Summary: Negative reviews kept me from purchasing this game when it first came out. It looked fun, but I had never played the original Populous so I had no idea what it was going to play like. Furthermore, I hadn't heard anything about the publisher (Xseed) at the time to know if they had a good reputation.
Summary: This is a fantastic conversion of a classic game. I have played the original Populous II on the old Amiga very much. I can see a lot of effort was put into this. It successfully captures the frantic feel of the original, the controls are good and there are many options to adjust the sound etc.
Summary: After playing and being a big fan of the original game (I have played it on the Amiga and the Sega Master System), I was somewhat apprehensive about this game plus the other reviewers don't seem to like it that much. I shouldn't have worried.