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From Dust (Xbox 360)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.0
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall MobyScore (3 votes) 3.8

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From Dust bewijst dat voor god spelen niet snel verveelt. Het proberen om de natuurelementen te temmen is een hele opgave en zorgt dat je zandbak er elke keer anders uitziet. De pathfinding en het soms suïcidale gedrag van je dorpelingen tussen al het natuurgeweld levert het enige kleine puntje van kritiek op bij deze anders niet minder dan fantastische game.
From Dust biedt je een originele, plezierige manier om een unieke wereld te creëren en manipuleren. De uitbeelding van vulkanen, tsunami’s en kleinschaligere natuurverschijnselen zijn ontzagwekkend en dwingen je spelenderwijs om creatief na te denken. Dat daar een aantal irritaties en oneffenheden bij komen kijken is te vergeven.
From Dust is memorable, beautiful and unique, something that stays in your mind long after you’ve moved on to something else. It’s a game that’s as fascinating to watch as it is to play, a thought-provoking spin on the power fantasies of the traditional god game. Sometimes it takes the challenge too far, and superfluous mechanics occasionally overcomplicate a simple and elegantly limited formula, but From Dust is nonetheless an extraordinary achievement. This is already the best Summer of Arcade yet.
From Dust is a highly engaging, thoroughly challenging and powerful experience. It might be fairly limited when it comes to the powers you actually have – it isn’t as “god like” as other games in the genre – but the control you have over the landscape is a perfect compliment for the ways in which the game challenges you. Relentless difficulty later on compounded by flimsy controls may frustrate, but the reward is far greater than any respite you may have.
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Zand, water en vuur gedroegen zich nog nooit zo realistisch, maar voor de rest is From Dust een eerder oppervlakkig puzzelachtig god-game tussendoortje.