“We’re not exactly sure how someone can be sexy “in an 8-bit sense,” but we certainly applaud the folks at NIS America for loading up their latest retro gaming throwback with some seriously off-the-wall character dialogue and wacky self-referential humor. Amusingly, Cladun: This is an RPG literally wears its genre on its sleeve while poking fun at it in the process. Blocky 8-bit warriors, jokes about cosplay, heavy duty dungeon grinding and talking cats punctuate this promising and quirky retro RPG.”
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“Whether you’re well-versed in cyberpunk lore or not, it’s a little unnerving when a total stranger you’ve just walked up to bluntly insists you jack-in to his eyeball. It’s even weirder when you oblige by opening up your trusty computerized briefcase that’s curiously named “Catherine” and proceed to jab a plug into the guy’s cornea. Then again, those who’ve grown accustomed to Suda51’s recent work (Killer 7 and No More Heroes) might not find such an unusual request so alarming. Delving further and further into the updated DS remake of one of his earlier, Japan-only PS2 releases, Flower, Sun, and Rain, reveals the designer’s knack for crafting progressively complex layers of strangeness to propel the adventure onward runs amazingly deep.”