Black & White Deluxe [PC Game]
Developed by: Lionhead Studios - EA Games (2003) - Compilation - Rated: Teen
This bundle from EA Games includes Lionhead Studios' innovative real-time strategy "God" game, Black & White (2001), and its
only official expansion pack, Black & White: Creature Isle (2002).
Black & White combines elements of several different genres into one multifaceted real-time strategy game. The player becomes
an ethereal overseeing presence, a true god in the game world of Eden, who looks after the tribes of various villages. Each tribe
in Eden offers its spiritual power to the god it chooses to worship in the form of "prayer energy." It is this power gained from the
followers' belief that allows the player to perform miracles to influence the world of Black & White. When all is said and done, a
population of devoted worshipers is by far the most crucial resource for any deity.
Each god in Eden chooses a familiar, a creature that begins as a fairly normal animal but can grow into a giant, powerful beast.
Beginning gods can choose a tiger, a cow, or an ape, but other animals become available as the game moves on. Each creature
develops individually, learning new behaviors by watching the actions of its master and reacting to the treatment it receives.
Players can teach their great beasts to punish unworthy followers, help the tribe with magical gifts of food or wood, and defend
the land against rival gods and their equally dangerous familiars.
Creature Isle is the expansion pack for Black & White. Developed in concordance with community feedback and fan suggestions,
the add-on strives to leave the versatile, balanced structure of the original game intact while improving and enhancing some of
the more popular aspects of play. While "prayer power" may still be a god's most important source of influence, the emphasis of
this release is less on village management and more on creature development.
The story of Creature Isle involves several other creatures, giant and mighty like the player's own but without a godly overseer
such as the player to steer their behavior. The player's creature must complete a total of 24 tasks and feats to win full acceptance
by this group. Each time a mission is completed, the creature who issued the challenge becomes available to the player. A female
creature lives on the island as well and a later challenge is to develop the player's creature to become a worthy mate for her. The
competition to win her heart will be fierce and the player's creature must be trained and nurtured to gain the skills and abilities it
will take to stand out from the other suitors.
|Platform: IBM PC Compatible
Publisher: EA Games
Release Date: December 2003
Developer: Lionhead Studios
Rating: ESRB: T (Teen)
System Requirements: Microsoft® Windows® 98 / Me / 2000 / XP I
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