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Thursday, January 12, 2012

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6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

True PC Gaming has posted a new preview of HitboxTeam's upcoming Dustforce acrobatic platformer. Coming later this month, the game puts players in the role of a cleaner who must use acrobatic skills to clean up the game's levels.

Dustforce is defined by an accurate and honed platforming system that will never slight the player. The main focus of every level is to never stop moving in order to not only to race against the clock, but to clean as much dirt as possible while moving seamlessly to the goal. Walljumping plays a very large part in every level, and some situations will force players to navigate ever-upwards to string a symphony of expertly coordinated jumps with little room for error. While it did take me a little while to accustom myself to the lighting-fast reflexes required to conquer some portions of the game, once mastered, the ability to travel so smoothly is intensely satisfying.

The beautiful thing at work in this game is the balanced level of challenge that Super Meat Boy simply did not have; players are eased into the trials of the game in a challenging, yet comfortable learning curve. Practices in masochism has become far too commonplace in the new age of platformers, and it has been a long time since I haven’t been forced to pull me hair out in a profanity-laced tirade while playing these types games as of late. Creative variety keeps every level interesting as you will find your skills tested in a enjoyable number of ways, and the combat system spices things up a bit while justifying itself as a means to furthering you “Finesse” rating.

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