Summary: Scribbling its name into DS puzzle history is Scribblenauts , a game that essentially puts you in the shoes of god and has you completing hundreds of tasks. It’s the kind of game that will have you enticed by its adorable charm and innovative gameplay offering nothing but an immersive and well designed experience.
Excerpt: Easily one of gaming’s most ambitious titles in recent history, developer 5th Cell’s Scribblenauts had effectively created a large fan following from the moment it was announced. Since that day, the title went on to be the only handheld game to ever win multiple E3 Best of Show awards (let alone just one) from multiple outlets.
Excerpt: 5th Cell’s Scribblenauts is an odd game. Odd, why? Because it’s one of the few games that is actually new and innovative in this day and age. Forget first-person shooters in drab brown colours or DS games starting with Imagine and ending in “Z”, Scribblenauts is an original, outstanding and fun game for the DS that everyone can and should play—it’s just not perfect. Scribblenauts has a had a wealth of hype surrounding its release since E3 a few months ago.
Conclusion: Concept: Pull items out of thin air, and use them to solve over 220 mind-bending riddle and puzzle scenarios
Graphics: As colorful as a children’s book, with each object distinctively detailed. As beautiful as it is, animation is not this game’s strong suit. Most characters move awkwardly, and the effects tied to specific objects (rocket launchers, tornados, etc) lack pizzazz
Sound: The music is upbeat and snappy, yet repetitive in its hooks.
Conclusion: Finally, I originally expected to be less-than-thrilled with the presentation, as it's no secret that the visuals are childish. Yet it didn't take long to realize that their juvenile nature actually fits the Scribblenauts atmosphere and theme quite well. Everything looks goofy, and animates just the same. I truly understand 5th Cell's chosen path.