its sad how low my expectations have gotten for this game...
Sigh 4 years of waiting for a casual half done game to come out...
Heres to the mod community to maybe one day turn it into the game it was supposed to be!
I am sad you over hyped it, I have been waiting as long as everyone else. I played it for 7 hours and absolutely love the game. I always new the game was going to have a lot of breath, but not a lot of depth...and I always loved simulation games. I enjoy dicking around, creating things, and watching what happens.
You had false expectations, there were very few things that were promised that did not arrive in Spore. Underwater phase, physics (drag and pull), flora editor, and underwater cities are the things that have been taken out. The game is missing nothing, but what you built up in your head.
I for one stayed grounded, and understood it was going to be revolutionary...however it was not going to be the "be all to end" games. It was going to be a large stepping stool for the platform.
After 7 hours with the game, I can truthfully say this game is a 9.5/10 in my eyes. I have been a video gamer since the beginning of the ATARI 2600 and this is the largest leap in gaming since Ultima Online changed the we play our PC's.