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 universe where mighty Nature reclaims what is hers; and your mastery of the elements is your people's only chance of survival...
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.
Compare your Challenge Mode scores with the community on worldwide leaderboards.
I could end this review with one word: AWESOME, but I think you want a bit more, right ?
Ok then let's get started. This game gives you the role of a tribe deity with the job of helping them survive some unbelievable harsh conditions, they even made a stage inside a huge volcano that the tribe must establish not one but 4 villages...
Gameplay: the gameplay rocks, many guys say that the control are too difficult or even imposible but I had no problem with that, it is simply point and click what is so difficult about it ?
Also I have heard many people complaining about crashes and bugs but I didn't experience any bugs at all, not even graphic glitches...
Story: well they tried to put a story in there about some highly developed ancestors of the tribe that could terraform a planet in a matter of seconds but they didn't really caught my interest, maybe if they put some hightech artifacts or something it would be more interesting.
Graphics: Now that is the hidden ace of the game. The physics simulation of the water, earth, fire and wind are extrordinary, and I played on radeon, I can only imagine how it looks on nvidia physx :D
The most awesome thing that I loved watching over and over again was randomly creating a mountain and then putting water on top of it, there were whole rivers forming with brances leading to pools and the sea :O I was really surprised when I first saw that, and in addition the water is eating away the earth making canyons as it passes by :D
And I have to say about the nicely animated cutscenes that, I don't know why but they remind me of the diablo II cutscenes.
I love terraforming in games and this game is all about it and to top that they have the most realistic physics simulation I have ever seen. Go buy it. And it is only for 15€ what are they thinking ?
Buy From Dust @ Steam