Summary: So glad i picked this up for pennies in the bargain bin of i would have wasted a lot more money than i did. Good: -Style -idea Bad: -Terrible AI -Too tong to play -unhelpful interface -story with no campaign (needed both or none)
Summary: There is a total lack of any developing plot line despite the fact that the intro seems to indicate that there will be, also once you discover a certain strategy you can easily defeat the game even on the hardest level, and also despite the fact that you can take direct command of the capital ships...
Summary: I bought this game expecting the latest and greatest in RTS. The game is uninspiring. There is no story/campaign. There is an opening story cinematic, but the only thing beyond that is setting up skirmish missions.
Summary: this is a pretty good game, however it is pretty repeditive... there is not much to it, no campaign, and the single player game play is all the same thing... though it is fun the first few times you play.
Summary: Ok, it's snazzy looking. But, when you get right down to it, the game is nothing more than Masters of Orion on steroids. You win by creating an enormous fleet and moving it from planet to planet, while your opponent does the same.
Summary: I barely escaped wasting fifty bucks on "Spore" because rather than getting caught up in the media frenzy around that electronic version of the Edsel, I waited to see what the reactions of the gaming community were. Glad I waited.
Excerpt: I've had fun playing RTS games for years, I've played the game for 4 hours and it's about as much fun as managing my accounts in an excel spreadsheet. Also -- no cheat codes in an RTS. Nice for the developers to assume that casual gamers aren't worth their time.
Summary: After playing this for the last few days (over 24 hours of actual game play) I have come to the conclusion that this is just a paired down version of Master of Orion 3. Yes the graphics are nicer but the game has only one difference from MoO3, it isn't as customizable.
Summary: The battles look great when you zoom in, but you really can't fight that way because you miss too much, like more enemies joining the fight. You basically spend all your time fighting off pirate attacks (when in history have pirates ever messed with fleets of warships?).