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#1 silenceindigo

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 02:28 AM

Hello,

I'm looking for online reviews for this game...

How much is the game different from RISK and other similar games? Does it have a distinct feel?

Where I could find such information?

Thanks!
 



#2 archbishopdan

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 10:46 AM

 A short answer would be to say that yes, it is significantly different from Risk, but in a good way.  It's a fantastic game, and if you want some more detailed info then go here.



#3 silenceindigo

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 02:06 PM

Well, the feedback I've received from this game was lukewarm, so I'm still trying to make up my mind...



#4 zwobot

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 07:09 PM

What is it you want from this game? If you want great fun with 4 to 6 players and dont expect an luckfree tactic- or wargame, than dust could be something for you. It has its downsides, so the best way to figure out if you like it, would be, go ot your FLGS and ask if you can play it there. My golden rule is, i will never ever buy games i didnot play.



#5 Roxas

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 08:09 PM

I was thinking Risk as well when I read the description. I may have to look into this but this may be on my game table for next years game night.



#6 Roxas

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 08:09 PM

I was thinking Risk as well when I read the description. I may have to look into this but this may be on my game table for next years game night.



#7 Salanthas

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 10:12 PM

Hi,

DUST is a lot more tactical and less depends on luck then Risk. (I know it does pretty much, but not that hard as Risk!)

The tactic cards highly change the way you play, because you really have to use them correctly to win. Exspecially with Full House (6 players) the game is full of action because everyone needs to conquer to have economical success, and to find in the late game. So from the beginning on players fight, defend and conquer like hell - for a Twilight Imperium veteran like me it was a real great fun to see that! DUST just makes fun.

 

All the best, Alex

 

 



#8 David Spangler

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 04:59 AM

The game is Risk-like but, as another poster said, more tactical in its demands due to the cards and the economic centers.  At least in our games, we haven't gotten the huge surges that occur in Risk when someone turns in a set of cards and gets umpteen million armies all at once.  This game requires more careful play.  My main fault with it is that I found it hard to enter into the game world itself; I kept feeling it needed something more to give it a little more depth or context.

However, if you like Risk and want a fun game but one that is a little more demanding in a good way, the Dust is probably the game for you.



#9 Roxas

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 11:27 AM

What do you mean by "more carefully" exactly?



#10 Ruvion

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 11:10 AM

From my limited number of plays, I found you have to be more careful with Dust in terms of terrain and resources.

First newbie mistake in my part starting in Japan was not building any subs for instance.

If you run low on power sources, it can cause big headaches when trying to produce troops. This usually means it's had to play the Australia strategy of cornering yourself and bunkering down.



#11 Mattr0polis

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 02:47 PM

 I was also curious to see the similarities between Risk and Dust. Sounds like Dust is more like Axis and Allies than Risk though. Is that a fair assessment?



#12 Gatha

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 03:13 AM

Definately. People just compare it to Risk b/c it's played more. And makes Dust sound better



#13 dienekes00

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 05:57 AM

Mattr0polis said:

 I was also curious to see the similarities between Risk and Dust. Sounds like Dust is more like Axis and Allies than Risk though. Is that a fair assessment?

 

Sort of, it's not as intensive as Axis and Allies, but it definitely is more on that end of the spectrum.



#14 Mattr0polis

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 04:51 AM

Gatha said:

Definately. People just compare it to Risk b/c it's played more. And makes Dust sound better

Sound better as in, it's not as good as Risk? I noticed Dust isn't on your top 5 games chart.



#15 Keggy

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 11:36 AM

I remember seeing this game a few times and thought about picking it up.  My group loves playing risk, but we all admit it would be nice to play something similar where it wasnt quite as luck based.  I've seen it get pretty mediocre reviews, but the same people give risk pretty low scores....



#16 RhinoBarbarian

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:51 AM

I am considering buying this game. But I was wondering, what is the average play time? Me and some of the guys I play with can get through a 4 player game of Risk in about 90 minutes. Do you think(after learning the ropes) Dust would take longer or shorter time then that?



#17 Wilfred Owen

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 10:45 PM

RhinoBarbarian said:

I am considering buying this game. But I was wondering, what is the average play time? Me and some of the guys I play with can get through a 4 player game of Risk in about 90 minutes. Do you think(after learning the ropes) Dust would take longer or shorter time then that?

 

I am considering buying the game, too.



#18 flervk

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 10:58 PM

zwobot said:

so the best way to figure out if you like it, would be, go ot your FLGS and ask if you can play it there. My golden rule is, i will never ever buy games i didnot play.

 

 well, that's great, but what if you can't try it?

I've bought some games based purely on reviews and hunch (this one is still in consideration) cause I simply haven't had the chance to play it anywhere.



#19 Steve-O

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 07:25 AM

flervk said:

zwobot said:

 

so the best way to figure out if you like it, would be, go ot your FLGS and ask if you can play it there. My golden rule is, i will never ever buy games i didnot play.

 

 

 

 well, that's great, but what if you can't try it?

I've bought some games based purely on reviews and hunch (this one is still in consideration) cause I simply haven't had the chance to play it anywhere.

I would never have found FFG if I didn't buy games unplayed.  My first FFG game was Doom and I almost instantly discovered that I love basically everything they put out.  That said, I'm not exactly cavalier about buying games sight unseen either, but I definitely will take a chance on some.  Especially if I've enjoyed other games by the same company.



#20 joedog

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 06:38 PM

I truly don't see it being much like Risk.  I DO think it's the best version of  Axis & Allies in existence.






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