Talk:Spore (2008 video game)

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Former good article nominee Spore (2008 video game) was a good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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  • Verify : Gameplay description in each phase

Sales Figures in Reception[edit]

Sales Figures in "Reception"[edit]

I removed the one-million sold sentence from the "Reception" section because it stated at 2.5 weeks, one million worldwide were sold, while the very next sentence said at three weeks, two million were sold. Not likely sales doubled between 2.5 and 3 weeks. Both had references, but the first reference is now broken, while the second reference did still work, so I picked the second sentence. If the first sentence was mis-quoted and still has a valid source that has moved, please correct my changes and its reference [56] - (url= |title=Spore Begins With a Big Bang! One Million Games Sold and 25 Million Creations Uploaded|accessdate=2008-10-15|date=2008-09-24|publisher=Electronic Arts)

Misquoting sources[edit]

The article's section entitled "scientific" accuraccy misquoted the articles it cited; sometimes this was just one word in a quote such as "seriously messed up" when Dr. Plum claimed that spore's evolutionary process was "severely messed up" [1]

A more serious error was quoting the wrong biologist! The article only quoted Dr. Near when it used the "severely messed up" line, when Dr. Prum was originally quoted in the NY Times Article (Dr. Prum and Dr. Near were both quoted in the same paragraph in the NY Times article)[2]

I have edited that particular section of the article so that it is no longer misquoting a source; there are probably more however, and others should therefore look into this.

Brianc26 (talk) 05:47, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

One known bug sometimes happens in tribal stage when the game freezes, this bug is not supported by the latest patch for the game.[edit]

What does that even mean? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:17, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

The gameplay section is bloated beyond belief...[edit]

Does it really need to go into this much detail? With the amount of minutiae put into every single stage gameplay description, it reads more like a game manual at best, and SporeWiki at worst. I'd really like to trim it down, but I'd figure I should bring it up here in case there are eyes on this page (last talkpage edit being in 2012 is not making it seem likely)-- I'd likely be removing a lot of content, which some might take issue with me being too WP:BOLD about. I'll give it a few days for someone to voice their thoughts before I do anything. BlusterBlasterkaboom! 14:31, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

I've let it sit for 4 days with no fanfare, so I'll just go ahead and prune it. Anyone taking issue at this point can just revert and discuss. BlusterBlasterkaboom! 14:30, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

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