Posted by Roo-CotGW on Monday, June 27, 2011 · 4 Comments
Very interesting, hadn’t seen this game before. Seems like an early Spore-idea of sorts.
I saw this game around as a kid but always steered clear of it, assuming it was in the same league as the Sim line of games. Or at least the later SNES Sim games (Sim Earth, Sim Ant, etc). My expectations have been completely shattered though, but in a good way.. I will have to check this out sometime!
Derek, I feel you. It sux to think games like this are old school obscurities. Born in 82′, and this game was a breath of fresh air back when games were, while still novel, a rote genre for the most part, excepting the classics. Please give this a try. Think of it like a recomendation from your older brother/sister that you don’t immediately get why they recommended it. I am afraid however the amount of experimentation needed to see the depth of the game may be lost on an even more “entertained” generation than when it was created. Read a book, please there is so much out there too learn that the last generation failed to tell you. I recommend ”The Underground History of American Education” by John Taylor Gatto but I digress.
I just found something interesting about this game!
There was an E.V.O. game before E.V.O. on the PC-98 in Japan… I actually had no idea, I found this completely out of nowhere (while trying to find if the japanese version had english menus for evolution). The gameplay in this one seems completely different, but it seems to retain similar concepts, and some of the music is the same.
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