Reviews and Problems with Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter
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Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter Wii Review
29 May 2010
Excerpt: With a game that’s as ambitious as Scribblenauts, people are sure to take notice of any game that 5th Cell were involved in, even if they felt that the idea was part of a weak game. The concept for the original Drawn to Life was dreamed up by 5th Cell, but for the Wii version of its sequel, Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter, development duties have fallen to Planet Moon Studios.
Conclusion: You have to applaud Drawn to Life’s developers for at least attempting to push a unique concept. While it’s fun (initially) designing your playable character and various elements of the world around him, however, The Next Chapter’s novelty quickly fades. It’s at this point which it becomes painfully obvious that the core gameplay cannot support the game alone. The platforming is decent—sometimes remotely challenging—yet mundane and aged.
Conclusion: While we were worried Planet Moon Studios couldn't live up to the usual quality of 5th Cell, the team has put out a decent Wii platformer that anyone can admire, despite the targeted, younger demographic.
Pros: Solid, tight and varied platforming action, Interesting 2D level design, Great IR puzzle moments
Cons: Touch input preferable for drawing, Annoyingly frequent load screens, Perhaps a little too easy, Poorly executed minigames