You know, I’ve always kinda wondered if the saying “cute as the dickens” is nature or nurture. I can’t not say it when I see something adorable, yet I don’t really remember my parents ever using it to great effect. Perhaps it’s simply buried in my genes, a vestigial reminder of the iron-fisted grip tiny doe-eyed things have on my biology. Regardless, I uttered The Phrase the moment I laid eyes on The Mims: Beginning, which will presumably be followed by The Mims: Middle and The Mims: End. Don’t let its Spore-like color palette fool you, though. This god game takes more from Populous and Black & White than it does EA’s evolutionary misstep.