A new game category might have to be created. RPG, FPS, Will Wright.
The reception that Spore has received has been a strange one. Most people are declaring that the game has not quite hit the mark, falling short of the all encompassing God machine that the frenzied fans envisaged through the pre-game build-up.
The general consensus seems to be that the sheer scope of the game is more extraordinary than anything that has been attempted, and that the mini games are amazingly addictive, yet the reviewers were left feeling slightly empty. Perhaps they started that way, being professional critics and all, but the reviews and scores need to be put into perspective. That perspective is easy to find.