Spore is a great gaming experience, especially for younger players, but for adults too. As ever with Maxis games, the presentation is excellent and the game is very well polished and it has a light hearted and amusing approach to natural selection.
The game is divided into several stages, and each stage has it's own unique style of gameplay and lasts just about the right length of time, you are unlikely to get bored.
If you start the game as a herbivore or a carnivore for example will greatly effect how your species plays the game in future, and ads depth if you want to start a new game. Overall this is an addictive and satisfying game to play.
Two major things let this game down, Firstly you can only install it 3 times then you are forced to buy another copy.
Also and astonishingly there is no autosave feature!! so i progressed to the space stage (the most advanced) and guess what happened? It crashed and I lost ALL of my game data, such a pathetic flaw you would not expect in a game these days, it's like designing a car with no brakes. What were they thinking?
Anyway if you play, remember to save regularly!