Reviews for Spore: Ultimate Collection (NA)


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nairume | Dec. 10, 2012 | See all nairume's reviews »

Maxis's long awaited Spore is a interesting take on evolution and the progression of life from cell, to organism, to creature, to civilization, and beyond, but it suffers from numerous flaws. While the game as a whole is relatively solid due to each of the individual creature stages coming together to form a better whole, each of these individual stages are often shallow and end up becoming repetitive well before the point where you can move on to the next phase of your creature's evolution. Even worse, it is plainly obvious that the earlier stages of the games were the ones that received more development time, as the phases progressively become a little less meaty and enjoyable as you progress through the campaign. As it stands, these early portions of the game are still incredibly fun and have plenty of opportunity for you to create a creature of endless possibilities. I just really wish that carried on through the rest of the game. Overall, Spore itself is a very good game, and the expansion material included in this Ultimate Edition adds plenty of extra customization options to where you will get your money's worth of of it, even if you just end up toying around the early points in the game more than the later.