This game is rated PEGI 12
Our review includes potentially triggering words:
Drowning and Magic.
Ignore All Content Warnings
Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 9 months ago.
Gameplay involves clicking and holding buttons to absorb land, water or lava into a ball, this can then be placed down wherever you need it. Villagers can only walk where there is land so you need to make pathways by moving land or removing water so they can get to the useful totems and artefacts. Other times you need to create barriers to tidal waves or lava flows.
As you progress you send a villager to gather a kite that protects the village from natural phenomena, like tsunami waves, which frequently destroy the islands. Speed is important during these tasks, as the kite bearer needs enough time to get back to the village before the tsunami hits. Other challenges involve limited land resources, exploding plants and difficult terrain.
The language used by the villagers in From Dust is Bahasa Indonesian from Malay, and the music is inspired by tribal drums and chants. This gives the game a unique feel, and emphasises the idea that you are helping an ancient tribe with special powers lost to time.
Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Mild Violence. From a top-down perspective, players can manipulate soil, water, trees, etc. to help villagers migrate between islands, create villages, and defend against natural disasters. If players wish to, they can also set villages on fire or create giant tidal waves; villagers cry out when washed into the sea and collapse to the ground when overcome by fire.From a top-down perspective, players can manipulate soil, water, trees, etc. to help villagers migrate between islands, create villages, and defend against natural disasters. If players wish to, they can also set villages on fire or create giant tidal waves; villagers cry out when washed into the sea and collapse to the ground when overcome by fire.
There is no consensus between the various national classification boards as to the appropriate age range for this game. This is perhaps due to the fact that the game if played as intended does not encourage violent acts, you are playing as a saviour of people, however, the power to save also comes with the power to destroy, and players can be quite violent to their charges (drowning or burning them) if they wish, even if this will prevent them from progressing in the game.
10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. The game requires strategic planning and spatial awareness. It also develops an understanding of the elements and the land.
Buttons need to be held, and you need good control over the sticks or mouse to move over the terrain.
Sound volume for effects and music have limited options (normal, quiet).
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