Populous: The Beginning (PlayStation)

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Genre: Strategy, Simulation - Publisher: Electronic Arts (EA) - Release Year: 1999 - For: PlayStation

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Super

ProGood C&C like game

Conshard controls and doesn't work for the PSX mouse

Would you like power? Real power? The power to bend the world into frightining new shapes and strike fear and loyalty into the hearts of your followers? Then this could be the game for you. Volcanoes, hurricanes, thunderbolts and fleets of insects are all at your command. So wotcha going to do...

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Excellent

“WORSHIP ME”

published 09/01/2002

ProAddictive, good graphics/sound.

ConsOccasionally slow

I first discovered populous many moons ago on my old Sega Master System - it had me hooked. I had never seen anything like it and it was the sole reason for me purchasing a Playstation several years later. HISTORY: Populous has been a great success on almost all the platforms it has been released...

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Excellent

“Total control is yours”

published 20/12/2001

Pronovel idea that is performed in a realistic way

Conscan get a bit slow if your forces are huge

You take on the role of a tribal shaman, with the objective of destroying all enemies that lie in your path using a vast array of spells and the ability to develop your forces in specialised skills. Taking total control over the things that your tribe does and choose how to train your men into a...

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Excellent

“Little Control”

published 15/02/2001

ProGood Graphics

ConsSome too frantic times

Like the title says this game you little control over the characters, normal people of your village are controlled automatically but you can control all other characters. The other main problem with my game is that its on the Playstation which means that its a hard genre to control. Because I do...

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Excellent

ProAddictive

Consshould never be forgotten for being a great game.....

So much has happened with the populous series over time, it's starting to wear so thin with ideas (like so many other series of games) that I do start to wonder whether there is any life left in being able to continue whsat was a great set of compelling addictive games. While Populous : the...

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Super

“Feel the control!”

published 12/02/2005

ProFeel the control

ConsLearning the keys

Populous; the beginning proves to be quiet a hard game if you are a first time player and do not know the rules, but soon you will find youself building and converting the world as you know it, taking part in large battles and earning your immortality. Tame and train various members of the...

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Satisfactory

“Unfulfilled potential”

published 03/11/2000

ProGood sound, lots of levels.

ConsDifficult to learn

I generally like games of this genre. Indeed, I liked the original Populous. However, the same cannot be said of this game. I found this game very difficult to get the hang of, mainly due to the fact that the instruction manual was very unhelpful in terms of game controls. Left to my own devices...

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