“Spore” – Become a Creator of Evolution

The times when everybody was obsessed with “Sims” and enjoyed being the masters of virtual characters’ fates have come and passed, but the desire to play some game of this type has remained. To satisfy it, the Maxis Company has released “Spore” in 2008 – a game, which can be best described as a simulator of evolution.

“Spore” is, in fact, the simplest and the most understandable explanation of evolution you have ever learned. In this game the evolution is divided into five stages – cell, living being, tribe, civilization and space. Every stage presents a kind of attraction with its own simple rules. The easiest part is to grow a cell as it should be just fed with genetic material and observe the life of other creatures. Every portion of genes allows the cell to grow new limbs or means of protection – poison, spikes, and other surprises. When the cell leaves water environment, simple action appears as now you can eat or attract different ridiculous creatures inhabiting the land.


November 14, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Game World. Leave a comment.

Gaming without Limits

Every game has its own rules which a gamer should obey if he wants to complete the mission. However, linear patterns and the necessity to follow a certain set of instructions always made me bored. I think that games should be used to escape from the reality with its severe laws rather than to accept some new restricted environment. That’s why I love open world games with their non-linear structure so much.

It is such a great fun to explore the world of the game, go wherever you like and do whatever you want. If you are new to this practice I recommend beginning with “Red Dead Redemption”. You will be provided with a horse and with freedom to explore endless fields inhabited by cowboys and Indians. Sometimes you are riding your horse just for sake of travel itself as you are not always bound to perform some mission and can spend your time on admiring picturesque virtual landscapes.


October 31, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Game World. Leave a comment.