Games: Black & White


Developer: Lionhead Studios
Publisher: Electronic Arts
ESRB: Teen
Street Price: $44.99
Genre: Role Playing

In Black and White, players exercise their magical powers for good or evil purposes on innocent villagers. This strategy game uses Lionhead's revolutionary new engine that is fully optimized for the GeForce2 GPU. This engine provides fully scalable, rotating, environment-mapped, modifiable landscapes, utilizing per-pixel bump mapping, light sourcing, and reflections.

Black & White is a god game. Packed with strategy, it gives you control of the destiny of an entire world. You must use your godly powers to rule over and look after your people. As you do so they pray to you and worship you more and more, and you use this power to carry out miracles and to extend your influence over the world.

In a perfect world, people wouldn't need gods. But perfect worlds can't exist and sooner or later someone, in trouble, desperate, will pray to the heavens. This is what happens in the beginning of Black & White. Your new tribe bow before you in awe, and from this moment your prayer power starts to grow. As you carry out godly acts, the belief in you rises and more and more people are convinced that worshipping you is the way forward. But you can be good or evil. You may choose to rule the world as you wish.

Black & White utilizes brand-new graphics control systems, allowing you to see the world from any angle, direction or height. It's fully scalable, has light sourcing and reflections, and you can even import real weather from the Internet. Nothing like this has ever been seen before.

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