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Cool concept, but extremely repetitive
on September 12, 2013
This game is an awesome concept, you start as a single-celled organism and evolve to a walking creature, a tribe, a city, civilization and then space power. Sounds impressive, right? The first couple times you play the game it is! How you play herbivore, carnivore, passive, aggressive impacts not only the responses of other creatures in the world, but the items that you receive to upgrade or "evolve" your organisms. The customization in this game is fun! But limited. You have a limited amount of "DNA points" that you use to select more or less expensive items such as claws, mouths, etc. for your creatures. With each item having different advantages and disadvantages. This is really fun in the beginning of the game, but gets frustrating when you can no longer add more parts to your creature or you face developer created creatures that have no "DNA point" cap. And unfortunately, by the time you get to the space stage of the game you are so overwhelmed by other creatures that there is no real end to the game. I've played through it multiple times but have never even come close to "winning" either by brute force or diplomatic trading.
Overall this game is a really fun concept, but I feel frustrated and limited at nearly every stage of the game. I really wanted to like the game but it left a bad taste in my mouth. Plus it is developed by EA and requires registration and information gathering to play. Just so you know.