Jealous of Australians

September 4, 2008 at 10:05 am (Random, Technology, Video Games) (, , , , , , , , , , )

So today was the day that Spore was supposed to be available to Australia but the stores there started selling it on Monday. Boo I say! We don’t get to see Spore until Sunday and they’ve already been playing for 3 days. Also, Europe and Japan are supposed to get the game tomorrow. I really hope my power supply gets back before Sunday, but knowing my luck it won’t. Either that or something else will be broken in my computer 😦 .

From what I’ve read, Spore has been receiving good reviews, but not as good as expected. I guess that sometimes happens when things get a little too much hype. I’ve also heard that the built-in creatures are a lot less exciting than user-created ones. This isn’t a shocker since people have been buying up the Creature Creator since it became available. I’m really excited for the cell stage though because I’ve played a simple flash version of it already. The flash game was addicting enough. It was fun just to see your cell grow longer and gain more body parts as you ate things. I’ll probably write about it once I get to play the full version. Can’t wait until Sunday!

He's a swimmer!

He's a swimmer!


[Edit: Here’s the amazing flash game I was talking about and here’s a pretty cool flash version of the DS Spore Creature Creator.]

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Spore rocks my socks

July 26, 2008 at 11:01 pm (Random, Video Games) (, , , )

I’ve been playing with the spore creature creator and it’s really really entertaining.  I mean you get a free trial to mess around and create things before the game comes out that you can use later.  It’s a really great idea if you ask me :).  I made a few creatures myself to play with and  yes there are only a limited supply of starting parts but it’s free so deal with it!  I wouldn’t shell out the $10 beforehand anyways.  What’s the point if you just pay for it later and you can’t use the critters until then?

Anyways this little guys name is Saucenar :).  Here’s a few shots of him doing stuff.
On the left he’s singing and on the right he’s being angers…grr!

This one’s name is Peggles hehe.
On the left he’s punching and on the right he’s dancing.

If you haven’t figured it out from the pictures, once you make them you can do a test drive of them. Run them around, make them angry, sad, scared, or just dance. The game is expected to come out September 7, 2008 but who knows if it will get pushed back more. I have high hopes for this game to be just as addicting if not more than Sims. But I highly recommend the free trial if you haven’t played with it yet.

For a closer look at these guys you can go to the Sporepedia to see mine or other peoples creations. Careful there maybe adult content spore critters lol ;).

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