Spore Galactic Adventures PC

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7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 61 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 36 out of 61
  2. Negative: 11 out of 61
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  1. Mar 9, 2012
    9
    This expansion greatly improves on the overall feel of the space stage in the original Spore, adding variability with unique missions, even if often childish (travel from point A to point B, then C, have some conversations, and you end the mission with a maxed score). Above that, the most important part of it is the Adventure Creator itself, being the most complex, and it manages to veThis expansion greatly improves on the overall feel of the space stage in the original Spore, adding variability with unique missions, even if often childish (travel from point A to point B, then C, have some conversations, and you end the mission with a maxed score). Above that, the most important part of it is the Adventure Creator itself, being the most complex, and it manages to ve varied and versatile in the same time. Just like with other creators, this one also is limited only by the player's imagination. Expand
  2. CrippledPig
    Jun 24, 2009
    8
    Epic fail on Eurogamer's review. I don't remember the browser being a key feature in this expansion pack... The missions give more playability to Spore during the space age, and makes it a little more fun to adventure through space. The tools to design your own missions are simple and fun, but the terrain tools need improvement. Only issue I have is with the user created Epic fail on Eurogamer's review. I don't remember the browser being a key feature in this expansion pack... The missions give more playability to Spore during the space age, and makes it a little more fun to adventure through space. The tools to design your own missions are simple and fun, but the terrain tools need improvement. Only issue I have is with the user created content, where you end up playing a user created level that seems to take forever (Giant boss fight)... and you get only a few experience at the end. The Maxis missions are great though, and I'm pretty sure there will be well-designed missions a little later. Leveling is actually quite nice; everytime you complete a maxis mission you get 100 experience, and with experience comes level progression.... you get the idea. Each level allows you to pick a special weapon, armor or ability that you can use for missions. You also gain money from the planet you got the mission from, usually 30k in space bucks. The editor does have some great production value; Music for every type of situation or emotion, your creations for all objects, behaviors for your objects, and the confusing terrain editor tool. The terrain tool makes you drop down little thumb-tacks to raise, lower, or flatten (There are more) the pre-rendered terrain on the planet. So you get a mess of these thumb-tacks all over in the terrain editor. I was actually expecting a simple click and drag tool (Like every other editor). But all is not lost, because the editor can make some real interesting missions. You can create acts for each goal you set up. You will find plenty of "drag-and-drop" features for goal editing... Easy. If you "like" Spore but find the space age boring (And happen to like mission editors), this may enhance it for you. Not by a lot, but possibly enough to make the game a little more fun for those who found its origional release to be slugish. Expand
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70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    70
    Galactic Adventures may not be a cure-all to Spore's problems though players get a massive improvement to their space phase of gaming. Finally, there is fun out there in space. [June 2009]
  2. Though the Spore catalog is stuffed with useful creations, we still found it quite slow to load and not very easy to browse. Searching by tags is fine, but the mass of content (which includes a high proportion of mediocrity) means it can be hard and mind-numbing to find the best model for your job.
  3. 77
    The Civilization stage still feels relatively cut-and-dry, and the Tribal stage resembles a rudimentary real-time strategy game. Still, Galactic Adventures does what it sets out to do in allowing for the creation and sharing of imaginative adventures. In that regards, it's a welcome addition to Spore.