What ever happened to this game?

#1 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

So Spore came out back in 2008 and was supposed to be supported with expansion pack my question is, where are they?
 
There was one that came out in 2009 but shouldn't there be more? sure the game didn't live up to the hype but it was still a great game.
 
Thanks.

#2 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

Bump... :D

#3 Posted by SamFo (1535 posts) -

I think it fell victim to "The Sims 3"!!! But yeah, I liked the idea of SPORE alot, in fact it was the first PC game I'd bought in aaaaaages, but found it to be a little too casual for my tastes... 
 
 
Gave it to a friend who really enjoyed Age of Empires back in the day, and he loved it!  
 
Perhaps the casual market, didn't desire expansion packs and maybe the first one did not sell as well as they would have liked.  
 
Either way, the tools/engine in that game were far cooler than the game itself. I call that "Skate" syndrome.
#4 Posted by sixpin (1297 posts) -
@SamFo: Aw, Skate is better than that. I'd put ModNation Racers and LittleBigPlanet in that category though. The difference for me was that unlike those two games or Spore, I found Skate to have more compelling gameplay. I found Spore's creator tools to be off-putting; everything that I created had this odd squishiness about it. Once things where created, however, that is where anything halfway interesting ended.
#5 Posted by kabuto202 (16 posts) -

It was over hyped bitter and disappointing.

#6 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -

It's too bad, I did have some fun with it, and it COULD have been an amazing game if it just had a bit more production time

#7 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5146 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba said:
"Bump... :D "


 
 
I have been waiting for so long for this moment, now I can die a happy man.
#8 Posted by ToxicFruit (1717 posts) -

It came out, was over hyped and really nothing like they promised it would be but I still had some good fun with it  

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#9 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

Any news? :(

#10 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

Noone?! D:

#11 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -

I'm afraid it sucks, only the first and second stage were fun, after that...well I wasn't sure what I was playing anymore!

#12 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
"I'm afraid it sucks, only the first and second stage were fun, after that...well I wasn't sure what I was playing anymore! "

I disagree, I thought the game was great! :D
#13 Edited by cid798 (245 posts) -
@TaliciaDragonsong: Good point 
 
I feel like it was really touted as being so revolutionary with character creation - but i feel it really boiled down to picking the best parts with the best benefits to give you the edge over whatever you faced. After that it was basically the same when it came to building cities/conquering cities etc - it just came down to making vehicles with good stats. 
 
I would say the biggest problem is the character design, although you could make practically whatever you want, was not intuitive. You could create something like an ultimate predator but it would not be as good as some crap creature that's covered in like spikes that may add to your attack ability or defensive scales etc.
#14 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

I understand you guys might not have liked it but all I want to know is if there is going to be any futher expansion packs.

#15 Edited by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

Glad you enjoyed it, I feel it was similar to Fable in a lot of ways, being massively overhyped and the actualy gameplay mechanics weren't really anything like what we were expecting.
But the difference is that I felt the underlying the hype, Fable was still a really good game, if you could put aside expectations and disappointment.
 
Spore didn't really have that..  The customisation aspects were fun, but aside from that the core game wasn't particularly appealing.
But again, if you enjoyed it, don't let anyone stop you.  But the game simply isn't popular enough to keep being supported.  The spin-off games and perhaps an eventual sequel are what you should be looking foward to.

#16 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@WinterSnowblind said:
"Glad you enjoyed it, I feel it was similar to Fable in a lot of ways, being massively overhyped and the actualy gameplay mechanics weren't really anything like what we were expecting. But the difference is that I felt the underlying the hype, Fable was still a really good game, if you could put aside expectations.  Spore didn't really have that..  The customisation aspects were fun, but aside from that the core game wasn't particularly appealing. But again, if you enjoyed it, don't let anyone stop you.  But the game simply isn't popular enough to keep being supported.  The spin-off games and perhaps an eventual sequel are what you should be looking foward to. "

Well that sucks. -__-
#17 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@Mr_Skeleton said:
" @NekuSakuraba said:
"Bump... :D "


 I have been waiting for so long for this moment, now I can die a happy man. "
*gunshot*
#18 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba said:
"

I understand you guys might not have liked it but all I want to know is if there is going to be any futher expansion packs.

"
All I hear is that there's some third person action game coming? I read it here on the site somewhere, but I think they don't wanna do something with it since it didn't give them the numbers they hoped for.
#19 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
" @NekuSakuraba said:
"

I understand you guys might not have liked it but all I want to know is if there is going to be any futher expansion packs.

"
All I hear is that there's some third person action game coming? I read it here on the site somewhere, but I think they don't wanna do something with it since it didn't give them the numbers they hoped for. "
I thought the game sold well?
#20 Posted by AjayRaz (12441 posts) -
#21 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

They did a few things in spinoffs to adress the game part of the game not being enjoyable for most people but mostly Spore continues to be a series of cool creature creators with no great game to put them in.

#22 Posted by DCFGS3 (1054 posts) -

I dunno, I liked it, but I felt the later stages were too underdeveloped. They became dumbed down rts's and civ games, not what they should have been. I would love to see a serious, non-cartoony remake of Spore, where you really define your species and its traits.

#23 Posted by SSully (4231 posts) -

I actually enjoyed it. I played through it 2 or 3 times, but i always stopped when i got to the space stage, it just wasnt that fun. Hmmmmmm maybe ill reinstall it and give it another go.......

#24 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@SSully said:
" I actually enjoyed it. I played through it 2 or 3 times, but i always stopped when i got to the space stage, it just wasnt that fun. Hmmmmmm maybe ill reinstall it and give it another go....... "
I didn't enjoy the space stage either but Galactic Adventures changed that.
#25 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@AjayRaz said:
" @NekuSakuraba: it appears so "
That is actually surprising considering how much it would have got pirated. 
#26 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba: 
 
That's quite a lot in AjayRaz's link, but something tells me EA doesn't agree XD 
I hope they can do something with the franchise, the very first cell stage was one of the coolest things I ever played in a while.
#27 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

What didn't people like about the game? just curious! ^__^ .

#28 Posted by AjayRaz (12441 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba said:
" What didn't people like about the game? just curious! ^__^ . "
you should read what was said in the thread. people say that the game felt underdeveloped, the core gameplay wasn't very appealing and it was 'overhyped'  
 
not my opinion.. i never played it. that's what i gathered from the thread. 
#29 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@AjayRaz said:
" @NekuSakuraba said:
" What didn't people like about the game? just curious! ^__^ . "
you should read what was said in the thread. people say that the game felt underdeveloped, the core gameplay wasn't very appealing and it was 'overhyped'   not my opinion.. i never played it. that's what i gathered from the thread.  "
Well, a game being overhyped should mean it's bad. 
 
And I understood they felt it was underdeveloped I was just curious as to how.
#30 Posted by Danbo (191 posts) -

I found the game a disappointment. It was like 5 games rolled into one (each stage), but each stage lacked depth. The 3rd stage was a terrible attempt at an RTS and the 4th stage was just a supremely dumbed down and unchallenging Civilisation. I was looking forward to it so much as well :(

#31 Edited by Lind_L_Taylor (3966 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba said:

" What didn't people like about the game? just curious! ^__^ . "

I didn't hate the game at all.  I was planning on playing the beejeebus out of it but I was taking some grad
classes at the time & that kept me from getting to the game forever!  I've only played through to the
Tribal stage.  One thing that really pissed me off more than anything was that I had completed the
Tribal stage after quite a few retries & the whole damn game crashed & I had to start completely
over from the Tribal stage after 4 hours of hard work was killed. It was at this point that I stopped playing the game.
 
Currently I have the game on my Macbook Pro & play it, but only occasionally. I bought the Spore
Galactic Adventures as well & put it on my Mac Spore.  For whatever reason however,
I haven't been able to dedicate the time I'd like to play the game.  I recently started playing EVE Online
& have a backlog of Xbox 360 games to play so it's hard to squeeze it in.
 
I really want to get to the Galactic End Game & take over the galaxy.  I'd also like to get all of the
Spore achievements.  They have a website to pull Spore achievements & I've requested they add
it to Giantbomb, but so far they haven't bothered. Considering they gave the game 4 stars it would
make Spore a more meaningful experience if I could add my achievements to the system.  :-(
 
I imagine that Spore 2 will probably take into account all of the complaints to build a better game,
assuming that Spore 2 is in the works.  Since they have a new Spore-related game coming out,
Darkspore, I'd think they're still harnessing the Spore game for all kinds of entertainment purposes.
They basically built a gaming universe, but didn't put all the games in it right away.
 
Just before Spore came out, I was thinking it was gonna be a WoW-killer.  It had that cartoony look
that seems to attract WoW players, yet it would be free to play.  But it didn't have the depth that I
thought it would have.  I'm still hopeful & one of these days I'm gonna sit down & get to the Galactic
Level & then try Galactic Adventures!

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