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Black & White Complete package

Black & White is a role-playing game unlike any other you've played before. You play the role of a deity in a land where the surroundings are yours to...

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Review of "Black & White Complete package"

published 28/03/2004 | duns
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Pro Unparrelled freedom and interactivity
Cons The "pleasing factor"
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"WHO DARES DEFY ME?"

In the game Black and White, you are God. From the word go, you have to decide which way you want to orientate yourself, good (white) or evil (black). Not only does this give you a feeling of immense power and control, it also allows you to create and develop of a creature of your own choice. The creature has probably the best AI development that I have ever seen in a computer game. He has the ability to everything that you do and learns from your actions in accordance with your instruction.

Ultimately, the aim of the game is to defeat the evil God, Nemesis. In order to do this, you need to gain belief throughout the various stunning lands. By casting miracles on your worshippers, you gain their devotion and prayer power, essential if you are to convert more people. However, the power comes at a price.

It is incredibly difficult to remain a good God. In order to do this, you need to keep your worshipper’s desires down and you can end up frustratingly with the rotating “pleasing factor”. Your worshippers always have a desire and the games only downside is the tediousness of satisfying them. It is impossible to satisfy your existing land and take over more and is disappointing that the creators of the game have not introduced some more “self-management” of people.

However, both the tutorials from your two “demons” and the multiplayer side to the game are stunning, as is the graphic detail which is unsurpassed.

In conclusion, I would recommend this game to anyone who had some time to spare. Although I do not, I found myself making time because of the sheer addictiveness of the game. Considering that I bought the game off Ebay for just £5, I would say that this was my best computer game buy ever.


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  • BournemouthLad published 28/03/2004
    I'm useless at things like this! I try for a while... don't do very well... and then give up!! I'll save my money! :-) Andrew
  • nona1661 published 28/03/2004
    I've always wanted to play this game but i've still not got round to buying it.
  • jillmurphy published 28/03/2004
    Wow. Bargain! I bet I'd be useless at it!
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Product Information : Black & White Complete package

Manufacturer's product description

Black & White is a role-playing game unlike any other you've played before. You play the role of a deity in a land where the surroundings are yours to shape and its people are yours to lord over. Be an evil, malevolent god and the natives will worship you with fear in their eyes. Play as a kind, benevolent god and they will worship you with love in their hearts. Your actions decide whether you create a heaven or hell for your worshipers. Then select a creature from the land to act as your representative in the world. Raise it to gigantic proportions and teach it to do your bidding - whether the animal grows into an evil colossus of mass destruction or a kind and gentle giant is up to you. Progress through the game's rich storyline performing powerful miracles to battle other deities and become the world's supreme god.

Product Details

Product Description: Black & White - complete package

Category: Game / Entertainment

Subcategory: Games - Role Playing, Games - Strategy / Wargames

License Type: Complete package

License Qty: 1 user

License Pricing: Standard

Language(s): English

Platform: Windows

Distribution Media: CD-ROM

Package Type: Retail

OS Required: Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition

General

Category: Game / Entertainment

Subcategory: Games - Role Playing, Games - Strategy / Wargames

Language(s): English

Software

License Type: Complete package

License Qty: 1 user

License Pricing: Standard

Platform: Windows

Distribution Media: CD-ROM

Package Type: Retail

Game

Elements: Strategy - social management, action - adventure

Context: Fantasy

Play Time Mode: Real-time

Max Number of Players: 8

Supported Graphic Mode: 3-Dimentional

System Requirements

OS Required: Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition

Min Processor Type: Pentium II - 350 MHz

Min RAM Size: 64 MB

Min Hard Drive Space: 600 MB

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