From Ars Technica:
With Spore, Will Wright intends to make you an Intergalactic Galactic ruler who begins life as a bottom-feeding primordial soup dweller. When I first saw the game back in early 2006, I wondered if Wright and his team over at Maxis be able to pull this off? I didn’t mean “pull it off” in the technical sense, but in the gaming sense of making it fun. I’ve waited a long time to see if Wright succeeded, and when my review copy arrived in the mail recently, I found out the answer.
Looks like a lot of hype without much substance. I’ll pass.
The Amazon reviewers REALLY hate the DRM.