The Escapist writes: "Looking down at the teeming masses of unwashed, ant-like peasants meandering around the rugged landscape building cities and waging war in my honor, it's hard to ignore the intoxicating feeling of power with every flex of my godly muscles. With a flick of a finger, mountains rise from the earth. Another simple motion sends terra firma crashing down into the watery depths. A glance summons a fiery apocalypse to destroy the cities of the unbelievers who oppose my divine glory. Being a pissed-off deity in the pixilated world of Populous DS is frequently awesome, but it can also feel surprisingly limiting at times."