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Spore excitement decreasing?
« on: August 31, 2006, 01:57:16 pm »
I have noticed lately that lots of people are getting less and less excited about Spore and that many are starting to think it will not be a good game. I know underwater creatures are out and lots of things are chaning, but I still believe its gonna be an awesome game. What do you think? Say how much you were excited for Spore when you first heard about it and how much you are now. Also explain why you are starting to changer your mind (if you are).


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Re: Spore excitement decreasing?
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2006, 02:06:05 pm »
because it is so damn long before we get it.. endastoray!
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Re: Spore excitement decreasing?
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2006, 02:11:30 pm »
I say It's better for us if we think less of spore.
In Gaming try not to expect to much, You'll be let down if you hype too much over a single game, your expectations will probably exceed what the game can deliver and it wont be as fun to play.

If you forget or know little about a game, It adds to the fun as it'll exceed the non-existant expectations you've had for it. For spore i dont want to think that the game is possible of everything, For example even though WW is keeping the other editors and the other non-creature stages more secretive it add's to the enigma of the game.

As an example, i used to be a WoW player, i didnt expect much other than something reminicent of DotA, but it was a great game and it blew me away, how great it was compared to what i thought of it ^_^.

If you think too much about spore you'll end up expecting too much.
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Re: Spore excitement decreasing?
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2006, 02:13:47 pm »
hype is decreasing, so the frenzy is dying down.


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Re: Spore excitement decreasing?
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2006, 02:26:43 pm »
Maxis need to start announcing some awesome features * to rekindle the hype.

* Features like the surprise inclusion of underwater civilisations, if you're reading this, Will!

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Re: Spore excitement decreasing?
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2006, 02:29:28 pm »
i don't know why they are doing this to us.

Telling us the game was on/ahead of schedule
Saying it would come out this year
Promising all sorts of goodies


THEN

The game is bugged and needs alot of reparing
The game will be out in a year
Under Water CIVs are out, and the game is loosing content



WTF happened over 3 months?
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Re: Spore excitement decreasing?
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2006, 02:37:46 pm »
I say It's better for us if we think less of spore.
In Gaming try not to expect to much, You'll be let down if you hype too much over a single game, your expectations will probably exceed what the game can deliver and it wont be as fun to play.

If you forget or know little about a game, It adds to the fun as it'll exceed the non-existant expectations you've had for it. For spore i dont want to think that the game is possible of everything, For example even though WW is keeping the other editors and the other non-creature stages more secretive it add's to the enigma of the game.

As an example, i used to be a WoW player, i didnt expect much other than something reminicent of DotA, but it was a great game and it blew me away, how great it was compared to what i thought of it ^_^.

If you think too much about spore you'll end up expecting too much.

I'm not going to lower my expectations for the game, just so I feel good about it while playing. That just leads to publishers and developers releasing dumber games. "Hey, the core fanbase still likes it, and we bought off those magazines to give us rave reviews, who cares if the more well travelled players see through our farce and know the game for what it really is." After a game comes out you should not be lowering your expectations for the sequel, you should be raising expectations. Same goes for a game you're anticipating. If the previews started out looking good, but now they're not, you should not praise them just because you want to enjoy the game when it comes out. Doing so will just end up with you enjoying a steaming pile of crap.

As for the decline in excitement, I can most certainly say I'm very excited about spore, but I'm not without my complaints. For instance, I think the creature animation could use some work, I feel EA/Maxis shouldn't even think of cutting out the ocean phase of the game, I feel that the game needs to add more depth to the different stages than what we've seen.

Each stage on its own should be an enjoyable game, I don't want to be bored by the civilization or the galactic exploration stages, half the game should not be about making your own personal creature. I want depth, the more they can provide, the better. There are plenty of games to draw inspiration from: Civilization series, Galactic Civilizations 2, Total Annihilation, Warzone 2100, Populous, Black and White. I see no reason other than time restraints to put the good ideas from these games to use.
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Re: Spore excitement decreasing?
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2006, 02:38:33 pm »
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It seems like it's in a great state now. Yeah, there's bugs. But a year's worth of bugs? WW said it's playable (all the editors are done), so why the rush to delay the game? It's not vaporware and they've bitten off quite a bit to chew but, like Radiant said, they announce they're ahead of schedule and their next announcement is basically, "There's no end in sight!"

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Re: Spore excitement decreasing?
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2006, 02:47:22 pm »
AHGGHHH SOCIALIST AVVIE!!!

Somethin is odd, but WW did say the editors were done so i dunno why there are bugs
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Re: Spore excitement decreasing?
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2006, 03:44:58 pm »
This is nothing compared to last summer and its almost deadness.

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Re: Spore excitement decreasing?
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2006, 03:55:52 pm »
lol i remember when i read PCG  and it said spore would be here by october
what a terrible guess

at least when i was in the movies community , there were videos, now that game hyped me up ( i never play it now)

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Re: Spore excitement decreasing?
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2006, 04:24:57 pm »
I've been in this forum talking about Spore for over a year. My excitement has definitely gone down.
I still plan on buying it asap... I just don't expect to be blown away, so hopefully I'll be surprised by how good it is.

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Re: Spore excitement decreasing?
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2006, 04:38:44 pm »
For me, it's the lack of an underwater stage. I'm not very pleased with the stiffness of the animation, but not enough for it to have much impact on whether I buy the game or not. But after following this game for well over a year now, I'm sorry to say that no underwater creatures is a deal breaker for me. After all, the idea of evolving my creature through all the steps of evolution is what drew me to this game in the first place.

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Re: Spore excitement decreasing?
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2006, 04:41:32 pm »
Didn't you read Will say that the whole late 2007 was so if they do have to work on it because somthing happened they can fall back on that date and wont have 10 million po'ed fans who might have guns ;D
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Re: Spore excitement decreasing?
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2006, 04:46:59 pm »
Didn't you read Will say that the whole late 2007 was so if they do have to work on it because somthing happened they can fall back on that date and wont have 10 million po'ed fans who might have guns ;D

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