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.
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 .
Excerpt: Platformers have been something I’ve had a love/hate relationship with for some time. I enjoyed them immensely during the 90’s along with the rest of the world, but aside from a few franchises that I’ve kept up with over the years, they’ve been mostly on my backburner.