Summary: Featuring an innovative new action drawing feature and enhanced drawing tools, Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter will give players new creative tools and immerse them into new worlds they create and explore.
Drawn To Life: The Next Chapter (Nintendo DS) Review
20 December 2009
Summary: 5th Cell have been one of the most well-established developers on DS for quite some time now. Their titles have included ambitious game editor that was the first Drawn to Life, to a library-boosting RTS in Lock’s Quest, and of course the mind-boggling experience that is Scribblenauts.
Excerpt: Fresh off its recent success with Scribblenauts, developer 5th Cell returns to the Drawn to Life series with The Next Chapter. The direct sequel to the 2007 Nintendo DS game, it offers the same mix of stylus drawing and platforming that made the original stand out.
Review: Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (Nintendo DS)
17 November 2009
Summary: When I got Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter in the mail, I was certain I was in for a pretty bumpy ride. Instead I was pleasantly surprised by the overall experience. On the whole, this is a better game than its predecessor in nearly every facet of its design. There are still some problems.
Conclusion: Those who liked the first game will love this sequel. Such focus on user-created content is a freedom incredibly unique in this game – and therefore, incredibly enjoyable. Outside of that creative freedom, the game is easy, can be trite and frequently moves at an unbearable pace.
Pros: Hugely original, Fun to create your own hero/world elements, Brilliant sound/visual design, Responsive input with DS stylus, good control structure
Cons: Terribly slow pacing, No appeal to older crowd, Not a lot of replay value
Conclusion: Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter is a successful sequel to the original game. It does improve upon small things and adds some gameplay variation through different forms. However, the gameplay still feels stagnant and the story is way too drawn out for my tastes.
Excerpt: A recipient of critical acclaim at this year’s E3, Drawn To Life: The Next Chapter has hit stores in time for the holiday season. The main draw of the game is the ability to create your own character using the DS stylus. Get it? Get it? The main draw? Boy am I funny.
Conclusion: In Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter for Nintendo DS, players will be able to draw their own heroes, be it humans, animals or multi-limbed creatures, and will embark on a brand new adventure aboard a Turtle Ship to defeat the evil Wilfre and restore color to the Raposa civilization.