It's been a long time since I played what is considered an "arcade game." Arcade games are quit different now then when I was younger. I downloaded Dust An Elysian Tail on Xbox Live and loved every minute of it. This game is hand drawn (which never happens anymore) and is beautiful. The game has exploration, combat and a fun and great story. While playing you have characters that pop onto the screen to talk to you (looks like this:)
Dust is the main character and his sidekick is Fidget. I will say that the bosses in the game are pretty easy. Except the last boss... man did that fight last forever!! I didn't even stalk up on health because the other bosses were so easy. I loved the side quests.... there is one where you find some sheep and when you find the first one you pick it up and it disappears. The Fidget says to you .. "did you just put that sheep in your pocket"???? Made me laugh.
There are great puzzles and you even get to collect items and forge armor, rings, necklaces, etc similar to a larger RPG game. All in all I was really surprised as how fun the game was. I really have been enjoying indie games lately. I suppose I am just tired of the same games over and over. Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed, Mario. The problem though is that those games sell. People like what the know and keep buying them. I give this game 8.5 out of 10.