Those passionate PC gaming enthusiasts at Rock Paper Shotgun have been kicking up a storm around the release of From Dust. After being delayed until August, and finally releasing yesterday, the game’s PC version has been experiencing a plethora of technical difficulties. Players have reported menus failing to load, limited framerate, and a myriad of standard graphic options available to PC users perplexingly absent.
The problems are being blamed on a lackluster port, judging by the capped console framerate of 30 frames per second. But the real complaint is the DRM mechanics which force the unforgivable always-online requirement.
RPS has provided screenshots of both the offending internet connection error message as well as the deleted Ubisoft forum post that once claimed From Dust would contain only a one-time internet activation. The now thrice updated report suggests that Ubisoft is simply “looking into the issue.”
After an initial delay of the PC version of the game, it’s surprising so much problems could still be plaguing it. Unfortunately, these aren’t the only problems plaguing the god-sim arcade title.
From Dust was universally praised in concept and pre-release screenshots, but otherwise received with a lukewarm response due to the slow, somewhat repetitive gameplay and difficult controls. Still, if you haven’t given From Dust a try, it could be right up your alley. Just stick to the XBLA version, apparently.