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. The adventure portions are paced well and lined with rewards, but the getting there can be painful.
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. The lovely Jane Starling has a beautiful Spanish accent, although I found this a little strange since Starling is more of an English sounding surname.
Kid-focused Spore spin-off combines thinking with thwacking.
Common Sense Media
1 March 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Spore Hero is a spin-off of the Spore PC game, but it is a separate story-driven adventure game targeted to kids ages 8-12. Kids can create and design their own creature to be their hero, and evolve it during the game depending on their own preferences. One-on-one combat is a part of this game, but much of it is just to earn respect from your fellow creatures.
Conclusion: Spore Hero est à prendre pour ce qu'il est : un jeu destiné au jeune public, donc adapté à leurs capacités (de prise en main et non pas intellectuelles). De Spore, il n'en garde que le nom et le seul aspect de création qui, soit dit en passant, est ce qu'il y a de mieux dans le jeu. Mais ce dernier se perd malheureusement dans un ensemble sans saveur.
Pros: L'éditeur de créature très fourni, L'ambiance, La bande son, La prise en main facile
Cons: Un contenu peu varié, Des combats trop gentils, Un scénario un peu faible et trop absent
Excerpt: Many years ago, there was a children's software program called Monster Maker Math. The premise was that children earned monster body parts as they answered math questions correctly. These body parts were wacky and wonderful, and the monsters fun to design. Spore Hero reminds me of that game and has a lot of the same charm and whimsy.
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. Those who come in contact with the blue meteor evolve more peacefully, while the red one infects the creatures’ brains with anger and insanity. You play as the creature that hatches from the egg in the blue meteor.
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