As I keep saying, this isn’t a review site. If you want a review of Scribblenaurs, John Walker’s review on Eurogamer is perfect. Rarely, if ever, have I seen a review that’s just so correct.
My own thoughts are the same, really. This is a huge achievement, maybe even a landmark game, but the controls and some of the puzzle solutions just really make me want to snap my DS in half at times.
Some of that’s down to playing the American version. Over here we leave out mince pies for Father Christmas. But the American Santa Claus doesn’t want them.
Mostly, though, it’s odd things like ducks not counting as farm animals. Or your character running through a tripwire and blowing everything up when you were trying to grab the end of a rope.
It’s deeply infuriating and broken and glitchy and it makes me more angry than any gave ever has… but it’s also genius. When a clever solution works, it’s the best game ever. And when you’re just messing about on the title screen summoning Mothman and Sasquatch and Champ and making them fight each other… well, yes, it’s just about the most joyful, surprising and wonderful thing ever.
It’s basically an impossible thing. It shouldn’t exist. It’s a harebrained, crackpot idea for a game. The fact that it really, actually does exist and almost, mostly, sometimes works is a miracle. Yeah, it’s all sorts of broken, but you have to play it.
Wasn’t in the mood today. I went to the next puzzle level after the one with the bully. There was a flower. It needed to grow. So, that level took about five seconds, then. Then there was one with a girl on a diving board and nothing I tried worked until I fluked it by
So, I tried a few more times. Following a suggestion from another person, I tried just creating a CHOCOLATE BAR. The girl ate it happily, but I didn’t get the starite. Then I tried creating a VENDING MACHINE, which dispensed a chocolate bar, but it wasn’t good enough, either. I summoned a BULLY, hoping the
I’m stuck on a level. There’s a row of vending machines guarded by a bully. I need to go and get a chocolate bar from a vending machine and bring it back to a girl. I’ve tried quite a few things so far. Some examples: First up, summon GOD to kill the bully. That fails
Didn’t get to play much last night because I went out with the wife to see Dorian Gray at the cinema. (Pretty good, actually.) Played a bit of Scribblenauts, though, in a small session which showed off the best and worst of the game. Worst: Several times I somehow managed to glitch through scenery and