Decent but expensive expansion pack to fun sim game.
Common Sense Media
13 September 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.
Excerpt: So Spore : Galactic Adventures has finally hit store shelves, after much anticipation and hype, drawing comparison to Sony’s Little Big Planet . I’ve gotten a lot of play time with it, and I’m sorry to say that I’m less than impressed.
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!
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?
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.
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
Spore Galactic Adventures Review (PC/MAC) - Expanding the Universe
24 June 2009
Excerpt: When Spore , the brainchild of simulation game god Will Wright, hit last year, it was met with mixed reviews. Some fans loved its deep creation elements, others hated its shallow gameplay, but almost everyone seemed to agree on one thing: it certainly was a unique experience.
Pros: you liked Spore, but felt it needed more purpose