PC Gamer reviews Spore in latest issue

Monday, 1st September 2008 16:39 GMT By Patrick Garratt


UK mag PC Gamer has published the first UK review of EA’s Christmas mega-risk, Spore.

It’s not what you’d think, either. The mag’s given it 91 percent, questioning a “completely unacceptable” lack of auto-save and saying the game’s “biggest, dumbest and most easily fixable flaw” is the inability to back out of wars you accidentally stumble into in the latter stages of play.

The piece does, however, grant that Spore’s “beautiful,” “hilarious” and “annoyingly adorable.” Did you know there’s an AT-AT in it? We didn’t.

We’re sure someone will scan the review before too long.



  1. pjmaybe

    FFS. Another high-profile and recent game with no autosave.

    /golf claps

    #1 6 years ago
  2. patlike

    Completely insane. After *eight years* no one thought it might be a good idea?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. pjmaybe

    Trying to remember if The Sims had an Autosave thing. I don’t think it did either. Just an option to save when you quit, or save manually during the game.

    Guess you can’t teach an old dog new tricks after all. DOH!

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Syrok

    It’s not like autosave (or rather the lack of it) ruins the game…

    #4 6 years ago
  5. patlike

    I think it might ruin it for me. I’m so used to not having to think about saving I know I’d just be shutting it down all the time and losing progress.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. pjmaybe

    Mentioned it to Mrs Peej last night and she said “Don’t be a twat, Sims never had it – nor did Sim City!”

    I’m pretty sure the latter did…or you could at least tweak the control panel so it autosaved..

    #6 6 years ago
  7. brokenkey

    I’d have thought the lack of autosave was the solution for getting out of a war that you’ve blundered into – just switch the pc off and re-load.

    #7 6 years ago

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