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Do not buy From Dust (imo, haven't played the game too much yet)

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The game on steam

It came out just a hour ago.

Seriously do not touch, even with a long stick.

I thought that this might be a nice little god-game for 15€. Some nice little cool gameplay and messing around, while looking pretty nice (trailers were good looking) But no, oh no, no, no, no.

Things that are bad:

* Uplay, kind of expected but still bad.

* No graphics options besides resolution and refresh rate (some refresh rate options seem to crash the game)

* No AA

* Capped at 30 fps even if you try to disable/turn on vsync from the nvidia panel. The stuttering is horrible.

* No mouse sensitivity options etc. (the default is bad) apparently there is an option for this, but the cursor movement is still very odd.

god knows how buggy the game will be at this rate...

Pretty much a very bad console port. Now I know that this thing was designed to be a console game but seriously. Ubi delayed the game at the last minute and PC gamers had to wait 1 extra month to get the game. And now that it's released we get a locked 30fps and no way to change any graphics options, not even in any ini file afaik.

Very disappointed with this one, this simply shouldn't be acceptable for a PC game. (and yes I think I'm entitled to use over 30fps when I buy a PC game for 15€ )

Well here's to hoping that the game even has some good gameplay values. These issues just make it very hard to appreciate and try to enjoy.


Edited by Alatar - 8/17/11 at 12:10pm
 
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Its made by Ubisoft, you should be ashamed to have given them your money.

They are a horrible company that has horrible DRM and puts out console ports. Saw this coming from a mile away.
    
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Outside of that, how is the game? I know that sounds strange but I can honestly overlook some of those things if the game is actually good. I have been waiting to pick this one up, looked kinda like Black and White 2 which I LOVED! So in saying that how does it play?
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Never heard of it. Keeping up with Assassin's Creed on Xbox is enough Ubi for me.
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Never been an Ubi fan outside of Assasins Creed anyways really.
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Outside of that, how is the game? I know that sounds strange but I can honestly overlook some of those things if the game is actually good. I have been waiting to pick this one up, looked kinda like Black and White 2 which I LOVED! So in saying that how does it play?
The controls are a bit clunky (still usable) and the mouse does not feel quite right. Otherwise the game is the same as it's on consoles. Haven't played enough to really give an opinion on the gameplay though.

First impressions just disappoint.
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Does from dust use the terrible ubi DRM? It does not right?

I was goingt o but this game. Maybe now I will not... Hopefully they patch it.
    
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Does from dust use the terrible ubi DRM? It does not right?

I was goingt o but this game. Maybe now I will not... Hopefully they patch it.
I don't really know

This is the first ubi game I've owned since AC1 and some very old stuff I can't even remember.

You need to log in to Uplay to play the game though, so I'd assume that you need to be online.
 
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What do these DRMs actually ?
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Bought one ubisoft game in my memory, splinter cell: conviction.
I played it for about twenty minutes and quit because it kept kicking me for not having an active internet connection.

Usually I'm not one of those people that ditches a company over one problem but when the problem is there with no sound reasoning behind it and I'd have a better experience if I played a cracked copy of the game that says a lot.

I'm not buying Ubi in future and if I ever do want to play conviction I'm stealing it, what's the use in a hard copy of the game if it doesn't allow you to play it...
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