the engine looks real nice, the gameplay however looks very unappealing, but this is just a first look. thats not to say it wont be interesting to play. i used to play populous and i really enjoyed sacrifice by shiny entertainment, while it was more rts sided, it was still a beautiful game at its time and was a change of pace.
I hope it plays slower than black and white. My problem with Black and White was that it was simply too hard to do everything. So hard in fact that your people would die at home, nothing would get built, and you would lose the game because you were controlling your army. You almost literally needed to be in two places at one.
I will definitely have to keep an eye on this. Looks very interesting! I loved Populous back in the day, along with some of Bullfrog's other games. Black & White, not so much. And Sacrifice was a fun game too! Wouldn't mind seeing a new version of that as well!