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Spore
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Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 1.5/5Average rating of 1.5/5Average rating of 1.5/5Average rating of 1.5/5Average rating of 1.5/5

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Batteries Included: 0
Binding: DVD-ROM
Brand: Electronic Arts
EAN: 0014633153521
ESRB Age Rating: Everyone 10+
Feature: Epic journey from the origin and evolution of life through the development of civilization and technology and outer space exploration
Format: DVD-ROM
Is Autographed: 0
Is Memorabilia: 0
Label: Electronic Arts
Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
Model: 15352
Platform: Windows XP
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release Date: 2008-09-07
Studio: Electronic Arts

Features
Epic journey from the origin and evolution of life through the development of civilization and technology and outer space exploration
Play any way you choose in the five evolutionary phases of Spore: Cell, Creature, Tribe, Civilization, and Space
Grow, evolve, interact with and battle other cultures, and conquer the planet
Visit literally millions of planets full of other player's creations
Single-player game provides unlimited worlds to explore and play

Accessories
Spore: Prima Official Game Guide (Prima Official Game Guides)
Spore: The Evolution (Prima Official Game Guides)
Spore Limited Edition Bundle: Prima Official Game Guide

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Editorial Reviews:

The creators of The Sims present the next big bang - SPORE. Create your unique creature and guide it on an epic journey through a universe of your own creations. Play any way you choose in the five evolutionary phases of Spore: Cell, Creature, Tribe, Civilization, and Space. How you play and what you do with your universe is entirely up to you. Spore gives you a variety of powerful yet easy-to-use creation tools so you can create every aspect of your universe: creatures, vehicles, buildings, and even starships.

PC Minimum - Windows XP/Vista, 6 GB Hard Drive Space, 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent, 768 MB RAM, 128 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 2.0 Mac Minimum - Mac OS X 10.5.3 Leopard or higher, 4.7GB Hard Drive Space, Intel Core Duo Processor, 1024 MB RAM; ATI X1600 or NVidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of Video RAM, or Intel Integrated GMA X3100


Spotlight customer reviews:

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Summary: The DRM is much too invasive for me, I won't be buying this game
Comment: My husband & kids were looking forward to getting Spore as a Christmas present. Unfortunately due to the invasive nature of the latest SecuROM we won't be buying. I see no point in being required to connect to the internet to play a computer game that isn't played online, besides the kids gaming computer is not connected to the internet.

I'm not at all happy that EA continues to force this DRM on us when according to articles, it hasn't done much to stop the software pirates. All it does is punish the paying customer. So I'll find my family a game that isn't so draconian with it's copyright protection software. The same goes for Sims 3. I've been a long time Sims fan, but if it has this garbage on it I'm not touching it.

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Summary: Excellent for for ALL ages
Comment: Got this for my boyfriend on his 24th birthday. Upon seeing him play it, I loved it too (28 years old). We often play it together, or bicker over who gets to play it solo. My cousins (ages 10 and 13) love it too. Excellent game, lots of fun, adjustable difficulty levels. Just save the game frequently, as it has sporadically crashed twice on our Mac. (FYI, we havent had ANYTHING crash on our Mac, which we have had for one year, so I'm hesitant to think the problem is with the Mac.) Either way, the game is fun and worth the $.

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Summary: Just buy it
Comment: My son and I are TOTALLY addicted to this game. When we play a video game it is Spore we play.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5
Summary: DO NOT SUPPORT EA!!!!!
Comment: the game incorporates a draconian DRM system that requires you to activate over the internet, and limits you to a grand total of 3 activations. If you reach that limit, then you'll have to call EA in order to add one extra activation. That's not as simple as it sounds, since when you reach that point EA will assume that you, the paying customer, are a filthy pirating thief. You will need to provide proof of purchase, reasons why the limit was reached, etc, etc (it has all happened before with another recent EA product, Mass Effect). EA, of course, is not obligated to grant you that extra activation or even provide that service. In a couple of years they might very well even shut down the general activation servers, because "it's not financially feasible" to keep them running. What you will be left with is a nice, colorful $50 coaster. And you will be required to pay for another copy/license if you want to continue playing.

I TOTALLY AGGREE!!

Customer Rating: Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5
Summary: Below Average Game Crippled with SecuROM
Comment: First, the game's concept is awesome.

Second, the implementation is crap. For example, you would think that if you wanted to create a warlike creature, you would gain some benefit by placing weapons and spikes all over the creature. However, this is not the case. It doesn't matter if you give him a dozen spikes, he will do the same damage as a pacificist blob with no spikes. Where is the role playing experience here? The only thing your design changes is the way the creature looks, not his stats or abilities... thus its a dumbed down evolution sim. Imagine Darwin's surprise when the monster shark that evolved huge jaws and teeth was killed by a pacifist sloth...

Finally, this is an EA title, thus it installs SecuROM, which is a hidden rootkit which you are unable to uninstall and causes random crashes, privacy concerns, etc. For the life of me I cannot figure out why publishers pay SecuROM for this disservice. The game gets cracked and released on the internet anyway, so all it does is piss of paying customers.


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