right so heres a list of key features from the ubisoft main page of from dust.
- Ground-Breaking Technology
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...
- Online leaderboards
Compare your Challenge Mode scores with the community on worldwide leaderboards.
so lets take this methodically
Ground-Breaking Technology: im going to give them that on the basis of the physics engine unless someone else wants to disprove that. however i would like to see them crack porting games to PC. that would be groundbreaking.
Unique Art Direction: well it describes 3 types of landscape up there and to my knowledge there are 3 types of landscape in game......yeah. well4 if you count ocean but what can you do with ocean.
Rich Story Mode: this is down to personal opinion but to me its simplistic and fairly liniar. typical of a puzzle game.
Confront Mighty Nature: i dont remeber earthquakes. and the rest were fairly easy to protect yourself from.
Master Godlike Powers: when was the last time you held back lava. you cant. you can build a wall that last all of 1 minuet. and you dont get what i w ould call a forest.
Live Up to the Challenge: well it is a puzzle game after all.
Online leaderboards: currently lying in a quantum box in the ubi production offices along with shrodinger's cat a small memo and several tons of fertilizer.
DRM: not included on that list but shall be here for reasons already stated.