Summary: I tried really hard to like this game. I played it long after I knew I didn't like it. I forced myself to play through most of the main storyline. In short, gameplay is frustrating due to the fact that the controls are awful. For some asinine reason, the developers decided that keyboards are of the devil and tried to cram the entire interface onto the screen.
Summary: The two stars are for the game itself. Such an amazing game and really set the bar for "god gaming". But the copy I received (even after paying the extra money to buy it from an "Amazon Approved" source) was of DISMAL quality. So many scratches on the game I'm surprised it works, though luckily I've not had any problems yet, and the game case was practically shattered. None of the disks stay put in the case they just slide around, which contributes to more scratching.
Summary: It comes down to this-will you conquer your foes through being kind or cruel...well, not exactly. The first Black and White game focused very much on creature development impressing neighbors, and magical spells. You really did feel like you had a lot of power, though the micromanagement and lack on information left you feeling less than omnipotent. In Black and White 2, game designers help you get more information about your settlements and of your opponents.
perfect example of the dark path of RTS graphics over gaming.
David Smith, Amazon
20 March 2007
Summary: black and white 2 has a lot going for it.. fairly unique ideas (at least more unique than the rest of the crap the gaming industry is putting out, though probably not as unique as, say, katamari damacy), a great sense of humor, wonderful graphics.. uh oh, what are we missing here? OH YEAH! great controls and gameplay! two of the most important things in a game! oops!
Summary: I recently purchased this game for my new computer. What a let down! I played the first Black and White and really enjoyed it. I spent most of my time zooming in and out, tilting the view, and trying to select people/items involved in the game play. The tutorial part of the game is WAY too long, and the conscience characters are extremely obnoxious. You are not able to interact with the character nearly as much as I would have liked too.
Summary: Very disappointing! I bought the first Black and White for $50.00. There was no way for me to know that it was not compatible with Windows XP. I was so ecstatic to find the new Black & White 2 on sale. I popped it in and started with a sense of wonder. It was frustrating and took some time to get used to the controls, but I got past that after reviewing the tutorial. As I progress into the game I have become more disillusioned.
Summary: The overall impression is that of a game made on the rush. Assuming the "good" alignment, you win simply by building expensive buildings at the edge of your influence zone and burning the enemy's platoons sent by a very unintelligent AI. Since winning requires no strategy, the game isn't challenging; you can do basically the same on all levels. The races against which one fights are pretty much the same except for their "skins" and the building's aspect.
Another slight disapointment from Lion's Head Studios.
Dharma "Dharma Wild", Amazon
18 December 2005
Summary: Alright, I never played the first Black and White, though I hear it was amazing. I never finished this one, though I did get to the 4th island, I lost interest after that. it gets repetative, and doesn't stray much from your typical RTS. I found my creature rather annoying, until I figuered out he can really only do one thing very well.
Summary: I bought this game the day it came. I was expecting it to be really awesome. Yes the graphics are more intense but that's mainly it. There's tons of bugs not even the patch fixes all of it. The AI will taunt you with the same lines until you conquer him or win him over. In the last mission my influence ring would not expand beyond my walls so I was stuck without soldiers, barely any walls, and barely able to survive the first waves.