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Art Academy
8.8 out of 10

Art Academy

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Overall 8

NDS Review - 'Art Academy'

13 January 2011
  • Summary: Art Academy is a portable art course, providing everyone from beginners to experts with tools to create their own works of art plus simple tutorials to learn about color, shading, movement and perspective.
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Overall 9

Art Academy

Nintendo World Report
10 January 2011
  • Summary: Pick up your stylus and let your imagination take control.
  • Pros: Budget price, Decent amount of lessons, Excellent representation of creating a piece of art, Wide variety of responsive tools
  • Cons: If you have a DSi, you're better off getting the DSiWare versions, No way to export your paintings, The free-style structure may not be for everyone
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Overall 10

Thorough, fun lessons will genuinely help your art.

Common Sense Media
29 November 2010
  • Summary: Parents need to know that Art Academy is more than just a video game, it is a fun art tutorial. Following these lessons can genuinely help kids learn about creating art. These are not dumbed-down, oversimplified lessons, though.
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Art Academy

Game Revolution
1 November 2010
  • Excerpt: Hey, kids! Need a friend with too much hair like the art dude from TV? I couldn't have been the only one: Anybody remember Bob Ross ? That guy from PBS that would always be so mellow and gentle, but you were aware even as a kid that he must have been wasted on the most calming drugs he could find?
  • Pros: Nice visual presentation, Easy to understand, Lots of processes, Vince is lifeless (passionate, though), Learning art should be funner
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Art Academy

Crispy Gamer
26 October 2010
  • Excerpt: This week sees the newest release from Nintendo, Art Academy for the DS. The title joins in the ranks of an ever growing generation of games such as Brain Age, America’s Test Kitchen, the My Personal/Coach games and even Wii Fit as the latest in the trend of games that claim to boost your own...
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Art Academy

17 September 2010
Overall 9
Gameplay 9
Graphics 9
Sound 5
Longevity 9

Art Academy

19 August 2010
Overall 8

Art Academy

16 August 2010
  • Conclusion: Despite the problems, we still find it very easy to recommend Art Academy. Whether you’ve always fancied having a go at painting but have never got around to it or you simply want something new (and different) for your DS, Art Academy is an incredibly well presented, relaxing, engaging and rewarding...
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Review: Art Academy

The Review Crew
6 March 2011
  • Summary: Art Academy succeeds at bringing those art lessons I took as a pre-teen flooding back into my memory. The lessons are a great introduction for young and old alike and demonstrate the necessary techniques for turning what’s in your head into canvas-ready material.
  • Pros: Helpful instruction and great introduction to art basics, Doesn’t move too fast and lets you get your head around techniques before moving on, Great way to experiment before moving on to the real thing, Camera functionality with the DSi, Paints and pencils draw like their real world counterparts
  • Cons: Not for anyone under 10 unless they’ve already achieved prodigy status, Boring and slow if you’re not into it
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Overall 7

Art Academy [DS] Review

2 September 2010
  • Excerpt: Nintendo sure are paving a new way for the so called ‘self improvement games.’ We had the likes of Brain Academy which claimed to increase your brain power. Then we had the number of cooking games released which of course, teached you how to cook.
  • Pros: Very pleasing presentation and sound, Definately improves artistic ability
  • Cons: Feels like a beginners only game and not for established artists, You don’t know if you’re going wrong or not.
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