the developer's favorite side-scrolling action games.
* ItemCrafting: As Dust pummels foes into oblivion, they often leave behind raw materials such as lumber, scrap metals, and other resources to craft equipment like armor, pendents, and rings.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: When Dust and Fidget encounter their first Blomb, which blows up a {{Mook}} in a cutscene:
--> '''Fidget:''' "Oh my. He really should have saved first."
** While Fidget is the go-to gal for this (combined with MediumAwareness), Dust gets in on it too at the end of the trial mode stage.
* PettingZooPeople
* {{Metroidvania}}
* QuestForIdentity
* SceneryPorn: This game is up to par with Creator/{{Vanillaware}} in terms of beautifully detailed and hand-drawn scenery.
* ShoutOut: One of the obtainable healing items in the game is [[VideoGame/{{Castlevania1986}} Mysterious Wall Chicken]].
** Fidget gladly lampshades how the Merchant will [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 buy materials at a high price]].
** One of the game's side-quests is called [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER]].
** The side-quest of finding Gianni's laundry has two achievements, depending on if you lace them with poison ivy or not. They're called [[Franchise/MassEffect Paragon and Renegade]].
* SideQuest
* WhatTheHellHero: The aforementioned side-quest of choosing to lace Gianni's laundry with poison ivy. Let's just say Dust and Fidget [[LaserGuidedKarma are doing karma's work]] to teach Gianni a lesson for abandoning a young boy in the middle of nowhere, if the player chooses to do so.
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* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: After the final showdown with General Gaius, Dust accepts that [[HeroicSacrifice his time of living has reached its climax]], allowing himself to swallowed by volcanic magma and dies. A TearJerker moment ensued for Fidget and Ginger. Although Dust's spirit reminds, drifting though the winds with Ahrah.]]



* TheCameo: "Friends", who hang out at the Sanctuary once they're found. Examples include [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/{{Fez}} Gomez]], [[VideoGame/{{Braid}} Tim]], [[VideoGame/MeatBoy Meat Boy, Bandage Girl]], VideoGame/TheMaw, [[VideoGame/{{Bastion}} The Kid]], [[TheDishwasher The Dishwasher, and Yuki]].]]

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* TheCameo: "Friends", "Friends," who hang out at the Sanctuary once they're found. Examples include [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/{{Fez}} Gomez]], [[VideoGame/{{Braid}} Tim]], [[VideoGame/MeatBoy Meat Boy, Bandage Girl]], VideoGame/TheMaw, [[VideoGame/{{Bastion}} The Kid]], [[TheDishwasher The Dishwasher, and Yuki]].]]



** The sidequest of finding Gianni's laundry has two achievements, depending on if you lace them with poison ivy or not. They're called [[Franchise/MassEffect Paragon and Renegade]].

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** The sidequest side-quest of finding Gianni's laundry has two achievements, depending on if you lace them with poison ivy or not. They're called [[Franchise/MassEffect Paragon and Renegade]].


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* WhatTheHellHero: The aforementioned side-quest of choosing to lace Gianni's laundry with poison ivy. Let's just say Dust and Fidget [[LaserGuidedKarma are doing karma's work]] to teach Gianni a lesson for abandoning a young boy in the middle of nowhere, if the player chooses to do so.
18th Aug '12 2:14:12 AM Sabrewing
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** The sidequest of findingfinding Gianni's laundry has two achievements, depending on if you lace them with poison ivy or not. They're called [[Franchise/MassEffect Paragon and Renegade]].
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* TheCameo: "Friends", who hang out at the Sanctuary once they're found. Examples include [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/{{Fez}} Gomez]], [[VideoGame/{{Braid}} Tim]], [[VideoGame/MeatBoy Meat Boy, Bandage Girl]], VideoGame/TheMaw, [[VideoGame/{{Bastion}} The Kid]], [[TheDishwasher The Dishwasher, and Yuki]].]]


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** The sidequest of finding
16th Aug '12 10:03:55 AM ViperAcidZX
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''Dust: An Elysian Tail'' is also part of a series set within the ''An Elysian Tail'' universe; The series currently consist of this game and an animated film titled ''Elysian Tail'' that is also currently in production. The game is expected hit Xbox Live Arcade on August 15th, 2012 for 1,200 Microsoft Points[[hottip:*:$15 U.S. Dollars]] as part of the "Summer of Arcade" titles.

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''Dust: An Elysian Tail'' is also part of a series set within the ''An Elysian Tail'' universe; The series currently consist of this game and an animated film titled ''Elysian Tail'' that is also currently in production. The game is expected hit has been released on Xbox Live Arcade on August 15th, 2012 for 1,200 Microsoft Points[[hottip:*:$15 U.S. Dollars]] as part of the "Summer of Arcade" titles.
titles. A launch trailer of the game can be seen from Dean's YouTube channel [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg81GcutanQ&hd=1 here]].



* OneHundredPercentCompletion: If exploring every nook and cranny of area while helping the needy in various [[SideQuest side quests]], then get ready do a lot of that in this game.



** To stress this, one of the {{Cosmetic Award}}s requires you to get a ''1000''-hit combo.

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** To stress this, one of the {{Cosmetic Award}}s [[CosmeticAward Achievements]] requires you to get a ''1000''-hit combo.''1,000''-hit combo.
* ChainLightning: Fidget eventually gets the ability to shoot lightning bolts at enemies, which can be combined with Dust's Dust Storm skill and [[ShockAndAwe electrify]] near-by enemies at once.



* ItemCrafting: As Dust pummels foes into oblivion, they often leave behind raw materials such as lumber, scrap metals, and other resources to craft equipment like armor, pendents, and rings.



--> '''Fidget:''' Oh my. He really should have saved first.

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--> '''Fidget:''' Oh "Oh my. He really should have saved first."



* SceneryPorn: This game is up to par with Creator/{{Vanillaware}} in terms of beatifully detailed and hand-drawn scenery.

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* SceneryPorn: This game is up to par with Creator/{{Vanillaware}} in terms of beatifully beautifully detailed and hand-drawn scenery.


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** One of the game's side-quests is called [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER]].
16th Aug '12 5:29:53 AM JohnZ
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* ButtonMashing: Fidget panics and demands that Dust [[MediumAwareness do this]] upon encountering their first monster.


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** While Fidget is the go-to gal for this (combined with MediumAwareness), Dust gets in on it too at the end of the trial mode stage.
16th Aug '12 2:40:04 AM Sabrewing
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: When Dust and Fidget encounter their first Blomb, which blows up a {{Mook}} in a cutscene:
--> '''Fidget:''' Oh my. He really should have saved first.
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'''''Dust: An Elysian Tail''''' is an upcoming indie, side-scrolling action RPG game by Dean Dodril (a.k.a. [=NoogyToad=]) and Humble Hearts for the {{Xbox 360}}.

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'''''Dust: An Elysian Tail''''' is an upcoming indie, independently-made, side-scrolling action RPG game by Dean Dodril (a.k.a. [=NoogyToad=]) and Humble Hearts for the {{Xbox 360}}.
15th Aug '12 4:15:50 AM Sabrewing
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** To stress this, one of the {{Cosmetic Award}}s requires you to get a ''1000''-hit combo.



* EasyAmnesia: Dust



* TalkingWeapon: Ahrah.
15th Aug '12 4:09:37 AM Sabrewing
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* EasyAmnesia: Dust


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** Fidget gladly lampshades how the Merchant will [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 buy materials at a high price]].


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* TalkingWeapon: Ahrah.
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