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Follow Klonoa and Hewpoe on an adventure to stop Ghadius from turning Phantomile, the land of the dreams, into a world of nightmares !

Story
The story is very traditionally great, it starts out very charming and interesting just like in any good adventure game, but then later on it gets a little darker for a type of game like this, and not to mention that the ending is kind of sad too.

Gameplay
Klonoa plays just like a 2D platformer, the controls are very different from any other platformers I've played, however they're simple to control too, you use klonoa's weapon which is a ring called the "wind bullet" in order to grab enemies so that you can throw them at other enemies or jump on them on mid-air to do a double jump, there's also a "wirlwind" move you can do, but to be honest, I really don't know what it does or what is the purpose of it...

The game is a traditional platformer but with a really interesting design, since it has items which you must open by tossing at it with an enemy, like and egg, or a clock which is a checkpoint, or a creature which multiplies the gems you collect by 2x for a short amount of time, and there are also prisoners which are collectible throughout the game which you can unlock a bonus if you collect them all, and later on in the game it includes platformer-based puzzles in order to progress in the game, the gameplay is very interesting and it is fun to play ! and it also supports any type of controler you have, be it the wii remote sideways, with the nunchuck, with the classic controler or even the gamecube controller !

Graphics
The game is designed in a 2.5D world and, for the most part, looks really great and colorfull ! even though some areas look a little aged, the game still looks very appropriate for it's type, and you can even sometimes reach items from the enviroment around you like it feels like a 3D game !

Music and Sound
The music, even though it's not memorable, it's really good ! mosts levels have their own music, some of them actually don't represent the level, but it's not that bothersome even though that's what makes it not memorable.

The sounds are cutesy and simple, but appropiate for a game like this, and there's also voice acting in the game ! depending on what language do you speak (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, etc.), I thought that the voice acting was really good, but I can see that some people might not like it since the voice acting sounds cheesy and cutesy like it came from a children's cartoon, BUT ! there's also an option which you can change the language to "Phantomile", which is the original language for klonoa, where the characters grumble and don't speak... however I do like the voice acting better though.

Presentation
Klonoa is actually a remake from a playstation game called "Klonoa: Door to Phantomile", however I haven't played that one so I can't compare this for the other. So even though the game sounds good, there is a problem with it: it's too short, since the game has only 13 levels (14 if you count the extra level), later on the levels get longer, but not by much if you play games in one sitting, but there are some extras unlocked once you beat the game which are costumes, a time attack, a movie viewer, a character viewer, a mirror mode and an extra level in which you must free all prisoners in the game in order to unlock this level and once you beat the extra level you will get a jukebox, and you can also try to collect all the gems in all levels (good luck with that if you're trying to do that...).

Overall
The game is very good and fun for a platformer fan like me, however the game is too short and if you don't like those type games but you like platformers, give this a rent if possible, but if any of this interests you and don't mind short games, then go ahead and buy this, as for me, this game gets...

an 8/10

8- Great This is a great game that might have a few flaws or could have been better, but is still a game we highly recommend!


Last edited by Jnes5 on February 9th 2012, 2:59 am; edited 6 times in total

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on July 19th 2011, 7:56 pmZezHylia
Sounds great,I want it,but how much does this game cost Question
I only have $30 right now D:
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@jnes5 Really nice review
@zezhylia I'm not 100 percent sure but you should have enough money for it Smile
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on July 19th 2011, 8:31 pmJnes5
ZezHylia wrote:Sounds great,I want it,but how much does this game cost Question
I only have $30 right now D:

I saw the game being less than 20 bucks at gamestop as both new and used, but it's raised a few bucks on ebay so...

It really depends on where you live really...

@everyone

Wow... silent

I never knew I could have so much praise for this review !

you guys are the best ! Sad
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on July 19th 2011, 8:53 pmCloud_Strife
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You are going to be an awesome reviewer someday your ability to write reviews is already better than mine,and that was your first review.......nice work man,nice work Wink

Too bad we online reviewers don't get paid at most sites,but the comments the community gives you for writing a good review is priceless Very Happy
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on July 19th 2011, 11:52 pmAmufungal
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Wonderful review jnes5,I can't wait to see your next review bounce
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on July 20th 2011, 2:59 amSonicKnuckles
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Best review on the entire site Very Happy
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on July 20th 2011, 12:10 pmSupertimbros
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Super awesome review jnes5 Very Happy
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on July 22nd 2011, 1:40 pmLink_i_am
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This game rocks big time,and so does your review Exclamation
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on July 22nd 2011, 2:41 pmAkatsuki
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Awesome review =)
When can we expect your next one?
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on July 22nd 2011, 3:47 pmBashful1996
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Klonoa is such a fun game and I feel your review is very accurate Wink
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