Conclusion: If we were grading Spore Hero on novelty alone, it would get high marks for personality and a great sense of humor. However, it's not an adventure you sit back and experience. You'll quickly need to take control of this thing, and it just isn't very much fun to do so.
Conclusion: Audio is superb. The game contains plenty of spoken dialogue. Each of the main characters are further stereotyped with their accents. Papa-Doc has a deep Jamaican-style accent, whilst Blue Belly has a Scottish accent reminiscent of Shrek.
Summary: The concept of the original Spore was tremendously exciting. For the first time ever a developer had the bravery to take on the very idea of life, of what it means to be alive. The intricacies and multiplicity of life and all its colours and shades and subtleties were mapped out for you to play...
Conclusion: Overall: 7.0 Spore Hero has some great features. The monster-making in and of itself is deep and satisfying, and engaging. There are tons of body parts, and the manner in which players will earn them through the quests has the potential to keep players questing away.
Excerpt: Spore Hero is a Wii-exclusive spin-off of last year’s innovative PC game Spore, taking that game’s complexities and refining them with the Wii in mind. The result is a fun and accessible creature adventure that rewards creativity.
Excerpt: As the game begins, two differently coloured meteors crash land onto a planet and the effects of this are felt immediately as creatures suddenly jump through evolutionary stages as soon as they come in contact with them.
Pros: Fairly high level of customisation, Visuals are nice and crisp, Store creatures you create in the Sporepedia and use them in multiplayer battles,…
Cons: …unfortunately the Battle Mode isn’t terrific, Practical evolution of a creature means less bodyparts you’re likely to use, Customisation aside, it can get a bit repetitive, Relatively short game
Conclusion: While the original Spore was well received by the media and did respectable numbers at retail it did not live up to the massive hype and expectations gamers had. Given that Maxis and EA are responsible for massive Sims franchise it came as no surprise when expansions and spin offs where announced.
Excerpt: From the minute that the game was loaded up, to the end of the hand-on session, there was one thing that was universally noticeable among all of the people who were present at EA. Spore Hero is a lot of fun.