This game is terrible. In the majority of early access games, i can say that, but only if i then say "But it might get better". With Godus, this is not the case. The game is terrible, and it isnt going to get better. Let me say a few things, before i get to the review, in fear of losing some people to boredom.
If you want Black and White 3: Do NOT buy this game.
If you want a city builder: Do NOT buy this game.
If you want a town simulator: Do NOT buy this game.
If you enjoyed farmville or other such games: You MIGHT enjoy this game.
This games very core concept is simple, really: use your "Dragging" Power to drag the land (Think of the land as a layer-cake, with evenly-sized "layers" to the landscape) to make areas of flat, even land. When a large enough area of flat land is found, a house plot will be placed. By clicking on a nearby house, a person will appear to walk over and build on the new plot of land.
The reason you do this is to generate a arbitrary resource, over time, called "Belief". With belief you can drag the land, place statues that increase the efficiency of the people and a few other, minor, things, such as directing your people in a specific direction.
To gather this belief, you click on a house when a pink bubble appears over each of their individual houses.
Then you drag some more land and get more houses.
But that isnt all, thankfully. You can also "Tech Up" through several "Epochs" of civilization - bronze age, iron age, and so on. To do this... you find "chests" scattered around the world - some underground, some out of your area of influence, some found by doing arbritarty minigames that amount to doing what you were doing already. When you find enough "chests", you can place the "Stickers" you get from the chests onto "Cards", which unlock "Technologies" which results in a advancemnt of "epoch". The reason all of those were in quotations was due to the fact that all of the above thing; Chests, Stickers, Cards, Technologies and Epochs, are all completetly arbritary. You find a "Furs" sticker, and nothing happens. You get the "Family" card and nothing happens. You advance a epoch, and nothing happens.
At best, the technology system is nothing more than a glorified banner representing how much you have played the game.
There is a horrible sounddesign (Wind that gets annoying, and various "PLING. PLONG. PLING" noises from clicking things) The graphics design is awful, consisting of manequin people (devoid of all personality, emotion, or even looks) Houses (Which are basically brown squares that all look the same) and the landscape (Which frankly looks just weird, really.)
Please. Dont buy this game. It is a waste of money. There is so little game in this game for the $20 you could spend on it. Go and buy another $20 game, or go get a book. Watch a movie. There is no reason to spend that large an ammount of money on this game.