As much fun as a sidescrolling game can be, I think that if you must have an RPG with a Furry canine hero, Solatorobo is also good. And don't tell I'm comparing apples to oranges here- you've got a much better combo system in Dust, but what's the point of having a Furry character when he is just a generic hero with no personality who runs from right to left and slashes things? You could have a human character for Dust and it would not make much difference. Granted, slashing enemies in a thousand different ways is awesome but why does he have to be Furry? I like it but the Furriness of this character is just slapped on.