Lol raven, as far as gameplay, it has a much to do with it as an x-com shooter or a syndicate shooter. Unfortunatly it seems everything is being made into a shooter now because that is what many consoul gamers want.
Raven....look at those screen shots. Don't some of the things in them seem mighty familiar?
Ahh...lol yeap. See, that's what I get for not reading the whole thread.
I, for one, think the re-boot of Populous sounds perfect! They've really nailed the feel and the atmosphere of the original games, and I think with the EA hype-machine behind it, next year's Call of Duty 9 could be in for some real competition, as well as all of us old school populous fans finally getting the follow up we need in this modern age.
Maybe they'll even re-release the original games at US$20.00 on Origin!
They should do Dungeon Keeper next! Imagine Dungeon Keeper reboot but with the combat of Oblivion - but with guns of course (rofl, who doesn't like guns?!) - and minus all that pointless building shit? It could be really dark and dirty - gritty, if you will. Haha, wow, I'm excited now!
Don have you tried "From Dust" yet? It does a really decent job of capturing part of the "Populous" feel, at least when it comes to how you shape the land. Granted it's not quite as "feature complete" as our beloved Populous, but it's on the right track at least. For anyone needing a Populous fix, definitely try "From Dust".