Spore Creatures DS

User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
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  1. rb
    Sep 6, 2008
    4
    I feel like I'm just not giving this game a fair shake, but I bought two copies of this to play with my son and we are both bored to tears. The endless text tutorials and forced checkbox tapping are game-stopping faults and act as a barrier between you and the things you are trying to interact with, like you're not permitted to play your own game. Creating your creatureI feel like I'm just not giving this game a fair shake, but I bought two copies of this to play with my son and we are both bored to tears. The endless text tutorials and forced checkbox tapping are game-stopping faults and act as a barrier between you and the things you are trying to interact with, like you're not permitted to play your own game. Creating your creature doesn't feel special and creative, it feels like a Shockwave buildit kit that might load on a website as a kind of interactive commercial. We bought this game to be able to play with each other more, and have had great luck with the LEGO games and more recently N+ (which has a brilliant natural learning curve and a level editor that allows for 10 times more conceptual creativity than Spore). A total waste of money. Fortunately we were able to sell the damned things back to the store opened at a high price, due to demand. A good game for a boy who plays games ALONE, owns no other games, has lots of free time, has patience with clunky action and prefers female gaming genres like The Sims. Expand
  2. Mar 9, 2013
    4
    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 creatureDon'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

Awards & Rankings

#32 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Games Master UK
    90
    A triumph - a constantly evolving, charming and surprising triumph. [Oct 2008, p.83]
  2. 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.
  3. 78
    This is a fun, involved, albeit more linear DS experience with a few quirks that get in the way, but even with those quirks it’s great to experience a game on the more limited handheld with a similar sense of creativity that PC gamers will have in Spore.