Monday, June 3, 2013

I've Been Absorbed (Spore)

So, I haven't really posted anything in a week or so.  This is partly due to nothing noteworthy happening and partly something else.  Every once in a while I get so involved in something that pretty much everything else (at least everything that isn't specifically scheduled) falls by the wayside.  I've still been going to work, walking the treadmill, eating, and sleeping; these things are in my schedule and as long as I keep that schedule they get done.  But everything else, including my TV watching, usually goes out the window.

This time around it's a game called Spore.  This is actually the second time this game has gotten me.  For those of you not familiar with the game, it's from the makers of the Sims, with similarly addictive tendencies.  The game basically takes you through a few stages of the evolution of a species and you get to control how it looks and what tendencies it has (within certain limits similar to how the Sims' person builder is, but with more options and slightly more control).  It's not as good as it sounds, it basically amounts to 4 minigames that have very little barring on the space age stage which has the most material.

Basically, I started playing it again cause the first time I played it I never got everything done in the space age I wanted.  There's the race called the Grox; their the only race that's not randomly generated, they live in the area around the center of the galaxy, and they're apparently the source of all evil in the galaxy.  They have about 2400 colony systems and I am currently working on destroying every one.  I've gotten at least 60 of them (I didn't start counting from the start) and intend to take the rest out.  It's a long term project so I'm going to not let it consume me as it did the first time around.  It got to the point where I was reluctant to play the game because that's all it was about and I was tired of it.  So, I figure as long as I limit how often I play it, and do a set number of systems while doing it, I won't burn out on it like the first time.

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