GODUS - Reinventing God

Peter Molyneux shows that playing a god can be more fun than you would expect.

Discussion

245 comments
amar1234
amar1234

how can this game look worse than the populous i played back on my Amiga 500???The first Populous was a fantastic game and looked amazing for the time, it breathtaking and ground breaking, what the hell is this crap ????What the hell has happened to this man? has he lost his freaking mind?

userusertwotime
userusertwotime

I bot it early access Steam.  I wonder if I can sue for carpel tunnel?  Click click clicky click click.  Supposed to be 40% complete, I was incredibly underwhelmed.

sim_dude
sim_dude

the pinching of land layers to make steps for the little people to climb or descend in order to reach stuff is painfuly tidious and will get players fed up in 2-3 hours.

biggestnewb
biggestnewb

looks like one of those games that you play for about an hour, get sick of it, don't touch it for 2 weeks, rinse and repeat..

there better be wars, smiting people, or.. i dunno. just looks like a really dumbed down version of sim city.. except you get to shift the terrain.. 

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

I sure hope in the real game the world doesn't cut off around the edges like that.

That happens when I installed a zoom mod for Command & Conquer 3, and it's seriously annoying.

Also that interface needs to die.

Stesilaus
Stesilaus

It's "Populous 3"---at last!  :)


ArcherRO
ArcherRO

He promised a lot of things.Let see how much he will be able to deliver.

MustSeeMelons
MustSeeMelons

The game looks awful, really hate this "cartoony" trend

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

Video was bad, interface is bad, game looks good if you let yourself get into it.

InkOnTube
InkOnTube

Lot of negative comments. If this game has low player population I will definitely enjoy at it (less trolls, griefers, BMers...) more true fans of the game.

rosen22
rosen22

looks so boring. Lacks any style

xGarrettThiefX
xGarrettThiefX

I'm not touching nay of Moly's stuff anymore, esp after that gawd awful mess that was Fable 3.

KingofCabal
KingofCabal

What is it with Peter Molyneux's obsession with playing god? Populus, Powermonger, Black and White, Godus

Caldrin
Caldrin

Not the biggest fan of the art syle of this game.. but i loved the populus games so I backed this on kickstarter..


Cant wait for it now :) it will be good to play another god game :)

rowzzr
rowzzr

did this interface get inspiration from the london olympics logo or something? because it didn't look good and neither does this

blairstheman
blairstheman

Brings me back to the days of Black and White 1 & 2..... oh wait B&W looked MUCH better than this game. I'll definitely purchase this though looks like a good time killer.

DigiRave
DigiRave

Game designers seriously need to stop making minecraft-looking games, they look like shit.

Niceratops
Niceratops

I'm a huge fan of all the Populous games, i was very excited when i heard about 22Cans making Godus. Looking forward to playing it. :)

GannerStorm
GannerStorm

Wow lot of haters here for the poor guy. Damn guys. 


RavenXavier
RavenXavier

A whole lot of people here never played "Populous" apparently. This is the spiritual sequel to Populous. This will be EPIC!

HuSSaR83
HuSSaR83

Just make new Dungeon Keeper game not this crap come on....

spikepigeo
spikepigeo

WHY did he have to make this. What was wrong with the Black and White series? He could have just expanded on that franchise. That's one of the best god games out there. Unless he doesn't have the rights to it anymore... in which case, shame on him.

Entropy730
Entropy730

Looks like shit. He overhyped everything he made and failed to deliver on all counts. This game is no different. "OOH WOW LOOK, I CAN CLICK HERE AND HERE, AND LOOK I MOVED THIS AND THE SETTLER MADE A HOUSE. ISN'T THIS ASTONISHING...?"

Lmao... don't fall for this crap again. He's such a joke it's amazing any of you give this a real look.

RyuRanVII
RyuRanVII

I never thought I'd be excited for a Molyneaux game ever again.

Elikal
Elikal

Hmm wish I had these powers in our world, muahahaha. ^^


Well, it sounds nice and dandy. Gotta see how this works out in the long run.

Yomigaeru
Yomigaeru

You'll have to forgive my ignorance...but what exactly makes Peter Molyneux relevant?

I often see articles about him, and I believe I've seen him on the Spike E3 panels for the past two years. Outside of Fable and Black & White, I'm not terribly familiar with his work. Yet some people hold him in such reverence that it seems like I'm the odd man out for not knowing why.

Textfield
Textfield

@naryanrobinson What do you mean by real-game? Beta will be out soon, i'm pretty sure it's the real game. (:

VincentAntonio
VincentAntonio

@ArcherRO

Totally agree, the last Fables had been atrocious and Molineux has become infamous from having a big mouth and delivering few in the past years.

tom2750
tom2750

@MustSeeMelons who cares if a game is "cartoony" if it is a good game with lots of interesting ideas then who fucking cares let me guess you dislike rachet and clank games because they are "kiddy" games

TheGreatPhoenix
TheGreatPhoenix

@KingofCabal you should ask yourself, what is wrong with people like me, who played all those games and enjoyed them ;)

Caldrin
Caldrin

@AggrandizedUser Errrr Populous was the first god game.. this is also a god game and also made by the same guy.

You also build up a civilization in populous thats how you got more power and defeated the other gods on the map to get to the next level. Of course the interations with the population in the game was quite limited maybe due to the tech at the time or whatever..


You will be doing a very similar thing in Godus just mroe detail involved with your population.. this game will also have magic and everything else Populous had..


So its very very much like Populous.. sure its not an exact clone but thats a good thing.

Akijo
Akijo

@GannerStorm It's justified. The dude over-hyper the 3 Fable games and promised us things he never delivered.  

Sup3rn0v4
Sup3rn0v4

@spikepigeo That's probably it.. He doesn't have the rights anymore.. That right was gone when he left Lionhead (most likely the IP stays at Lionhead).. Too bad. I love the Black and White series too and would like to see perhaps B&W3... Slim chance tho :(

uglypinkmoose
uglypinkmoose

@Entropy730 actually every game hes done like this has been great.... your judging everything based on Fable.....

Elikal
Elikal

Ok after watching it: Listeing to Molyneux is a punishment. Or something I do as a sleep pill. Sorry, he just nauseates me with his BORED and sleepy voice.

As to the game: it sounds like an interesting concept, but watching it, it just felt incredibly boring. Not sure, but... there wasn't really much to see and do.

HapiJoel
HapiJoel

@Yomigaeru Basically the list of games he rattles off in the video that he's worked on before were some of the biggest games of their time...Black and White, Populous, Dungeon Keeper, Fable, Theme Park...unfortunately people like to hate against him because he dreams big, which apparently is a terrible thing...

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

@Textfield Half the sound files in the game seems to not work and the writing is dripping with spelling and grammar errors.

This is version 0.1.  This game has a way to go.

Caldrin
Caldrin

@c0mmanderKeen @RavenXavier populus was a god game the first god game.. this is a god game.. made by the same guy.. thats how..

Yes it will not be an exact clone but thats a good thing..


Caldrin
Caldrin

@AggrandizedUser @Caldrin You are the moron and have no idea what this game is about and thanks for showing that.. good work.. people like you get me through the days..

Thanks

Entropy730
Entropy730

@Yomigaeru @HapiJoel No, he may dream big but what ends up happening is that the programmers underneath him have to implement his "dreams" into reality and the games always came out broken or half-finished... after he overhyped them the year or two before their release. This happens with everything he ever makes including cancelled projects and that stupid cube thing that you could click or tap with your touch screen or PAY MONEY to remove little pieces of it.

He won an undeserved lifetime achievement award or something for his games and I remember reading the comments where everyone was bashing him. If you're as old as I am and remember each of his games, he promised the stars on all of them and delivered nothing amazing or even deep in content.