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!
put and end to corridor/cinematic/c utscene/qte/playforyousoyouwon'tmissathi ousoyouwon'tmissathing ng experiences, and start to see more games like Prey/BotW and the sort. Nuts&Bolts is an awesome game, as well. We need N&B2 (1 Hour ago)
Prey, just reminded me when i used to lure headcrabs/zombies in Half-Life 1 (1%Hp/Suit), to lasers and eletrick shock cables to zap'em withou loss of ammo. It's like we needed a whole generation to (1 Hour ago)
Stranger Things is such a amazing show! Just finished season 2, episode 7 (I won't post spoilers). (1 Hour ago)
I mean, didn't you just buy an X to play the same games with better visuals? Your stance doesn't really seem very consistent tbh. (2 Hours ago)
If you have no Interest in either of those things your only option is to move onto some other hobby. Because you're not going to see any mainstream Dev making something truly unique...ever. (2 Hours ago)
@droezelke: whether I sound like a snob or not. It's the truth. The industry is all about playing it safe now. If your after original experiences you have 2 options. Indie or VR (usually also indie) (2 Hours ago)
@Tinks: Do you think EA will go back? They have pushed the boundaries. So 1 step back would seem like a 'good thing'. (5 Hours ago)