Klonoa: Door to Phantomile is a side-scrolling platform game viewed from a "2.5D" perspective. The player moves the protagonist, Klonoa, along a path in a two-dimensional fashion, but the game is rendered in three dimensions. This allows the path followed to curve and for the player to interact with objects outside of the path.
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It's simple, yet well designed. Klonoa can float and grab enemies and either throw them or use them as a double jump. This is simple but the levels account for a way to make it actually fun. The weakest vision is 4, as it strangely doesn't seem to use any 2.5D elements. Even then, it's not that bad to make you want to cry or whatever. The bosses are the weakest part of the game OVERALL. They're either good at worst or just tedious at worst. A boss fight I can recall is the Vision 5 boss fight. I swear, everytime I launched an enemy, where there weren't any obstacles, it deflected either way.
I'm not crying, you are! Klonoa Door to Phantomile talks about a small weird cat rabbit thing called Klonoa meeting up with his Huepow. One day, they hear something crash on top of the bell, just like in his dream where he meets Huepow. Klonoa and Huepow walk over there, while meeting up with Balue who tells them about Lephise, to see two faces, Joka and Ghadius. They plan to take revenge upon Phantomile by summoning Nahatomb. Ghadius and Joka are near an unconcious Lephise which Ghadius leaves with. Joka then hears Klonoa and Huepow and throws out a weird fucking thing called Rongo Lango to defeat them. This is all I can say without spoiling it, DTP's story is absolutley beautiful.
It has a certain charm and ooze I love. I really like the sprites on top of the 3D enviroment, it's really aged well, actually. Then again, in my opinion most PS1, N64, Dreamcast and etc. games have graphics that have aged well. Some characters are 3D models but it's rare.
Klonoa's soundtrack goes from a happy go-lucky high note theme to a dream-like and honestly beautiful theme. If I told you that "The windmill song" and "Untamed heart" were from the same game, you wouldn't believe me. The soundtrack fits the levels like a nice jacket.