Monday, September 19, 2011

From Dust for the Playstation 3

I recently downloaded the PSN game From Dust. I am a huge fan of god games such as EA's remarkable Black & White, and the Sim series such as Sim city, or Sim Ant. To my knowledge this is the first time Ubisoft has made an attempt into this genre. this game has the usual approach, you play as the breath. a god like being created to help the people move through portals and regain their memory so they can protect themselves from the hostile enviroment they live in. A basic level is you have the humans build villages at the different shrines. once all shrines are populated a portal opens, and you can have your people exit the portal to the next level. Ubisoft has done a fantastic job with the graphics, and gameplay. The challenges are fun, and difficult, but not so hard you want to quit playing. some of the Cons are the controls are difficult sometimes, making sure you drop the elements you are moving in the right spot sometimes can be challenging. The camera angles are very poor, I feel they could have added much more control of the camera, and allow for more movement and better zooming functions. The most frusterating issue I had was with water and dirt there are levels where you need to block rivers and change their paths. You are only allowed to bring a certian amount of dirt at a time to drop in the river, by the time you return with more dirt the river has washed away most if not all the dirt from where you where building. I feel overall for a PSN game it is a great choice and well worth the $14.99 for regular PSN subscribers or $11.99 for PSN+ members. This game is also available on the Xbox 360 marketplace. If you would like to see more Ubisoft has a sight here

Great graphics
fun gameplay
everyone enjoys being a god

frusterating camera
controls could use a little refinement
erosion is frusterating ;-)

In conclusion - I recomend a buy for this game.

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