Well.... ok - not the game - just the character creator right now, but still
you can download it for free from http://www.spore.com/
so what's it all about?
Spore reminds me of The Sims.... without all the demanding stuff and with all the uber cool stuff!
Let me explain. It all starts with a little organism that you create on your little planet. This organism goes out, hunts, gathers, builds, evolves and can eventually become a space faring race.
This is the best part! Every other Spore world out there is part of your Spore Universe. It's like a single player MMO. What happens in your universe, stays in your universe, but your universe is populated with the worlds that other players create. (it's kinda cool IMHO)
Anyway, onto the character generator (which is the only part you can download right now anyway). There are two versions - the free version which has about 40% functionality and the paid version. You don't get every single option available with the free version, but you get enough to get your feet wet.
The free version also has some emotes you can "test" with. Being the ever social player - I like this part the best... well, and the character creation part too :D
Character creations is INTENSE! Honestly, I think this character creator is on par with City of Heroes/Villains with options! You can stretch, move, rotate or position every single piece you place on your little spore guy. You can actually maneuver every single individual vertebrae!
The prints are fun and once you get used to the color selector (or stop long enough to read the pop up that comes up while hovering over it *cough*I'm impatient*cough*) The possibilities seem endless.
The free version has all of the listed functionality above as well as approx 6-8 each of heads/eyes/ears/hands/feet/extra's (they give nifty bonuses)/prints/patterns.
The full version has all of the options unlocked and will allow you to further customize your character as an herbivore, omnivore or carnivore (different mouths are suited to different things).
As a free "just play around and see what kind of crazy creatures you can make" this is an AWESOME little toy. If you are not an "alt-o-holic" or someone who enjoys spending hours just creating characters - you might want to pass on this (or download it to make a few and see what kind of crazy creatures you can come up with, and know you can put it down with no regrets)
Create you creature, make it do some emotes, take some pictures and send some post cards with your creature in them and see what other kinds of creatures others are creating right from the client! It's really kinda cool.
Highly recommended - It's fun, and it's free.
If you like it tons, it's a $10 fee to download the FULL character creator or you can wait until the game launches in September to get the whole thing for $50!
Edited by: MISSWASHUU at: 6/18/2008 (15:50)
A hawk selects its prey as carefully as a falcon. Stalks it with the same unerring conviction. And fails as frequently - which is never.
I choose, I commit, I pursue, I adhere, I attain. And that, is an absolute.
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