If You're So Inclined, Steam Now Offering From Dust Refunds

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#51 Posted by DJMattB241 (59 posts) -

I'm getting a refund because of the controls, since after one session I had no desire to play the game again. I didn't even notice the DRM.

That'll teach me to buy before trying.

#52 Posted by JoeyRavn (4974 posts) -

@SeriouslyNow: Wow. I can't believe you're still mad from that Battlefield thread. You must really like that game if you were waiting to troll me in a completely unrelated topic, even if I didn't say anything about BF3.

Keep trying, though.

#53 Edited by Gav47 (1542 posts) -

Wait, what do I actually have to do to get a refund? The article makes reference to replying to a ticket but there is no link. 
Edit: nvm You have to create a ticket with Steam Support

#54 Posted by SockLobster (456 posts) -

The game doesn't even work for some people on 360 me included.
 
Worst purchase this year next to Brink. Really soured me on it.

#55 Posted by somethingdumb (115 posts) -

I don't know, I feel like people are making a bigger deal of this than they should. Ubisoft was misleading and is fixing their mistake. I think it just boils down to PC gamers being kind of assholes. 

#56 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3501 posts) -

Game controls better than with a gamepad and has way better camera zoom and angle control. It feels strange for the first 10-15 minutes if you haven't tried the game before, but it works just fine. I'm a little disappointed that there were no graphics options, but it didn't hinder my enjoyment of the gameplay. Steam didn't record my time but I know I've clocked in over 8 hours and I'm still messing around with the challenge mode.

Anyways, I have no intention of getting a refund. The uPlay stuff was not a big deal to me and the DRM is getting patched out anyways.

#57 Edited by lockwoodx (2479 posts) -

Old News. Horrible misleading title. Steam forced UBI to give the refunds, and Valve are looking out for gamers once again.

8-18-2011 Steam is offering refunds for every "From Dust" sold.

Today is 8-24-2011 Patrick. This is why I do not come to Giantbomb for gaming news, only the quicklooks but even those are getting biased.

#58 Posted by EgoCheck616 (782 posts) -

@Buzzkill said:

Old News. Horrible misleading title. Steam forced UBI to give the refunds, and Valve are looking out for gamers once again.

8-18-2011 Steam is offering refunds for every "From Dust" sold.

Today is 8-24-2011 Patrick. This is why I do not come to Giantbomb for gaming news, only the quicklooks but even those are getting biased.

At that point the news was false. Trust me, I tried to get a refund at the time and was rejected.

#59 Posted by mrangryface (775 posts) -

Refund? I haven't even started my first game of From Dust PC yet. It's on THE PILE

#60 Posted by AbombBILL (34 posts) -

I already beat it. It wouldn't feel right asking for a refund for a game I've finished.

#61 Posted by subyman (624 posts) -

I wonder how much this DRM fiasco hurt sales compared to simple piracy (which still happened)?

#62 Posted by ribeye (411 posts) -

@Vodun said:

@Rox360 said:

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@ribeye said:

the DRM didn't bother me, i just want them to fix the fuckin' retarded controls, seriously

Exactly how I feel. I hadn't heard anything about the DRM until after I had started playing. Honestly it didn't affect my experience at all, but the controls did.

I really don't see the problem people have with the controls...it's not a cursor, so it shouldn't move like one.

I haven't played the game, so I don't know what it behaves like on the PC, but... That totally is a cursor. It's a cursor in the same way that the hand in Black & White was a cursor. An entity that moves around in the 3D world and interacts with things as it does, yes; But still a cursor.

No, it's not. It's your character. You are the "breath", it's not the thing you point at stuff to do things with, it's you. There is a rather large difference in this and how it is presented from a gameplay perspective.

Maybe I just don't understand the controls quite yet then, I've only fired it up once so far, but I was fighting the mouse controls from the second i fired it up until the second i shut it off. I'd like to shut off the mouse camera movement altogether actually. I was moving the camera around with WASD (like any good PC gamer would) but if the mouse is anywhere other than the center of the screen, it drifts in that direction, I found it completely annoying.

I do have a 360 controller for Windows and I could use that, but wtf, I could've just got it for 360 if I'd known that. I got it on PC because I have a spiffy new video card and I want to flex it, but later found out it's locked at 30fps (for no good reason apparently) and the controls are actually worse. I'm not gonna cash it back in just yet tho, I'm still trying to like this game and I want to give it another chance because I think it looks cool and I'd like to finish it. We'll see what the patch does I guess

#63 Posted by avidwriter (667 posts) -

Refunds... on steam? That unpossible!

#64 Posted by Protome (347 posts) -
@somethingdumb said:
I don't know, I feel like people are making a bigger deal of this than they should. Ubisoft was misleading and is fixing their mistake. I think it just boils down to PC gamers being kind of assholes. 
Complaining that a company is using DRM that hurts legitimate consumers and results in those who pirate the game having a better experience is NOT overreacting or an "asshole" thing.  
Ubisoft is fixing their mistake, it's true. But it's a mistake they have made many times before and hopefully this is the wake-up call they needed to get them to change their ways.
#65 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

@JoeyRavn said:

@SeriouslyNow: Wow. I can't believe you're still mad from that Battlefield thread. You must really like that game if you were waiting to troll me in a completely unrelated topic, even if I didn't say anything about BF3.

Keep trying, though.

I played the game. The mouse controls feel fine, if a little restricted. It's not Black and White and you're silly comparing it to that game just because it's also god game in 3D. In this game the cursor control works differently from Black and White (I wonder, have you actually played those games or are you just implying that you have?) because it only moves along the surface of the world and you don't need to make any gestures to make shit happen. In other words, chill out.

#66 Posted by ectoplasma (979 posts) -

@avidwriter: Lol. "Ralph, you're not even speaking your own language!"

#67 Posted by tourgen (4500 posts) -

yeah, good move.  better to do it voluntarily than wait and have the courts force them to.

#68 Posted by HaroldoNVU (591 posts) -

@avidwriter said:

Refunds... on steam? That unpossible!

Ralphie,get off the stage sweetheart

#69 Posted by bwmcmaste (844 posts) -
@Protome:  
 
I agree, but I'm also one of those people who doesn't pay for Ubisoft games. I'm not saying it's right, but it's my preferred form of consumer protest regarding Ubisoft.
#70 Edited by MeatSim (10857 posts) -

What a mess this was but the quality of the PC version seems like the bigger problem.

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