Black & White: Playing God With a Giant Cow

1 lis 2019
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In the early-2000s PC gaming world, few titles were more hyped up than Black & White! It was the first game from Lionhead Studios, headed by Peter Molyneux of Populous fame. And it featured a whole lotta cow slapping.
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  • I got Black & White on release, and me and several others were very disappointed with the game. It was massively lacking in gameplay and many features just didn't work, or if they did work they made no difference to the actual gameplay. Performance was also terrible even on high-end machines of the time. I remember many on the Lionhead forum asking how the reviews gave it such high scores because there were many things they mentioned that just weren't true. Lionhead did however release an update that massively sped up the game and made it run at a proper framerate, and that update is pretty much required before the good/bad thing has any noticeable impact on the game. But its famed gesture system is completely pointless, and that was never fix - it doesn't work properly (can't reognize the gestures correctly) and it has shortcut keys for everything anyway, so you can completely forego most the mouse gestures. The game was also supposed to pull weather data from your local region to replicate realistic weather in-game, but that never actually worked

    SteelRodentSteelRodent8 dni temu
  • Always wanted to know what that was like.....looks cool.

    Ian HayIan Hay8 dni temu
  • Still playing it in 2020

    mamba701mamba70116 dni temu
  • Fable 1.0 yet another example of a good game hyped to the point of unrealistic expectations

    Pooperscooper 7Pooperscooper 716 dni temu
  • This game was a classic - I loved it back in the day.

    ludocratludocrat17 dni temu
  • Remember the world-building "sim" parts of ActRaiser? 4:41 That's not what yin and yang mean! Doggone it! Why does everyone always get that wrong?! In Taoism, "good" results from yin and yang being in balance, whereas "evil" results from them being out of balance. I'm not even a Taoist and I know that! Do your research, people!

    Judson GaidenJudson Gaiden21 dzień temu

    MalfunkshunMalfunkshun29 dni temu
  • I just got Black and White 2 and I am SO enjoying it! I love it so much!

    Nate the FateNate the FateMiesiąc temu
    • (should I get Black and White 1 first?)

      Nate the FateNate the FateMiesiąc temu
  • What a strange game

    Dr. LoveDr. LoveMiesiąc temu
  • I loved this game and still do, even though I no longer own it, sadly. I would pretty much always use the cow as my Creature. And I would always be an evil god 😈 So satisfying to come to the first quest of the woman looking for her brother and bargaining with me for the stone in her hut... I brought him to her, then killed him in front of her, smashed her house and took the stone anyway! Mwahaha...

    Stef CannonStef CannonMiesiąc temu
  • There was also multiplayer which was really fun for casuals and PvP alike.

    Yorkshire_Tea_innitYorkshire_Tea_innitMiesiąc temu
  • What I still remember: At release (if you had bought the original CDs) ... you could only play the 1st mission/island (the tutorial) as there was a copy protection that let you played the tutorial for free if you had a copy. But somehow it didn't worked correctly. After 6 month or so, they finally had a patch and let you play beyond the tutorial, but there was a bug at the end of the 3rd mission, so you could not go further. After another *two* years they eventually fixed that bug and you could play mission 4 and 5. I personally think that the game wasn't ready at release and they needed another 2 and a half years to finish it. And yes, the 1st release was bugged beyond grief, it crashed every 15 mins on average.

    BigLBA1BigLBA1Miesiąc temu
  • I couldn't stop laughing at you beating the hell out of your cow. Worth the video just for that portion.

    cameron398cameron398Miesiąc temu
  • Respect for that young Usain Bolt, running above the water till he sees the sharks and decides to sit there.

    JanoschNr1JanoschNr1Miesiąc temu
  • damn ea shame on u

    Chang LiuChang LiuMiesiąc temu
  • this needs to be a rimworld mod

    ArghCrazyArghCrazy2 miesięcy temu
  • This game today could be great in VR

    Xavier MatewsXavier Matews2 miesięcy temu
  • It's also one of the few games where the moral choices aren't so... black and white... It is entirely possible to play a neutral god or an only slightly evil god and all that. And the way everything looks changes depending on how evil or good you are.

    hamishfoxhamishfox2 miesięcy temu
  • This is my land! Leaf!

    hamishfoxhamishfox2 miesięcy temu
  • Great, now I'm going to have that boat building song stuck in my head for the next 19 years...

    hamishfoxhamishfox2 miesięcy temu
  • Fuck I loved this game. Always picked the 🐄

    Mark FulcherMark Fulcher2 miesięcy temu
  • Just found this at goodwill excited the play

    Maddy EarlMaddy Earl3 miesięcy temu
  • Never did get this game to work properly.

    HighLordofTerraHighLordofTerra3 miesięcy temu
  • Ohh, I remember this game... how a dino myself become! :)

    Mehmet Bekir BirdenMehmet Bekir Birden3 miesięcy temu
  • Loved the game and the entire series. It's a pity we never had more.

    wolfm33wolfm333 miesięcy temu
  • Back when Electronic Arts wasn't complete shit

    StealthcolaStealthcola3 miesięcy temu
  • @8:23 and then upon reload never find your last save ever again as it would only find one from 5 saves ago.

    G MG M3 miesięcy temu
  • I still play this game, its really amazing even after 20 years❤

    DraadloosstroomDraadloosstroom3 miesięcy temu
  • Still the best game concept ever created

    ZORMZORM3 miesięcy temu
  • I sit and watch your videos like a marathon of my favorite tv show

    Carlos José RiveraCarlos José Rivera3 miesięcy temu
  • Bizarre. I enjoyed listening to you talking about it, however. 👍🏻

    Yvonne RogersYvonne Rogers3 miesięcy temu
  • The sequel was a massive improvement, but often overlooked due to the letdown of the initial release of the first game. *THANKS,* *_PETER_*

    Hangman officialHangman official3 miesięcy temu
    • @kapa1611 I mean that part about the washed out colors, that's kind of what happens to good ol' Pete's games. See also the Fable games and how they slowly ruined the colorful palette those games had. I kinda agree on most things, but gameplay wise they really adjusted a lot as far as I remember and made it somewhat less clunky. Mind you, it's been like... 6 or 7 years since I last played either. My memory of that time is rose tinted at best, since I was a young teen at the time. I recently replayed Simcity 2000 and was reminded of how much city builders have improved since then too. I just remember having an easier time with B&W2 and as a result having more fun because I was a dumb kid at the time.

      Hangman officialHangman official3 miesięcy temu
    • @Hangman official there are lots of reasons. i will try to keep it short ;) in B&W1 you felt like you had more of a connection to your village and creature. the reason why you had more of a connection to the creature in B&W1 was because you essentially had to earn her (by doing 3 little quests) and you learned what the game is like together (the tutor in Land1 taught you and your creature). the reason you had more of a connection to your village was probably because the people were more likable in B&W1. just compare two quests: in B&W2 you had to remove of rock from some rich a**hol*'s backyard and in B&W1 you had to help a woman find her lost brother. one is more emotionally meaningful than the other xD in B&W1 you fought enemy gods, and in B&W2 you fought against enemy tribes, which felt a bit more vicious and tribalistic. in B&W1 you were above tribalism. the music was way better in B&W1. they made some improvements to the graphics in B&W2, but even there, they made the style worse, imo. they went with desaturated, dreary, grey tones and sprinkled in neon colors. that made the game look like a Zack Snyder film xD (ugly af and miserable looing). in B&W1 the color palette felt more realistic, you got the sense that the people who picked the colors, know what color grass is xD ..i could go on.. but let's leave it there ;)

      kapa1611kapa16113 miesięcy temu
    • @kapa1611 I remember enjoying the sequel more than the original. Why do you think it was so bad?

      Hangman officialHangman official3 miesięcy temu
    • the sequel was terrible

      kapa1611kapa16113 miesięcy temu
  • I love this game until now. It is one of my favorites. And will always hold an special place in my heart. Pls remake it

    Kasumi NinjaKasumi Ninja3 miesięcy temu
    • same here

      kapa1611kapa16113 miesięcy temu
  • So good, and black and white 2

    Jon FoxJon Fox3 miesięcy temu
  • OMFG, I loved this game. I so wish that B$W2 would have been better, and that they had gone further with more games.

    LuckdragonLuckdragon3 miesięcy temu
  • I dont know what is wrong with you people. This game looked and was horrible at the time and still is.

    justreallyboredjustreallybored4 miesięcy temu
  • I got a lot out of this game. And I love that into music

    Anthony KoeslagAnthony Koeslag4 miesięcy temu
  • All I remember about this game is going over to a friend's house to play it after it came out, finding those fucking boat guys and all of us laughing our asses off as we knocked them over with turds from our beast and then smashed their boat and threw them around the map and ate them.

    TinstringsTinstrings4 miesięcy temu
  • Is the voice narrating the beginning of the game the same voice from fable? It sounds a lot like it but with my phone speakers its hard to say for sure.

    Tsuiso Sim DriftingTsuiso Sim Drifting4 miesięcy temu
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    asa sasasa sas4 miesięcy temu
  • I'm more of a "Let's Play" viewer and less of a gamer myself, but Black & White is a game I've gone back to playing multiple times over the years. I think it still really holds up.

    glittery_cucumberglittery_cucumber4 miesięcy temu
  • I remember this series, I need another. Would love to see a VR version

    JaY WJaY W4 miesięcy temu
  • Legend has it that any time Peter Molyneux is mentioned, Guru Larry feels a disturbance in the force.

    sandakurevasandakureva4 miesięcy temu
  • The people at Lionhead must have had a big interest in moral choice, considering that it's also a major theme in the Fable series. 😇😐👿

    Kawaii GoomyKawaii Goomy4 miesięcy temu
  • I absolutely loved it as a kid!

    asafelasafel4 miesięcy temu
  • I hate to say this but your bull shit about this game is good but a lot of it is not true it was one of the best strategy game ever made and say what you will this game did almost everything done is this game was perfect and I don’t know about all the bull shit bugs but almost every issue had fixes unlike todays bull shit games that should learn what it means to build a good game and what it means to sale a finished game that work even close to as good as this game did.

    7thSojurn7thSojurn4 miesięcy temu
  • dude..... thank you for making this video.. this is a throwback... one of the first games i played on my first pc.. i hope in some mircale that ea remake or atleast remaster of this game... i didnt even know about the glove thats crazy.. thanks again

    Recker 1886Recker 18864 miesięcy temu
  • The only thing I did(as a kid, 7 yrs old) was crushing houses with rocks, throwing people off cliffs or drowning them...

    Erich BachmanErich Bachman4 miesięcy temu
  • This game was my childhood. It was so unlike anything I'd ever seen in any video game before, having grown up playing nintendo 64 and gameboy, and I still randomly think about it from time-to-time today. The soundtrack, the atmosphere, the amazing graphics of the intro video, the quirky humor, the sheer scale of islands, how you could build up entire cities, create forests and fields and farms, zoom in and watch the lives of people as they grew up and get old all in 3D. In 2000 on Windows XP.

    HaysHays4 miesięcy temu
  • XD is it really suprising it isnt working with a screen smaller then your hand

    Kevin BrenderKevin Brender4 miesięcy temu
  • 9:34 Ooooh, I remember these. I threw stones at their boat and then threw all of them in the sea :D

    VollificationVollification4 miesięcy temu
  • This game was a big, huge, blufff

    Antoni PAntoni P4 miesięcy temu
  • People think Sean Murray is a master of BS and hype. Peter Molyneux would sell Sean Murray the Sydney Opera house while bonking Murray's wife and afterwards Sean would write Peter a positive review.

    razorback0zrazorback0z4 miesięcy temu
  • I'd love a real remaster of this game! It could be expanded on too with different times in history and having different creatures to control that are period-related!

    CJBaelCJBael4 miesięcy temu
  • "stuff that seems needlessly cumbersome implemented under the guise of immersion" Sadly that trend came back in full force

    ShawnShawn4 miesięcy temu
  • Oh man this game really needs a remake. There havn't been anything since. It was just great.

    TheBarserTheBarser4 miesięcy temu
  • I really can't remember the intro and everything, I was just playing that game and did random things and just stared at the game when I was 6 years old.

    CooperCooper4 miesięcy temu
  • man, I had totally forgotten about this game... as a kid I loved this game. Every minute of it.

    John JoJohn Jo4 miesięcy temu
  • My cow used to eat everything it could find, including people. Good times

    Leif ALeif A4 miesięcy temu
  • Sub for Nostalgia loved that game

    Maligno Positus EstMaligno Positus Est4 miesięcy temu
  • the tiger is the best!!!

    RigbyPlaysRigbyPlays4 miesięcy temu
  • of course it was hyped, the company was owned by peter molenaux, the king of promising a ton of shit he can never live up to

    Rikard NilssonRikard Nilsson4 miesięcy temu
  • This game slaps...

    dxb338dxb3384 miesięcy temu
  • I miss the god genre of gaming. Populous was one of my fave games

    SwashBuccaneerSwashBuccaneer4 miesięcy temu
  • Huh, killing babies is a legit strategy you say? **cocks shotgun and heads to the nearest daycare**

    Peter SchmidtPeter Schmidt4 miesięcy temu
  • lol lol lol the "spanking your monkey" game lol

    John A DoeJohn A Doe4 miesięcy temu
  • I loved this game when it came out it was so different than anything else at the time. I really liked the all mouse control and no keyboard.

    D JD J4 miesięcy temu
  • Played it, was garbage.

    Ryan LindenRyan Linden4 miesięcy temu
  • P5? More like Piss-fuck

    Gordon's peronal channelGordon's peronal channel4 miesięcy temu
  • I remember this game! It would have been a great game if only they left out the giant cow!

    Hungry GuyHungry Guy4 miesięcy temu
  • you never performed any miracles you just did work for those lazy fucks

    KanthorKanthor5 miesięcy temu
  • I miss the good old days of gaming. Back when not every game was an online only FPS with tons of day one DLC, when buying an ingame hat didnt cost more than the game its self, when anyone could put an odd idea into a game and before you needed to buy 7 seasons pass's to get the whole game..........Im soooo old.

    Fluffy GuttsFluffy Gutts5 miesięcy temu
  • I loved black and white!

    Le'Jackal CreationsLe'Jackal Creations5 miesięcy temu
  • Enjoyed it, but it became unplayable slow as time progressed

    MentalPatientMentalPatient5 miesięcy temu
  • I miss this game

    Just DudeJust Dude5 miesięcy temu
    • What did suck was that I could not win a surtain level... Sorry for the english

      Just DudeJust Dude5 miesięcy temu
  • I wouldn't mind a remake of this game. When it came out it was incredibly unique and open feeling for its time.

    ginsengjinginsengjin5 miesięcy temu
  • This episode makes me so mad. I lent out my copy of Black & White - and it was never returned. :(

    Falbert ForesterFalbert Forester5 miesięcy temu
  • I only now notice that the voiceover in the game is the same as the one voicing the Guildmaster in Fable later.

    Hans IsbrückerHans Isbrücker5 miesięcy temu
  • This game is actually adorable.. can't believe i actually want to give it a shot...

    Kassim BabaKassim Baba5 miesięcy temu
  • whe i played it, i felt it was absolutely amazing, this game is truly great. the only thing i disliked is how hard it is to be good and not have your temple become red and covered in spikes in no time. i think that you need to fulfill their needs as indicated in their warehouses, but if you give them food they start to want more babies, which means they'll want more houses, and then more food again, making it quickly unsustainable. and every now and then you'll do a woopsie a break some stuff, or your beast will eat some dude, and here comes the red spikes. i have literally no complain about the control though.

    Lapantouflemagic0Lapantouflemagic05 miesięcy temu
  • I absolutely loved this game

    quest for happinessquest for happiness5 miesięcy temu
  • More civic buildings !

    Cosmic LinoCosmic Lino5 miesięcy temu
  • the times when ea was makeing nice games

    Benjamin HausmannBenjamin Hausmann5 miesięcy temu
  • it´s like a VR game from the 90´s

    Andre R. LemosAndre R. Lemos5 miesięcy temu
  • This game was such a drag it turns out I never got beyond the tutorial.

    pgI0897pgI08975 miesięcy temu
  • 12:40 How life treats me.

    Shadow HeartShadow Heart5 miesięcy temu
  • Soooo, b&w is for the charm And godus is for passing time and polish?

    ya-boi-meesya-boi-mees5 miesięcy temu
  • My village in Black & White was a constant choir of "Must have food" and "Must have home" choruses.

    Yussairi KhairilYussairi Khairil5 miesięcy temu
  • You should do starship titanic. It had a bug i never managed to cross the game to completion...

    Eran MazorEran Mazor5 miesięcy temu
  • 12:45 Ok, seriously. What's the deal with Peter Molyneux and slapping thing. Is it his fetish, or does he find it funny

    ..5 miesięcy temu
  • i dont get why we get so little god games.... this genre is so awesome

    Papu RegPapu Reg5 miesięcy temu
  • I was in love with this game, Black and White 2 was awesome too

    AppleCore360AppleCore3605 miesięcy temu
  • I have a laptop with B&W 1 and 2 installed, and also no CD fixed on windows 10. It is an excellent experience

    The ChamplinsThe Champlins5 miesięcy temu
  • This game needs to be on gog.

    tcghunter33tcghunter335 miesięcy temu
  • I love this game, as frustrating as it is. No the real frustration for me is I keep getting runtime errors, and the only way for me to save properly is to exit the game. Meaning a lot of doing the same stuff over again because I didn't save before it was time for another runtime error.

    LopitraLopitra5 miesięcy temu
  • eidle eidle eeeee.. man this brings back such sweet god-mode memories.. nearing 2 decades now.. thank you for a trip down memory lane..

    mondskiezmondskiez5 miesięcy temu
  • Still my favorite game of all time..

    deathwatch962deathwatch9625 miesięcy temu
  • I played this when I was 11, 16 years ago and I loved every minute of it!

    Cordell SundstromCordell Sundstrom5 miesięcy temu
  • I made my creature fling its own shit. Yeah, I know.

    Zoomer30Zoomer306 miesięcy temu
  • still have my copy of this , love it!

    selenaz cselenaz c6 miesięcy temu