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Title: IGN (AU) Review - Sept 3
Post by: WeatherMAN on September 03, 2008, 03:04:48 pm
I did not read this, except the summary to avoid potential spoilers... so I do not know if it contains them... if someone that has beat the game and doesn't mind the risk of spoilers would give us an idea of how spoilerific it would be - much appreciated

http://pc.ign.com/articles/907/907287p1.html

Score: 9.2

My favorite line: "One of the single most versatile games ever made, Spore’s potential is limited only your imagination. The different “paths” are simply icing on the cake."
Title: Re: IGN (AU) Review - Sept 3
Post by: WeAreLegion on September 03, 2008, 03:08:49 pm
Sweet I was right!  I called it in the other thread: 9.0 +!! :)

*reads*
Title: Re: IGN (AU) Review - Sept 3
Post by: Veraal on September 03, 2008, 03:09:22 pm
aahhh, this cheered me up immensely.

I've always liked ign, and this is just what i needed.

I'm just saying I'm happy it got a good grade. the only bad thing about it was apparently the alien gibberish, but that can surely be modded.
Title: Re: IGN (AU) Review - Sept 3
Post by: rob on September 03, 2008, 03:46:02 pm
IGN AU Rating 9.2 Spore AU Review

http://uk.pc.ign.com/articles/907/907287p1.html
Title: Re: IGN (AU) Review - Sept 3
Post by: Plank of Wood on September 03, 2008, 03:51:09 pm
IGN rated somthing a 9, oh no, the sky is falling, this is truely a rare event. :P
Title: Re: IGN (AU) Review - Sept 3
Post by: KL0k on September 03, 2008, 03:54:24 pm
surprise surprise *yawnz* ;D

anyways, no big "wow" news in that review. so i think, theres no need for spoilertags at all.. but well, i just took a quick look, so dont hit me with a club if theres something inside you might have missed in the past.
Title: Re: IGN (AU) Review - Sept 3
Post by: WeAreLegion on September 03, 2008, 04:16:19 pm
Great review!  The touch on some of the complaints other make but it seems like they played the game for real...taking their time and trying out diferent ways to go.  Basicly my fears are not so bad now.

I tend to agree with most of what IGN says. ;)
Title: Re: IGN (AU) Review - Sept 3
Post by: darkov on September 03, 2008, 05:06:14 pm
I know IGN has a habit of being generous, especially around big titles but I've found the majority of the time their views match mine.

So I'm feeling happier now, just have to wait until tomorrow. Ship faster damn you~!
Title: Re: IGN (AU) Review - Sept 3
Post by: Exploding8 on September 03, 2008, 05:12:40 pm
I lol'd at the second picture.
"Dude, he's checkin' us out! He can see through the screen! He knows we're here! Woah. Pass the joint."

Thanks for the link, made my day. Or is it night? I can't tell anymore, all I can think about is Spore. >.>
Title: Re: IGN (AU) Review - Sept 3
Post by: WeAreLegion on September 03, 2008, 05:14:34 pm
I lol'd at the second picture.
"Dude, he's checkin' us out! He can see through the screen! He knows we're here! Woah. Pass the joint."

Thanks for the link, made my day. Or is it night? I can't tell anymore, all I can think about is Spore. >.>

Yeah that one LOLed me as well.
Title: Re: IGN (AU) Review - Sept 3
Post by: Ghidoran on September 03, 2008, 06:16:07 pm
Good review, first part seemed too much like a preview to me though. Anyway, the second picture was used by PC Powerplay in their 'review'. You'd think they'd have used their own pictures(like the wheel of fortune thing, hilarious). But great review, thanks.
Title: Re: IGN (AU) Review - Sept 3
Post by: Burnzoire on September 03, 2008, 06:41:43 pm
awesome review. I'm gonna go down and pick up my pre-order now, even though I can't play it until after work :/
Title: Re: IGN (AU) Review - Sept 3
Post by: strghtupG on September 03, 2008, 06:49:20 pm
its sad how low my expectations have gotten for this game...

Sigh 4 years of waiting for a casual half done game to come out...

Heres to the mod community to maybe one day turn it into the game it was supposed to be!
Title: Re: IGN (AU) Review - Sept 3
Post by: Lurker28 on September 03, 2008, 07:03:30 pm
its sad how low my expectations have gotten for this game...

Sigh 4 years of waiting for a casual half done game to come out...

Heres to the mod community to maybe one day turn it into the game it was supposed to be!

I am sad you over hyped it, I have been waiting as long as everyone else. I played it for 7 hours and absolutely love the game. I always new the game was going to have a lot of breath, but not a lot of depth...and I always loved simulation games. I enjoy dicking around, creating things, and watching what happens.

You had false expectations, there were very few things that were promised that did not arrive in Spore. Underwater phase, physics (drag and pull), flora editor, and underwater cities are the things that have been taken out. The game is missing nothing, but what you built up in your head.

I for one stayed grounded, and understood it was going to be revolutionary...however it was not going to be the "be all to end" games. It was going to be a large stepping stool for the platform.

After 7 hours with the game, I can truthfully say this game is a 9.5/10 in my eyes. I have been a video gamer since the beginning of the ATARI 2600 and this is the largest leap in gaming since Ultima Online changed the we play our PC's.
Title: Re: IGN (AU) Review - Sept 3
Post by: WeAreLegion on September 03, 2008, 07:03:37 pm
its sad how low my expectations have gotten for this game...

Sigh 4 years of waiting for a casual half done game to come out...

Heres to the mod community to maybe one day turn it into the game it was supposed to be!

Not to pee on your party after you unloaded on ours but...where did you get that opinion from this review?   ???
Title: Re: IGN (AU) Review - Sept 3
Post by: SporeKevin on September 03, 2008, 07:06:57 pm
Seemed like a troll bait comment to me.

Thanks Lurker28 for your summery, I hope to have similar response when I (eventually) get the game myself this weekend.
Title: Re: IGN (AU) Review - Sept 3
Post by: Captain Indigo on September 03, 2008, 11:14:56 pm
"within eight hours you will have gone from 'Pac-Man for Dummies' to managing the politics, economics and living arrangements for a dozen solar systems"

I love that line, sums up Spore perfectly.