Feeling a little like a modern take on the classic platforming adventure as seen in Prince of Persia
, Dustforce is an interesting experience which doesn't always work but which remains a fine little game. It's got a wonderfully unique concept and setting but fluffs it with some dodgy controls and an overabundance of repetition. The idea here is that you are a janitor with some rather impressive acrobatic skills and it's your job to make your way through a series of extensive levels, cleaning them up as you go. There are fifty in total, each packed with dusty things to clean and lots of walls and platforms to bounce off. You'll need to make use of an extensive series of moves, like double-jumps, wall jumps, dashing and so on in order to make your way through the levels, while the whole thing is supported by some very chilled out music which makes the experience a very unusual one. Things start out fairly straightforwardly and ease you in gently to the core mechanics but the final set of levels is about as hard as it comes so you'd better have your best cleaning hat on by the time you reach them. Dustforce is certainly intriguing and offers a lot to the platforming enthusiast. The core idea is original and handled well for the most part while the variety of moves makes exploration an enjoyable experience. The relaxed music gives the game an unusual feeling but it has to be said that the controls are very awkward and give rise to much frustration. If you can get over this though, there's a fine game here.