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Giants vs. Black & White

Discussion in 'Games, Gaming & Game-demos' started by Ethantos, Apr 17, 2001.

  1. Ethantos

    Ethantos Guest

    Been thinking about getting either Giants or Black & White for a new type of game. Any quick feedback on either game or which is better?<br>
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  2. WeaZel

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Originally posted by Ethantos:<br>
    <b>Been thinking about getting either Giants or Black & White for a new type of game. Any quick feedback on either game or which is better?<br>
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    their both excellent games. i got both. Why don't you. Giants multiplay kicks ass!!! The 1st time oyu see kabuto(the giant) you'll crap. Just got b&w so........but so far it has been a very innovative game, there's a lot of crap you can do. It's like (don't laugh) pokemon meets populus. the thing about b&w is just change some of the controls so you're not suing the mouse to move around it's quite hard to get used to just change the up, down, left and right to w,s,a,d onthe keyboard and you're set you can use the shft key +one of the buttons to rotate or pitch. once youget use to that it's awesome. the mouse is confuisng.
     
  3. Dave

    Dave Don Fredo Corleone

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    <IMG SRC="smileys/bounce.gif"> Giants is cool and it looks great even on my voodoo. I would rather not see it on a slower processor though.
     
  4. Martys Web

    Martys Web Don Santino Corleone

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    I thought Giants was all hype I bought it and took it back in 3 days as for Black & white I now have this game and the game interface sucks and the game play is not what they hyped it up to be.And befor anyone says Im nuts read this about Black & white <br>
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    there are more to.I think the people who are making some of these games should be forced to play them.As for the people who say there great just ask them if they beat them all I ever get is a big "NOT YET" this goes more for Giants then B & W.<br>
    If you want a good game Deus EX is good and SOF..<br>
    So whats so bad about Giants?? Well if you like realy small game maps that are about all the same with no detail they use 1 tree and 1 plant and clone it over and over.Most all the islands are the same wire frame skined difernt and thats not the type of cheep crap im going to pay 45$ for.And yes in 3 days I did get to all the game maps I used the hack to see if it got better "BUT NO" it was all the same.As for game play I started in easy mode and more then one place I found it allmost imposable to get through.Who the hell wants to spend all there time in one place but it dont mater there is nothing to explorer in this game and the save game option sucked to..Now this goes for there single player mode. As for mulity player mode they might be allright BUT I bought them to play single player and I was bummed out bad..<br>
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  5. WeaZel

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Originally posted by martysweb:<br>
    <b>I thought Giants was all hype I bought it and took it back in 3 days as for Black & white I now have this game and the game interface sucks and the game play is not what they hyped it up to be.And befor anyone says Im nuts read this about Black & white <br>
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    hhahaaha..........giants multi-play kicks ass!!<br>
    Also black and white kicks ass too..........the interface is a little......so-so. Don't use the mouse to move around re-map the controls to the keyboard. That game is WAY to innovative to trash.<br>
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    hahahah deus-ex that's funny!! that game blows nice idea but they screwed it up in the presentation. Soldier of Fortune hhmmmm there's another one.....hahahaah<br>
    it's nice to see that you'll take crappy visuals with same old lame-o gameplay over innovative nice graphics........oh sorry are ya on a 386 with a 4mb voodoo1?
     
  6. Martys Web

    Martys Web Don Santino Corleone

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    How did you know I had a 386 LoL thats why I get this crapy score in 3dMark 2001 <A HREF="http://gamershq.madonion.com/compare2k1.shtml?730880" TARGET=_blank>http://gamershq.madonion.com/compare2k1.shtml?730880</A> <br>
    3DMark Result(3D marks) 3547 <br>
    It must be my Voodoo1 vid card holding me back.Do you think that could be it??By the way WeaZel I benchmarked my floppy drive do you want to see the SiSoftware Sandra 2001 scores I got LoL...<br>
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    <br><br><i>This message was edited by martysweb on 26 Apr 2001 02:07 AM</i>
     
  7. WeaZel

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Originally posted by martysweb:<br>
    <b>How did you know I had a 386 LoL thats why I get this crapy score in 3dMark 2001 <A HREF="http://gamershq.madonion.com/compare2k1.shtml?730880" TARGET=_blank>http://gamershq.madonion.com/compare2k1.shtml?730880</A> <br>
    3DMark Result(3D marks) 3547 <br>
    It must be my Voodoo1 vid card holding me back.Do you think that could be it??By the way WeaZel I benchmarked my floppy drive do you want to see the SiSoftware Sandra 2001 scores I got LoL...</b><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><br>
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    no i read another post of yours and saw you bought some crazy as rig....<br>
     
  8. rctRCT

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    Multiplayer for B&W is worthless now. Some guy @ <A HREF="http://www.krank.org/" TARGET=_blank>http://www.krank.org/</A> created a trainer that can modify almost every aspect of the creature (except for miracles). And Lionhead finally activated the Weather, so the weather in B&W is like it is outside. Just go to <A HREF="http://www.bwgame.com," TARGET=_blank>www.bwgame.com,</A> click "Enter this site", click the green drop box and select "modify account." <IMG SRC="smileys/knock.gif">
     
  9. WeaZel

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Originally posted by rctRCT:<br>
    <b>Multiplayer for B&W is worthless now. Some guy @ <A HREF="http://www.krank.org/" TARGET=_blank>http://www.krank.org/</A> created a trainer that can modify almost every aspect of the creature (except for miracles). </b><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>why would that bstard do that?!? Just 'casue he's some 14yr old kid who has no patience...the games supposed to be slow. Damn i hate cheats!<br>
     
  10. Xemus

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    firstly i cant comment on Giants other than the demo that i played. It looked spectacular and played flawlessly.<br>
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    ok heres the deal with B&W. Before you take anyones advice on getting the game make sure you know how many hours they have put into it first. 100% of the people i have talked with are utterly enamored with it the first week. 75% of the people are bored to tears with it or on the brink of beating their skull in with a mallet from the bugs this game has which still have yet to be patched 6 weeks after the games release.<br>
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    Also do this.. go to <A HREF="http://www.mgoforum.com/forumdisplay.phtml?forumid=34" TARGET=_blank>http://www.mgoforum.com/forumdisplay.phtml?forumid=34</A> and read their forums. Youll notice that people who are raving about the it are relative newbies to game. Alot of the posts about people complaining (which are about half of the posts) are from people who have played it for weeks now and are fed up with it already. Black and White should probably be the topic for a case study to show how a successful full on media blitz can win you game of the year no matter what a buggy untested piece of crap it really is.<br>
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    Im sorry.. i really loved the game for the first ~75 hours. I only played it for the remaining time because i refused to admit i was bored with a game that i was so nuts about just a few weeks before.<br>
    go to the forums tho and check out the buzz there for yourself tho.<br>
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  11. Lucky

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    First of all giants rules. both single and multi player are awesome, it's probably one of the best games I ever played. Plot will have you rotfl (I literally fell out of my chair due to laughter couple of times <IMG SRC="smileys/biggrin.gif"> ). B&W is not worth the hype imho. I mena ok graphics are great, creature is cool, etc... but WHERE IS THE GAME?! <IMG SRC="smileys/knock.gif">
     
  12. Dave

    Dave Don Fredo Corleone

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    From what I've heard about B&W being soo buggy it ruins the game. I like Giants
     
  13. Malachim

    Malachim Maha Guru

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    So Giants huh?.... I played the demo and it was perfect in play and beautiful graphics. I can see where it will get funny... Maybe I'll have to get the full version! <br>
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  14. Loquat15

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Originally posted by Ethantos:<br>
    <b>Been thinking about getting either Giants or Black & White for a new type of game. Any quick feedback on either game or which is better?<br>
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    Well... sounds like you got a good fast computer. runs pretty choppy at times for me cuz my computer is so slow. When i first bought black and white i literally played it for 8 hours that day. Never left my room the next day since i was stuck in a trance playing the game. its so damn addicting! Cant say that i have ever played giants before... try downloading demos or what not before ya buy. It's also nice to read reviews.<br>
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    Slow in comparison to all you guys... BUT... tomarrow i get my shipment of components... including 1.4ghz K7, FIC AD11 motherboard, 256 DDR pc2100, and a new case! woohoo... i doubt you guys care... i will letcha know how the graphics change... i might just be able to put graphics on maximum! =)
     
  15. mercenary_2k

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    i hate black and white <IMG SRC="smileys/mad.gif"> <IMG SRC="smileys/mad.gif"> <IMG SRC="smileys/mad.gif"> <br>
    single player was easy, and i dont like strategy games online, so i suggest u get the other game *never heard of it* or just get an fps
     

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