Like its wildly successful predecessor, Black & White, the sequel is all about moral choices. The land, however, has transformed itself. The inhabitants of this breathtaking 3D world have lost their innocence and developed new weapons and technology. As you enter this warring world, will you make tribes coexist peacefully; encouraging villages and towns to grow into sprawling metropolises, or prompt them to inflict their will upon others by, creating and commanding large armies that seek to dominate and conquer? Creatures in the game have grown too. They can learn strategies, master new abilities and skills, lead armies into battle and be your ultimate unit. Black & White 2 includes other new elements, such as improved graphics and miracle effects such as rivers of fire and earthquakes that yield massive destruction. Every choice you make will have an impact. Each action and inactions prompts obvious changes to buildings, flora and fauna, all morphing to reflect your personality.
Lionhead Studios go far into the past, their roots lay in the Bullfrog which made really good and innovative games like Syndicate, Dungeon Keeper, Populous, Powermonger, Magic Carpet and a few more.
These were really, really advanced games for that time when they were released.
However, they split up and most of them went to Lionhead studios, who started the series called Black & White.
The first one was really original, the theme is always the same. You're a god, and it's up to you what you'll do. But you're not the only god, there are your opponents who don't want your presence at all. You have to fight them back, either with pain, misery, cruelty or with love, patience and hard work.
The main goal is usually to take over all villages around the map by doing the miracles, it's really various and dependant on your attitude. If you're evil, you'll just burn them, if you're good, you'll take them over by impressing the peasants.
Black & White 2 brings many new features like armies and easier interface.
You can have your own creature, you can teach it how to do miracles, and give it a lesson what not to do (Like eating villagers).
The game is really something unusual, I fell in love with it, Black & White 1 deserved 10 grade, just because it had multiplayer support, even if it died shortly after, some Polish community revived it.
The 2, had no multi support at all but it was way better, physics, graphics and music were much better.
I really recommend this game to players who want to feel like a god and it's up to them what happens in the world.
Im pretty sure it's way better than a game called "Dust".