If Spore has some players disappointed by his approach may be too superficial it covers different genres, this has not prevented the title of Will Wright of winning a section of the population. Suddenly, the couple, Electronic Arts / Maxis hopes to renew its policy on The Sims regularly offering additional content in the form of extensions. The first is scheduled for next March and should especially focus on the phase space as its name suggests. A few weeks before its release, Spore: Galactic Adventures landed on the St. Martin de Paris, we were there, we have seen.
Flexion ... extension !
To pave the way extensions, Electronic Arts and Maxis have therefore chosen to focus on one of the most popular Spore, the phase space. This is reflected first by an increase in the content available to customize its creatures. Our avatars can be found disguised weapons all the more incredible than the other (claws, rocket launchers, lasers ...), but also various facilities (a jet-pack in particular) to protect or charmed creatures meeting. For meetings, Galactic Adventures proposes numerous missions whether created by the developers themselves or, let us not forget that we are in the world of Spore, by the community.
True to the reputation of giant sandpit Spore, the extension actually includes a set of publishers complementary to each other, the aim being to achieve the creation of genuine quest to share with other players. First element of this package, the publisher of planets. It is about creating an environment for all its adventures and fantasies are allowed and even encouraged. It can create a world of ice or a tropical world and transform it into volcanic land unless a globe with colors flashies is your preference. The first step is that the preliminary that leads to the creation of adventures themselves. Here, we must recognize that input we have attended only a demonstration.
Therefore, it should proceed with caution until we have the publisher's hands. At first, we still seemed so powerful that it is simple to handle. On this side, there is not any way to have great fear, Maxis teams have already proved repeatedly that they are familiar with publishers. Drawing on the huge base at our disposal, we can populate our world of different creatures, setting up towns and forests to "the scene" of the adventure. It is thus quite possible to imagine a fantastic world in which live dragons and witches, or to create something much more down to earth.
The story itself can consist of more than five acts. Acts which we can define the length through triggers. That's where things would have probably won more details, but we will certainly widen the occasion of the issue. Of non-player characters can be inserted, you can assign them a role, adding their dialogues and actions based on the attitude of the player so they can be aggressive or friendly. They can provide information to the player or to prevent them from reaching a particular location. Dialogs can be written and can also decide the way that these NPCs are on the map.
By playing with these factors, together with the "Options" adventure, it may very well result in radically different missions. In the example that was used for the basis of the presentation, it was to gather information on the place of captivity of a princess to go before release, but one can imagine all sorts of development and the representatives of Maxis expects to once again be surprised by the creativity of the community. Even the most fierce opponent of Spore can not deny the obvious here: the community has been dazzling. Finally, of course, the purpose of these adventures is to be shared and played by other owners of Spore: Galactic Adventures, the missions of the community are actually automatically added to the world of connected players ... What boost creativity of "sports"?