Summary: Despite the mixed reviews, I thought this might be worth it for the deal I got on here (a reduced price of 10 dollars). It was not. In lieu of trying to improve Spore into the great game it could have been, EA chose to release this tacked-on, lame expansion. Doesn't add much to the game, only affects one stage, and it isn't that great in general. Even worse, it lacks a good way to filter out poorly made player-created adventures, so you wind up playing nothing but crap.
Summary: Upon installing Spore Galactic Adventures I received numerous error messages and was unable to load it due to some corrupted file on the installation disc(tried several times). My system meets all of the requirements so I have no idea how to fix this. I read the manual's troubleshooting section with no luck. When I tried to call the tech support referenced in the manual, I found out that it is in United Kingdom...
Misleading...need the original Spore before buying
Michael Mckiernan, Amazon
8 June 2011
Summary: Have no idea if it's fun or not. We bought this for my son, he saved up for weeks, and was so disappointed when it finally came and we realized he needed the original Spore in order to play. There was no mention of that in the Amazon description when we bought it, so now he has to save up again to buy the original in order to play it. Talk about a horrible lesson learned. Poor kid.
Summary: DO YOURSELF A FAVOR: Do not buy this game! Spend your money on another, non-EA product that you like, instead. I regret that I can't rate this game lower. In a nutshell, the "protections" on this game render it unplayable. In an effort to rectify my problems, I stumbled on forum, after forum, after forum of hundreds of people who, like me, purchased the game legitimately only to not be able to install it!
Most glitchy frustrating and annoying game I have ever come across.
24 January 2011
Summary: Every single feature of this game is monstrously unreliable and glitchy. Missions will crash at least half of the time. Any idea that might strike one as a common sense good thing will not be found in this game. Worst waster of money I have ever experienced in gaming.
Summary: My kids play this a lot and like it quite a bit, but I cannot get the game registered on the EA website, and when I wrote to describe and ask for help with this problem, I never heard back. What trolls!