"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.
At least for some time. The idea behind this game got me instantly. Last thing similar I can remember playing was Black & White. So if you know that one, you get the general idea behind From Dust - you play a god. You can control the elements, moving the ground, draining water, play with fire and all this stuff. The goal is to move your worshippers from one place to another. Pretty simple.
From Dust has amazing fluid and soil physics, stunning environments and massive freedom when it comes to manipulating those environments. The goals in From Dust are rather simple, yet very satisfying. The game is a bit short, as it can be completed within a few hours. The biggest flaw of the game is probably the lack of a proper sandbox mode.
While on screens it may appear like god game or some sort Populous like RTS, in reality this is a puzzle game. The main goal is make your little humans reach the totem while avoiding all sort of natural traps: quick sands, lava, deep water. You help them with your god like powers: uplifting a land to make natural brigde to cross water, remove lava from the path and so on. With time games get quicker and you need to be in several places almost at ones as the world tries too kill your little men. For puzzle game fans worth recommendation, for god game or RTS fans - look somewhere else..
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.
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...
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