I dont know it seems realitivly rushed like its trying to get out first
Based on how it said that the video shows "a depiction of a conceptual idea" it's probably more of a visualization. It's less showing tangible gameplay, and more showing that the creator has a decent grasp of things, like creating the graphics and rigging the models to do things.
Post by StealthStyleL on Nov 25, 2016 17:25:16 GMT
The opposition are opposition no more. They have been...assimilated. *Shifty eyes*
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Some digging doesn't exactly fill me with confidence in its legitimacy. Some of the "screenshots" are simply backgrounds of other games or stock assets with painted shapes on top for animals. The gameplay footage appears to be game scenes with stock assets and simple gameplay features, but absolutely nothing in terms of underlying mechanics more than moving an organism or ship around. Not to mention their "plan" makes Thrive sound like the most thoroughly planned game in history.
Apparently the developer is hoping to start a Kickstarter though, and while I seriously doubt he'd actually be able to make it (and suspect the purpose is somewhat scammy) the prospect of increased publicity for a game in a similar vein worries me. Especially if it's going to be a failure/scam/NMS cash-in. Then people may confuse that with Thrive.
EDIT: And some other things. The two-man development team is half Spanish YouTube games-player, and while there's no reason gaming YouTubers can't make games, I don't know about you but I wouldn't trust the Spanish version of PewDiePie to build Spore 2. The trailer is now unlisted and the like-dislike bar removed, which suggests there was significant backlash or a wish to remove evidence for some reason. From the Steam forums discussions the YouTuber doesn't take very kindly to any sort of criticism.
Last Edit: Nov 25, 2016 19:50:07 GMT by Oliveriver
Made a quick check of it, and slated release date is "Ending 2017." Yeah, fat chance. We've been an actual game for a few years and all we have is an early alpha minigame. Those guys just have no idea...