Conclusion: It is hardly ever worth backtracking though, and with that I have arrived at the first if only two negative things worth noting for Dragon Quest IX : The game tries a very hard to masque that it is linear but it is in every conceivable way.
Excerpt: Spore Creatures is a mutation of Spore . Where Spore is a fully developed PC game , walking on its hind legs and doing all kinds of nifty stuff with its opposable thumbs, Spore Creatures is something different. Something smaller.
Excerpt: Name: Spore Creatures Genre: Adventure Platform: Nintendo DS The Spore franchise, if we can officially begin calling it such, is based on the idea of evolution. When a Nintendo DS and Wii version were announced it was made clear that they were going to be developed separately from the PC edition.
Conclusion: Other small touches include the Sporepedia, which is obviously a slimmer version of the one that will be featured on the PC. Multiplayer will be included though, and while we're currently unaware as to the extent of it, we do know that players will have the option to share creatures across DS...
Conclusion: it’s a real shame about this game. I really wanted a version of the creature stage that I could take around with me as I enjoyed the MMO style of gameplay of the PC game, the free aspect to do as I wanted.
Pros: Well presented, good graphics and sound, Intuitive user interface, You can create your creature….
Cons: …but you will be forced to change them no matter what you do, Story is drab and poor, Doesn’t encapsulate the spore experience
Summary: Overall the game didn't impress me. I really thing they EA let themselves down with the DS version of Spore. Instead of making something new and exciting, like the PC version, they have made something that barely has any glow. The game is short and rather easy with pretty much no replay value.
Excerpt: Spore is set to become one of the biggest games of the year on PC, so why not cash in on that by releasing a DS version of the game. Never one to turn down a dollar, EA have done just that with the release of Spore Creatures .
Conclusion: With none of the scope seen in the PC version, Spore: Creatures is a poor alternative. It's a quirky & great looking, but soon ends up killing itself with repetitive gameplay and dull puzzles.
Pros: Quirky style which suits the DS perfectly, Creature creator is initially great fun
Cons: Feels like a poor man's alternative to original, Repetition eventually kills all enjoyment