Klonoa: Door to Phantomile (風のクロノア door to phantomile, Kaze no Kuronoa Door to Phantomile, Klonoa of the Wind: Door to Phantomile) is a 1997 Japanese platform game developed and published by Namco for the PlayStation. The game's story focuses on an anthropomorphic creature and a "spirit" encapsulated in a ring. The game was critically praised, with high sales in Japan, but low sales elsewhere. The game was followed by a sequel, Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil, along with various spin-off games. An enhanced remake of the original, known as simply Klonoa in Europe and North America, was developed by Paon for the Wii and released on December 4, 2008 in Japan, May 5, 2009 in North America and May 22, 2009 in Europe. It was also released on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3, the PS Vita and the PSP.
I didn't know anything about Klonoa before I played Door to Phantomile, but it sure was a great surprise. I enjoyed my time so much even when is roughly 5 hours long, it's kind of easy but has some difficulty spikes here and there that maintains you well entertained, the platforming is very good and simple, you don't have powerups so it's only you and the gameplay but there is a lot of versatility to Klonoa's movements that keep things fresh, even by the last level.
Aside from the platforming, there are 2 other things that make this an amazing game, one is the music which is gorgeous and adds a lot of depth to the dreamy mood of the game, and second is the story, I didn't know that by the end I will be so moved by the characters and everything, also the writing is very good and charming, even the "voice acting" which is very similar to Banjo Kazooie (I know that Banjo came after but is just for reference) has a lot of heart, it's like a grandma fairytale but with some stakes.
I recommend Klonoa Door to Phantomile to anybody, is a very fast and enjoyable ride that can give you more than you think.