Darkspore is one of a couple of new Maxis games that have been shown at GamesCom this year. But what the hell is is all about?
Well, first up, the Darkspore of the title appears to be a malignant force that is spreading across the Galaxy. The player will take up the challenge of trying to stop this force in what they are saying to be an action RPG style. There are three different classes of five genetic heroes and the player will, as they travel from planet to planet, find parts that can customise these heroes in a myriad of different ways.
Looking at the screens, I am thinking some kind of top-down, Diablo style gameplay, which is never a bad thing in my mind. Until we get to see some of the gameplay, make your own minds up -