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Spore Hero (Wii)

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90
Wonderwallweb.com
Spore Hero is yet another great EA title that is a little off aim with its target audience. The cute and weird creatures and colourful worlds are aimed at the younger audience but the customization options and gameplay will entertain even the more hardened gamer. If you look over the cuteness though there is a top game waiting for you.
79
GamingXP
Ja, das Spielprinzip kennt man irgendwoher – und nicht erst aus dem Jahr 2008, sondern aus dem Jahr 1992: Damals haben Entwickler Almanic und Vertrieb Enix (später Teil von Square Enix) das Singleplayer-Spiel “E.V.O.: Search for Eden” für den Super NES auf den Markt gebracht – ein Action-Rollenspiel, in dem es um eine einzelne Kreatur ging. Damals konnte sich das Spiel gerade noch im Mittelfeld halten - “Spore Hero” macht hier mit vielen nonlinear abzuarbeitenden Missionen, Kreatur-Entwicklung, Kreativität und (seichter) Story vieles besser. Für eingefleischte “Spore”-Fans ist “Spore Hero” keine Alternative, aber für jüngere Fans ein guter Einstieg in die Serie! Hoffentlich kommt bald ein anspruchsvollerer “Spore”-Teil (mit mehr Strategie und/oder Action?) für die Wii nach ...
75
Official Nintendo Magazine
Had a little more time and care been spent ironing out the niggles - some repetitive missions, last-minute mini-games, even a lot of grammatical errors in the script - this would have been a cracker. As it is though, it's still an imaginative adventure game and one that'll keep you busy for a while.
73
Spazio Games
La possibilità di far evolvere il proprio personaggio attraverso la ricerca di nuove parti ed il conseguente incremento delle azioni a disposizione depone a favore di una giocabilità molto apprezzabile, anche se in alcuni casi le missioni risultano troppo simili tra loro. Nonostante ciò il tutto funziona senza particolari sbavature e la longevità è piuttosto alta se paragonata con la media delle produzioni attuali. L’unico punto debole del gioco risiede in un livello di sfida non sempre ottimale per costanza, ma una volta presa confidenza con le meccaniche di trasformazione il tutto funziona in maniera pregevole, nonostante periodicamente si debba ricorrere ad azioni simili. Un titolo nel complesso più che positivo, consigliato a tutti i possessori di Wii che non cercano il solito action game ma necessitano di qualcosa in più per soddisfare il proprio ingegno e la voglia di creare.
70
NintendoWorldReport
Spore Hero is sure to win over fans of the Spore franchise, thanks to its deep creature creator modes, vibrant presentation, and unforgettable characters. Unfortunately, the whole package feels basic despite its ambitions; the fighting is too elemental in both controls and ideas, the adventure mode feels like one big fetch quest, and the missions become bland and repetitive. Ultimately, Spore Hero is probably worth a rent for fans of the series or players who are curious as to what the hype is all about. Just don't expect to be blown away.
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Game Informer Magazine
I should stress that Spore is an enjoyable (if slightly short) Zelda-lite adventure. However, the creation and evolution aspects -- major parts of what made the original game so impressive -- have taken a back seat to a run-of-the-mill equipment upgrade grind with some minor aesthetic variations. Spore Hero is a fun game; it’s just not necessarily a Spore game.
70
XGN
Spore Hero is een goede game geworden, die er bovendien erg leuk uitziet. Het spel is wel heel makkelijk en daardoor enkel een tip voor kinderen.
70
GameZone
Spore Hero has some great features. The monster-making in and of itself is deep and satisfying, and engaging. There are tons of body parts, and the manner in which players will earn them through the quests has the potential to keep players questing away. Unfortunately, the battles and dancing games aren't nearly as well-designed, and cannot be avoided. Best for older children who aren't easily frustrated.
68
Multiplayer.it
Spore Hero è un action adventure con delle buone intuizioni, che purtroppo solo in alcuni casi si sono tradotte in effettive qualità videoludiche: gli elementi tratti dall'originale PC funzionano fino ad un certo punto, e la logica del minigame a tutti i costi (croce e delizia delle produzioni Wii) si paga con sezioni di gioco a volte frustranti, noiose o semplicemente mal realizzate. Tecnicamente discreto ma piuttosto breve e facile, Spore Hero è dunque un titolo che può andar bene ad un'utenza più casual, mentre tutti gli altri farebbero meglio a rivolgersi altrove.
65
Jeuxvideo.com
Il était inévitable que la licence Spore soit, à l'image des Sims, pressée comme un citron. Mais à l'occasion de son arrivée sur Wii, on attendait quelque chose de plus original et de plus ambitieux que cette reprise de la phase créature de l'opus PC. Dégagée de la continuité dans laquelle elle s'inscrivait, elle ne produit plus le même effet, d'autant qu'elle se met au service d'un principe absurde qui consiste à aligner défis et mini-jeux pour cumuler les éléments d'évolution. Spore Hero ne souffre objectivement d'aucun défaut majeur, mais il a pourtant un peu de mal à soulever notre enthousiasme. Gageons que les plus jeunes seront davantage réceptifs au propos.
65
Vandal Online
Aunque este Spore: Hero tiene unas ideas bastante buenas, el resultado final es algo decepcionante. Tiene un planteamiento que acaba resultando repetitivo y presenta unos combates no del todo bien planteados. Además, aunque la idea de poder configurar nuestra criatura es buena, en la práctica tenemos que usar unas piezas obligatoriamente para poder avanzar. Aún así si sabemos perdonarle sus defectos encontraremos con un juego entretenido, recomendado sobre todo a los más pequeños por su sencillez, a los que el carisma de sus criaturas seguro que encandila.
64
Nintendojo
Overall, Spore Hero's not horrible or even bad for that matter, but it sure isn't great. Instead, it's a good game that could have been a very good game with a few simple things, like a small amount of online play and even broader range of tasks. Obviously, Spore Hero is intended for a younger audience, but did the main adventure's tasks have to be so bland? Fortunately, EA and Maxis haven't targeted this game at an older audience. Spore Hero should be bought by those who cannot get enough of Spore for PC and want to try a little bit of a story-driven experience on their TV sets. Those (mainly young ones) who want to try out a small twist on an old formula: rent it.
61
IGN
Even with the problems I’ve had in my time with Spore Hero I didn’t hate the game. The adventure offered enough encouragement to plow through thanks to the fun loving creatures you encounter along the way, and the sense of customizing to turn the main character into nearly anything you want. There’s not enough outside of the adventure to keep your interest, but even with the quirks (and yes, they could get irritating) it was a fun dozen hours.
60
Everyeye.it
Tirando le somme, Spore Hero non è un gioco da buttare, ma certamente un'occasione mancata da parte di Electronic Arts. Il fascino innegabile del Creature Creator ed un comparto grafico pregevole (seppur coi suoi difetti) vengono vanificati da una struttura di gioco ripetitiva e poco ispirata, in cui un elemento principale come il combattimento soffre di una realizzazione approssimativa. Spore Hero può rappresentare in definitiva un buon passatempo fra un titolone ed un altro e certamente un titolo dal fascino irresistibile per i più piccoli, ma nulla di più.
60
Meristation
Si buscamos un título sencillo y llevadero, Spore Héroes encaja perfectamente en nuestra lista de títulos por adquirir en las semanas venideras. En caso contrario, de pretender encontrar la quintaesencia de las aventuras en 3D, es mejor mirar en otro sentido. Sea como fuere no se puede negar que Electronic Arts ha realizado un buen trabajo en todos los sentidos pese a limitarse a ofrecer una aventura resultona, divertida, de las que disfrutamos sin esperar nada a cambio más que eso: pasar el rato. Lo haremos en castellano, con subtítulos, sin necesidad de doblaje alguno, principalmente porque los gruñidos son imposibles de traducir. He ahí parte de la gracia, que Spore se encuentra a sí mismo dentro del absurdo. Un absurdo que sabe cómo divertir al jugador, con sus límites.
58
Cheat Code Central
If we were grading Spore Hero on novelty alone, it would get high marks for personality and a great sense of humor. However, it's not an adventure you sit back and experience. You'll quickly need to take control of this thing, and it just isn't very much fun to do so. The adventure portions are paced well and lined with rewards, but the getting there can be painful. In a video game, it's less about the destination and more about the journey, and ultimately, Spore Hero filled us with a desire to go nowhere.
50
Gamekult
L'abus de Spore est-il mauvais pour la santé ? Avec Spore Hero, Maxis fait faire à sa nouvelle série fleuve ses premiers pas sur la Wii. Inspiré de la deuxième phase de jeu de l'épisode PC, le titre prend la forme d'un jeu d'aventure évolutionniste qui souffre malheureusement de répétitivité. La plupart des mini-quêtes sont trop classiques, les mécaniques de combats sont trop superficielles pour que l'on y trouve son compte, et l'échange de créatures en ligne figure quant à lui aux abonnés absents. Grâce à son univers coloré et son éditeur de créatures, qui permet de faire tout ce que l'on veut ou presque, Spore Hero s'en tire cependant de justesse, mais il est bien loin d'être un jeu des plus évolués.
50
Cubed3
Some people say that indifference is worse than hatred. Irritatingly, this game does so little wrong apart from being average and run of the mill. The biggest irk is the lack of anything from the Spore franchise that made it stand out. Yes the creature creator is here, but everything else is just template toss that, although done very nicely, is utterly uninspiring. From start to finish this game patronises and holds your hands, and whilst kids will undoubtedly enjoy the simple fun to be had, this is a game that really lets itself down.
42
1UP
It's a disappointment that a franchise so (ostensibly) devoted to endless creativity could produce a game so limited in its meaningfully creative options. In the end, Spore Hero never becomes anything more than a lighthearted but uninspired platformer -- and a waste of the brand's creative potential.
40
Edge
The gaudy colours, handholding and clunky fetchquest script make abundantly clear that this is a children’s game. So are children really incapable of learning about the wonders the original Spore touched upon? Spore Hero’s response seems to be to talk down to them, instead. How sad that a concept about the unfathomable wonders of life, evolution, and the universe has boiled down here to pandering to the lowest common denominator. Spore Hero may well be successful in repositioning the brand, and pulling from its universe a legion of similar games, action figures and cartoons. The surreal edge of its art style practically begs for a Saturday morning slot. And when that’s achieved, we can add that to the platform list, too. But it’s hard not to be disappointed that one of gaming’s true visions – of life’s multiplicity and constantly changing nature – should end up broadening itself by slumping into a worn groove of genre pieces and business dogma.
30
Teletext
The fact that this is clearly aimed at a younger audience than on the PC is no excuse: no matter how old you are a poor quality platformer is just as bad. It's a shame, as the impressively well transposed creator editor remains great fun to play around. But on the PC there were three, increasingly more interesting, stages to look forwards to afterwards. Here the fun is sporadic at best.