Having played it for a week, Spore has come up with some surprises. IncGamers' Paul Younger has written down his thoughts and impressions. Here's an excerpt:
The premise behind Spore is to create a civilisation from the ground up starting with the Cell Phase. In fact it's so in-depth that you start out as a single celled organism swimming about in murky pools which makes up the first part of the game. By eating your way to a new level and picking up body enhancements you can add new body bits to your organism.