Coming out the week after a week like last week has got to be rough. I cannot imagine there are a lot of people looking to pick up another new title so quickly. That said, there isn’t a lot of note coming out today, which typically happens the week after a big release.
Darkspore is a game based partially on the 2008 video game Spore. Spore was praised for the ability it gave you to create just about any creature you could imagine but critics were harsh with it for the overly simplistic gameplay. In this not quite a sequel, it looks like there will be a lot more game play and less focus on character/creature desgin. The game itself is described as “a fast-paced new Action-RPG in which you battle across alien worlds against a deadly foe.” There are both solo and co-op modes, so you can play on-line.
The game itself is set in the aftermath of a scientific experiment gone disastrously wrong. After unstable “Exponential DNA” (refered to as E-DNA in the game) 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 (as the hero) have been awakened by your spaceship computer with a message from a long dormant computer network: E-DNA has been stabilized. You can use it to upgrade the heroes under your control so you can fight back against the different varieties of Darkspore.