As our exclusive vid shows, the creature creator is an intuitive and engrossing system – not all that different from the Sims 2 sim creator interface. By manipulating the spine of the torso (click a vertebrae and drag to shift position, or scroll your mouse dial to shrink or bloat the body), and then adding on individual appendages that you can manipulate from the joints (those big round balls you see on the elbows, knees, wrists, etc.), the creature creator gives Spore-Gods-to-be endless opportunities to make whatever comes to mind. Hours will fly by as you tweak, tone and color your creation, not to mention all the time spent watching them clomp about the test drive environment and spawning them babies to copy their slick dance moves and emotions actions (which you can select from the palette below your creatures during Test Drive).

GamesRadar – Spore Creature Creator Hands-On

You can find another hands-on with the Spore Creature Creator over at GamesRadar. I tell you, the more times I see the Creature Creator in action, the more I want to kick and scream like a little kid who don’t get what they want when you go to the store. June 17th cannot get here soon enough!