NYT names Spore as 2008′s “best disappointment”

Monday, 22nd December 2008 07:32 GMT By Patrick Garratt


In a feature titled, “The Zombies Look Better Every Year,” the New York Times has named Spore as its biggest disappointment for 2008.

“If Electronic Arts has learned anything from its experience with Spore, it ought to be that a software company should just let its games do the talking, rather than relentlessly hyping a game for years before its release only to deliver a one-note electronic toy in the end,” said the paper.

“Spore would not have fizzled so quickly if expectations had not been so ludicrously inflated to begin with.”

Game of the year? GTA IV, obviously. Worth a read.



  1. Blerk

    Sites that you have to register for before you can read them? Pah! Say I.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Whizzo

    Try this link, I got to the story without registering just by going through the front “door”.

    Not a bad summary of the year, if a little on the short side, and it’s nice to see the NYT pointing their finger at the Emperor’s New Clothes that is Spore, unlike Time who put it in their top 10.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Ah, that works – ta.

    Edge have a nice round-up of the biggest events of the year if you have a spare tea-break.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Tiger Walts

    A newspaper article on games that knows what it’s talking about. Whatever next?

    #4 6 years ago

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