If you're one of the many millions of people who've enjoyed Will Wright's SimCity or The Sims, odds are high that you will like his next title, Spore. A game of evolutionary progress, Spore starts you off with a single-celled life form. From there, you progress through multiple stages of development until you've built an advanced civilization capable of space flight, at which point you take off into a galaxy inhabited by the planets of other Spore players around the world. Sounds like emergent gameplay at its finest.
--Rich Brown, senior editor