|So, finally... for years I have waited... but soon I shall release the spawn of Cthulhu upon an innocent, unsuspecting universe! Ia! Ia!|
(Sorry, couldn't resist. They better come up with a Mac version of this, or I'll be doing something much worse...)
(...) you can't build them a different kind of civilization based on what kind of tools they would have evolved. Would creatures whose hand was located on a grabby tail on their bums really have developed straight spears?
I was thinking the same when I saw that — it just didn't look right. I'm really curious as to how much control you actually have over certain variables, e.g. gravity, atmosphere... One of the planets he visited was arid, but to what extent does it influence the creature's behavior outside of how they move? They seemed to be pretty hostile to strangers (which is to be expected on a world with scarce resources) so maybe that factor is indeed taken into account...
Well, basically I'm just wondering how far the interactivity in this game will actually go, since the video was obvously just meant to impress the masses, not an in-depth demo... Far enough that it can really surprise the player on occasion, I hope. And I'm not talking "peaceful cowards sending their fighters away from the invaders" here.