I bought From Dust because I've played the original Populous, saw the trailer, and noticed that it was rather cheap.
However, I instantly regretted it:
It's available on Steam only, yet the first thing that happens is that the game appears to patch outside of Steam! (I say "appear" because a very cryptic window is shown with some sort of patching progress indicator without any information as to what is going on.)
Then, I get to a login screen. What? Why? I have already logged in to Steam. I have my friends on Steam! If I didn't see that my Steam friends had already bought this game, I wouldn't know that it was released.
I just don't understand this.
Then I see a news screen. Again, Steam already has one of those! Sure, Ubisoft seems to present some sort of Twitter feed that perhaps Valve doesn't allow, but it still feels weird.
If you go through the trouble of releasing a game on Steam, why not utilize the platform fully and integrate the game properly?
I know what this feels like now! It feels like t is the eqvivalent of bloatware on a newly purchased laptop or mobile phone.