Conclusion: It’s not a bad effort by any means, but with the likes of Torchlight and Titan Quest casting a shadow (to name but a few), it’s difficult to see where a potential audience will find its long-term draw.
Bloody action RPG encourages online play and text chatting.
Common Sense Media
12 July 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Darkspore is a violent action RPG that encourages players to connect with others online. Its light story about fighting off an alien menace takes a backseat to sensationalized sci-fi violence, which, though not gory, is often exceptionally bloody.
Summary: As I played through Darkspore , my opinion of the game kept changing. It's a dungeon crawler in the vein of Diablo or Torchlight , but in a futuristic setting. While many games in this genre essentially end up being Diablo with a pretty coat of paint, Darkspore introduces a number of fresh ideas and...
Excerpt: was a game with great promise, and ultimately (in my opinion) did not deliver on all of it. It was broken into four separate parts when one flowing game would have been much better. What was great about the game though was the Creature Creator.
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Excerpt: Darkspore Review Publisher: Electronic Arts Platform: PC Exclusive UK Price (as reviewed): £24.99 (inc VAT) US Price (as reviewed): $39.99 (ex tax) Darkspore hasn’t been an easy game to review, not least because its requirement for an always-online internet connection (even in singleplayer) has...