Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition
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About this game
Developer: Long Hat House
Content Rating: Everyone10+
In a bizarre universe where the oppressed are on the brink of oblivion, Dandara has awoken to reshape the world. As a metroidvania carefully designed with both touch and gamepad in mind, we considered how you could achieve exploration and fast action using either input. The result was a gravity bending world where movement is comprised of jumping from surface to surface in lovingly crafted environments. It's up to Dandara to restore balance and give direction to a directionless world!
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Dandara is a perfectly serviceable romp through a series of well-designed and attractive environments; on the other, it's a deliberate yet confusing sidestep of well-established gameplay conventions. It may be that Dandara's atypical traversal mechanic will click with some players, particularly those who pick up the game for the Nintendo Switch or mobile devices, but others may find that the game's middling charms aren't enough to make up for its potentially-frustrating controls.
Dandara is an endearing adventure that offers up excellent level design and unique gameplay. It’s a shame, however, that the movement system within often hinders the overall experience due to clunky controls. Dandara certainly stands out on the merit of its concept, but the execution isn’t quite as commendable. Having said that, if you can overlook these flaws, it’s a journey worth taking.
With its unique movement idea and some wonderful level and visual design, Dandara should have been the latest indie hit to come out of early 2018, but its control issues and the inability to decide exactly what kind of game it wants to be, end up holding it back. It’s still a good game, but it never really feels rewarding beyond that first boss, which leaves me struggling to recommend it. Unless you like feeling frustrated, of course; then go for it.