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Chris Kavan 06/04/2012 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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A game that reached for the stars, but ultimately fell flat. The Creature Creation was the best part - space system not so much (for me). It was a game that was too big for its own good - oh, and the whole DRM debacle didn't help things.

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02/11/2018 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

There’s No God Here Today. Just Me.

“Spore” is the incredibly ambitious life/god Simulation title that served as the culmination of both Maxis Software founder, Will Wright’s vision of the genre, and EA’s ability to ruin everything they touch. Released in 2008 after years of hype, “Spore” ultimately flopped in the public eye thanks in large part to EA’s SecuROM DRM scheme, but also thanks to Wright overselling the project pre-launch and the Maxis team being forced to make cuts and revisions that obsessed fans could not tolerate. I, as a PC gaming apostate during the years of “Spore’s” hype generation and release, didn’t really give a fig about it one way or the other. I did, however, see Chris playing the creature stage at one point, and thought the game looked like it had potential as a follow-up to the likes of “EVO: The ...

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