Oltman at El33tonline writes:
"2008’s Spore was a game with great promise, and ultimately (in my opinion) did not deliver on all of it. It was broken into four separate parts when one flowing game would have been much better. What was great about the game though was the Creature Creator. It allowed a nearly unlimited amount of organic creatures to be created and then move and act realistically. It is the promise of Spore combined with an action RPG that sets the mood for Darkspore."