So, I’ve read several comments on the subject of the creatures in Species being scary. Apparently some people find them terrifying at a visceral level, like Yog Sothoth or Missingno.
Well, those people will be happy to know that I’ve taken actions to make them less scary. See, it’s common knowledge that naming something takes the mystery out of it. How much scarier were the aliens in Crysis before someone decided they were called the “Seph” in Crysis 2?
So the Random Species Name generator is now in place, and the creatures are now in full possession of bio-latin gibberish names (guaranteed to be genuine bio-latin gibberish: I copied the syllables from the names on the clade diagram that makes up the wheel on the main menu).
Let’s take a random sample to see how much nicer and totally-not-scary that makes them…
Oh my god what have I done?