Creatures Internet Edition
WindowsCreatures: Exodus has a fairly steep learning curve that can easily leave players bored and frustrated. However, if you are willing to take the time to understand the mechanics of the game and the idea of helping a species survive in a hostile environment appeals to you, Creatures: Exodus has a lot to offer. Rumor has it that some very lost Norns in a distant galaxy can really use a caretaker.
MacintoshFundamentally, the elevator example is all that is right and wrong with this game. It is one of the most sophisticated ant farm/sim games available, and it is appropriate for all ages, but it is also needlessly frustrating. While it can be rewarding to teach a Norn how to play with a ball or a radio, getting them to use the hover platform will cause fits. Ideally, this game would be less annoying. Small children and impatient adults will find it tedious, but children who have help from their parents, older children, and sim-happy adults should be able to overlook the flaws and find it enjoyable.
WindowsMit der Creatures Docking Station macht das Spiel - dank der spontanen Kontakte von außen - am längsten Spaß; mit der Offline-Variante von Creatures 3 wird ein wirklicher Langzeit-Spaß nur bei Spielern aufkommen, die früher mit Begeisterung Ameisenfarmen beobachtet haben oder gerne genetisch tüfteln. Das Creatures-Spielprinzip erinnert eher an Tamagotchi als an Civilisation 3 oder die Sims. So würde ich die Creatures Gold-Version nur echten Fans der Spielidee empfehlen. Für zwischendurch und ohne Vorkenntnisse ist das kostenlose Creatures Docking Station einfach unschlagbar im Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis.
WindowsI was excited to play with Creatures, and I did my best to recruit some more youthful gamers to its cause. But none of us could find much to enjoy here. Creatures is an interesting premise, but after seeing a long line of sequels and re-packaging since its original release in 1996, it's clear that the franchise should be abandoned in favor of a newer and better take on the artiificial life sim.
WindowsIt's interesting to watch the Norns interact with their worlds, but it's not all that much fun. Curious and patient children will enjoy these games, but we suspect most kids will lose interest.