Cider wrote:
It certainly is radical to be the birth of an entire genre of games, but, to be honest, it still looks like it will be as lacking in fun as the Black & White and other games that came out claiming to be the "new future" of games.

Anyway, this game style has been done before - Deus Ex Machina back in 1985 on the good old Spectrum, for example.


Likewise, Spore reminds me a seriously souped up SimLife game.