IGN writes: "I have to admit I was pretty surprised when I heard about Darkspore. It wasn't the type of project that Maxis usually puts together. Instead of a sprawling type of simulation experience, Darkspore is basically like Diablo. It's an action-RPG where you control creatures from an overhead perspective and kill tons of stuff while exploring maps and grabbing power ups. The hook of Darkspore is that you won't be locked into a single character class. Instead, you'll bring with you three creatures to a fight that can be swapped around at will, sort of like in the Marvel vs. Capcom fighting games. From what I got to play of the four player co-op, it's fun so far".