Spore has collected another award from E3 2008 thanks to IGN.
In any other year, Empire: Total War or Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II would have easily taken this award. Both are examples of two of the genre’s finest developers at the top of their game. Empire will finally mate the large-scale battles of the Total War series with Napoleonic warfare on land and at sea. Dawn of War II comes from the innovative devs at Relic, and it pushes the franchise in exciting new directions. However, 2008 is the year of Spore, the long-awaited next game from Will Wright, and the game that fascinates us in so many ways. Spore blends so many different forms of gameplay, from arcade games, real-time strategy, action games, and even city-building. Then there’s the incredible amount of user-generated content and the way it is seamlessly shared between everyone who plays the game. In an industry that’s built around cloning hits, it’s safe to say that there hasn’t been anything remotely like Spore before, and that’s just one of the many reasons it intrigues us so.