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Updated Wed, Mar 13, 2013 by Shayalyn

If you haven't picked up Darkspore--a game our notoriously hard to impress reviewer, Stow, gave a "very good" review--here's your chance to score a retail copy of EA and Maxis's action RPG plus some cool EA and Darkspore swag to really sweeten the deal.

Our contest is open to Premium Members only, so if you're not a premium member now is the perfect time to start hanging out with the cool kids (they get all the good stuff, and membership is on sale for just $9.99 per year!) Already a Premium Member? You're good to go! Just complete the form your elite status automagically permits you to see below and you're entered! Our winner will be notified by email on Monday, May 23.


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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.

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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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Interviews
Tue, Apr 26, 2011
Ethec

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