Wired's Chris Kohler gives his opinion on Spore:
"Spore's going to be massive.
To be honest, I hadn't really paid that much attention to Will Wright's terminally delayed simulation-of-everything over the last few years. For one, I'm not exactly into sim games, whether of the big-S or small-s variety. Another, the concept just seemed so impossible: Going from a cell to a creature to a civilization to space? Yeah, good luck finishing that.
But for me, going to Maxis a few weeks ago to see the latest version was the turn-around point. I realized something that I wasn't even considering before: Spore is very much a casual game."