Retro Game Friday: Black & White 2

This week for Retro Game Friday I’m covering the sequel to one of my favorite games. It’s Black & White 2!

Plot Synopsis: The player is called to the world from a “pure prayer” and thus comes upon a scene of a Greek city being devastated by a huge Aztec army. After the player saves a certain number of people, their people are transported to a new land with a handful of refugee worshipers, the player must re-establish a power base from which to eventually defeat the Aztec empire.

Plot: The plot was okay, but really the meat of the game was always in the gameplay.

Gameplay: Like in the first game you could evil or good, or more neutral. Frankly I enjoyed the more neutral path as I got to make my populace happy, but was an absolute terror to my enemies. One of my favorite tactics was to have my creature toss corpses into enemy areas to cause chaos. Yeah I’m particularly evil in that manner, but frankly it was effective as hell.

Art: The art is much improved from the first, but it still has aged poorly. It’s better, but you can really tell how old the game is (12 years). There are probably mods out there to improve it if you wanted to play the game now.

Music: I honestly don’t remember much of it.

Overall: A great sequel.

Retro Game Friday: Black and White

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This week’s Retro Game Friday is about a game I first played at my cousins after my brother slammed the car door on it. (My hand is thankfully fine, I might have really hurt him if it was permanent damage). It’s Black and White this week!

Plot Synopsis: The player begins the game as a newly created god, born from the prayers of a family. After saving the family’s drowning son, the player follows the grateful family to their village. There, the player chooses a Creature (His animal that can help him with his/her followers).

Plot: Okay the plot really isn’t that great, blah blah get people to follow you and either torture them with hellfire or heal them with holy light to get more followers. The plot really wasn’t that great, but the gameplay is quite excellent.

Gameplay: This game allowed you to do pretty much anything you wanted to with your followers, if they annoyed you and you wanted to throw them out into the sea or into a few mountains you could do just that. Want to rain hellfire or have your Creature fling poo at your enemies? You can do that. It’s a pity this game came out years ago and not now, it would be amazing I think to see it running in 1080p.

Art: The art is okay, it definitely hasn’t aged well. Great for it’s day though!

Music: Can’t remember it at all, sorry I normally do for games like this, but I don’t remember it at all for this game.

Overall: If you want a true god simulator you can’t find many better than this one!

For those who like: Being really evil to NPCs, Simulators, Just having fun screwing with NPCs.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.