After years of teasing and speculation, much of the gaming media got its hands on Spore for the first time at E3 2008. Expectations for the game are sky high but also a little skeptical. Few games have promised so much, so how can anyone expect them to deliver on everything?
It is hard to describe what Spore is until you actually play it. The five game play eras (cell, creature, tribal, civilization and space) all play differently from each other with different goals in the same space. As a tiny organism, you eat food to get bigger and accumulate DNA credits you can spend towards your next evolutionary stage. Once you mate, you cash in that food by adding spikes or teeth or hands. As an animal, new options for collecting these credits are open to you.