Excerpt: You play under a user profile. Anything you do as a particular user is tracked throughout the life of that user. Levels you play, skills you and your creature learn, stats of the game -- everything is contained within a certain user profile. When you step out of the five-leveled story mode of Black & White, you can play in "Skirmish" mode. Here, you are given the opportunity to go head-to-head with a number of other gods to prove your skills.