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Spore: General / Coming back
« on: February 14, 2008, 01:51:43 am »
I wonder now that a steady, or at least more steady, flow of information is going to be coming in and that a release date has been set how many people are going to be coming back.

I know I am. I visited this forum religiously I think it was back in 06 and then I stopped posting and slowly stopped coming.


So how many of people are there that are coming back? And how long have you been gone?

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Console Games / Sports Games
« on: March 21, 2007, 03:41:11 am »
Me and a bunch of buddies are embroilled in a big arguement and I was wondering if I could get some of your feelings on the subject. I say for the most part sports videogames, such as madden, are poor videogames while they say they're great videogames. Also note, we're not including racing games in the sports game genre.

Now it is at this point i'm going to have to make a distinction between fun videogames and good videogames. Good videogames are fun but fun videogames aren't necessarily good videogames.

Anyway out of the 5 people i've talked to, one of which is a hardcore gamer owning all 3 systems and a fairly good PC, all agree that sports games are excellent games and that all they want in a Sports game is upgraded graphics and rosters. And if a sports game has those, while retaining every other feature of its previous incarnation (if good) it is an excellent videogame on par with Oblivion and other AAA games. Now how would you recommend that I debate this?

I agree with them in that Sports Videogames can be quite fun, but I don't agree with them that they are good videogames (notice I do agree there are a few stars that are good videogames, such as fight night). I've tried telling them that the sports games are basically formulaic in their incarnations, that other games require much more thought and skill to design (making sure the game world is correct, the game mechanics are smooth and fun, and a variety of other things), other videogames are unique creations only sharing their core mechanics with other games in their genre or sub-genre. Thats all I can thing of right now but I believe I did raise a few more points.

Anyway what are your opinions on why you do or do not believe Sports videogames are good videogames.

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PC Games / Space seeking
« on: April 04, 2006, 12:06:23 am »
Check out this cool game.

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Spore: Creation Corner / Design philosophy
« on: March 26, 2006, 08:42:31 pm »
What type of creatures are you guys going to make? Personally I think each time i'm going to make some type of monster or horror like creature (if able). Maybe something like this guy's creatures.

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Spore: Creation Corner / My creature
« on: March 03, 2006, 11:49:23 pm »
Ok browsing around it looks like a few people posted their ideas for creatures, and I'm just bored enough to make one up :P



Ok for the most part I think that explains itself. The manipulator things would be hinged at the 'knee" socket. The 'lower' part of the legs, under the 'knee' socket would be a hinged thing that would rotate thus rotating the two feet attached. The upper part of the leg would have a joint. The middle area would have a joint so all legs could move independantly. The 'head' or I guess main sensory area would be above the middle, hopefully with a circlet of eyes. Underneath the middle joint would be the mouth.

If its actually possible to create such a creature ingame I might end up switching it around and putting eyes on or near the manipulators, thats if I remember anything about this guy  :P

Hmm ok its more of a skeleton of what he would look like, but thats all my meger artistic skills can handle, plus I'd like to get some ideas for non-standard creatures out there.

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