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  • Summary: Travel with your creature to an undiscovered island and encounter the mysterious Brotherhood of Creatures. Undertake their rigorous trials and expand the power of your creature as he learns new skills and abilities. Successfully complete the challenges and earn the group's highest honor -- the Mark of the Brotherhood. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. The sheer innovation of this new direction in gameplay shows the developers at Lionhead to be very creative thinkers and is worth the acquisition of the game by itself.
  2. If you fell in love with the virtual pet aspect within the original, the Creature AI is more dynamic and the insertion of variety keeps the adventure from becoming redundant. [Mar 2002, p.88]
  3. Those who enjoyed the micro management of the first title, may be disillusioned by the slightly trivial nature of this compared to the first title. However the game becomes much more enjoyable after the first few hours.
  4. New additions to the game's recipe have fallen short, offering little incentive for the player to stray from the formula they have grown used to over the last ten months.
  5. This touchy-feely emphasis might not be to everyone's taste but if sheep herding, bowling, stroking a tiger's nether regions and teaching a chicken to breakdance is your idea of fun, then Creature's Isle is the creature feature for you.
  6. While entertaining in small doses, Creature Isle does not have the kind of countervailing payoff for these frustration as the first game.
  7. It may have spectacular AI, but it's still just an elaborate virtual pet forced to perform a tedious sequence of often frustrating tasks. [May 2002, p.89]

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
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  1. KajukiY.
    Aug 15, 2003
    New era added to the world of game by this very powerful 3d world game engine and script.This game have best 3d engine used with excellent graphic, best storyline ever and above all it alien of all game. I mean extraordinary. Expand
  2. JamesB.
    Mar 11, 2002
    All I have to say is, AWSOME!!!
  3. JayL.
    May 17, 2003
    It's okay.i agree that many actions you do take a while.and there are limits that what you do.such as if you wanted to be good.its hard becuase of your creature doing somethng bad.or accidental.can get frustrating.B&W 2 lets you create a militia to fight off enemy creatures.lets wait for that and get some action in should turn out like the Command & Conquer sort of game or Age of Empires. Expand
  4. IanC.
    Mar 30, 2002
    Yeccch! It's a pretty game, but it's seriously hampered by the slow pace. The amount of time it takes for your creature to go from point A to point B and to perform a single action can be completely exhilirating, especially if you've had enough of the original. While certainly better than the original, it's only worth checking out if you haven't much else to do. Expand