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GF Rating
6.5

880 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Fun Yet Flawed.

posted by ThaSquare (ROSEVILLE, CA) Oct 28, 2009

Top Reviewer

Member since May 2007

7 out of 10 gamers (70%) found this review helpful

If you've ever played the original Spore game, you'll find this title to feel like an extended version of the Creature Stage. You'll be mingling with other worldly oddities, scraping up as many animal parts and abilities as you can.

However, you'll be getting more unnecessary pieces than anything worthwhile. For example, you'll receive 3-starred (out of 5) foot from a mission. The next hour or so of scavenging and completing tasks, the only feet you'll find will be lower than it, filling in the gaps of your catalog, more or less. I wish you had the ability to swap the parts' ratings so one could find use out of an item that has been upstaged by another.

Each sections' missions stick to a pretty rigid scheme; you need to remove the red meteorites, edit a foreign creature, and fight a few foes. There are a few area specific missions, but nothing too special.

Unfortunately, I ran into a game ending glitch in the Moonlit Caverns where the main monster I need to converse with (Rikiko) will not speak to me. One of the red rocks I need to break is covered by a barrier only he can help with but he just shrugs at me every time I go to talk to him. I've spent hours trying to get past it but no deal. The game will not progress without doing this task so I'm stuck.

The biggest problem, besides the glitch, is jumping and flying. Mid air jumps and flying will, most often than not, get misinterpreted. As they're all allocated to the A button, it's not hard to see why. Getting up a step never seemed harder than in this game; getting past a minuscule gap is even harder. Half the time I played was spent getting back to where I fell from.

A fun jaunt into the Spore realm, this game delivers on most expectations. The creature creator is robust, sporting more arms and eyes than one can ever find need for. The missions, though fairly simplistic, can be completed with ease, in the most part. The entertainment value held steady while playing.

If not for the glitch, I'd give an 8.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Great Fun

posted by Circe22 (GLADSTONE, OR) Jan 11, 2010

Member since Jan 2010

3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

This was great fun for my 9 yo. None of the adults tried it but it accounted for hours of good, creative fun had by kids. We will buy this game eventually.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

One of the best games ever!

posted by goldmaster (SIOUX CITY, IA) Oct 8, 2009

Member since Aug 2009

6 out of 13 gamers (46%) found this review helpful

Spore Hero is one of the funest games i have ever played it is a little better than the computer version. It has some of the best graphics, and the fighting is awsome! The game looks great in 3D and is a great game for anyone to play. And the singing and dancing are funner than on the computer. I love this game!

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