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Spore is a game of evolution and offers different gameplays. The game has nice graphics, even though you can't expect a lot from a 2008 game. Even though I will always mention the graphics when played at all high specs. It might give a bad idea to people who eat just to become bigger, but it is just a nice concept which is quite rare.
The graphics of the game are really nice. I especially liked the models which were all created by the developing team and had to do a lot of work. The game gives four different gameplays where you can choose between a lot of routes. The most basic ones are carnivore and herbivore. This is quite nice, but you can also become a omnivore which is both of them depending on the features you choose and what you eat. If you choose any of them, you will find out that they have their ups and downs. Even though you might be afraid to choose, because of the skills you will acquire later, there is no problem since you can start the game from the beginning and play again to get all unlockables.
The creatures you choose will firstly have their own speed, attacks and eyes. As you evolve, you will find more features, like legs which will help you to gain more speed. You can even fly using wings, but not for much, just enough to glide and pass enemies, which otherwise cannot be defeated. Depending on your enemy, if he is tough or weak, you will get your DNA points which can be used to equip more items for your body.
The optimization of the game is quite good. The game itself has very good controls and easy to understand. You even have your own panel to modify your creature model, by its color or skills. Your can gather up your party, gain more resources and even travel to other planets, but that all happens when you evolve and your brainz get bigger! I personally liked a lot of stuff from the game since it had a lot of costumizations. I cannot even think of the great number of the models which can be collected in your spore wiki.
Story is all in your hands. You can choose to eat other creatures, modify your own skills and other stuff like that. Your brain will also become eventually bigger, but that just means that you can eat other creatures and have other types of gameplays. There are also aliens which will abduct you or others. Some of the creatures are tremendously big and cannot be easily defeated if you don't acquire help before anything goes on. Every single creature has its own life-points and other abilities.
The sound of the game seems quite good. On the other hand, they got repeated too much, especially when you bite your enemies and it felt so stupid and irritating you feel like quitting the game.Unless you don't have any sound coming from your computer, than you are alright since you won't hear any of those sounds. You can also lower the sound on the pause menu just like in any other game, in case you get irritated. The developers has done a great job though, combining different sounds for each animal and I think that it is exceptional.
Overall the game is a must if you want to play some old games. Even though its from 2008, the idea is unique. There is going to be a lot of time since the next Spore game will be out, but this one is alright. I really understand that the next game is going to be nearly the same, so it is quite obvious they cannot give any new idea to the game.
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