Anodyne 2 Return To Dust Review (PlayStation 5)

Anodyne 2 Return To Dust Review (PlayStation 5)

Run, jump, and drive across vast, dreamy 3D landscapes. Shrink into surreal, 2D dungeons inside of characters’ bodies. Travel the world, meet strange people, and save the world from the dangerous Nano Dust. Don’t miss the follow-up to the classic game ‘Anodyne’!

Pros:

  • Nice PlayStation 1 era graphics.
  • 338.9MB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Control settings- Invert axis and sensitivity sliders.
  • Field of view slider.
  • Game settings-can show text immediately, skip dialogue, screen shake, and how saving works.
  • Game cheats-double health and invincibility.
  • 3 save slots.
  • 3D adventure gameplay.
  • Nanoscale-you can go into another realm called Nanoscale and is played out in 2D and is in Cutesy pixel art style.
  • Puzzle elements to the levels.
  • A mix of 3D and 2D gameplay.
  • Beautiful locations.
  • Tutorial pop-ups and is drip-fed over time.
  • Feels nostalgic.
  • Simple controls.
  • Big boss fights.
  • Actions-jump, double jump, and energy shots.
  • The goal of the game is to collect dust and cards to fill the dust prism.
  • Traversal is made easier in 3D as you can transform into a vehicle.
  • Encounters can have a rhythm-based system at play where you press a direction as attacks come at you.

Anodyne 2 Return To Dust Review (PlayStation 5)

Cons:

  • Little guidance.
  • No voice work.
  • The camera angle when dealing with rhythm encounters is tough especially at first because the icons/direction ls not clear.
  • Cold open with little help on what is needed.
  • slow-paced.

Anodyne 2 Return To Dust Review (PlayStation 5)

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7.4/10

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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