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[Oct. 23rd, 2008|11:17 am]
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Did anyone else feel that this game was too short? I mean each section up until the space age?? I would have enjoyed the other sections more if there were more to them than just an hour or so of gameplay :(

[User Picture]From: eccentricforms
2008-10-23 05:32 pm (UTC)
I certainly think it would have been nice to expand them a bit so that once you reach a certain point, you can either move on to the next stage, or continue the current stage with a greater degree of difficulty and variety.
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From: unnatural_lump
2008-10-24 09:06 am (UTC)
I agree, I was dissapointed with how quickly the first stage of life went, I rather enjoyed being a little puddle monster but before I knew it I was forced to move on... :(
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From: thesporecouple
2008-10-24 06:40 am (UTC)
I agree. I really enjoy the creature stage. I love to travel and kill off entire species and running around collecting all the new parts from bones. I actually play the creature stage even after I can move on the tribal stage for a while to continue gaining new parts from bones and killing off more species (for fun).

I loathe tribal stage, though, so I am ok with that being short. I also have no feelings about the civilization stage, so I am ok with that being short too.

The space stage goes on forever, but I miss being able to actually move a character, eat things, mate, etc. That is why I love the creature stage. Once in space stage you aren't really playing a character anymore, rather a space craft.
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From: unnatural_lump
2008-10-24 09:08 am (UTC)
Yeh the space age was too much... I think Mr Wright focused more on that part of the game than anything else.

Personally I felt he promised things back in 2005 that were just not there when the game came out :(
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[User Picture]From: thaumh
2009-04-08 05:46 am (UTC)

Agreed, to all.

This was not the game promised four-five years ago. It *is* still very nifty, but it has been severely neutered. No arboreal races, and I believe no aquatic ones either (and a oceanic creature level *was* originally promised). Also, IMO, some of the parts given to the creatures are just plain silly, while ignoring some potentially awesome natural weapons that occur in the real world here. First thing comes to mind is electric eels, and why nothing to augment the bite? And why are they coming out with all these spin-off games (spiffy as they look) when they should be fixing the one they have?

(deep breath)

O.k. I'm done now. *sigh* Meh, maybe in ten years...
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[User Picture]From: peradouro
2009-07-21 06:43 pm (UTC)

Re: Agreed, to all.

I realize this thread is ancient in internet standards but I was fairly disappointed in the weapons as well as the gifting. The stick would have been a superb weapon but gets dumbed down. The seashell gifting doesn't do anything and would have made an interesting horn to rally your "troops" or something. I just got this game and really love the creator but I can see plenty of room for expanding and building.
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