They are what they are. On Boomtown. Only you know if this excites you. From EA:
"The Spore Team is proud to present the Cell Phase, the first stage in the Spore universe. Cell Phase is your introduction to the fundamentals of Spore. You play a simple organism which is dropped onto your planet by way of meteor. The stage takes place in a top-down 2-D environment and you can play as an herbivore, carnivore, or omnivore. You earn DNA and collect parts to improve your creature’s abilities. Make your choices wisely - even as a lowly simple organism, your choices and actions will have long lasting effects. Avoid larger, carnivorous organisms while feeding on smaller organisms or algae – all while being tossed around in strong ocean currents. Eventually you will grow large enough to sprout legs and crawl out of the water and up onto land."