Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series

released on Jul 08, 2022

Klonoa is back! Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series brings back Klonoa: Door to Phantomile and Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil remastered in one collection to fans new and old. Get ready to set off on an adventure to save the world!

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Decent platformer, but shows its age from the start. It's like The Irishman. Yeah, the de-aging technology looks great until the actors walk around like they're in their mid 70s.

Klonoa 1 + 2 are two of my favorite games but I can't quiiite eagerly recommend this combo because Klonoa 1's remake uses the inferior Wii remake as a base which screws with the natural direction of the game (as in the direction of scenes, not cardinal directions). Still, definitely pick this one up if you have no other way to play or simply want the convenience.

very, very fun!! idk what else to say lol.

While I have played through all of klonoa 1 before this was my first time playing klonoa 2 and both have aged amazingly! It is true that the graphics in this port have taken a bit of a bit compared to the originals, but I’ll take it if it means owning these games physically without paying like $400 and having them portably. I think I prefer klonoa 1 as it just feels like a tighter overall package to me. I think klonoa 2 is 100% the more interesting game as mechanically it’s up there with stuff like Galaxy 2, 3D world and tropical freeze in the way that it handles platforming mechanics. Super polished games, but the graphics in the original have a bit more character to them.

Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series is a remastered collection including Klonoa 1 and 2 and so I will briefly talk about both.
Klonoa 1 sees us take the shoes of the titular Klonoa who one day is suddenly tied into a a plot to take over the world by the evil Ghadius, and Joka by taking control of the Moon Kingdom. The game is a pretty standard run of the mill side scroller of it's era but with an coat of extra cute paint, and lovable character designs. There is also the unique mechanic of grabbing enemies with the wind ring and using them as either projectiles or for extra air time and distance on jumps. Don't let the game's childish appearance fool you as there is plenty of challenging platforming challenges, where you have to think quickly on your toes.
Klonoa 2 is more of the same but we see Klonoa with a sleak new design. After the events of Klonoa 1 Klonoa wakes up falling in the ocean where he is saved by two new companions who request his help to save the world from an impending dimensional merge. The game functions essentially the exact same as the first game but this time with more dynamic camera angles and difficult platforming challenges. There is also more level variety with surf boarding levels which provide their own unique challenges.
Overall Klonoa is a fun and enjoyable series of platformers, that are masterfully remastered for this current generation. If you love early PS1 and PS2 platformers and somehow missed this series now is the perfect time to give them a try!

THIS is the cutesy lighthearted game I decided to play after nier automata made me depressed?!??!?!?!??!?!?!