The mechanics of the game are really well done. On a xbox 360 controller, you use the left trigger to pick up dust or rock and then the right trigger to place it on a area. Sounds simple right? Sort of. You can use the terraforming to divert rivers, create land bridges, make islands, move water and much more. When you create blockades for water it doesn't just simply stop and end, it finds a way to keep going. It moves realistically, if you block something and it has no other option then it will build up and overflow over whatever you blocked it with. When you pick up dust or rock you can collect large amounts of it by rolling it across the map into a giant dust or rockball.
I can't wait to see the retail version of this game, which should be out in about three weeks, no one gave me a definite release date. I was a fan of the Populous's and the two Black and Whites, which apparently means I will be a fan of From Dust, because so far I am. Check out the video for some hands on footage.
Written by Sean Cargle