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FEATURED VOXPOP LinksOcarina This is another article from Blistered Thumbs I wrote, back from the dead after being buried in the way-back machine. I posted this back in April of 2013, and many of the issues present seem to be prevalent right now in some cases, namely the decrees of sexism and misogony. Considering current...

Spore Comic Book Creator Review

Greg_Damiano By:
Greg_Damiano
01/24/09
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Misc. 
PLAYERS
PUBLISHER MashOn 
DEVELOPER MashOn 
RELEASE DATE  
E10 What do these ratings mean?

It’s garbage, ‘nuff said.








P.S. Maybe the lag isn’t the worst part. The only way I got this comic onto the website was to take pictures of them on my desktop, and then bring them into Photoshop! It turns out you can’t even look at the pages without uploading them to MashON’s slow-ass Flash website.

Speaking of ass, you can probably tell there is a harsh profanity filter in the CBC... apparently, the word “artist” is dirty enough for Spore CBC to filter it out. [You artist, you! ~Ed.]

It ultimately took me four hours to build this three-page comic. That’s at least twice as long as it would take me to lay out the pages and arrange art and text in a real program like Paint Shop Pro or (free) Gimp. Remember, the average comic book on the shelf is 26 pages long!

Many of my issues with Spore Comic Book Creator could be reversed. Maybe MashON will patch in an Undo button or a lag fix. The “review build”, however, was this busted heartbreaker, and I can’t recommend in any good conscience such a bad piece of software.
F Revolution report card
  • Lags every time you click the mouse
  • Zero help documentation
  • Lacks basic art program functionality
  • Cannnot publish files for private use
  • Profanity filter
  • Cannot upload your Spore civilization
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