First 10 minutes Xbox 360

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!
mykmarian
mykmarian
Commented on 2011-07-26 18:55:38
This game is great just relax and play...
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MugiMugi
MugiMugi
Commented on 2011-07-26 19:30:02
I hate that the PC version got delayed a entire month ><
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Anvil
Anvil
Commented on 2011-07-26 19:43:22
Don't worry blimblim. Will buy this on day 1 for sure
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KING_The_Godfather
KING_The_Godfather
Commented on 2011-07-26 21:18:14
I'll get this for PC, it might be on Steam, no?

EDIT: Well...guess not.
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FireWire - IEEE 1394
FireWire
Commented on 2011-07-26 21:20:14 In reply to KING_The_Godfather
Posted by KING_The_Godfather
I'll get this for PC, it must be on Steam, no?
Ubisoft announced yesterday that the PC version is delayed for 3 weeks (Yes it will be on Steam then)....
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Trebby
Trebby
Commented on 2011-07-26 21:58:09
Looks fun.
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infamouz956
infamouz956
Commented on 2011-07-26 22:12:24
getting it for xbox 360 can't wait to play this in 3d too :)!!! fabulous game, we need more games like this, and yes I agree with mykmarian, very chill and relaxed, perfect after a long day of working, !!
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IRAIPT0IR
IRAIPT0IR
Commented on 2011-07-26 22:18:26
Can you destroy everything?

Like bring chaos and destruction?

Also there is gore?

Like people burning alive and pieces of bodies everywhere?

:)
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infamouz956
infamouz956
Commented on 2011-07-26 23:24:21 In reply to IRAIPT0IR
Posted by IRAIPT0IR
Can you destroy everything?

Like bring chaos and destruction?

Also there is gore?

Like people burning alive and pieces of bodies everywhere?

:)
there is natural disasters that occur, like tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes, etc.
I doubt there is the kind of gore you mentioned, that's just insane, seek help please.
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KORNdog
KORNdog
Commented on 2011-07-26 23:41:24 In reply to infamouz956
Posted by infamouz956
there is natural disasters that occur, like tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes, etc.
I doubt there is the kind of gore you mentioned, that's just insane, seek help please.
If it aint got tits, gore, and an ability to see your characters feet, he aint interested.
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spacemanjupiter
spacemanjupiter
Commented on 2011-07-27 00:29:19
Damn this game looks fantastic. I am really looking forward to getting this for my PC
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KING_The_Godfather
KING_The_Godfather
Commented on 2011-07-27 02:04:34 In reply to FireWire
Well, it seems that at least you can't pre-order this game from Steam.
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bleachedsmiles
bleachedsmiles
Commented on 2011-07-27 14:22:12 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
If it aint got tits, gore, and an ability to see your characters feet, he aint interested.
lol
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digi_matrix
digi_matrix
Commented on 2011-07-27 17:48:08 In reply to IRAIPT0IR
Posted by IRAIPT0IR
Can you destroy everything?

Like bring chaos and destruction?

Also there is gore?

Like people burning alive and pieces of bodies everywhere?

:)
Yes, you can pour lava on your people and see them burn!
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Seth
Seth
Commented on 2011-07-28 09:17:14
Ah, the controls suck in console version (expected that). Shame they delayed it for PC. :(
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moroboshi
moroboshi
Commented on 2011-07-28 09:25:55
The camera is pretty much a deal breaker in this game. It has 3 modes, completely zoomed out, close up top down, and close up just above the ground. None of them are really all that well placed and it seriously harms the game.
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Jollipop
Jollipop
Commented on 2011-07-28 11:50:15
I'll wait for PC version.
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FreeSwag
FreeSwag
Commented on 2011-07-28 15:36:03
I played the demo on Xbox, and was extremely tempted to buy it right away. If they ramp of the difficulty, there is definitely going to be a lot of replay value in this one. And then there is the matter of DLC . . . all of which I will definitely purchase.

I was really tempted to get the Xbox version, however, I will be getting the PC version via OnLive. That way I get the bonus benefit of not only being able to play it at home, but also of being able to play it even when I am away from home (like on my lunch breaks at work), using my Android tablet.
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Frozpot
Frozpot
Commented on 2011-07-28 18:29:12
The demo is great! If you can get around the strangely limited camera (which I can) then it's a real gem..
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