We rarely review XBLA games on Gamersyde, mostly because we don't have time, but in the case of From Dust I would have loved to take the time to write a 10 pages review explaining in details why this game is pretty much unlike any other game out there, and why you SHOULD play it. Unfortunately, I won't have the time, so my impressions and a few videos will have to do it. Still, go buy this game! Update: Launch Trailer added.
As you may have guessed already, I absolutely adored From Dust. Here is a game that takes a genre that everybody thought dead (God-Games) and add to it a simply mindblowing terrain and physics engine, with a light but sufficient story to help the player get the hang of the various powers associated to its divine excavator. Finishing the story mode at 100% should take about 8 hours, and the challenge mode, some of them quite difficult, adds quite a few more hours to that. The only downside is that the rendering is clearly done at a sub hd resolution, resulting to a slightly blurry image quality, but so many hours of discovery and wonder for 15 euros? No one that understands that games aren't just online shooters should pass the opportunity to play something like this!
@Sdarts: Play it today at a friend house on coop. Definitely much better game than the first and the first was already really good. I was also surprise how well it plays with a controller. (2 Hours ago)
directly compare it to SDR, holy shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. I just checked Ghost Recon beta and Hitman, ooooh my. :) (6 Hours ago)
@Sdarts: No lies detected man, very true. I don't know why I didn't notice it before, then again my only way of seeing a HDR game was via a video or two. But now with my own games and being able to (6 Hours ago)
[url] And seems sales are great. Much deserved. (7 Hours ago)
Divinity: Original Sin 2 is the 2nd best reviewed game of the year: [url] (7 Hours ago)
@Moonwalker: HDR does more for that "Wow!" factor than just increasing resolution to 4K. (7 Hours ago)
Tried out FM7 demo, FH3, Recore and man....what a difference. SDR looks dull in comparison now, jeez. In terms of colours for starters, sky and sun in FM7 and FH3 looks lovely, vivid. (8 Hours ago)