he track editor in Excite Bike for the NES. taught me to find value in the create-mode option. But I could never lay down more than two ramps and a tabletop without getting bored. As a child I screamed "novelty" and shook it off hoping that one day a game's tools would rope me in so much that I'd hammer at the chance to one-up the developers at their own game.
I thought for sure LittleBigPlanet would draw the Will Wright out of me, but I couldn't be bothered with its epic create-mode tutorial served with a side of "poppit" confusion. WarioWare DIY had me at hello, and I spent two hours creating a gear in pixels and animating it, but then the idea of dropping it into some sort of game idea scared me back to Picross 3D (of which also contains a create mode). I'm a gamer. I just want to get high scores.
Creation is in me, but I'm having trouble making the two ends of my psyche meet. Do you find that creation modes scratch your gaming itch?