Retro Game Friday: Black and White

Michael Blaker
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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.




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