iPad Spore: Origins (now $0.99)

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  1. MattB

    MattB Well-Known Member

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  2. different

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    Not in the UK though. EA, you've just lost another customer.
     
  3. BATTLE BORN

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    #3 BATTLE BORN, Sep 8, 2008
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    looking forward to your impressions Matt! I'll probably give this one a whirl after work

    Edit: I see it in Itunes but It's still not in my phone's app store. Don't underestimate my laziness EA ;)
    I sit on a computer for 9 hours a day. I don't want to fiddle with another one when I get home later...

    Edit #2: If you’re having problems finding this on the apps store, try searching for Electronic Arts, not Spore. Thanks to Max for the tip

    Edit #3: I think it's pretty fun! last night I played it until my battery died
     
  4. VeganTnT

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    ugh, seems like I'm going to have to get it later this week.

    I had a friend bring over Spore so I can try it on my macbook... and it doesn't work. Turns out that Spore won't work with any macbook made before late 07!! Something about the drivers for the GMA 950 in osx. It works fine if you run it in bootcamp but who wants to do that?

    seems like this is the only way to get my spore fix until I can get a macbook pro
     
  5. mek

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    first impression: Meh
    second impression: 10 bucks? hopefully it will build more value as i play it more and advance past level 10/30

    trick is, kill early and often, to gain much needed evolutionary points, cause the creatures get nasty the further you advance whether you evolved or not

    third impression: its growing on me
     
  6. Mchart

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    It's a good game, but nowhere near as good as it is on the PC in terms of customization of your little dude. If they would have had the customization like the PC version it would be pretty flawless.
     
  7. Mr. Charley

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    Yeah, but then it wouldn't be $9.99 :)
    Of course, at the same time, if it had all the same features, it would be worth the same price as the PC version
    What I'm really curious about is how long is this version? Seems like everyone is progressing levels rather quickly (and there are only 30 levels)
     
  8. mavis

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    So get a US iTMS account - it's not that hard to do. Surely this can't be the first time you've had difficulty getting launch day titles (games, music, movies, software, whatever) ... ? Given how hard it has been at times for me to import stuff like that from the States, and knowing how the US generally gets stuff first (not surprising considering companies like EA are US companies!) I set up a US iTMS account as soon as I bought my iPhone 3G. You don't need a US credit card, you don't have to live there - all you need is Google.

    And then, you can get the games and apps you want without having to wait. Or, you can just keep whining ... your choice. ;)
     
  9. different

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    Spore is now available in the UK. Mind you, I just bought the full version today for the iMac, so I'll wait at least a little while. :)
     
  10. sizzlakalonji

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    Wow, never thought you'd see this thread again, huh? I had to do a lot of searching to find it! Anyway, this just dropped to $.99 today, and even though it hasn't had universal acclaim by any means, for a buck you can't go wrong. It's not a very deep game, and if you love console versions you're sure to see it as just a small part of the whole that you get there, but again, if you don't have it, have some interest, and have a buck...have at it.
     
  11. skyye06

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    will do:D
     
  12. deadweight

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    Oh how the landscape has changed. Months ago I would've nabbed this for a buck instantly. But now there are so many great games for a buck or even for free that I just don't have space on my device for Spore.

    I blame Apple.
     
  13. JCik68

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    from what I heard about it I guess I will pass, but feel free to post some impressions :)
     
  14. sizzlakalonji

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    #14 sizzlakalonji, Jul 29, 2009
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    Oh, I think it's plenty worth $.99. It's basically creating a microscopic creature to your specs, then helping it to evolve by eating smaller creatures and avoiding larger creatures trying to eat you. You can customise your creature in quite a few ways, and power it up in offensive and defensive categories. You progress through levels like primordial ooze, etc...I haven't finished the game, since I only play in small bursts, but it's a fun little game, and most definitely worth a buck especially if you don't have Spore elsewhere. And expect to see this in the top 10 in about a week...anytime a big title (even hella old) drops to the buck level the dls go skyrocketing.
     
  15. JCik68

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    thats true... will maybe check some youtube videos. I am not that sure with big titles since I was let down by Mass Effect Galaxy (at least it has ME2 bonus and nice comic graphics)
     
  16. sizzlakalonji

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    #16 sizzlakalonji, Jul 29, 2009
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    I hear you about MEG...I have a 3GS and it still lags TERRIBLY. No reason for it. Spore is pretty fun though for what it is.
     
  17. shawn_10

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    i love the pc game but ill just stick to that for now... dont really have 10$ to spend on just one game
     
  18. sizzlakalonji

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    It's a dollar.
     
  19. Slapshot

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    No, it's 99c.
     
  20. sizzlakalonji

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    Damn you, Slapshot. Damn you straight to Heck! :D
     

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