So, Spore has been given the September release date. I am a supporter of releasing games when they're done, not when people start clawing for them - caving in to impatient fanboys is never a wise move.
However, I'm sure the question on my lips is the same as is on everybody elses: why?
If the game really was "nowhere near completion" then how and why did they show us those oh-so-beautiful and seemingly solid demos all those months ago? I still remember the collective gasp and ensuing roar of approval from a roomful of highly-strung, semi-starstruck industry professionals when Will Wright first unveiled his latest project. The creature creator is wonderful and loads of fun to play with but I am aching for the full game!