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Reviewed: Populous
Author: Michael Ahlf       Date: February 5th, 2009
Page: 2

Final Breakdown

Gameplay:

100% true to the original Populous; the added powers add options, but not at the detriment of the core gameplay.

Graphics:

The DS is starting to show its age; Populous DS is good-looking, but obviously at the limits of what they could do on the DS's processing power.

Sound and Music:

Sounds are one area where the game falls flat; aside from the music played during Armageddon at the end of each level, you might as well just leave it silent.

Difficulty:

The extra gods and options make for a challenge; going back to play levels with differing powers is interesting.

Controls and Interface:

The DS's stylus interface is interesting, but definitely not the end-all, be-all of game input design. Despite their best efforts, the most efficient way to play is to use the d-pad and button shortcuts, and leave stylus input only for when absolutely necessary. Fortunately, both options are available.

Overall:

Grab it and enjoy - you won't be disappointed.

 


Added:  Friday, February 06, 2009
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
Score:
Page: 3/3

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