App Review: Spore Origins
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I have been waiting on Spore Origins for the PC for quite some time. When it finally arrived, I was unimpressed; however, the iPhone version of the game is wonderful.
Spore Origins was the most highly anticipated iPhone game since the announcement in March of this year. Spore Origins is a beautiful, fun, and I found myself not wanting to put my iPhone down at all. I even turned my phone to Airport mode to not have any distractions. Spore Origins is a high quality game that sets itself apart from the 900+ games in the App Store. How?
First of all, it is the most beautiful game I have played for the iPhone to date. Graphics are amazing. I almost thought I was playing the game on my desktop computer. Spore does not stop here. Audio is top notch as well. The graphical and audible effects as you get attacked or when you eat a smaller organism are very intense. I caught myself yelling and jumping, looking around to see if anyone saw or heard me.
The game is super easy. Of course, unlike the PC version, you can’t squeeze too much into the iPhone version, so the game is super easy, but not too easy to bore you. There are some challenges. Each level can only take a few minutes, and if you fail evolution, you can easily try again where you left off. The game is quick, fun and easily understood.
The evolutionary process makes the game fun, with extra goals of using your well earned evolution points to unlock eyes, spikes, fins, and other things that help you climb the evolutionary ladder. The evolution engine also allows you to customize your spore to look meaner, nastier or in some cases, more like a good friend thanks to the games ability to use a photo from your library or camera to mask over the spore. That is very interesting. If you don’t have much of an imagination, you can also use the one click creature builder that makes a creature for you.
The game is a treat, and if you look in the App Store, you’ll notice their success. The game is just shy of a full 5 stars. With mesmorizing graphics and with captivating gameplay, no wonder it is one of the top apps in the App store…and on the first page of my iPhone.
Available in the App Store
Easy, fun gameplay
You can die quite easily
Controls may be difficult at first
Overall it was a great event. I only wish each topic had twice as much time. But then again I¡¯m not sure my brain could have handled it.