Now many people and I will agree that Spore has the potential to be one of the biggest games of 2007. It is one I'm certainly looking forward to playing. But one thing has been bugging me this whole time.
When I first heard about building your own UFO I cringed. UFO stands for Unidentified Flying Object. How is it possible to build something that you can't identify?
Now I'm sure for the people at EA, their market research has identified that the acronym UFO effect on some minds wow cooool a UFO omg aliens cool. Of course UFO says nothing about aliens, if we knew it was aliens it wouldn't be unidentified. However some individuals in society associate the two where no association actually exists. Or it could simply of been a slip up by those on the Spore design team at Maxis.
Either way I'd like to see the UFO renamed to the Flying Saucer (if they want to maintain the woo woo crowd), or better yet the Spacecraft or Spaceship, for the reasons mentioned above. In my opinion this will drastically improve the game for me, and I'm sure many others who would otherwise be tempted to throw up at such poor usage of the language.