Image

dust

Friday Top Five: Best Bang for your buck!
4 years ago

Friday Top Five: Best Bang for your buck!

Look after the pennies, and the pounds (or dollars, euros, pesos or whatever) will take care of themselves. Or at least, that's what our parents used to tell us, right?

That may be sensible where traditional currency is concerned, but it’s not a strategy that converts well into MSP. Waiting for sales and bargains may be the cheapest way of buying XBLA games – but what if the game you want never goes on sale? What if everyone else has moved on and you lose out on the best bit of a fantastic co-op game like Lara Croft: GOL or a community-focused game like Section 8: Prejudice? What if you think you're buying something you want, but actually you just bought it because it was cheap and you end up wasting MSP anyway?

Read More

Dust: An Elysian Tail Soundtrack now available!
4 years ago

Dust: An Elysian Tail Soundtrack now available!

By  •  News

Here at XBLA Fans, we absolutely love Dust:An Elysian Tail, as Nick explains in his review. Just one of the many things that makes Dean Dodrill's labor of love such a joy …
Read More

Dust: An Elysian Tail Guide – General & Boss Tips, Bakers Dozen Achievement
5 years ago

Dust: An Elysian Tail Guide – General & Boss Tips, Bakers Dozen Achievement

Welcome to our guide for all things Dust: An Elysian Tail! Dust is without doubt my pick of the games released on XBLA this summer and an all-around fantastic game. While it's almost impossible that you haven't heard of this game by now, definitely check out our review for the game.

Dust can be pretty challenging at times, with a few tough bosses to defeat and a whole host of hidden content. In an identical way to classic games such as Castlevania and Metroid, Dust expects that players will revisit previously completed levels in order to unlock new areas and secrets.

In this guide, I’ll be providing some general tips and some combat hints on this page as well as a boss guide (beware spoilers) and a guide for the Bakers Dozen achievement (for finding all the hidden characters) on separate pages.

Read More

Dust: An Elysian Tail – Boss Guide

By  •  Guides

The Glade – Giants

The first boss encounter is quite an easy one, but it can be tough if you use the wrong tactics. First of all, you’ll be attacked by a single Giant and following a short cut scene, Dust will unlock the Parry skill. This is a big clue here, as unlikely as it seems, you can actually parry the Giants attacks. Just as the Giant pauses and begins his swing, hit X and hold it (timing is quite forgiving on normal/hard) to parry the attack. Once the Giant is stunned, you can hit him with two or three combos. Repeat this cycle until the Giant falls, unlocking the next stage of the battle. This time, Dust will need to face down two Giants. Repeat the same process of parrying and counter attacking, but take care not to get trapped between the Giants or to get caught when both of them swing at once. If you get into trouble, remember to use the dodge or jump whirlwind attack to get out of there.

Read More

Dust: An Elysian Tail – Hidden Characters (Bakers Dozen) Guide

By  •  Guides

The Bakers Dozen Achievement is all about rescuing your favourite characters that have been hidden throughout the world of Dust: An Elysian Tail. Don’t forget that when you get to any one of the cages that these guys are imprisoned in, you will need four keys and some quick hands to beat the locks!

Read More

Weekly Roundup: June 24
5 years ago

Weekly Roundup: June 24

Weekly Roundup compiles all the biggest news stories, reviews, and releases from the week into one handy post on the weekends.


Read More

Summer of Arcade 2012 titles announced
5 years ago

Summer of Arcade 2012 titles announced

By  •  News

Update: If you buy at least three games, you get 400 MSP back.

This year's Summer of Arcade was announced by Phil Spencer of Microsoft on GTTV's pre-E3 coverage. …
Read More

XBLAFancast – PAX East 2012 Wrap-up
5 years ago

XBLAFancast – PAX East 2012 Wrap-up

John is once again joined by Andrew Crews, Nick DePetris and Nick Santangelo to round out our trio of PAX podcasts. In this episode the guys cover pretty much every game they saw at the show, inlcluding Dust: An Elysian Tail, Awesomenauts, Mark of the Ninja and far too many more to list. Needless to say if you want to know about the XBLA games shown at PAX this is the podcast for you. If you have any additional questions hit us up on twitter or you can contact the guys on their personal accounts (linked below).

If you missed our other PAX specials check them out, from Day 1 and Day 2 of the show.

Please subscribe, rate and review the podcast on iTunes. We appreciate it! Check us out on Twitter (@XBLAFans) where you can win codes for games, give us feedback or just ask a question. We are also now on Stitcher, so you can stream the show on your smartphone, give it a go!

Big thanks to Chris Green for the awesome theme music, be sure to check out his site, BlurredEdge, and why not follow him on Twitter (@BlurredEdge) too?

[podcast]http://xblafans.com/xblafancast/XBLAFancastPAXWrapup.mp3[/podcast]

RSS | MP3 | iTunes Read More

Here's some of the games you'll see at PAX East
5 years ago

Here's some of the games you'll see at PAX East

By  •  News

Our friends over at Play XBLA have provided a list of the games they'll be showing off at PAX East in Boston next month. We …
Read More

Proudly hosted by Caro Engineered Hosting
-->