Roundup: Here's What The Critics Are Saying About Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series

This past Friday saw the arrival of the 1997 PS1 cult classic KLONOA: Door to Phantomile, along with 2001's PS2 game KLONOA 2: Lunatea's Veil, in the form of Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series on Xbox One, Series X and Series S.

They're not just straight ports either, as both games have been remastered for their modern release, and also include Easy, Normal and Hard difficulties, optional tutorials, a 2-player Support Mode and a Challenging Stopwatch Mode

The big question is, is it worth a purchase? Here's what some critics are saying so far:

Pocket Tactics (9/10)

"Klonoa Phantasy Reverie is a superb collection of platform games that shine a light on an iconic character from the genre, one that deserves this moment. Both games are full of fun and intricately designed levels, and not only look stunning, but are warm and welcoming."

EveryEye.It (7.8/10)

"A double remastering of the first two chapters released on PlayStation consoles, perhaps a little too intrusive the one applied on Door to Phantomile, which loses its characteristic 2D pixel art style on 3D modeled backgrounds, but all in all pleasant. Too bad for the lack of care shown for the outline, in particular UI and font of the texts, but it is an excellent birthday present for the 25 years of Klonoa, who after a quarter of a century still proves to be one of the most adorable and iconic from the PlayStation era."

GamersRD (7.5/10)

"Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series is a good opportunity to play again with the characters of our childhood. It's a much-needed remaster but it could have included better things for this generation."

Push Square (7/10)

"Phantasy Reverie Series is a relatively no-frills remaster collection. There's a couple of quality of life improvements and the games have a fresh lick of high definition paint, but if you didn't like Klonoa back in the day then you're not going to like it now. If you didn't play Klonoa at the time then you won't have the prerequisite nostalgia goggles necessary to gaze upon these games and see them for anything more than what they are — a couple of pretty good platformers and little else, and that's fine."

Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series is getting fairly good reviews from most critics, then, with the Metacritic rating likely to sit somewhere around 70-80 when more ratings are added into the mix. Not bad at all!

Have you already picked up Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series on Xbox? Tell us down in the comments.

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