NY Times Darkspore Review

Posted on  May 18, 2011 4:34 PM By  Maxis

Seth Schiesel from the New York Times wrote, "From your personal menagerie you assemble teams of three creatures. You control only one hero at a time, while the other two are “off the board.” But if, say, your quick, slashing guy is low on health, you can swap out tag-team-style for, say, a big, slow tank character (or a long-range “magic” character or whatever else). As in all games of this sort, the key to the playing is randomization. Every time you enter a battlefield, the foes will be a bit different, and, more important, the treasure they drop after they are defeated is random. The landscapes and characters look great, and the online networking has worked very well (which is to say, reliably)... Darkspore is by far the best game to come out of the Spore property. After all the hype, the franchise has finally delivered a real game worth playing."


Read the full review at NYTimes.com



Hyper WTF is Darkspore? (Co-op)

Posted on  May 13, 2011 5:09 PM By  Maxis

TotalBiscuit is joined by Feartheflames to co-op some Darkspore and do some back and forth on the game in it's release state.


Co-Optimus: Darkspore Co-Op Review

Posted on  May 13, 2011 4:54 PM By  Maxis

With the plethora of heroes and abilities to use, you will never grow tired of unlocking all the different facets of Darkspore. It is truly great game that should not be passed up for any reason other than not owning a computer. 


Darkspore takes the best customization elements from its predecessor and mixes them in with an addictive game style and comes out with a recipe for success.


The Co-Op Experience:  Team up with three other friends and battle single missions to unlock new loot and characters.  Players can combine character abilities for new attacks between team mates.


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Dragon Age Legends Teams Up with Darkspore

Posted on  May 6, 2011 6:11 PM By  Maxis

Slay darkspawn with these exclusive weapons for Darkspore owners! 

Free Darkspore Weapons Discovered in Dragon Age Legends! 

Dwarven miners in the Orzammar Thaig recently unearthed a rare cache of fossils from an ancient race of intergalactic beings known as the Crogenitors. Crogentior remains are highly prized among the fighting classes of Dragon Age Legends, as rumor has it that weapons imbued with their essence are nearly indestructible in combat.

If you’ve purchased the full version of Darkspore, you’re eligible to earn one of these unique weapons in Dragon Age Legends, the first real game on Facebook.

To collect your item, follow these simple steps:

  • 1. Start up a Dragon Age Legends game by going to http://bit.ly/dragonagelegendsdarkspore
  • 2. Make sure you've synced your EA account. If you're a new player, simply follow the onscreen instructions. Current players can verify their account is synced by clicking on the options icon in the upper right of the screen and selecting “Dragon Age 2 Unlocks.”
  • 3. Insert you EA account username and password.
  • 4. Once you’ve synced your account, click the options icon again and select “Promo Pack.” (New players, slay your way through the tutorial first!)
  • 5. Click the “Check” button.
  • 6. Collect your new weapon and equip it in your inventory.
  • 7. Destroy darkspawn with impunity.