A few posts ago I mentioned a new release game called Spore. I wondered at the time if it was going to be a bore. I must admit I actually held the box in my hand last Monday in EB Games store. The box looked OK but I resisted. The reviews weren't out then. But now they are and in force. Talk about talk it up. It ranks in the 90% + range.
Reviewers obviously think it's impressive stuff because you are playing God or something and it's really pretty and different and the work of a genius etc etc and all that. But if I read between the lines when they describe the game play- well it still sounds boring. It's more of a watch me play by myself type of game. In other words you are a spectator to an ongoing computer simulation. It is a game where you don't really win or lose or die or whatever. You just watch and tweak things a little bit. I guess that's the way it is for God.
I won't be sucked in to dropping my $100 for this one. Oh no! Not me! I am not an addict. I am not an addict. I am not an addict.
Oh God help me!!!!!!
I 'm sounding like I'm an addict.
Then a little voice inside my head ------------
Maybe I could just buy it and play it for a little while and then sell it on Ebay. Or maybe I could just go ahead and download it from Pirate Bay and be a thief for just a little while and then delete it off my computer. It sounds so interesting when you read the reviews. Maybe I really need to experience this one. Maybe I have been a bit hasty in my judgement on this obvious work of a genius. Wow! That's it. I can't really talk on it until I actually have tried it for myself. It's like trying to talk about how good sex is when you are a virgin. You just can't do it.
I'm breaking into a cold sweat just thinking about how easily I could just get in the car and go down to EB Games store and slam my credit card on the counter and just you know,---------- just-------------- get it!!!!!
I gotta go now. I need the equivalent of a cold shower that a porn addict would have whilst trying to abstain from masturbation.
I hate that we are living in such a world of obviously wonderful toys. The 50's and 60's and even the 70's were so good because they sucked so bad as far as great gadgets went. They all had wonderful limitations to put you off buying them. But now, well hey!!! You can play God.