I’ve been playing Spore and isn’t… that fun as I hoped it would be. Maybe because I really, REALLY suck at designing things from scratch. I died like mad when I played Cell stage for the first time as a herbivore until I learned that eating others was the way to go. Of course, then I HAD to add legs and horns and ears and mouths and learn how to dance to impress other animals. Had to replay again when I got pwned by some big monster creature that. Now at my third replay and I’m still stuck at tribal stage. The controls are really quite finicky and the lack of in-game instructions DOES NOT help, especially on how to establish relations or whatsoever.
Anyways, it’s not a bad game… but it could’ve been more fun to play. I haven’t really gone through it all, but Spore isn’t as fun as the Civ series for me.
Here’s how my current “creations” look like.
Well… at least they’re not totally phallic.
I think the Ars Technica review puts it best,
“Perhaps the whole concept of Spore is just too high, when all is said and done. I honestly had more fun with the rather middlebrow The Sims series. But one also gets the uncomfortable feeling that each phase is now just a shell to be filled in with upcoming expansions and for-pay content packs. Imagine an expansion pack release for each phase, adding in the depth that’s sorely missing. It’s not a fun thought.”
“The Ugly: The possibility of waiting two years and spending $200 on expansions to play what Spore should have been at launch.”
Well, I better get past Tribal and see what the last two stages offer me.
P.S. Fuck. I reached the Space stage. It’s 9am here now and I woke up at 12pm… YESTERDAY. Space stage is… pretty fun, orz.