Spore is a game that’s deep and close to my heart. If I absolutely had to tell you why, it would probably be because I was one of the unlucky few to stumble across the game obscenely early in its development, during a speech by creator and developer Will Wright at a game convention. It was everything a nerd like me needs in a game. Endless possibilities. Creation paths and choices. The ability to lead a species from its days as a single-celled organism until it eventually has a civilization spanning galaxies, defending the weak while destroying the jerkfaces of all known space.
The end product is definitely a marvel to behold, even though it does fall rather short of my expectations. But then again, after three years of being hyped for a game, whose expectations wouldn’t be a little out of whack?
Still… when I picture what things must have been like before creatures started banding together to form civilizations, I never thought there’d be that much dancing. (more…)
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