Excerpt: It’s a painting game. On the DS. No more, no less. Forget the user-driven cutesiness of LittleBigPlanet or the impending testosterone overload that is Gears of War 2- Paint by DS gets my GOTY nomination simply for doing exactly what it says on the tin, a rare quality in a market sagging under the weight of buzzwords and colons. Unfortunately that’s almost all the praise I’m prepared to give it.
Excerpt: Thanks to games like Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar Hero , video games about emulating a certain art form have become increasingly popular in both the hardcore and casual gaming markets. Companies are cashing in on this phenomenon left and right, each trying to capture a slice of the demographic that hasn’t been cornered yet – games about crayons, crossword puzzles, and even guitar practice have made their way onto the DS.
Excerpt: Quoi de plus approprié qu'un logiciel de dessin sur Nintendo DS ? La console à l'écran tactile semblait toute désignée pour servir de canevas à nos inspirations créatrices. Et pourtant, Paint By DS déçoit sur toute la ligne et ne fait que servir une opération marketing qui mise sur son approche artistique pour attirer le casual gamer non averti.