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Publisher: Raw Fury
Genres: Action, Platformer
Welcome to a unique 2D metroidvania platformer, full of mystical creatures and boundless exploration. Defy gravity as you jump across floors, walls, and ceilings alike. Discover the mysteries and secrets hidden throughout the world of Salt and its diverse array of characters. Empower Dandara for combat and survival against enemies bent on oppression.
Awaken, Dandara, to bring freedom and balance to this directionless world.
Built natively for both touch screen and gamepad input, movement and combat interact smoothly and seamlessly.
Traverse across the esoteric world of Salt through fast and fluid jumps off any surface, unhindered by gravity, in lovingly-crafted environments.
Use a combination of speed, skill, wits and reflexes to solve puzzles, earn power-ups, and access areas previously unreachable.
BEAUTIFUL AND IMMERSIVE WORLD
A visual and auditory wonderland comes to life through gorgeous hand-crafted pixel art and original soundtrack compositions.
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Dandara has a firm foundation, but suffers from inherent design flaws and a lack of direction. Despite its imperfections, I mostly enjoyed my time with it. It treads a lot of familiar ground with its gameplay mechanics, but those were the portions of the game I found myself having the most fun with.
Dandara is a beautiful game with a fresh movement mechanic, but it doesn't come together as well as I had hoped. Leaping across platforms is satisfying when it works, but aggravating when it doesn't, and even when the leaping does what you want it to do, you'll find annoying backtracking or bizarre navigation puzzles to overcome. There are some great moments in Dandara, but the headaches you have to deal with to get to them aren't always worth it.