Recently my internet has been screwing up and yes, I was able to play the game when the internet was off. It just says "Hey if you connect to the internet you can see all our internet stuff!" and by that they mean MONEY! GIVE US MONEY! when they eventually release DLC for Medieval. The only thing you do need is the DVD in the drive.
I should not walk so a child may live.----http://www.spore.com/view/profile/Catsimboy