Digital Foundry breaks down Klonoa: Door to Phantomile

A game that never really gets the recognition it deserves

09 October 2022
by rawmeatcowboy 0

The Klonoa franchise is an interesting one. It’s not all that big when compared to other intellectual properties in gaming, but the people who enjoy the series are ardent supporters. It’s clear a certain subset of gamers have found something special in the series, and in a new video from Digital Foundry, that topic gets explored at great length.

While Digital Foundry usually focuses on breaking down tech tidbits in the latest game, today they’re turning back the clock for a deep dive into Klonoa’s original adventure, Door to Phantomile. That title plus its sequel just saw a remake for Switch a few months back, making it the perfect time to see why Klonoa’s debut stands the test of time.

Again, this is more than just an analysis of graphics and tech. This video shows how Klonoa came to be, aims to analyze the game’s surprisingly emotional story, digs into the haunting soundtrack, and so much more. In short, it’s really a must-watch for anyone who loves Klonoa.

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