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GameTap: Spore Preview, Part 1

Dana Jongewaard of GameTap writes: Imagine trying to summarize the universe in a few hundred words, and you'll understand the challenge of previewing Spore: It's so amazingly massive that it's hard to know where to even begin. At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, let's just say that it's one of the most exciting, innovative titles to come to the gaming world in a long time.

The latest brainchild of developer darling Will Wright (whose previous games includes little titles like SimCity and The Sims), Spore lets you grow a single-celled organism into a space-traveling race that can zip to any planet in the galaxy. While it sounds like a daunting proposition, one of the development team's biggest missions is to make this a game that's accessible-and fun-for all levels of players. So to make that gigantic evolutionary arc a bit more digestible, they've broken it down into five distinct stages.

"At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, let's just say that it's one of the most exciting, innovative titles to come to the gaming world in a long time."

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