9:17- Purchased Spore at Frys Electronics, with about 20 or so other people. The poor clerk, finally gave up putting them on the shelf and started handing them out of the box. an interesting note is that, a majority of those buying Spore were my age or a bit younger. The youngest I saw was probably 16-17, then a gap to age 27 or so. Some may have been buying it for their kids, but the customers I talked to were as excited as I was about playing it.
9:38-Began the installtion process.
9:53-Still installing. I start the beginning of this blog entry and make some coffee. My cat is scratching at the living room window because she sees some pigeons.
10:03 Installation finally finishes. Can’t play yet, have to pee from the coffee I drank while waiting for the install to complete.
10:13-Annoyed that no shortcuts were placed on the desktop, spend ten minutes finding the directory where it was installed.
10:15-I float around in primordial soup to the wonderful soundtrack that Brian Eno created. I’m an omnivore and eat plankton. Very pacman-like.
10:17-I get eaten. I am reborn with no visible side effects.
1027-I evolve fins and can swim faster.
10:29-I get eaten. apparently I’m not fast enough.
1034: I send out a mating call and evolve.
10:35 I’m eaten by mate. Bitch.
1056: I evolve legs and am on dry ground. good thing too, as some of those sea creature were nasty bastards. I stretch my legs and look for food.
10:57-I get eaten.
More to follow. With barely 45 minutes played, I like it. The graphics are nice, and in spite of this being a brand new game, it runs on my laptop just fine. I’ve been eaten a lot (if only my sex life involved this much lip action)but I simply respawn, so there’s no real sense of finality. The controls are easy, and the tutorial aspect is pretty good. It holds your hand but knows when to let go and see if you play in traffic.
11:21-a short nap and back to being eaten.
1:03 Despite being a carnivore, I’m able to make friends by singing and dancing to other species.
1:35-I find a new nest and win my first fight.
1:37-I get killed.