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From the Manufacturer
Darkspore is a Sci-fi Action-RPG game from Maxis that uses the development houses award-winning Creature Editing technology from Spore to bring a whole new franchise to life. With this unique customization functionality players are able to create genetically altered heroes which are in turn used against a mutant horde that has terrorized the galaxy for 1,000 years in an RPG like none before it. Additional features include hundreds of enemy types, multiplayer support including co-op, exceptional replay value
Gameplay within Darkspore is set in the aftermath of a scientific experiment gone disastrously wrong. After unstable "Exponential DNA" (E-DNA) escaped the lab, it created mutated hordes of Darkspore creatures who -- under a mysterious leader called The Corruptor -- overran the galaxy. After eons of hiding in hyper-sleep, you have been awakened by your spaceship computer with a message from a long dormant computer network: E-DNA has been stabilized. Use it to upgrade a collection of Genetic Heroes and fight back against the Darkspore. Each of these has their own unique abilities that can be used in combat. Switch between each of these heroes as you play through different levels and fight different Darkspore enemies. Upgrade your heroes by collecting parts that add stats to make your heroes more powerful. Customize your heroes and parts in nearly infinite ways. Organize your heroes into squads of three, and decide which squad has the best combination of heroes to defeat the enemies on each planet you encounter. Use "squad abilities" to combine attacks from different heroes simultaneously. Play through a loot-driven campaign against the Darkspore in solo or co-op modes, as the game is designed for co-op from the ground up. Discover and unlock ancient Crogenitor obelisks containing bonus loot. In addition, players can compete against other players in online matches.
Key Game Features
- All-new 3D graphics engine with stunning visual effects
- Collect Genetic Heroes from three character classes (Sentinel, Ravager, Tempest) and five Genesis types (Bio, Cyber, Plasma, Necro, Quantum)
- Hundreds of unique Genetic Hero abilities that can be combined in squads and co-op gameplay
- Unparalleled customization using the award-winning Creature Editor technology from Spore
- Unique alien planet levels with hundreds of Darkspore enemies, including player-created enemies, each with their own attacks and behaviors
- Innovative risk/reward campaign that lets players push their luck to earn better heroes and upgrades
- AI Director technology that provides deep replayability by dynamically altering the spawning, difficulty, and behaviors of NPC hordes, by distributing loot drops, and by controlling dynamic placement of destructible objects throughout each level
- Persist your collection online, and access it from the Darkspore.com web site
Co-op and PvP options.
All-new 3D graphics engine.
INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED TO ACCESS ONLINE MANUAL.
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Thanks for playing.
As of March 1, the game is offline and you will no longer be able to download Darkspore in the Origin Store.
Many players joined us to play Darkspore and we hope you enjoyed your time playing.
What will happen in the next 90 days?
Darkspore will remain online through March 1, 2016. During this time all current game modes will be playable. After March 1, you cannot purchase or download Darkspore.
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I'm downloading from my Amazon library and seeing if it will install without Origin.
*Replay is pretty high due to the fact you want all the "critters" to see what they do
*Pretty much customize your ENTIRE (including the look) character all throughout the game after every mission.
*Game patch was about half the size of the game(means poor programming and they just wanted to put something out there)
*to play you need to be online at all times(if you lose connection your game shuts off... this is very disappointing because they are trying to stop thieves and hacking but it's horrible that EA is going to this new system. Such a pain)
*UI could be better, like i don't know, maybe not only using your mouse to move the monster but also using wasd and using other keys like 1,2,3 on the num pad to switch?
*Lack of players online
Over all its fun but needs more players.