This game is absolutely brilliant!
Spore lets you create and customize a creature, cars, planes, boats and space ships however you want. I mean, you can create just about anything. The game is also witty, challenging, creative and unique. There are a million ways to play, and so many paths to choose. For instance, if you really like creature stage, where you form packs, hunt, scavenge and befriend other creatures, you don't even have to go on to the next stage; you can play that forever. Deciding to be evil, or nice also drastically changes the game. I know I'm kind of just spouting nonsense, but you have to play this game to see; it's amazing.
This game is so fun. It is like having your own creature, and your the cause of evolution. Well it isn't like it. It IS it, and it is so fun. You can start as a teeny tiny germ. the best thing about that stage is that if something tries to eat you, you can go and bully it's species when you get bigger! Next is the creature stage! I love how the blooooood spills out of the species you have to eat to survive...... or how the juice comes out of the fruit you eat. It depends weather you choose to be a herbivore, carnivore, or omnivore. (BONUS CHEAT! In the cell stage there are 3 different mouths to use, a carnivorous, herbivorous, or omnivorous. If you use the omnivorous mouth, you will not be an omnivore when you go to creature stage. You will have to have a carnivorous AND herbivorous mouth.) Next come tribe stage, then city stage (my absolute favorite!) then space stage. Really good game to buy!
spore will define all pc games across the globe and will take you on a new adventure you would never imagine. it is so well made and i love how yo can create what your creatures like, there clothes, their buildings, there cars, there ships, i love every single thing about spore, and i love how maxis listen to the players and puts the things they want in spore, i can not stress enough how incredibly awesome this game is and the graphics are amazing. this game is a must buy for people who like to control almost everything in a game and if you like strategy games you love it. this game is not one of the games you buy play once or twice and forget about it. this game will never get boring cause you cant predict what happens. BUY THIS GAME!!!!! you will love it
Well, I bought into all the hype about this game, and I love many other "sim" type games like many of the various sim-city games, sim-ant (from the old Mac days) and I was really excited about Spore! But I was very disappointed, and I think most other gamers out there will be too! In my opinion, this game is designed for very young kids / gamers, with very little depth and not much in the way of game-play. As everyone knows, there is a large portion of this game dedicated to making your organism look the way you want it to. In fact, that is all there really is to this game. Each stage of the game is a mini-game, and the design process removed, there is very little to each stage. It takes relatively few hours to finish this in its entirety, and quite frankly the game play is very boring, simplistic, and there just isn't much to this game as a whole. If you're excited about spending hours designing your creature/clothing/etc., then you might like it. Anything else, and it blows.
I debated for many weeks whether or not I should get this game. I finally did, but I wish I hadn't. It's okay and all. I played it for a few hours but probably only because it was hard to get the hang of. I had more fun looking at the different things you could do with your creature rather than actually playing it. I'm not saying that it is not worth the money to everyone, because everyone has different likes and dislikes. It's a neat lil game but I don't think I will be playing it again. I have a very very very expensive laptop and for some reason when I installed this game it crashed my Flash Player and all hell broke loose. I know it's not me because my computer just laughs at the game Crysis. Any hard core gamers will know what that means. ;-) But anyway.... So if you have issues after playing it you might want to uninstall it completely. Once that was done then my computer worked fine. I don't really want to go through that again. Good luck to those that wish to try it.
An awesome game!!
Ok Let me just say that this is one of the best games to ever come out. This is really the best game for any age, I mean come on you get to build creatures and spaceships, what more do you want lol. The style is like a strategy, rts, i guess you can call it an rpg because your actions will depend if your a military kind of person or a peace maker. As you play you start off a cell then creature, tribe and etc. after reading this you must be thinking that oh man theres probably nothing wrong with the game, but there is always cons to many games. Cons; each level isn't very long. what i mean by this is that you start on one stage and then you go to another, and another, until the space stage which gets pretty long. That leads me to the next con the space is Repetitive, after that you do the same thing over and over and it kind-of gets old. But after that there is not that many cons from my point of view. If you like to create and pretty much everything BUY THIS GAME SPORE RULES ,Metalm
Frequent Game Crash
The game is fun. It is quirky and humorous, although the early stages are rather simplistic. I understand this was deliberate in the development of the game. As a player progresses to a higher level, it becomes more complex but never to the point of having to go back and repeat again and again just to advance. However, when one gets to the Space section one runs into a problem. There seems to be some issues that cause frequent crashes, even on high end machines. It seems to be a problem encountered by many, not just one or two. The various SPORE forums are full of questions concerning this problem. EA hopefully is working on the problem and will issue a patch very soon. Until then, it is a headache. If one plays the game at the Space level it requires the player to SAVE almost at each play to prevent the crash. Until a patch fixing this problem is issued the game is imperfect and frustrating at that level, which, by the way is the most fun and varied of all the stages.
Coolest game I have
I do own several games, but Spore beats them all. Cool graphics, good sound, but the game action is the best. One does not have to be a FPS, actually I try to play it w/o violence. Okay, I killed one amoebae, as it was green and I thought it was food. Well mistakes happen in evolution. I cannot wait to see what happens when I get to a stage beyond tribal - a lot of food I have to give away. It's like being a chef, get new customers! Best of it, the game makes me HAPPY! Unlike cool games I have, e.g. R:FOM, Oblivion, etc., this one is addictive. Congrats to the developers at EA, best game so far I ever played. Only two caveats, it's not on PS3 and the performance is sub-optimal on a MacBook Pro w/ 2.1 GHz Duo Core. So on a Mac you better have the new MacBook Pro's to play it (Duo 2). But it does work fine for those who wonder. Clearly a 8-10+ or a "My wife would play that" rating, if such rating exists. I guess that kids under 8 don't even know what evolution can bring.
spore is AWESOME! its realy fun to go around and kill stuff. but, if your not into that stuff, you could go the peaceful way. graphics are great. and with all the people saying that its crashing nonstop and stuff, i havnt had anything like that happen to my game, ive had it for months. very easy controls to get the hang of. and how many games have you played that let you create your own universe? you start out as a cell in tidepools. then you evolve to the creature stage (wich is probably my favorite stage) then there is the tribal stage, wich you must find food for your tribe, conquor other tribes, or befriend them. then comes the civilization stage. in this stage, you create a city and try to conquor or buy other cities. and then, finally comes the space stage. this stage is pretty fun to. you can do missions, go to war, or just blow stuff up. and you be able to do more stuff when the galactic adventures expansion pack comes out in june. bottom line is, spore is definitley worth the money. i suggest you buy it :)
It's good but its lacking
When i first bought Spore i thought it was going to be a very great game, but instead i had gotten something that seemed like it COULD have been a great game but it was severely lacking. take for example the creature parts. they are great but in the end its all about giving your creature the edge against any other creature in your way of playing. it isn't about being creative at all, its just being the best. But there is something that EA can do to fix this mess of a game: EXPAND IT. turn that one disc into five discs with an impressively deep level in each of the stages. in other words, make it a very long version of "Sid Meyer's Civilization," (i almost mistook this game for a strategy game) and add some DIFFICULTY TO THIS GAME because it is just to easy. i once got through to the space age IN ONE HOUR... ON HARD MODE, enough said, it just doesn't have a fighting chance against similar games. if you are looking for a very good game that you will be playing for days on end, get Sid Meyer's civilization instead.