Spore Cthulhu

Many Spore Cthulhus.

The function of Spore appears to be the generation of ridiculous Youtube clips like this. After having watched the demo videos of the game itself, though, I can't for the life of me imagine why anyone would play it. But then, The Sims baffled me too, with all of its SimKafka tedium.

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9 Responses:

  1. deyo says:

    #4 is Hello Cthulhu.

    Spore is likely to be initially popular because of how many games it contains. Top down action? We've got that. Third-person puzzle platformer? We've got that. City/Civ simulator? You know we've got that, we stole it from ourselves. 4X Space Game? Better hope your creature keeps up with the neighbors, 'cause we've got that.

    A week later, 4X players are going to be throwing this game out the window, because they're sick of playing action games and puzzle platformers to get to the game mode they enjoy.

    The following week, action and platform players will toss it because they've been restarting every time they reach City Sim, and there's only so many times you can play as salmonella.

    The City Sim players will keep it forever, because they'll play anything.

  2. lilmissnever says:

    I don't know what any of these Spore people are talking about. I played with the creature creator a bit, but the game promises to be an enormous time-suck. I already have enough things that drain my time away.

    In the meantime, bask in the awesomeness of Shepard Fairey's covers for Orwell novels.