Excerpt: Really old games are always better if you never go back and play them again. A tint of nostalgia washes away any and all blemishes, and you’ll only remember the good times you had with a game. I sort of wish I played Populous as a kid. I always wanted to, but never did. Populous is a name held in some sort of reverence; it’s a classic, and it was one of pioneers of the God-Game genre.