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Populous: The Beginning Online Edition

Populous: The Beginning is an unique real-time strategy video game, mixed up with natural powers
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Populous Rebirth
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23 November 2014

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A successor to its illustrious predecessor Populous that had a huge following during the hay days of PC gaming, the Populous: The Beginning Online Edition 1.0 brings with it a mix of multiplayer challenge and sharp thinking. To win this game it is not just enough to know about the powers that you have but you have to outsmart your rivals and manage your forces. Basically the game gives you the chance to command units called shamans which have the power to create magical spells to subdue their enemy. For example you may wish to create earthquakes to move the ground below an enemy unit or lash thunderstorms at them.

The overall game design included by the Populous: The Beginning Online Edition 1.0 is tailored to facilitate quick actions. Since you would play the game in a multiplayer environment, it is necessary for actions to be reflected in real time and the resource friendly design gives adequate thought to it. A host of maps are available for you to make use of while you also get the chance to view the profiles of competing players. The game includes a stringent anti- cheat feature which ensures no underhand measures can be applied when the game is played in a multiplayer environment. On the technical front, the game installer is relatively compact and takes few minutes to download. It includes an intelligent matching unit to pit you against an online rival, and includes rankings based on skill levels. Even detailed statistics on each player including their previous performance can be learned.

Encompassing several contrasting power options for fighting units; the Populous: The Beginning Online Edition 1.0 comes across as a very challenging and invigorating game that can test your wits to the limit and hence deserves a good score of four rating stars.

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Populous: The Beginning is an unique real-time strategy video game, mixed up with natural powers. Strike down your opponents not only with your tribe's army but with earthquakes, tornadoes and volcanoes! Play online now with thousands of players in the active community with this online-playable version!
The successor to Peter Molyneux's mythical Populous, the game is critically acclaimed for having far surpassed the original, which is regarded as a masterpiece for its time to begin with. Reviewers praised its beautiful 3D graphics, the complexity of high-level play, and the completely new style of game it introduced, which has not yet been correctly imitated by any following game. The game immediately developed a strong competitive scene which remains very active in 2014.
A thriving Populous village Populous: The Beginning adds a whole new element to strategy games, putting the player in control of the Shaman, an unit which can make use of devastating spells such as earthquakes, firestorms and tornadoes, yet can be quickly killed like any other unit, and which must battle with other Shamans first in order to do devastating damage, thus adding an action element to the game.
It is regarded as one of the best real-time strategy games of all time, which is proven by the fact that over a decade after its release the community is still very active, with a solid base of competitive players. As of 2014, there are hundreds of players active in the online multiplayer community.
Populous: The Beginning Online Edition
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