Mar 4, 2006

The Spore of the Sims

The Sims was an innovative concept that almost got canceled, avoided such an unfair fate, and now is Electronic Arts' major cashcow, and quite a nuisance for both hardcore and aesthete gamers. The Sims also helped establish Will Wright's fame as both a talented and a money-making games designer, thus earning him the right (and above all the funds) to further experiment with the gaming medium. Spore is the name of his next project, and it truly feels like the evolution of open-ended gaming (or digital playing). Spore could be the most important game yet. Just take a look at the video. It's almost 36 minutes long (35'47'' to be precise), but what else would you except from a game that has you starting as an amoebae and after a few stages lets you control solar systems? You'll be watching gaming history in the making. It's funny too.

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  1. This sounds like something I could get addicted to. I'm afraid to go check it out.

  2. Well, Barbara, you really should. Saying it's impressive is an understatement...

  3. Yes this game looks like its goning to be a huge hit. Makes EA look mucg less evil. Fall of 2006 here we come!

  4. Hmmm..... that's an interesting point of view... Can't say I disagree with you Andrew.

    And thnak you both for the comments...


  5. this game is so sick it needs an Advil pill.