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Darkspore Heads to Open Beta

Posted Wed, Apr 13, 2011 by Martuk

Maxis has announced the start of open beta for their online action RPG Darkspore. Open beta kicked off yesterday, allowing players to take part in four-player cooperative gameplay or indulge in the game's single-player campaign mode. If you're up for more of a challenge, take on your fellow players in some fast-paced PvP gameplay. Darkspore offers three character classes and dozens of genetic heroes that can be upgraded with thousands of body parts, weapons and armor.

Head over to the official Darkspore website to join the beta and read the open beta patch notes. Check out the official trailer after the break.


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Darkspore hit the ground running when it launched last month and reviewers have liked what they've seen. Our own review rated the game an 84/100 and called it, "a beautiful presentation." Be sure to give our full review of the game a look and check out the video after the break to find out what everyone is saying about Darkspore.

Video, News
Thu, May 12, 2011
Martuk
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Darkspore is a sci-fi themed dungeon crawler at heart, with a fairly spectacular collection and itemization system, a novel backstory, and layers upon layers of tactical challenge.

Reviews
Wed, Apr 27, 2011
Stow
Most of us remember the ridiculously overhyped thought experiment that was Spore from a few years back. Will Wright promised the universe, and yet, somehow, the universe from the amoeba up didn't add up to a compelling gameplay experience. Maxis drew from that title's name, one-of-a-kind character creator, and little else and created the singularly evolved action RPG Darkspore. Rather than doing something completely ridiculous with Spore's premise, Darkspore is a sci-fi themed dungeon crawler at heart, with a fairly spectacular collection and itemization system, a novel backstory, and layers upon layers of tactical challenge. But does it have the fun factor that it's Sporny forebearer so disappointingly lacked? And will Darkspore hold us over until Diablo 3 makes its dubious debut, or is it destined for the bargain bin?
Reviews
Wed, Oct 26, 2011
Stow
How Darkspore will evolve the aRPG

Darkspore Lead Designer Paul Sottosanti knows numbers.

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Tue, Apr 26, 2011
Ethec

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