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  • Summary: Project Spark gives players the power to build, play, and share their very own games and worlds on the Xbox One.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Oct 17, 2014
    86
    Surprising and versatile, Project Spark is a very nice videogame editor, with some issues due to its young age and a potentially bright future ahead.
  2. Oct 23, 2014
    80
    As soon as you invest the requisite time and a bit of cash in Project Spark, you'll find it to be a wonderful tool that leaves little to be desired.
  3. Dec 18, 2014
    80
    Project Spark won't have you churning out incredible games like a development powerhouse. It will, however, provide you an accessible set of tools and assets to begin the process of bringing your dream games to life. This won't happen overnight, so plan on spending a lot of time here if you are ever going to make something memorable.
  4. Oct 15, 2014
    75
    Plenty of options and easy to use creation tools, Project Spark is a very deep free to play game creator - simulator.
  5. Nov 26, 2014
    75
    For the creators out there, check out the free version to see if you can come to grips with the system, but dive in to the Starter pack if you want a wider range of elements to jumpstart your creative endeavors.
  6. Nov 17, 2014
    70
    Project Spark could collapse without a more robust curation system to highlight the creations that need playing. [Issue#154, p.118]
  7. 50
    Project Spark's good intentions are undermined by mechanical and economic shortcomings. [Issue#118, p.68]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. Oct 10, 2014
    10
    This is my favorite Xbox One game, and actually beats out several other games I've played over the years. I've been playing since the betaThis is my favorite Xbox One game, and actually beats out several other games I've played over the years. I've been playing since the beta version and haven't stopped. Few games fuel my interest and drive to create, while providing.

    As Spark grows, so do we. I think in years to come better and better creations will come of this. The best is yet to come, but if the past few days of the release are any indication, we've only seen the beginning. Yes, this is coming from someone with a level 50 and tons of achievements, but I've earned them all with over 800 hours of play during the beta, and I don't plan on ever slowing down. The first thing I do when I get home from work is look at my downloads, see who played my games, and then begin working on leveling up my characters, doing challenges, and finally improving on and creating new games. It's a lot of work, but well worth it in the end. Keep up the great work Team Dakota!
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  2. Oct 18, 2014
    10
    This is not a game!!!!! Note that. Project Spark is not for everyone, that's for sure. There's a steep learning curve here that can beThis is not a game!!!!! Note that. Project Spark is not for everyone, that's for sure. There's a steep learning curve here that can be overwhelming. Your imagination and a step by step approach can yield much better results than bullheading in with grand ideas and giving up. Checking out other creators work can be eye opening and help you to figure out how to get certain results eg how to make a lightsaber, how to make checkpoints, how to make a working teleport. There are micro transactions however if you play and create you can earn you're way through as well. If it has been mentioned, yes its f2p. Project Spark is a long term community based project that is cross platform between Xbox One and PC and eventually 360. It really isn't something you can score and so a 10 is justified. I guess the same would apply to LBP and other creators, they lie in a grey zone imo. If you read this and decide to download it, then check out the following creations and games: Little big plan it, Little big adventure, Eye of Sauron, Ultimate Frisbee and Team Dakota's own creations. Open your mind and light the Spark!!!! Expand
  3. Oct 11, 2014
    9
    Love it. Love IT. I don't care if there are micro-transactions, because I don't plan on buying any so I'm not going to get my you know whatLove it. Love IT. I don't care if there are micro-transactions, because I don't plan on buying any so I'm not going to get my you know what in a knot over them. Is the game perfect? Why no- no game is. The learning curve is STEEP, but this is a game about making games. Once you figure things out it really opens up though. Don't listen to all the negative posts, most of them being from obvious trolls, and give this game a try because the possibilities are limitless. Expand
  4. Oct 26, 2014
    8
    Buy this game. Because when people tell you playing games aren't productive, this should come in handy ;) Also, if people can make penaltyBuy this game. Because when people tell you playing games aren't productive, this should come in handy ;) Also, if people can make penalty shootouts on Trials Fusion, and spend tens of hours recreating uber accurate race liveries in Forza, just imagine what people would produce in this game. Expand
  5. Oct 7, 2014
    6
    A really cool platform that is gorgeous to look and and with so many possibilitys it makes my head spin.

    It is a fFantastic tool that i
    A really cool platform that is gorgeous to look and and with so many possibilitys it makes my head spin.

    It is a fFantastic tool that i would particularly recommend to children, however there are still painfully bad framerate issues that persist everywhere. Not just in usermade levels, but in the levels made by Team Dakota themselves and even in the games menus. It frequently drops down to single digits and is really immersion breaking.

    Also, items are locked behind levels. For creators this is infuriating. I want to buy the lightning effect. I have enough credits for it, but i cant because im only level 6 and its locked to level 20 - For no good reason at all.

    Telling us we can create whatever we want and then locking it behind some kind of arbitrary leveling system is just ridiculous. Levelups have no place in a creation engine.

    It is also still rather difficult to look through the games and existing levels.

    These issues keep it from getting a higher score. It is however free, and has lots of potential to get better in the future. Keep an eye on it.
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  6. Oct 7, 2014
    5
    This is a pretty bad game :(...if you can even call it that...no doubt just a massive $$$ investment in the long run to purchase new items,This is a pretty bad game :(...if you can even call it that...no doubt just a massive $$$ investment in the long run to purchase new items, etc. I guess a positive is that it is technically free so everyone may as well try it....It's not like my Xbox One is getting any games in the first half of 2015 and i'm not a racing fan so I guess this will have to occupy my time until i get a PS4. Expand
  7. Nov 3, 2014
    0
    More aim-assist casual no-skill, no brains, garbage... A game that plays itself for you like every COD before it. Nothing has changed. It'sMore aim-assist casual no-skill, no brains, garbage... A game that plays itself for you like every COD before it. Nothing has changed. It's the same COD as always, and not worth a cent. Expand

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