Game Vortex writes: "Maybe it's just a function of playing lots and lots of games, or maybe I'm getting soft in my old age. I actually feel a twinge of sympathy for games that set out to be something special and end up mediocre. It's those subtle cues that things weren't just slapped together, but were built with some intention. Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars is every inch a beautiful disaster, a license with absolutely no future on a platform that doesn't even do it justice. There's a hard-boiled, '50s era look to the game that connects more to aliens than gumshoes. Visions of bad B-movies are hovering around the edge of this thing, mostly evident in the typography and other design touches. The graphics are nice, but nothing to write home about in comparison to many other recent Wii titles. The camera suffers and lurches through the same 3D minefield as many others have in the past, making it difficult to get your bearings, line up jumps, and generally find your way around in the world. The game environments are nicely thought out, but are incredibly painful to navigate due to poor controls and execution."