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Spore Galactic Adventures Reviewed
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Gameplanet has published a new review of Spore Galactic Adventures. The expansion for Will Wright's evolution sim offers players the ability to beam down to planets, an equipment editor, and an Adventure Creator that will give gamers the chance to create their own missions and share them with others. Gameplanet gave the game a score of 7 out of 10.

From the review:

Once on a planet’s surface, you’ll find that the detail on many larger models is slow to load, the controls are heavy-handed and the computer AI is underwhelming. In particular, NPC path finding is short sighted and collision detection is overly sensitive. You’ll often find yourself impatiently tapping your foot as you wait for your escort to politely make its way through a crowd. Apparently you’ve mastered interstellar travel but moving and shooting at the same time is still a distant dream.

Fortunately, all quests are optional (some are even entertaining!) and the sounds and animations are as fun and endearing as they were in the creature phase. For these reasons you’ll want to dote on Galactic Adventures. Moreover, the missions add some much needed variety to the galactic phase and completing them will raise your empire’s esteem with others. They’ll also credit your captain with a handy dose of Spore Bucks.

The expansion comes with 32 new abilities and accessories to unlock. They’re gained thick and fast and you’ll soon be strutting through the galaxy with an entourage of adoring allies (well two, anyway) and an array of useful tools at your disposal. Finally, it just wouldn’t be Spore if you couldn’t take your captain into the outfitter and tweak its kit right down to the minutia.
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