Populous: The Beginning (PlayStation)

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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 ... Read review
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Populous The Beginning Classic - PC

Populous The Beginning Classic - PC

Build your community, your religion and your warriors, and lead them on a battle to rule ... more

planet after planet. Sit above each
world--graphically accentuated by a curved
landscape and small figures--and direct each of
your tribe members in worship and war. Populous:
The Beginning lets you control the elements and
its peoples in a fight to become a god.Your most
powerful tribal member is your Shaman, able to
summon swarms of insects, call down lightning
bolts and conjure up tornadoes to aid in the
battle against neighbouring tribes. She leads your
people in a struggle for ultimate power through
religious conversion and frenzied battles. She and
her tribe are your pawns as they combat
neighbouring warriors and preachers, ultimately
destroying the enemy Shaman.To boast that this
game has biblical proportions is slightly
grandiose, but Populous: The Beginning definitely
appeals to the control freak in all of us. With
more of a mythical than biblical background of
gods and goddesses, Populous: The Beginning
provides interesting strategic challenges, along
with visually interesting animation. For those of
us ready to conquer not only the world but also
other planets--and who weren't satisfied with
Civilisation or Age of Empires--Populous: The
Beginning offers another opportunity in the
strategic struggle for power. --Madeleine Miller

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Populous - the Beginning - PC

Populous - the Beginning - PC

Platforms: Windows 95 Windows 98, ESRB Rating: Teen

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Populous: The Beginning - PC

Populous: The Beginning - PC

Build your community, your religion, and your warriors, and lead them on a battle to rule ... more

planet after planet. Sit above each
world--graphically accentuated by a curved
landscape and small figures--and direct each of
your tribe members in worship and war.
Populous:TheBeginning lets you control the
elements and its peoples in a fight to become a
god. Your most powerful tribal member is your
Shaman, able to summon swarms of insects, call
down lightning bolts, and conjure up tornadoes to
aid in the battle against neighbouring tribes. She
leads your people in a struggle for ultimate power
through religious conversion and frenzied battles.
She and her tribe are your pawns as they combat
neighbouring warriors and preachers, ultimately
destroying the enemy Shaman.To boast that this
game has biblical proportions is slightly
grandiose, but Populous: The Beginning definitely
appeals to the control freak in all of us. With
more of a mythical than biblical background of
gods and goddesses, Populous: The Beginning
provides interesting strategic challenges, along
with visually interesting animation. For those of
us ready to conquer not only the world but also
other planets--and weren't satisfied with
Civilisation or Age of Empires--Populous: The
Beginning offers another opportunity in the
strategic struggle for power. --Madeleine Miller

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Community Level 3ln01

ln01

WORSHIP ME

AdvantagesAddictive, good graphics/sound.

DisadvantagesOccasionally 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 on. It was one of the original god games and caused a storm when it was first released. And amazed an audience of game players who were bored with ..." Read review
09.01.2002

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 4zarniwoop

zarniwoop

THIS GIVES YOU MORE POWER THAN A DURACELL BATTERY

AdvantagesGood C&C like game

Disadvantageshard 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? There are tonnes of challenges here. each level offering a different task. Some are races against the clock to gain new stronger powers before the enemy ..." Read review
22.10.2001

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Community Level 1moocow

moocow

Total control is yours

Advantagesnovel idea that is performed in a realistic way

Disadvantagescan 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 variety of different people ,such as warriors, priests, fire warriors and more, whose roles and uses become more apparent as you advance into the depths of ..." Read review
20.12.2001

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Community Level 2dmacca

dmacca

Little Control

AdvantagesGood Graphics

DisadvantagesSome 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 not own a Playstation mouse its hard to drag boxes around mutiple units while they are all moving. The general game aim to to kill all the enemy shokas ..." Read review
15.02.2001

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Community Level 1cmspcock

cmspcock

Unfulfilled potential

AdvantagesGood sound, lots of levels.

DisadvantagesDifficult 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, I finally grasped the basics of the controls and gameplay. I was disappointed with the gameplay. Compared to the original Populous I had played on ..." Read review
03.11.2000

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Publisher Electronic Arts (EA)
Release Year 1999
Genre Strategy; Simulation
Platform PlayStation
EAN 5030936024189

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