Hmm, from what I read of his review, it sounds like he played the game kill kill kill, rushing through everything, and not taking the time to really explore the creative elements. Kind of like the gamer who plays WOW, grinding and camping to get the best gear, never reading any quest descriptions, never trying out the crafting, etc. Now, I'm not knocking that play style, I'm just saying that if true, I can understand why he/she didn't really get anything out of the game. Its just not the type of game that would appeal to a person with that kind of gaming mindset. I think spore is the kind of game that would better appeal to those who play and enjoy games like Civilization, the Sims, and RPG's. Gamer's like that tend to look for and enjoy the creative elements found in games.