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From Dust is the latest original game concept by Eric Chahi, creator of the cult classic, Another 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...
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Top Customer Reviews
Graphics are nice
Music and Sound effects bring you into the game (the sound of waves crashing against your villages or volcanoes erupting)
Near linear path to success with little or no way to "think outside the box" in some maps
Controls on the PC version are clunky
Obscene DRM (required internet connection to play)
No true "sandbox" feel to the game, more of a puzzle game than a "God Sim"
All in all I give this game a 3 Star because I like the concept and it was enjoyable up to a point but to give it more they would have to add a lot more features into the game. Such as the ability to edit maps or give you a literal sandbox map where you could manipulate the landscape to your hearts content.
I have requested a refund from Steam. Everyone who's bought the game should strongly consider doing the same from their respective download services, and only buy PC games that conform to the accepted user-interface standards that come with porting to the PC platform. I certainly know I will from now on.
ORIGINAL REVIEW: This game has a draconian and unnecessary DRM scheme, which requires a login every time you play. This means I can't play if my internet connection cuts out, or if I'm traveling anywhere without a WiFi connection. For a singleplayer game, this is unacceptable.
This implementation is ostensibly to deter pirates, but this game is already being pirated (if you know where to look). This DRM isn't the case for all UbiSoft games, but I encourage all customers to pay attention to the DRM in the games you're interested in, and to not buy any of them if they require a login for singleplayer like this one.
The Game has a "story mode" which you should think of as an extended tutorial. The levels are fun, engaging and often challenging and it teaches you what the things do and gives you practice. Once you're done with that, there's 30 challenges you can do that are unlocked progressively as you've worked through the story mode. The challenges range from pretty easy to really frustrating. To be honest, I sort of got bored with the challenges. Not only did they often feel repetative but they just weren't as fun as the story mode. I thought the challenges would be like the story but not as linear but that wasn't the case at all. You learn all these powers in story mode and then you are very limited in terms of what you are allowed to use in any given challenge. Anyway, here were my thoughts.
1. Nice graphics. The gravity is the thing here. Everything settles to its natural state. Water and lava flow, earth settles and that's where the challenge lies. Figuring out how to make things flow in a way that works for you. Sometimes making things flow a certain way seems advantageous but then it opens up unintended consequences and if you're not careful you could end up over your head.
2. Cool music. Seems very aboriginal.
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- Good graphics
- gameplay is good.
- Fairly fun if you can get over initial downsides.
- Internet thing.
- Control Scheme ( I ended up using a x-box controller for this one. Otherwise it's unbearable )
- lack of control in graphic options, sound etc.
- Essentially a console port.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
downloaded the game, payed around $15, installed the game. there was no shortcut so I had to search for it and create a shortcut. Read more
The game itself is good. However the DRM that is still there after all these years after they said it would be removed. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Sandra Rowland
I'm sure it WILL be a great game (as my grandson assures me!), but we were unable to download it. Able to get it into a file, but that's it! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Thrifty Yankee
Didn't work. It wouldn't download the game only some pictures. I wish I could get my money back!!Published 15 months ago by Teresa
Alright so this is a 1 star rating selected for the initial headache involved in getting the game not the for game itself. Reason being I have yet to be able to play it. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Molotov
This game is quite unusual -- definitely not your run of mill casual game. Absolutely beautiful graphics and music. The game is older, so make sure it will run on your PC. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Janie
TERRIBLE- CAN NOT PAY OR GET FEEDBACK ON HELP. NOT SURE IF BREAKDOWN IS WITH AMAZON OR UPLAY, I HAVE GOTTEN MANY DOWNLOADS AND NEVER ONE THAT DID NOT RUN OR NO FEEDBACK. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Ceeya
Terrible, sloppy and inconsistent controls, irritating and repetitive gameplay, stupid AI, frustrating point of view issues, boring if not mentally challenged story, agitating time... Read morePublished on January 9, 2014 by Devil's Advocate