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7.2 out of 10

Darkspore

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Overall 6
6.0

Darkspore review

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Tons of loot, Awesome creature editor, Solid gameplay
  • Cons: Too much grind, You've seen this before, It isn't Diablo III
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Overall 7
6.5

Darkspore

Strategy Informer
6 October 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 7
7.0

Darkspore

Destructoid
18 August 2011
  • 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 concepts that make it a whole lot more than a clone. With unique concepts, however, come unique problems.
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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. Teamwork with human allies -- either friends or strangers -- is all but necessary to succeed, especially in the game's extremely difficult later missions.
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Overall 7
7.4
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 6
6.0
Control 9
9.0
Addiction 8
8.0

Darkspore Review

Cheat Code Central
17 June 2011
Overall 8
7.6
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 9
8.6
Sound 8
8.0
Storyline 5
5.0
Control 7
7.0

Expert Review

RPGFan
20 May 2011
  • Conclusion: Darkspore's few unique offerings can't quite save it from being an average loot-based action RPG, even for those who enjoy the genre.
  • Pros: The character editor, the ability to switch between three characters during battle.
  • Cons: Deceptively simple, repetitive, gameplay never changes, poor level design, the story.
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Overall 6
6.0

Darkspore (PC)

EL33TONLINE
18 May 2011
  • 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. It allowed a nearly unlimited amount of organic creatures to be created and then move and act realistically. It is the promise of Spore combined with an action RPG that sets the mood for Darkspore.
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Darkspore

NZGamer.com
9 May 2011

Darkspore Review

Shacknews
6 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Darkspore shows potential for some level grinding rpg fun but comes up a little short in the Shacknews review.
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Overall 7
7.3
Design 7
7.1
Gameplay 8
8.0

Darkspore

GameTrailers
5 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Most anyone who plays with the Spore creature editor will crave a more immediate application for all the writhing, spiky bits you could put on your monsters, and evidently, this isn't lost on Maxis. Darkspore is about as immediate as it gets, though its combination of Diablo-style click-and-kill gratification with Spore's funky toolbox is far from the most intuitive mix available. Does all the tinkering yield gold, or just a bunch of base metal?
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