From Dust - An arcade title?

#1 Edited by ProfessorEss (7130 posts) -

Am I the only shocked by this? I was sure it would be a full retail release. 
Considering the wiki I guess some people knew.
 
I guess it makes the potential risk of making a game like this substantially less.

#2 Posted by shinigami420 (640 posts) -

The did say it from day one that it was coming to xbox live and psn

#3 Posted by ProfessorEss (7130 posts) -
@shinigami420: Hm. Guess I was just blinded by the visuals every time I checked out media for it.
#4 Edited by YoungFrey (1319 posts) -

Out of this World is still a fond memory as one of the most entralling unique games I ever played, so I'm excited for this.  I'd guess it's a downloadable because they didn't think the game could remain fun for the length of a full game.  I'd rather that than a long game that got boring well before the end and cost 4 times as much.
#5 Posted by WoodenPlatypus (1365 posts) -

I felt the same with Hydrophobia. 
I felt it would be more than just an arcade title. It might have ran better if they chose to do otherwise.
#6 Edited by McBEEF (354 posts) -

Will it be released on PC or just the consoles? Totally thought this was a full retail title too.
 
Edit: Ignore me,  just looked at the overview

#7 Posted by Jams (2956 posts) -

@ProfessorEss said:

Am I the only shocked by this? I was sure it would be a full retail release. Considering the wiki I guess some people knew. I guess it makes the potential risk of making a game like this substantially less.

I was also surprised. I thought that it was going to be a full fledged game. Especially since Ubisoft's doing it (right?).

#8 Posted by Sjupp (1901 posts) -

@jams said:

@ProfessorEss said:

Am I the only shocked by this? I was sure it would be a full retail release. Considering the wiki I guess some people knew. I guess it makes the potential risk of making a game like this substantially less.

I was also surprised. I thought that it was going to be a full fledged game. Especially since Ubisoft's doing it (right?).

Same here! Although I could see why it would only bee an arcade game. There isn't that terribly much to the trailers. (It still looks really interesting though, I'm probably going to pick it up.)

#9 Posted by DrMadHatten (118 posts) -

Definitely a wiser decision to go XBLA. I know so little about this game even with research.

#10 Edited by Binaryfart (24 posts) -

It seems to be part of this new crop of "near-retail" downloadable games, like Bastion, Trenched and Stacking.

I love this "in-between" format - I have a new kid and just don't have the time to commit to a full retail game, so to get the quality of a full release (tee hee hee) in the shortened timeframe is just ace!

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