Spore™ Creatures Review
- Publisher: Electronic Arts
- Genre: Action
- Released: 25 Jan, 2010
- Size: 72.8 MB
- Price: $0.99
- The game is very well presented.
- Casual gameplay that has wide appeal.
- THE CREATURE CREATOR!
- Gameplay quickly becomes repetitive.
- Occasionally frustrating controls.
There is simply not enough depth in what could have been a great title. While not a bad game, it is too average to justify the price.
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Spore. The mere mention of this series instantly brings thoughts of crazy looking critters eating smaller, equally crazy looking critters. This version has hit the appstore, but has failed to evolve into something very interesting. The game has you doing familiar tasks of devouring things smaller than you to increase your DNA pool, allowing you to add more body parts and become a more complex organism. There are a number of other species to interact with. Either attack creatures to wipe them out and earn more body parts, or bring them gifts and they will give the parts to you. Some depth has been added in the form of boss fights, and areas that are blocked off until you evolve the needed ability to pass.
Control your creature by tilting the iPhone. You can also push and pull objects like rocks and gems, which you will need to do in order to complete certain environmental puzzles. The controls work well, although it can be difficult to get your creature to stand still.
The visuals are varied, detailed and look superb, however framerates can suffer a little as a result. The ambient sound effects are very nice, and though there is no in game music, you can use your iPod.
The novelty of tilting your creature into smaller ones soon wears off, meaning the most interesting part of the game is the creature creator. There are millions of combinations to create, and you can have some quite quirky looking species. However, it is hard to justify buying the game for just this feature.
DescriptionCREATE. EXPLORE. EVOLVE. IT’S AN ALL-NEW ADVENTURE. The SPORE™ Creatures are out of the ooze and onto solid ground in the sequel to the award-winning SPORE™ Origins — created just for iPhone® & iPod touch®.
BE A SPORE CREATURE
Now you’re on a land-based evolutionary adventure full of natural opportunities and deadly dangers. Use the accelerometer and intuitive touch controls to create your Spore Creature, explore your world, and evolve.
Customize your Spore Creature with over 45 unique body parts like legs, mouths, shells, and wings, plus different skins, shapes, and colors. There are over a BILLION possible combinations nested inside the SPORE™ Creature Creator. Let your creativity run wild!
Traverse 20 levels across 4 sprawling zones: Sandy Shores, Barren Desert, Dark Forest, and Icy Mountains. Avoid snapping, carnivorous plants, shooting urchins, and more – all while solving puzzles to complete each level. Socialize or attack unique creature herds. The choice is yours.
Collect DNA to evolve. Max out 5 Abilities to build a survival skill-set. Slow down time…attack with poison projectiles…view hidden secrets…or unleash a battle roar to stun your enemies.
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