Spore. Eight years in development. Three years of hype. It’s a shame it doesn’t live up to either. This game was created by Maxis, the same people that brought us The SIMS – and looking back further in history, SimCity, SimEarth, SimAnt, SimLife, SimFarm, SimHealth, … I’m still waiting for SimKitchenSink. They have a long history of simulations, and I can’t judge them on the quality of Spore in that realm. But, I played SimEarth, SimCity, and The Sims, and I remember there being a lot more to those.