I have very mixed feelings about this game, but I’ve ordered a copy anyway (Skatje told me I had to). I’ve played with the creature creator, which is actually rather fun…but it’s really just the most elaborate version of Mr Potatohead ever designed. What I’ve seen of the game itself puts me off a bit, though. It’s not going to teach one single thing about evolution, and actually teaches several things that are anti-evolutionary. It’s a design toy, not any kind of evolution simulator, but people are gushing over it as if it might actually improve the image of evolutionary biology.
So I have reservations. I’ll hold off on final judgment until I actually play the silly thing. However, my reservations are nothing compared to this guy who has started an anti-Spore website, because it teaches kids evolution and…
The object of the game is to evolve from a “spore” into demon-like intelligent space creatures that violently take over the galaxy.
Hmmm. Maybe it won’t be so bad.