KEEP ON TREKKING
Spore continued to evolve for a while after release, first getting a deluge of new Rigblocks in the
Creepy&Cute addon, and then expanding its creation tools with
Galactic Adventures. This allowed players to appoint Captains to take on away missions during the Space phase, with a sample set made by Maxis designed to inspire a bevy of user-generated quests. A by-then unwieldy Sporepedia made filtering tough, however, while beefing up the best phase of the game felt like little more than a paid-for sticking plaster on a far deeper problem. Once again,
Minecraft would do it properly, though Adventure mode was surely helped by plentiful YouTube coverage that highlighted the best and funniest player-made levels.