Yep, everyone is right.
Dust is amazing. The only drawback I would list is that the combat appears pretty shallow and button-mashy at first. Just give it some time though and it opens up a bit more. I, personally, had an amazing time trying to stay air born for as long as possible. The story, both in how it is told and thematically, are super solid. The content is actually quite mature and will, as it did me, catch you off guard plenty of times.
Great game if you're a fan of the genre or not.