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Spore: General / Surprise, the Darwin Awards love Spore !
« on: October 28, 2008, 03:12:40 pm »

This is great. I just whent to see some good Darwin Award stories, and this little surprise came up.

Spore: General / My SHORT review of Spore. (Maybe Spoilers)
« on: October 13, 2008, 01:02:13 pm »
Basically, I'm summing up all the things that impress me, and what not.

Positive impression:

+ All stages look appropiately appealing.
+ Seeing planets in the nightsky is AWESOME.
+ Stage transitions are AWESOME (Especially going into Tribe)
+ Terraforming is alot of fun.
+ Discovering really cool gems of creatures/vehicles/spaceships is allways refreshing.

Now the bad:

- Space stage is not as in depth, and is repetitive (Will be fixed in expansion)
- Maxis creations: Not that they are too bad, but you can't BAN them.
- Repeat creatures: Same creatures appear in other save games. I'd had several creatures I see on my planet in one save game, appear later on other planets in another savegame.
- Tribe could've been much better, even though it has the best intro.
- Transitions in general are too abrupt. Maybe that gets fixed later on with expansions, but I don't think so. For instance, going to Tribe could've been more fun if the "intelligence" angle was used more. Higher brainpower would allow for creatures to use tools to hunt and impress other creatures (Chimps do this all the time, and they are still considered just animals) to the final conclusion of creating fire.

But the best thing of all is that Spore is addictive fun, even with those minor tidbits I just mentioned. There are several otherthings that bug me about Spore, but usually those are little bugs that will get fixed later.

Spore: General / Well: The Zero Punctuation review of Spore.
« on: September 17, 2008, 09:38:50 am »

Suffice to say that Yahtzee also didn't "get" Spore.

Even so, he does have some points about Spore : Transition between phases could've been more gradual.

And no-one has posted anything yet ? I'm APPALED !

WOOOHOOO, only SEVEN days left until people start getting Spore officially (Well, in some countries). I'm considering September 4th S-day (For Spore day ofcourse) !

*Start singing "It's the Final Countdown" from Europe*

Yeah, I know I'm rubbing the USAsians here in the face that they'll need to wait a little longer.

Spore: General / CosmicD had some new videos.
« on: August 23, 2008, 11:16:20 am »

I'm discussing it in a new topic, since I don't want to clutter the archive created.
First up: Cell determines if you are a carnivore, herbivore, or omnivore (we already knew that), but the creature stage determines if you are a "sociable" or a "predator" (And in between) REGARDLESS of you being a carnivore or herbivore. So you can be determined a "predator" even if you are a herbivore. This is neat, since you are definitely not  attached to your mouthpieces. This would make my own creature better, since I'm planning to be a very aggressive herbivore.

Now, secondly, I'm getting a bit irked because the in game creature editor is not used to its creative extent in showcases. Everytime they show it, they just slap a part on and make that the new evolution of the creature. How imaginative [/sarcasm].
No, this is what I'm gonna do:  Create a timeline where every evolutionary step goes like this here :

I've already done this with the CC a bit :

Change the posture, lengthened the spine over time (Or shorten it) but at least make the change logical in a evolutionary sense. That is how I at least will approach Creature stage. (Of course, you lot can do whatever the hell you want  :P )


Considering that Spore is about to be among us, and we all followed Will Wright speeches about the size of the galaxy and all the strange things in it, this would be a well worth read.
It also will make the wait a bit easier to endure.

Spore: General / Getting the "Urge".
« on: July 27, 2008, 04:08:34 am »
You know that feeling ? The same feeling Cartman had when waiting for his Wii ?
I got that feeling about Spore, and it is growing. I haven't been this excited about a new game since a long time. Even more so, because IN 6 WEEKS SPORE COMES OUT !

Doesn't seem that long anymore after the long wait, but DAMN it is just TOO far away.

Spore: General / Spore is Best game of E3, according to Gamespy.
« on: July 25, 2008, 12:59:23 pm »

Good to see.

This the third time that Spore has been the best of E3 since 2005 I think.

Spore: General / Going to the edge !
« on: July 21, 2008, 10:09:23 am »
We all know by now that the main quest in Spore involves getting to the center of the galaxy.

But I have personal goal: Getting to the outer rim of the galaxy ! Knowing that suddenly, you can't travel further, you are on a planet at the edge (Preferably in a restaurant).

What are your personal goals in Spore ?

Spore: General / Which difficulty will YOU play ?
« on: July 20, 2008, 06:09:38 am »
Easy question, only three options. I'm choosing "Hard" because I do like a challenge.

Spore: General / I hear children ?
« on: July 18, 2008, 02:07:47 pm »
No really, when I turn up the volume in the Spore CC when there is a herbivore "molerat" mouth on your creature (or any mouth in that row) I can hear children. Must have been background noise when recording the sounds.

Kinda creepy.

Damn those children.

BTW: I also hear birds chilping and cars driving by.

Spore: General / Internal Server Error problem.
« on: July 13, 2008, 05:43:45 am »
Over the past 2 weeks, I can't login into my profile on I keep getting that weird 500 internal server error (Which looks cool). Strangelly, via the CC I can upload my creatures, and I can see them in Sporepedia. Heck, I can even see just those I uploaded. But I still can't get into my profile.

Anyone else got this problem ?

Spore: General / Pre-order discount problem (Netherlands)
« on: July 06, 2008, 02:00:52 am »
As you all well know, we can have a discount if we had gotten the Spore Creature Creator. The only thing is, the discount option is only for the downloadable version of Spore. But I will get the "Real life, in your hands" version of Spore. So, does anyone know if the discount is also for the retail version of Spore ?

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