36 Comments
Posted by Luberik

seems ok... let's see how it turns out...

Edited by Kohe321

First!

This game looks okayish.

Posted by tekmojo

lol Ryan Davis, you're a trooper...

Posted by IncredibleBulk92

If they had the sharing capabilities of the PC version of the game they'd be shouting it from the rooftops, I'm sure that if the Wii would let them they'd have all of the content from the PC version compatible with the Wii version too

Edited by peerLAN

I'm very sad they destroyed any kind of biological educational stuff in it that was original intended for this game. The scientific stuff that could have been useful to teach children was a great potential for the game, but "the cute marketing team" terminated everything and replaced it with this complete piece of crap and mild humor. 

Posted by Jimbo

Where is the City and the Isle? ..... Where is the Tower I was building?... They have passed, like rain on the mountains.... like wind in the meadow.  The days have gone down at Maxis, down with Spore.... into shadow....

How did it come to this?  *sheds a silent tear for Maxis*


Posted by lukegib

something to finally use my wii for

Posted by CitizenKane
@lukegib:

Try not to say that phrase too often or in public.
Posted by stealthdf2

i think its hilarious how they cant do ports to the wii so they make gimped versions of the same game and add on something to the name or change the name slightly.

Posted by Deusoma

Abrupt ending much?

Posted by Gigaman

This looks horrible. Anything that even remotely tones Spore down is going to be crummy, because Spore is teetering on the edge of Awesome and Bad.

Posted by Krakn3Dfx

"We're not talking a lot about the sharing." = there is none

Posted by Lemmingzx

Talk about a silver fox!!

Posted by Milkman

Call me prejudice but if a game's PR rep is a 50+ year old woman, I'm probably not interested. 

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Posted by MeatSim

Yea I can already tell your gonna wanna play the PC version over the DS and Wii version, well me personally anyway.

Edited by Jimbo
'"We're not talking a lot about the sharing." = there is none'

= "
If the Wii got infected with cock monsters, Nintendo would kill us in our sleep."
Posted by theMcNasty

I'm going to continue boycotting the Spore franchise.  Fuck DRM.

Posted by Media_Master

so, find out more at e3

Posted by althemuffinman

why does the wii hurt me so

Posted by Kyle

The saddest part is that this game could actually be better than the real Spore.

Edited by TheFrostedGamer

Go back and rewatch this video, paying attention to Ryan's mic's distance from his face, and then compare to where her mic is in comparison.  I don't wanna say that Ryan was definitely nervous around her but...I'm going to go on a limb and speculate it.

Posted by gaffyh

i dont care about this game whatsoever....but DAMN,...i think i have a major crush on Lucy Bradshaw, she looks like a classy lady, if only i lived in USA and a million other things...LOL

Posted by joslop500

Spore Hero?? Crappy name.

Posted by Marzy

The new Spore for the DS definitely looks better than the previous version on the DS, in my opinion. I thought the Wii one is looked pretty good, hopefully it will turn out to be as good as the PC version.

Posted by bartholomew999

LOL Why is Ryan holding the mic so high?  He could scratch his forehead with the mic doing that.

Posted by skilzlost
Milkman is online
on May 13, 2009
Call me prejudice but if a game's PR rep is a 50+ year old woman, I'm probably not interested.


your prejudice


and this game would prob suit the wii
Posted by iamthemoneyj

i don't think she's 50

Posted by Lind_L_Taylor

It's not a port of Spore. It's just a spin-off of two new games exploiting the Spore franchise. I wonder if they'll do something similar for the 360/PS3 or do they plan on snubbing Sorny & Mr. Softy consoles?

Edited by Insectecutor

Spore should've been on the Wii in the first place, PC was definitely not a good platform choice. It also looks like they did the sensible thing and tightened it up, made it less ambitious and focused on the strengths - creature creation and fighting. The PC version was a disjointed assembly of half-games with a quixotic focus on UGC.

I doubt I'll find time for the Wii version, but I welcome their approach.

@TheFrostedGamer: Ryan's held mics like that since the gamespot days. I believe he's spoken to ladies before as well.

Posted by bjorno

that chick so wanted to bone ryan

Posted by Arjuna

Women and video games are virtually synonymous.

Posted by JustinHopewell
@Milkman:

I don't thinkt he PR rep was over 50. I think that blue light in there was making her light hair color look grey. I'd put her in her late 30's?
Posted by Tricky69

Hiya Lucy...

Edited by Stromko

That's not just a PR rep, Lucy's been attached to the Spore project for years. Whatever "general manager at Maxis" means, it could be brand manager or god knows what in their complex corporate ecosystem. If I had to take a guess, 'The Sims' and 'Spore' would logically both be under the general manager of Maxis, so it's no surprise they're yanking out components of Spore and crapping it onto a console system, just like they did with The Sims.

Was there a single Sims for console that wasn't a drastically inferior or limited, hollow shell of the real thing?

I hope EA's thrall-studios stop making such a glut of craptastic bait-and-switch titles, now that EA is losing money hand over fist. Then again, that wouldn't really correlate, corporate CEO's go by the guiding principle that marketing = profit, good game = loss... they'll probably just close down Maxis and Lionhead, and other studios that dream a little too big to be economical, and offshore their franchises to foreign, budget studios.

I've learned over the years that assuming the worst with EA is the most realistic way to go.

Posted by caseylakes

right, great thank you-

Edited by MrKlorox
@iamthemoneyj:
@JustinHopewell:


he said 50 plus. i would agree with his estimation. she looks at least 45 here.

@bartholomew999:

it just looks super high in contrast to hers. she holds it low like a public speaker, he holds it high like an announcer. but with a mic like that it should be held low, unlike the podcast mics.