Chris Park writes:
"When it comes down to it, it's Spore's technology that's more impressive than the game itself. How it integrates user-creations into the game is remarkable. Remarkably, Spore also provokes thought. We were once little cells, only to change and adapt to what we are today over course of billions of years. As much as we have accomplished, we're still quite literally a speck of dust in this galaxy of ours, and our galaxy is a spec in the grand universe. The ideas that Spore provides makes you think, and that might be what Will Wright was trying to achieve all along. If that's the case, then he's succeeded and quite possibly surpassed expectations in that regard."