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[77]Twisted

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#1 13 years ago

Well my birthday is coming up and ive decided to get a couple new games, im already gonna get Call of Duty 2, but i dont know what else to get. Ive been a fan of BAW one and i want to hear what the actual public and fans have to say about black and white 2! so if anyone can tell me the pros and cons and if i should get it.

Please im desperate ... it seems like its now a combination of Age of empires aswell .... i kinda lost the "wow" in Age of Empires III so i might get BW2




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#2 13 years ago

Okay if you want WWWWWOOOWWWWW then get black and white 2, the wwwwwoowwwww of this game is beyond any other game except call of duty 2s battle atmosphere. the feeling of this game, the graphics and engine and how alive and breathing and beautiful the lands and creatures and everything is, is so beyond expectation that it doesn't matter how shit everything else is, the first 20 seconds you spend before picking your creature is worth more than getting most games out there. The cons are off top of my head........even though you can click on the sky and set the time of day i'd rather have night time taken out of the game because you have to close the curtains to see anything, and if you just kept it day time then your people complain for sleep. i've heard people say they dont like way you have to manage your people so much like open gates for them, but in my opinion that is good, the game isn't designed so you need villagers to go in and out of them, infact it would be a huge problem if they could open them because then you would be swamped with enemy troops before you knew it as the A.I loves to siege/camp you placing troops outside, people also complain you need to make disciples to do anything but it isn't true, if you wait and watch people will get used to running the city by themselves, also people complain about the a.i, but from my experience it is challenging, and it isn't stupid, people say its military a.i is boring but as you go futher through the game it gets alot bigger plattons of men, attacks with alot more at a time, and waits longer before attacking, battles get to somewhere nearing rome total war size before the end too. it is way better by age of empires 3 a.i by any standards, except bw2 doesnt have multiplayer, aoe have always had awful ai, just tiny amounts of men being thrown at you constantly that just irritates you, there is alot alot alot bigger difference between black and white 1 and black and white 2, than aoe 2 and aoe 3. A huge huge pro for me is that if you like watching men killing each other and battle, no matter what aoe3 can offer you must get black and white 2, the animations are so brilliant and violent and stylish, you send 1 platoon into another and they all mix up in a holly wood style and find their match and beat, slash, strangle, stab each other till the last man, theres none of that slow paced standing with shield then stab like in total war, and none of that repetitive animations like aoe3, you get stuff like soldier X kicks over soldier Y, X jumps on top of Y and swords meet then Y smashes off and uses shield to bash and stun him then jumps at him and sticks sword in back of Xs neck, and countless other stylish, imaginative, brutal animations, including cutting throats and elbowing people in the face, i dunno, its just a blur of kick ass animations. If you like black and white 1 you must get this, black and white 1 is such a pile of crap in comparison, even for its time, im balancing out the fact of what was possible back then, the difference is huge, one of the biggest improvements in a sequel i have ever seen, if not the biggest. I have about 70 recent games on cds right now, usually i dont play games much, but most of the weekend since last friday i've been playing black and white 2, its brilliant, sometimes i think to my self god im getting sick of this with all the ideas in my head from black and white 1 about the irritating things, and the fuss of things, and quit it for abit, but then I remember, its all gone, there is none of that boring crap anymore, there is no excuse for me to not play the game (apart from take a shower :beer:lol) there is no real irritating things, the game has so much so i cant really say im not in the mood for it, and then i go back, and i realise what i missed out on the last 10 minutes odd. SO thats a tiny bit of what i could say about how great it is, age of empires 3 looks like crap to me, even though I was raised on aoe1 and 2, you cant compare black and white 1 with this, they are leagues apart. I hope you get black and white 2 and i have a feeling you will really enjoy it, if not - i don't know you, i never said a thing, it was your choice.




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#3 13 years ago

awesome man! sounds great .. im gonna head out tommorow and get it. the way u reviewed it to me was great hehe it seems we have the same views about games .. u should get on my clans teamspeak and we can talk while we play, the ip is 69.93.194.226:3291

just get a admin to register u :)

and will they add a mutiplayer mode in the future? if not i will still get it.




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#4 13 years ago

the other things i can think of is graphics, you need a good computer i tink to appreciate this, ive got 1 gig 400 mhz ram, amd 3000 processor, x800xl pci-e graphics card, i can run settings maxed out no lag (except for huge aztec onslaught at begining) Also another huge pro i think is now with your creature you get a huge list that gradually builds up from how likely he will sleep next to a opponents building to your walls to wherer he will shit, and you can just click on the option and teach him how likely or unlikely he is to do it, it gives you alot more feeling of being able to trust your creature where as in black and white 1 it felt like having to check on a 3 year old every 2 minutes even thouhg by then he probably would of managed to do something stupid and screw up your base.




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#5 13 years ago

sweet ya i have have more of the same computer u have, can run Call of Duty 2 demo on max settings so i should be alright .. i cant wait .. my parents have to work tonight so i cant get it now but i want it!!! :(




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#6 13 years ago

I'd send you some screenshots but they on other comp, you should check out movies and trailers on the game online.




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#7 13 years ago

And the conclusion is.......




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#8 13 years ago

I liked your review of the game, except for one thing, your constant camparison to aoe 3. They are not even the same genre of game. Both games have good and bad aspects.




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#9 13 years ago

That isn't true, black and white 2 is half RTS, peter molyneux himself said it, and even if they were completely different genres i could still compare how enjoyable they are for their genre as he is deciding between them.




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#10 13 years ago
Tumerok89And the conclusion is.......

lmao sorry! ya i got it .. and i love it! couldnt pull myself away from playing it. Omg all i can say is, the graphics rock, the gameplay is awesome .. i love building my city, the creatures totally pwn! (Creature Fireball = Awesome defense of ur town from enemy raids!) Omg i love it .. i have to say the fireball spell isnt as good for destroying the town as it was in ONE but its still cool. I agree with everything u said, its great .. well im at school and i cant wait to finish .. im on the 4th Island with the Japanese .. looks cool but might take a while to beat. Also i love how u can make armies now ... i had like an army of 300 men in the 3rd island .. made tons of breeders lmao ... they became like prostitutes, they all stood around the Tavern and flirted with people and stuff ... lol they were all like pregnant.. i really like how the town changes to how evil or good you are .. awesome awesome awesome ... I would just wish more people joined the filefront community for BW2 and posted on the forums.




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