First of all - what type of game is it? The graphics everyone is seeing would make everyone believe it's a kids game or a casual Wii title - but it also is a life sim game, a strategy title in the later stages, a complex civilization building saga! Or... is it not? Just how much "casual" and how much "hardcore" are there in Spore?
How long will each of the five stages last? Minutes? Hours? Days? Everyone knows that the cell stage is basically a minigame and it would be natural for it to last a few minutes but what about the others? Will the creature stage keep us glued to the chairs for a few days or we'll spend six hours creating a perfect creature and 30 minutes playing with it? Answering these questions would tell exactly what market segment Maxis is targeting - the casual players or the hardcore ones - and, even more, it would tell how long the game will live: it's obvious that Spore will sell big time, but just how long will the hype last?