Conclusion: THE VERDICT GAMEPLAY: 6/10 DESIGN: 9/10 SOUND: 7/10 REPLAYABILITY: 7/10 OVERALL: 7.5/10 Closing Thoughts: ScaryGirl’s stylized art and painted on graphics made the game look awesome, the gameplay had it flaws but overall it plays well enough not to be too much of a problem, even though some of the...
Excerpt: I won't have it said that Scarygirl is an ugly game. Trash its wonky physics, clumsy controls and dull-as-dirt platforming all you like, but if you deny that it's wonderfully whimsical slice of loveliness we're going to have to fight.
Summary: Scarygirl has an original graphical style that permeates from every facet of the game and just begs to be explored. On top of that, the controls respond well and the game provides a reasonable enough challenge throughout most of the stages.
Excerpt: It’s hard not to be intrigued by Scarygirl, an odd, pirate-like girl with an eyepatch, a stitched-up mouth, and a hook for a hand. Protected by a giant octopus, haunted by dreams of a mysterious man — her life sounds ridiculous, but with almost no dialogue or text, Nathan Jurevicius’ 2009 graphic...
Pros: + Really good presentation, with a beautiful game world and entertaining music.
Summary: Originally appearing in a series of graphic novels written by Nathan Jurevicius, Scarygirl makes its way into the digital realm with a downloadable game of the same name. Scarygirl follows the adventures of a poor orphan girl adopted by a sentient octopus named Blister.
Excerpt: The folks handling the press for Scary Girl sent us over a code, and I have to admit I waited a bit long to get a closer look at this game. I was thinking oh, another Xbox Live Game. I should know better by now. Scary Girl is an absolute delight.
Conclusion: Overall, Scarygirl is a solid action-platformer. The game has a charming visual quality, and it is an excellent adaptation of the graphic novel. The gameplay is solid, and most of the difficulties with the controls are easily corrected.
Excerpt: Scarygirl has lovely scenery and a quirky plot, but that isn’t enough to elevate it beyond a mediocre platformer. Based on the graphic novel by Nathan Jurevicius, Scarygirl sends the eponymous character on a quest to decipher the meaning behind her nightmares.
Excerpt: Scarygirl was kind of a blast from the past for me. The title character, a young doll-like girl with a stitched mouth and tentacle arm reminds me of Tim Burton's amazingly awesome movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas .