Decent but expensive expansion pack to fun sim game.
Common Sense Media
27 August 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that Galactic Adventures, which requires Spore to play, doesn't contain anything worse than what's found in the original E10+-rated game. There is some fighting, yes, but it's not realistic because it is against aliens on another planet. There is a little blood shown in battles but it is not excessive or gory.
Summary: Galactic Adventures is definitely not a bad game, it simply suffers from some poor choices that, hopefully, can be patched in the future. It forces the gamer to make the decision of whether or not the meat of the game is worth a larger investment of sacrificed controls and load screens. I think, by now, it’s obvious, for me, the answer to that question is a resounding no.
Excerpt: Spore: Galactic Adventures is the first expansion pack for Spore, a game where you have the freedom to create any creature you wish – from a worm like herbivore to a giant, flying, flesh eating ball with legs, horns and eyes! Now the balance of freedom has shifted to your fingertips where you can create your own complex adventures or play the pre-made adventures from Maxis, taking your creature from zero to galactic hero.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is When Spore first came out on the PC a while back, I didn’t know quite what to think of it. Was it some space-age spin-off of the Sims? Or some genetic game gone awry? Safe to say, after playing the game I found that it offered a deep and satisfying chain of character evolution, both in genetics and in personality.
Summary: Spore Galactic Adventures, the first full expansion to the series, tries to fill that lingering black hole left in the hearts of fans of the series. There's a lot live up to in this first big push in the Spore universe. Will this be the addition that brings back those who left their creatures to drift endlessly in the void of space?
Pros: Endless variety of content, Very powerful and simple toolset, Very creative missions
Cons: Missions are a little buggy, Adventures only add a little to the overall game