As you can see on my About page, I’ve got specific rules as to the games I cover here. Why? Because I need the focus, and I need the focus to be tight, lest I go mad. Over on Broken Forum, I created a thread discussing space games, and one of the users, Gus_Smedstad, tried to convince me that the space section of Spore was really excellent, very much like Starflight or Star Control II. I was VERY dubious of this, but figured I’d give it a chance once I could get it for cheap.
Well, yesterday Spore was on sale on Steam, but since I’m VERY broke right now — damned taxes — I joked with Gus about having him gift it to me, since he was such an advocate of it. Welp, to me surprised, he DID gift me a copy. So now, I’m gonna give the game a try, get to the space stage, and see if does indeed fall under the criteria set in my rules. Stay tuned! :)