Around these parts, it's been a while since we've seen a downloadable LIVE Arcade title receive the kind of hype and anticipation that From Dust received. Now that it's out in the wild, what are your thoughts?
I was embroiled in a last minute dash to knock over some games for Shameless Gaming month, but I still managed to play a bit of From Dust - not enough to have any kind of educated opinion on the game, but enough to get a feel for it.
My first instincts were that the controls felt a little clunky, and the game didn't really provide you with enough guidance in the early stages. It does seem to be a game that may work a little better with a mouse and keyboard, but the controls have been well adapted to the 360 controller.
The art is striking, but what I really enjoyed in the (very) early stages of the game is the entire aesthetic - the concept, the whole idea and how it's integrated. From Dust really seems to have put stock in its own universe - the tribes feel real, as though they have a real history as opposed to a lightly lifted amalgamation of primitive cliche.
I'm really looking forward to putting some hours into this game.
Any thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.