Gamasutra - Critical Reception: EA/Maxis' Spore

This week's edition of the regular Critical Reception column examines online reaction to Will Wright's awaited simulation epic Spore, which reviews describe as "a technological coup that opens up a whole new genre of gaming."

Described by Wright as "SimEverything" during its development, Spore offers evolving simulation gameplay throughout many stages of a user-created creature's development. Given the popularity of previous Wright efforts like SimCity and The Sims, many wondered if Spore could measure up to its predecessors in popularity and critical reaction. Spore debuts this week to a Metacritic-averaged score of 86 out of 100.

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