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#56: Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods

Iain wrote this one.


January 1992 – Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods

Populous barely had an ending, even after 500 levels, and its narrative was more one of the principles of being a god than anything else. That offered potential for a sequel, perhaps, but Populous II is very much about the same things again. Amongst other things, that means questions of interactions and gradations of power. What’s a mob to a knight? What’s a knight to a god? (target practice for lightning bolts?) And, at the centre of its mechanisms, what’s a god to an non-believer? Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on October 4, 2016 in 1992, Amiga, Populous


#25: Populous


June 1989: Populous

Populous presents a fairly straightforward power fantasy, allowing the player to take on the role of a god ruling over a group of devoted worshipers. To a certain extent, all games are power fantasies, and this is simply taking this fact to its logical conclusion, giving you not just the power to jump really high or handle a sword or shoot bubbles out of your mouth, but something approaching absolute power. In this game, you can shape the very world itself according to your whims. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on September 22, 2015 in 1989, Amiga, Populous


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