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!
@nostradamus: it was a fair price at release too, its a great game. I got 100+ hours out of it, and im sure ill come back to it again. (22 minutes ago)
its 8£/9£ right now and it has that Valkyrie Profile feel to it. It seemd so expensive to me, but now its a fair price i guess. (2 Hours ago)
@nostradamus: One of my favorite games of last gen, defo worth getting imo. I only played the PS3 version though. (3 Hours ago)
is dragon's crown worth it? wich version vita or ps3, i give a great deal with resolution when it comes to geat 2d art. (4 Hours ago)
Gorgeous has ok mechanics but actually gameplay can become tedious and boring imo. (6 Hours ago)
@GriftGFX: the world needs to open up to pvp ie 8v8 etc. Use ARMA Wasteland mod for guidance and you have a sure fire hit but they won't even be thinking that far ahead. An open world game that looks (6 Hours ago)
we need another splinter cell...only few missions deep on blacklist and it's on backlog but damn that's a good game (6 Hours ago)