Gaming: Spore Force

Spore, from Sim creator Will Wright, has arrived. In case you have been living under a rock for the last two years, Spore allows you to create a new organism and control it’s life all the way to intergalactic civilization. Not only does this game allow you to control aspects of life, it also lets you create new organisms, homes, vehicles, and more in the Spore Creature Creator. Wright’s greatest success to date came as the original designer for The Sims games series which, as of 2008, is the best-selling PC game in history.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed attacks the Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, and the Nintendo DS this week, making the title available for every system except the PC. The highly awaited title has already received numerous mixed reviews concerning being the most expensive game title ever sold, and the issues that plague the game including screen tearing, frame rate issues, and more. Star Wars fans are also in argument over the story line pertaining to the Star Wars universe, some claiming that the story is better written than the prelude trilogy, while others argue that the story is a mock up of the Star Wars timeline between episodes 3 and 4. Some claim that the abilities of possessing all force from the beginning of the game is every Star Wars gamer’s dream, while others claim it is boring and becomes too repitive, as all abilities are sought without achievement requirements.

Also recieving mixed reviews by both gamers and critics alike is STALKER: Clear Skies. Cleart Skies is the prequel to the first person role playing title STALKER: Shadows of Chernobyl, taking place before the events of the meltdown. Plaguing the title are performance related issues, also as experienced from the first title, Shadows of Chernoibyl.

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