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"a rare example of a run-of-the-mill game concept elevated by good design acumen" - DarkZero.co.uk
"From Dust is memorable, beautiful and unique, something that stays in your mind long after you’ve moved on to something else" - IGN.com
From Dust is the latest original game concept by Eric Chahi, creator of the cult classic, "Another World / Out of this World".
Immerse yourself in a world as exotically beautiful as it is dangerous!
You control the destiny of a primitive tribe against the backdrop of a world in constant evolution, a universe where mighty Nature reclaims what is hers; and your mastery of the elements is your people’s only chance of survival...
Ground-Breaking Technology: Play in the sandbox of one of the most advanced real-time nature simulations, where everything you see and interact with evolves dynamically, offering a constantly renewed experience.
Unique Art Direction: Discover a large variety of environments: Tropical islands, volcanic landscapes, deserts and so much more.
Rich Story Mode: Explore 13 breathtaking territories of emergent gameplay. Master the natural forces at play on a mysterious archipelago and help a primitive tribe to recover the lost powers of their ancestors.
Confront Mighty Nature: Protect your tribe against Nature's most devastating attacks. Face down tsunamis, wildfires, earthquakes, volcanoes, torrential rains.
Master Godlike Powers: Control the forces of nature to sculpt the world in your image. Hold back lava, stop raging waters, empty lakes, grow forests and raise mountains!
Live Up to the Challenge: Race against the clock on 30 additional maps in Challenge Mode. Each scenario is a puzzle-like challenge where time is of the essence.
Online Leaderboards: Compare your Challenge Mode scores with the community on worldwide leaderboards.
Good, but with a problempharaoh13 | March 4, 2012 | See all pharaoh13's reviews »
I had fun with this game on the earlier levels. Very unique gameplay and beautiful graphics. I wish the game allowed you more control over the little humans. The problem occurred on a later level (it's called High Tides).
Not the fault of GreenMan, but in checking around on some forums I found out that if you don't have the right processor (and I don't), it changes the speed and makes this level (and possibly later ones too), extremely difficult and frustrating. End result was I had to abandon this game after really only getting about 2-3 good hours of playing out of it. You would be better off getting the Xbox version.
[FR] Dommage.SomeRandomBaron | March 4, 2012 | See all SomeRandomBaron's reviews »
Le gameplay a le mérite d'être original, le jeu est très beau et le moteur physique est vraiment impressionnant.
Malheureusement, 2 gros problèmes entâchent le plaisir de jeu : l'IA du peuple dirigé, assez peu convenable, ainsi qu'une maniabilité très douteuse, ne convenant ni au pad, ni a la souris. EN plus, ya le DRM d'Ubisoft, qui est très handicapant.
En attendant un patch...
Dirt Simulatoremwearz | Sept. 20, 2011 | See all emwearz's reviews »
The main objective of From Dust, is spawn people can get them to different points. How do you do that you ask? Why by moving balls of dirt around. Sounds fun doesn't it.
In reality the play mechanics, while fairly fun and inventive to start off with, does get very old very fast, even though the game is short, it feels very long and repetitive.
I am not sure even why I played this game, I am sure it may appeal to others, but it did not to me.
Could Have Been IncredibleMondu | Sept. 2, 2011 | See all Mondu's reviews »
I bought this game expecting a lot and receiving very little. What looked to be like a fun god game turned out to be nothing more than a terrible console port with mediocre gameplay.
You control the very land around you, forming gullys and mountains, digging trenches and controlling the very flow of water. You have the power to shape the world to your imagination, much like how a game developer would create the environment in many other games you play. So this begs the question, why on earth are the pc controls vastly inferior to using a gamepad? This blatent console port leaves controlling with the mouse counter-intuitive, no options at all to change video settings and runs poorly should you try to play using a pc which has the 'recommended' settings or below.
I did enjoy playing the game despite all of this but it was nothing more than cheap entertainment for a few hours. Even the term 'cheap' is being a little too generous to this underwhelming and rushed feeling game. On top of all this, Ubisoft lied about the DRM and is slowly helping to kill the pc gaming industry for legitimate buyers such as ourselves. Save your money and buy something else. If you really want the game then wait for it to go on sale.
Clever little gameMin0rThreat | Sept. 1, 2011 | See all Min0rThreat's reviews »
I came in expecting a 3D God lemming style game, and that's pretty much what it is. Its simple, fun yet challenging. You have a tribe of little men, and you must lead them to the end of the level by manipulating elements. The graphics are very well done and the design is solid, but what caught my eye the most was the impressive physics. I found myself losing missions because I was messing around with the physics for too long. Thankfully, at the end you unlock a sandbox mode. If you, like me, are a big fan of physics manipulation, I would say, definitely pick this up, its great big fun, despite it being simple. If you like lemming style games, its worth trying out, the AI is a little picky at times and there is not that much challenge. Only complaint is Ubisofts infamous DRM which caused my game to lag every so often. But they're releasing a patch for that in the near future. Its not pakced with content, but for the 15 euro price tag, its got well enough to keep me captivated for hours :)