Populous dejavu with a modern twist. Quite engaging.

User Rating: 8.5 | From Dust PC
I got this game along with some other titles like Mass Effect 2 and Crysis 2 and it was sort of on the low end of the games to play list for me. As it stands, I have beaten From Dust and have yet to finish either of the other two. That's not necessarily because of the length of the games rather it's because I got sucked into playing From Dust and just didnt want to put it down. Having the power to manipulate the game world is intriguinig and entertaining. I just couldnt put it down. I finished it in a couple of days, the story line is next to nothing and there is only one cinematic scene played after every and I mean every level which gets old, but it was still a surprisingly fun game to play. From grabbing earth to water to, my favorite, lava each level has a specific task for you to achieve. There are also challenges to complete that can be quite puzzling at times. I havent felt this way about a games originality since Black and White. It was a blast to play through and fun to pick up every once in a while to go through the challenges if I have 5-10 minutes. All in all a great game that shouldnt be overlooked as we cling to the FPS plethora of games hitting the shelves.