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Aspect Reviews seeks to provide high quality, meticulously detailed adventure reviews that concisely and accurately explain to the reader whether or not the adventure is worth playing and why. Adventures will be graded on a variety of factors, including creation design, storyline and puzzle quality, and given an overall rating from a red face (unplayable and almost totally without merit) to a green face (adventures that everyone who has GA should play at least once, no matter what.)


Submission Instructions

Reviews here may be either requested by the adventure creator or chosen by one of the reviewers to review without a request. All completed reviews will be sorted by overall rating (from a red face to a green) and linked below in the "Completed Reviews" section.

When submitting an adventure review, please include the following fields within your request:
Sporepedia link to adventure: We need this to locate the adventure for download. PNGs are optional, but include them if you want.
Preferred reviewer: Choose one of the active reviewers listed below, or leave this out if you don't mind you reviews it.
Why we should review this adventure: Why is your adventure unique? What makes it stand out?

Also, please keep in mind that we can reject a request for any reason we feel like using, including "I just don't want to play that right now." If your request is accepted, please don't nag us about finishing it either - we do have lives outside of Spore, you know!


Review Format

Aspect Reviews uses a modified version of the HUAR review format for its adventure reviews.
Sample Review Adventure Name (with Sporepedia link)
Type: The genre the author set for the adventure, possibly with a different genre it could have been
Creator: Name of creator, linked to Spore.com profile page
Captain: The captain used to play the adventure, linked to Sporepedia

Summary
Quick description of what stands out about this mission. You should be able to read this and get a feel for whether you would enjoy the adventure.

Story
How much story depth the adventure has and what did and didn't work story wise. Here we look at description, opening / winning / losing text, talk to / examine text, and basically any text in the adventure.

Spelling / Grammar
Any spelling or grammar errors we notice while playing, and an idea for how common they are considering the total amount of text. We tend to notice most errors and if there are a lot, it may severally affect the overall score.

Creations
Impression of the quality of creatures / buildings / vehicles included in the adventure.

Environment
How well the landscape, sounds, creature / building / vehicle placement came together to make a believable and playable environment.

Captain Competence
Which abilities (if any) your captain will need or probably want in order to complete the mission at all or non-annoyingly. Adventures that don’t require abilities tend to score better.

Gameplay
An overview of the different gameplay mechanics, including any and all puzzles, that are at work in the adventure and of how well they worked.

Overall
A red / orange / yellow / blue / green face overall score for the adventure. Red means there’s something seriously wrong. Orange adventures are bad enough they’re not worth playing. Yellow adventures are average — play them if you have them, but don’t bother seeking them out. Blue adventures stand out in a way that makes them worth a download, and green adventures are ones you don’t want to miss! This section is also where we note the difficulty of the adventure on a scale from 1 to 5, with 1 being playable by a limbless space slug played by a five-year-old and 5 being a challenge on the level of the notorious Braintree.



Reviewers

Aspect Reviews is hiring reviewers, should you wish to apply! Be forewarned: we have very stringent standards for detail and quality in every review and we expect that your application showcases your ability to write top quality adventure reviews. To apply for a job reviewing at Aspect, PM Xenopologist with a review (of any adventure) you've written out, in our review format, that we use to ensure that each adventure is evaluated as thoroughly as possible.

Retired reviewers who have reviewed for us in the past include:
Dragonman9 (Aspect co-founder)
Drew980
Miralynn
lloyd24
DOGC_Kyle
LoneStar45

Current reviewers are listed below, along with their status.


Waiting Lists

Xenopologist: Inactive, not accepting requests
Adventures of Ragnar Part 2 by Seth1
Thedbunkles' Quiz Show EA by DemonOfJustice

psherman: Active, accepting requests
GCG - Life Immortal by xorn101
Dino Planet by StheT
Fight Club by Puffington0

cbfstudios: Active, accepting requests
None at the moment...

HangingDeath: Inactive, but still accepting requests
Secret Base Area 481 Sector A by arec225
Future Greatness by Monckat
The Star Strider by emperormiguel

CloudyVision: Active, accepting requests
None at the moment...

"Orphaned" Requests: This is for adventures that haven't yet been accepted
Black Tears by IsakTheWriter
Special Interests by Metroid Tamer
Cretarious by KC11isme
Ultimate Gladiator (5-adventure series) by DarkStar8070


Sporecasts

Once reviewed, adventures of sufficient quality will be added to the appropriate Sporecast(s). Subscribe to these Sporecasts to receive automatic downloads of Aspect-recommended adventures to your Sporepedia.

Top Quality: green face only
Acceptable: blue face or higher

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Completed Reviews


The Ties that Bind - by jschwegman, reviewed by Dragonman9
Valley of the Callips - by Blackpanfa, reviewed by Dragonman9
Bauder's Gate - Episode 1 - by Parkaboy, reviewed by Miralynn/Mantis12180
An Unlikely God - by Slyth33, reviewed by HangingDeath
Occupation - by Harlequin2, reviewed by Dragonman9
Birth of a Warrior I (V2) - by Strategist, reviewed by Dragonman9
Words of the Wasteland - by MobsterMania/HRmatthew, reviewed by Dragonman9
Behind the Black - Part 1 - by BrokenEyeReborn, reviewed by Xenopologist
GCG - Infiltration - by Dragonman9, reviewed by lloyd24
The Return - by Parkaboy, reviewed by psherman
Words of the Condemned - by MobsterMania/HRmatthew, reviewed by Dragonman9
Birth of a Warrior II - by Strategist, reviewed by Dragonman9
Words of the Forsaken - by MobsterMania/HRmatthew, reviewed by Dragonman9
The Unusual Chosen One - by emperormiguel, reviewed by cbfstudios
Under the Well - by oddcreator97, reviewed by psherman
Bauder Speedway Template - by psherman, reviewed by cbfstudios
Words of the Wasteland - by MobsterMania/HRmatthew, reviewed by cbfstudios [second review]
Moth to a Flame Pt 1 - by SapphireFlame, reviewed by lloyd24
Words of the Forsaken - by MobsterMania/HRmatthew, reviewed by cbfstudios [second review]
Apocalypse Ep1 - Awakening in Hell - by CloudyVision, reviewed by psherman
The Mining of Clurnus - by neonplanet, reviewed by cbfstudios
GRIDBLOCK! - by sefmonsta, reviewed by Xenopologist
Words of Realization - by MobsterMania/HRmatthew, reviewed by cbfstudios
Lunar Colony Template - by cbfstudios, reviewed by HangingDeath
MAW - Blight of Ilumos - by ffxiifan, reviewed by cbfstudios
Apocalypse Ep2- Forlorn Hopes - by CloudyVision, reviewed by psherman
The Fall of Athenousis (Part4) - by Drew980, reviewed by cbfstudios
The Fall of Athenousis 6 - by Drew980, reviewed by cbfstudios
Burton Betelgeuse - by Loycifer, reviewed by HangingDeath
Horrors from Below-Plak (v2) - by MobsterMania/HRmatthew, reviewed by cbfstudios
Deepspace - by hk1x1, reviewed by DOGC_Kyle
The Words Series (overall review of series) - by HRmatthew/MobsterMania, reviewed by psherman
Words of Hospitality - by HRmatthew/mobsterMania, reviewed by psherman
Words of Realization - by HRmatthew/MobsterMania, reviewed by psherman
Words of the Forsaken - by HRmatthew/MobsterMania, reviewed by psherman
Young Mountain -by AstralMagnet, reviewed by DOGC_Kyle
Words of the Condemned - by HRmatthew/MobsterMania, reviewed by psherman
Food Inc - by cbfstudios, reviewed by psherman
Words of the Wasteland - byHRmatthew/MobsterMania, reviewed by psherman


GCG - Corruption - by DOGC_Kyle, reviewed by Dragonman9
Ultimate Adventure - by Zaragorne, reviewed by Dragonman9
Shine on, Crazy and Diamond - by AaronMk, reviewed by Dragonman9
Mutagia - by Miralynn/Mantis12180, reviewed by Dragonman9
EAW - Sands of War - by Drew980, reviewed by HangingDeath
Badok's Treasure Part 1 - by Lonestar45, reviewed by Dragonman9
Fear of The Worst - by lloyd24, reviewed by HangingDeath
Dragons of Surdaus (part 1) - by AaronMk, reviewed by Dragonman9
Shotgun Diplomacy - by Slyth33, reviewed by Xenopologist
Animal Crossing - The Lost Save - by E17707, reviewed by Xenopologist
GCG - Nova Rising (Part B) - by Dragonman9, reviewed by Xenopologist
Xenoplanet Narkoria - by psherman, reviewed by Xenopologist
Sheon Canyon - by oddcreator97, reviewed by psherman
Alien Body Template - by Macciavelo, reviewed by cbfstudios
Armora Canyon - by psherman, reviewed by cbfstudios
Tron Sub-Routine_2 - by sefmonsta, reviewed by cbfstudios
F4ds (beta) - by oddcreator97/xcube121, reviewed by psherman
Source Code - by cbfstudios, reviewed by psherman
Deceit in Shining Armor - by LoneStar45, reviewed by psherman
Words of the Condemned - by MobsterMania/HRmatthew, reviewed by cbfstudios [second review]
Eon Spice Refinery-Template - by cbfstudios, reviewed by psherman
EAW - What the Gods Leave Behind - by Zong92, reviewed by psherman
Archetype Challenge- Scientist - by DemogorghonWhite, reviewed by psherman
Darkness Falls Part 1 - by psherman, reviewed by cbfstudios
Words of Hospitality - by MobsterMania/HRmatthew, reviewed by cbfstudios
Words of Identity - by MobsterMania/HRmatthew, reviewed by cbfstudios
Terminal Code - by cbfstudios, reviewed by psherman
Darkness Falls Part 2 - by psherman, reviewed by cbfstudios
The Wall of Uvii - by cbfstudios, reviewed by psherman
Dead Space Test Adventure - by Mattopiatropolis, reviewed by psherman
Alpha Conspiracy - Chapter 3 - by Bugboy321, reviewed by psherman
Corruptacracy - by cbfstudios, reviewed by psherman
Alpha Conspiracy - Chapter 5 - by Bugboy321, reviewed by psherman
Words of Identity - by HRmatthew/MobsterMania, reviewed by psherman
EAW - Deal of Blood P2 - by HangingDeath, reviewed by psherman
The Young and the Rescue - by psherman, reviewed by Xenopologist
GFRS Super Speedway - Race - by Elloli, reviewed by lloyd24
Snowed In - by Xenopologist, reviewed by HangingDeath


The Experiment - by Eradicator94, reviewed by Dragonman9
P6 City - by DOGC_Kyle, reviewed by Dragonman9
New Galaxy Center - by DOGC_Kyle, reviewed by Dragonman9
EAW - Sanity's Strife - by HangingDeath, reviewed by Xenopologist
The Frostspreader - by Raythor100, reviewed by Dragonman9
Into the Ultimate Future - by DOGC_Kyle, reviewed by Dragonman9
Seasonal Conflict - by Raythor100, reviewed by Dragonman9
A Strange Day; The Beginning - by Miralynn/Mantis12180, reviewed by Dragonman9
GCG - Nova Rising (Part A) - by Dragonman9, reviewed by Miralynn/Mantis12180
Pirate Life - Part 1 and Intro - by Miralynn/Mantis12180, reviewed by HangingDeath
Science with Prof Biiniald - by Xenologist, reviewed by Dragonman9
Fear of The Worst Part 2 - by lloyd24, reviewed by Drew980
Badok's Treasure Part 2 - by LoneStar45, reviewed by Dragonman9
Deceit In Shining Armor (Intro) - by LoneStar45, reviewed by Xenopologist
Dragons of Surdaus (part 2) - by AaronMk, reviewed by Dragonman9
Planet Aquia - by DOGC_Kyle, reviewed by Dragonman9
Ending Discourse - by Adracman42, reviewed by Dragonman9
The Pyramid of Oom - by TheLightbulb, reviewed by psherman
Planet Xulborb V2 - by cbfstudios, reviewed by psherman
Planet Xulborb II V2 - by cbfstudios, reviewed by psherman
Dragons of Surdaus (part 3) - by AaronMk, reviewed by Dragonman9
Attack of the Ectocharge Base - by DOGC_Kyle, reviewed by cbfstudios
Eon Pt1 - by crazyjoe98, reviewed by cbfstudios
The Rise of Xar - by xxCuteWolfxx, reviewed by psherman
Tynder Ruins a Picnic - by xxCuteWolfxx, reviewed by psherman
FR- Rogue (Non C&C) - by xorn101, reviewed by psherman
Rescue of Proportion - by cbfstudios, reviewed by psherman
Alpha Conspiracy - Chapter 1 - by Bugboy321, reviewed by lloyd24
Ninja Fast! - by crazyjoe98, reviewed by psherman
The Grox Meeting - by DOGC_Kyle, reviewed by cbfstudios
Alpha Conspiracy - Chapter 2 - by Bugboy321, reviewed by psherman
Alpha Conspiracy - Chapter 4 - by Bugboy321, reviewed by psherman
Halo;UNSC Commando Squad, Ep, 1 - by sunsfan1323, reviewed by psherman
Galactic Punishment - by Metroid Tamer, reviewed by HangingDeath
Archetype Challenge - Shaman - by DemogorghonWhite, reviewed by HangingDeath
EAW - Deal of Blood P1 - by HangingDeath, reviewed by psherman
Spice Disaster - by cbfstudios, reviewed by psherman
Freezing World - by arec225, reviwed by psherman
Project Wormhole Part 2 - scrat123/brandleface, reviewed by psherman
Meeting Ballimus - by Shinxila, reviewed by psherman
On All Hallows' eve - by sefmonsta, reviewed by HangingDeath


GCG - Origins - by xorn101, reviewed by Dragonman9
THE INFECTION - by buzzm279, reviewed by Xenopologist
GCG - Coming Storm - by xorn101, reviewed by Xenopologist
Planet Xulborb 3 - by cbfstudios, reviewed by psherman
Assassination - by Azlla, reviewed by lloyd24
Attack of the EctoCruiser - by DOGC_Kyle, reviewed by cbfstudios
Miracle by Another Name - by G1s26/Hellhole1026, reviewed by psherman
Tropteon and Gropteon War 7 - by michaelhart, reviewed by lloyd24
The Rise of Xar v2 - by xxCuteWolfxx, reviewed by psherman
Menchan's Tour - by saiyala, reviewed by psherman
Colony - by lloyd24, reviewed by psherman
Project Wormhole Part 3 - by scrat123/brandleface, reviewed by psherman
project Wormhole Part 1 - by scrat123/brandleface, reviewed by psherman


GCG - Threatened - by xorn101, reviewed by Dragonman9
Battle Arena of Doom - by John987/Invader-Icy, reviewed by Miralynn/Mantis12180
Economic Endeavors - by ShrimpCocktail, reviewed by psherman
Halo;Commando squad, Ep. 2 - by sunsfan1323, reviewed by psherman
Mission Impossible - by lloyd24, reviewed by psherman

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Aspect Featured Adventure



Our newest featured adventure is sefmonsta's GRIDBLOCK!, reviewed by Xenopologist. "A fast-paced and difficult puzzle game with a masterfully constructed environment that serves as the ultimate test of how precisely you can control a captain."

To read Xenopologist's full review of this adventure, click the adventure's title above. To proceed directly to a Sporepedia download of the adventure, please click here.


Previous Featured Adventures

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http://www.spore.com/view/myspore/Pokochan98 ghostofillusion rocks!!!!
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Xenopologist wrote:
Pokochan98 wrote:Another reviewer... I forgot, but wasn't there another reviewer?


Working here, or another shop entirely? I haven't seen any other shops around - besides Arbiter's Grounds and RWM, that is...
I think it's Arbiter's Grounds. But I haven't seen it for a while. I leik this format better.

http://www.spore.com/view/myspore/Pokochan98 ghostofillusion rocks!!!!
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Pokochan98 wrote:I think it's Arbiter's Grounds. But I haven't seen it for a while. I leik this format better.


Why thank you! I stole it off of misterhaan at HUAR, as I may have mentioned... this shop actually draws a lot of ideas from that one.

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Might I say good luck to your group. May you be ready for the tasks ahead.

And let me be the first to offer an adventure for review!


EAW - Sanity's Strife



"The Asanians have landed upon a planet, intent on consuming its resources. The Saurans have launched an attack as a response. Can they defeat the unpredictable and volatile Asanian Syndicate?"
(It's a clicky image.)

Reviewer : Whoever wants to, I don't care.

Why we should review this adventure : Unlike most combat missions, diving headlong into the fight won't get you anywhere. You need to strategize with your allied troops and lead them well. Focus on your goals, and bring lots of ammo. Not for those Captain's weak of combat experience.

Also, i'll give you a cookie if you can find the Gooble.

(I put this up on Remy's thread, but he's basically disappeared.)

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Request accepted. I'll take this one, since Dragonman9 has a lot of prewritten reviews to post and I don't have any as of yet.
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Do you do template adventure reviews? I have a city (P6 City) that I want reviewed, but I haven't yet made an adventure with it.

Kyle N // DOGC_Kyle
My Spore Page // Working on remastering old adventures, and new adventure, titled Dusk, may or may not finish
// Also participating in Project Multispore (multiplayer galaxy)
// Livestreaming Spore and other games at https://mixer.com/Kyle_Necrowolf

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Your posts have been received,
You can log out any time you like,
But you can never leave!
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Not sure about Dragonman9, but I'll accept them. It'll just go into more detail about the environment and leave out everything involving balance and story.
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Review Badok's Treasure :D



Sporepedia link to adventure: http://www.spore.com/sporepedia#qry=ftr-adventure%3Ausr-LoneStar45%7C500637810923%3Asast-500684206848%3Aview-newest
Preferred reviewer: Xenopologist
Why we should review this adventure: Because I worked very hard on this adventure for many weeks.
And it also has that perfect mix of combat, story and adventure. And it's not for weak captains because for those few combat parts (even with the allies you get) they're rather challenging.

l Steam l Tumblr lWith the cold heart of darkness, one city is lawless, one city fighting for order, that's what the law is
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Request accepted. That's actually one of the adventures I've been meaning to try out for a while, so thanks for giving me a reason to play it
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Xenopologist wrote:Request accepted. That's actually one of the adventures I've been meaning to try out for a while, so thanks for giving me a reason to play it


I'll post the other 2 (and eventually the newest one in progress when I decide to finish it) when you're done.

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I've started making an adventure, so expect something from me in less than two months.


SapphireFlame wrote:I posted a video about a real life, life sized "mobile suit" that can be privately owned and operated. And you chose to talk about math. I believe I have lost my understanding for the internet.
 
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