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!
But its DICE so alot of patches and changes will do change alot of things, so its interesting to see what they do. (6 minutes ago)
Since i am a run and gunner type of guy the smg's are weak and takes too many bullets too kill someone, especially whoever is on the damn horse which i hope they lower the HP on that thing. (7 minutes ago)
Battlefield 1 = bolt rifle/sniper heaven focused game. The SMG is weak as fuck in this game, i keep seeing alot of single shot rifles and snipers majority of the time. (8 minutes ago)
I don't think I was bashing the game though.. I enjoy it. It's a solid effort! Overwatch is GOTY. (1 Hour ago)
@asdfg: Yea I can't believe anyone takes MP reviews seriously tbh.. I mean I respect the opinions of top players.. but some are media folks too so there are still issues (4 Hours ago)
Whole thing stinks of semi bribery games journalism. (4 Hours ago)
@GriftGFX: they review them at EA offices for a couple of hours. How can they truly test it in that amount of time and discovering flaws in a closed controlled test environment. (4 Hours ago)