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  • Summary: Spore Creatures gives players their own personal universe in a box. Create and evolve life, establish tribes, build civilizations, sculpt entire worlds and explore a universe created by other gamers. Spore Creatures gives players a wealth of creative tools to customize nearly every aspect of their universe: creatures, vehicles, buildings, and even UFOs. Players can then seamlessly share their creations with the world or explore infinite new galaxies created by other gamers. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. A triumph - a constantly evolving, charming and surprising triumph. [Oct 2008, p.83]
  2. It comes on a little slow, but if you put some genuine time and effort into this game, you can come away with a fun experience.
  3. Spore Creatures is a decent demonstration about the power of Will Wright's ideas in a videogame that tries to imitate the PC version customization possibilities. The result is obviously limited but it's still a very suitable adventure for the kids above all.
  4. Perversely, there are complex ideas in here but the game itself is pretty simple, rather repetitive and often clumsy. [Nov 2008, p.62]
  5. Not the cheap cash-in you might have feared and yet still a portable game that runs contrary to all the aims of the PC original.
  6. The wonky camera and repetition is annoying, but it still just about works as an average exploration game. What it doesn't offer is any sort of Free Play option where you can do your own thing.
  7. In conclusion: If you want Spore, buy Spore. If you don’t mind wading through hours and hours of the most basic, linear, join-the-dots repetition for the sake of a stripped-back creature creator on your DS, then why not? Knock yourself out. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Dec 20, 2011
    While Spore Creatures will never, EVER be as good as Spore for PC, there is no doubt that it is fun. But the overall presentation could have been better. Expand
  2. Mar 9, 2013
    Don't get me wrong here, i love spore games. i rated spore for pc an 8 out of 10. This game however is just a disappointment. the gameplay is pretty boring, the fighting isn't fun, the worlds are small. But the downright worst thing about this game, which makes me drop my score from like 6 to 4: the graphics. The entire game looks like it was made using paper cut-outs. When your creature turns around, you can physically see the 1-dimentional side of it. WHY?? Expand

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