Posted: February 26
As sad as it is that Spore discontinued when there was quite the work that could be done to expand this even further, and as much as we all hate EA and their shetty ways with SecuROM and max-3-installs-per-CD-purchase to prevent privacy (which only managed to make actual buyers feel ripped) Spore was and is one of the most awesome simulation games ever made by EA along with the Sim-series (no not you SimCity idgaf bout you (jk I just haven't played it))
Considering how EA Maxis "left the game to rot" back in 2011, the community still stands ongoing and strong, check the sporepedia and the sporums if in doubt, and that's partly what makes this so awesome - Spore in itself is a quite nice game, but with the GA expansion it took it all up a notch from a simple simulation-creature-creator game unto a whole new world where you can "create your own games and storylines" so to say, which is why I love this piece of goodness in my gameventory.
I have had quite a few troubles with this, such as the robot packs DLC only being given out to people in the US making me weepweep a little, but after a 20 minute call to a foreign country because EA didn't care to make customer service in a shetty place as Denmark (I suppose I can understand that, but really) I finally got my free robotpack and all, because being an artist and a creative soul I need all the building blocks I can have to get the max out of this game. Usually these wouldn't be available for anyone who didn't get the code back in like 2011, so I'm pretty privileged to have an account from 2015 with the registered parts. WHICH IS TERRIBLE. This should be made free for all, and this is one of the few downsides to Spore. The technical issues within this game, due to the fight on pirates is initially what ruined a lot of it's potential.
So it's a game you gotta take for what it is. There'll be no underwater stage, no female voice syncing no new patches and no cool new expansion packs in near (nor probably far) future, but at least the game has a hell of a lot of replayability, a lot of opportunities that relies on the player's creativity as well as opportunities for the player to make their own game within this game! It's gameception!
I'd warmly suggest this for any person enjoying creative single-player simulation, exploring and adventuring.