Zero Punctuation: Spore

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Was the padding really necessary?

I have to say, I expected a better review -- it's like he hardly even played the game at all. Not only was there no mention of the DRM issue, but it's absurdly easy to conquer the universe as herbivore/peaceful, so the review didn't even have its facts straight. (And my herbivore only died once in Cell, and that was only because I didn't recognise the eggs so I didn't expect hungry carnivores to hatch out of them.)

The game does have some quite serious flaws (although I still like it in spite of those), but the review avoids discussing any of those in favour of lamenting how much unlike The Sims it is. Duh.

The "NO" was funny, though. (But again, the advertising video was longer than the review video.)

Spore =/= The Sims

Also, i found this review to be very disappointing. Not as funny as previous reviews, and the "Noooooo" section was more annoying than funny.

http://www.spore.com/static/postcard/20080917/79/73/80/500079738045.jpg

I had a few moments :p

I kinda enjoy the 'game', but it is seriously lacking in some (read 'most') departments :o
Still playing it aswell tbh. I like it :|

ItaniKnight:
Also, as an American you're not really qualified to talk about your own foreign policy because you're not affected by it. We are.

But you don't have to deal with his domestic policy which is just as bad if not worse.

I'm really confused. Not because I thought anything he said was wrong, but because there is so much more he could have said. Seriously, Spore is not a game that is slim on content.

I am eating my beard over how poorly the game illustrates evolution.

No wonder that i can't play this game for more then an hour....
now i know the reason...
Im BOOOOOOOOOOOOORED

Frosk:

ItaniKnight:
Also, as an American you're not really qualified to talk about your own foreign policy because you're not affected by it. We are.

But you don't have to deal with his domestic policy which is just as bad if not worse.

Add on top of that that we have to deal with all of the consequences of our stupid politicians.

Finally! Somebody cut down that overhyped crap!

Thank you so very much, Yahtzee, I'm very grateful.

I really would have liked more options, as great as the creature creator is , it seems like only those gifted few with a nigh omniscient knowledge of its dark inner workings can truly unlock its potential.

I have to agree that cell stage as a herbivore sucks a little bit, but other than that my experience so far has been pretty much the opposite, I played a barbaric carniverous bug race and a leaf eating bird-thing race and found the latter to be much easier in all stages after cell.

Of course now that I've gotten to space with the peaceful race I'm finding it ever more frustrating to do these other galactic empires bidding to attempt to appease them, I would much rather just blow the shit out of them.

Cid SilverWing:
Finally! Somebody cut down that overhyped crap!

Thank you so very much, Yahtzee, I'm very grateful.

Finally? I don't think I've seen a good review yet :o

Just glad he didn't bring up the DRM stuff. Makes a nice change!

I actually kind of liked Spore. I didn't enjoy the World of Warcraft-type part (I will now and forever hate that game,) but the rest of it was decently fun. Not as good as I thought it would be, but it was enjoyable for me.

Janin:

Finally? I don't think I've seen a good review yet :o

Just glad he didn't bring up the DRM stuff. Makes a nice change!

I've seen this game been advertised absolutely everywhere (even on national TV here in Norway which is unheard of!) and heard it from my friends so much I was ready to vomit from it.

Haha, nice as always :D
Really laughed at the no's :D

Pfft, I quite like Spore. I like Spore and I'm PROUD of it!

Buuut I appreciate why some people don't like it. Takes all kinds to make a world, after all.

TaboriHK:

Frosk:

ItaniKnight:
Also, as an American you're not really qualified to talk about your own foreign policy because you're not affected by it. We are.

But you don't have to deal with his domestic policy which is just as bad if not worse.

Add on top of that that we have to deal with all of the consequences of our stupid politicians.

Exactly. It's not like every American wants to be pathologically hated for the policies of their leaders. Anyways I didn't exactly want to go off on this geopolitical tangent (in which case why did I say it, right?)

Anyway I am suddenly realizing he didn't even mention the DRM thing. Perhaps cause everyone else did

Aw screw you, that game was fun!

Didn't spore release a while ago? Why wait so long for a review?

... meh, righto. So then we're getting our Castle Crashers review next week, yes? :P

That first minute saw me actually genuinely injuring myself, so hard did I laugh. Really! I have injured myself. I'm sitting on a creaky old Futon in my new house, which has wooden floors in the room I'm in, with my laptop on a wooden chair that wobbles when I type. When I laughed, I banged my head against the frame of the Futon, and then I got a splinter in my foot from the floor.

So there we go.

I was hoping there would be a Spore review, and there was. Very good.

Lovely, for the second week in a row i can't watch Zero Punctuation.
That Warhammer thing in the begining seems to screw everything up.
Im sure the review is great even though i cant watch it.

I happen to like Spore, but still a good review.

One minute or so of "noooo"?

Yahtzee, what the **** did we do to you?!

And yes, the player is ****ed up. You have to keep your mouse in the player window for the images to update, otherwise they just freeze.

Seems like Yahtzee took out the voice he used to review SSBB. The bit about gradual change was good and I very much agree with that, but all the rest was a little bit shaky. It seemed like a big ramble, but it was still ZP quality. Just a bit old and flavorless.

Was this review awesome? In short, yes. In long, YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

First time poster long time viewer. And all I have to say is I like spore more than the sims, but then I never really liked the sims at all and I liked Spore a big huggy bunch.
Also, was that video even half as funny as any of the others?
Short answer: No
Long answer: Nooooooooooooooooooooooo...
you get my drift.

Never posted before but I've been watching these foreve. Just want to say please do not elongate things to try and make them funny like Family Guy (that series is bad already). "Noooooo" actually made me skip through the video which I have never done for your stuff. I get you're trying to be fresh, but that is just irritating.

I knew that "Noo" thing was going to beaten to death, and then get whacked again -.-

anyhow, I didn't quite find the same level of humor as what is usually expected of a Yahtzee review. Either he's run out of ideas or there's something that I missed... On the other hand, a game that has spent the last four or five years in development (i forget which one exactly) should be getting perfect scores... And while the critics seem to love the game, users all around seem to be swearing profusely at it. Funny that it seems to be more of the exception than the standard :\

Oh well. Here's to Yahtzee on the cutting of yet another highly-hyped game down to size. Keep up the good work ^-^

The long drawn out "No" was good, as many of these other people will say. However, I'm starting to think that your going over-board on the sex jokes. Sure they're funny once in a while, but like everything it turnes to shit after a while. Just saying. I'm a big fan of Sim City and was equally anxious for this game to come out. I'll still try it out given that my computer doesn't turn to mush every time I load the damn game (I can't even load Half-Life 2).

I hated the "Noooo"... That was seriously the first ZP I didn't laugh at all for.

It's hard to quantify, but I found Spore to just be fun. It's the kind of game where you sit down for a couple of hours and then when you get up, you really enjoyed the time spent playing it.

right everyone reallity check, this is will wright we are talkin about ffs he probs knows the game is lacking in stuff we'd hope for in spore but as i sed in my last post, like the sims, he will probs release an expansion to fill in the gaps...like he did in the sims (sims hot date and holiday for example)so we will be able to make an "underwater empire" but abit l8er on for all we know this is a test to see if the game wud be fine like this, but considerin he is probably gettin a belting from the customers who hoped for the game to be better, he will probs use the other material in the expansions(if there are any goin to be released)

IGN Talks Expansion Packs
IGN released an interview with Will Wright on August 9th entitled Interview: Will Wright on Breeding Spore, by Daemon Hatfield. A lot of what has been said already is being repeated, but they have some fresh expansion pack questions that really caught my eye.

Yes- they are planning on expansion packs. I quote Will Wright: "We've thought a little about that. When you're making a game, you start out with all these ideas. Then as the deadline draws near, you have to start cutting stuff out. And that stuff is the first content you want to get into expansions." With the next couple questions, he continues on to say that one of the things on the cusp of being cut out right now is the ability to have underwater creatures.

see what i mean lol type in spore expansion packs in google and u get this so stop the belly achin ppl

to put fifteen seconds of no into your vid is an insult
to bash spore is an even bigger one
just because your mind has corroded from eating to much gaming shit and a game does not pull your cock the right way, you shouldn't stop being open to new technology and new gaming-ideas
space age sucks in some ways
but thats about it
good night and good luck

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