Black & White…

Black & White

My littlebrother bought Black & White the other day, and have been playing it constantly ever since… And I must say, that this is probably the most beautiful game I’ve ever seen. The amount of detail in the graphics are simply stunning. If you zoom in, you can see the expressions on peoples faces, and if you zoom all the way out, you end up looking down on your island through some nice fluffy clouds.

The graphics reminds me of Populous The Beginning and the AI-part of the gameplay reminds me of Dungeon Keeper. Peter Molyneux has developed all these games — a very talented guy. Like in Dungeon Keeper you control everything by using your Hand — you can pick things up and put them down again (or throw then around). One of the goals was to remove all icons from the game — this means that you select your miracles by doing gestures on the ground: drawing the correct symbol activates the right miracle.

Black & White also has some quite interesting network features, like a built-in email-client, a weather-system that gives you the same weather in the game, as the one you have outside your windows. Your Creature (you have a learning creature that can help you) also maintains a real homepage on the Internet! When I first heard about this, I thought it was a joke, but it really is true — amazing :-)

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