Shacknews writes: "I imagine some people are going to load up Spore and be immediately underwhelmed by the basic nature of the gameplay. Outside of the fun of evolving your race, the initial stages are incredibly straightforward. In the cell phase, you simply steer your microscopic monster around until it collides with food. You avoid being eaten by other cells. You pick up upgrades, and attach them to your little cell creature. And that's mostly it".