Reviews for Scribblenauts Unlimited (NA)
Great Fun but Repetativekennedyzak | April 26, 2013 | See all kennedyzak's reviews »
This game is a wonderful example of a game which fun factor is only hindered by your imagination and creativity. its always fun to solve simple problems with over-the-top solutions and maybe just enjoying torching an entire town with a pink dragon flamethrower you made yourself. As the game goes on though, you will find the game play gets pretty repetitive and somewhat bland. the story line is pretty dull and there really is nothing that moves the story along besides the constant reminding that your trying to save your sister. If the story line had more power too it, and if the game play had some moments of change up the game would be a upwards to a 90 in my book, but for now I will have to put it at a 64. Great fun to start, but boring later on.
new features hampered by fundemental misdirectionyrts | Feb. 5, 2013 | See all yrts's reviews »
Scribblenauts used to be a really special game. It reminded me a lot of crayon physics, suffered from the same quirks, and also the same great achievement of stimulating the imagination to such a degree.
Unfortunately this new installment has entirely changed the way the game works. Instead of trying to reach the star at the other side of the level, the protagonist now goes to larger town locations populated by many npcs. There you will walk around and click on npcs and they will ask you for something. Then you spawn that thing and receive a piece of star. For example someone may say they need to express themselves so you give them a pencil and they write a book.
Basically, they've boiled the puzzle out of the puzzle game and what is left is more of a spelling game.
What's left is hardly the cutesy game that could appeal to people of all ages, but rather, more like a children's game that could possibly assist non-native english speakers in expanding their vocabulary.
Very innovative gameHotspud | Jan. 12, 2013 | See all Hotspud's reviews »
This game is a real gem.
Simple graphics and colorful music make this game accessible to all. The premise is that you have to solve short interactive puzzles using your magical notepad where anything you type comes into existence. You can summon people, animals, guns - essentially anything, and interact with said item. For example, I summoned an elephant and a pair of giant wings, putting the wings on the elephant I was able to fly it around the level. Similarly, you can summon a maneating pidgeon and watch the characters scramble away as it tries to eat them. It's all very good fun and it's a unique experience not available anywhere else. The game is of good length, and replayability depends on whether or not you are creative enough to go back and solve the puzzles in a more unique way.
Overall, I highly recommend this game for anyone, makes for a great gift especially if you have younger siblings - but the game is equally fun for adults too!
An Imaginative Adventure For All AgesAkaRai | Jan. 6, 2013 | See all AkaRai's reviews »
Honestly, I was largely unaware of this series before this release. My girlfriend wanted a copy, and while I was initially turned off by the art style, I grew to appreciate the game while playing through with her, somewhere around the point she decided to create a giant, flying, super fast, ridable porcupine with a hat and mustache.
A lot of effort was put into this game, and it shows. The puzzles feel a little on the easy side, but that may be in part due to how broad your options are. If you can imagine it, you can create it in this game.
The protagonist Maxwell's parents were adventurers, and give him and his sister a magical globe that allows them to travel anywhere on the planet, and a notepad on which anything written will become reality. Essentially you can type in any object, and describe it in fairly detailed terms, and it'll poof into existence before your character. You can edit it further if needed too. Upon venturing out of their house, Maxwell and his sister Lilly play a prank on a hungry old man, and give him a rotten apple. In anger, he curses Lilly to turn into stone, and the only way to save her is to collect starites by helping people.
You help people using the magical notebook, and aside from mini-games (and within many of the mini-games as well) this is how the vast majority of the game is played. Someone has a problem, and you open up your notebook and create something that solves it.
It's simple enough, but it's open-ended and fun watching your creations come to life. It's well-crafted and fun for all ages. I can't comment on how well it compares to other versions of the game, but I thought Scribblenauts Unlimited was a quality product.
Simply Funpreachingchimp | Dec. 18, 2012 | See all preachingchimp's reviews »
The Idea of being able to use a notepad to create almost anything was astounding on the DS version, but when it cam out for PC was very happy to give it a try. The game has many challenges ranging from difficulties that you must solve with your notepad to solve them. Also you collect starites and starite shards from helping people with the magical notepad. It is a great game truly built for all ages. There is still some creativity to be desired, but the steam workshop makes up for that with adding many more creations. The Game is a great game for $30 and is worth the buy for all the enjoyment.
Great fun for a small priceScorpy | Dec. 10, 2012 | See all Scorpy's reviews »
Scribblenauts Unlimited marks 5th Cell's first venture into the PC market with their acclaimed franchise. The result is a fun, albeit watered-down experience. Compared to the Wii U version, Scribblenauts Unlimited for PC is not only $30 cheaper but also easier to use. The game's mechanics and features are very intuitive on PC compared to the Wii U gamepad.
Not all that glitters is gold, however, as Scribblenauts Unlimted is missing one massive feature: multiplayer. This feature is present in the Wii U version and elevates the gameplay massively. The fun of having both local and online players control your creations to help you complete levels is addictive and hilarious. The absence of this feature may be justified by the 50% price slash, but it also makes the game seem 50% complete. There is a tangible void where this feature should be.
Regardless, if you are not looking for a fun multiplayer experience, Scribblenauts is a decently priced and fun experience. Otherwise, you might want to wait until its inevitable sequel is released on PC. By then, hopefully, 5th Cell will be more confident in the PC market.
Creatively Challenging!Coolicy | Dec. 8, 2012 | See all Coolicy's reviews »
I'm unfamiliar about any past iterations of this game or anything similar as this is my first time playing a game like this, but this game is very fun and imaginative. The visuals are cute, but serves the purpose of the game very well.
My favorite of the game is to "creatively challenge" the players, as the players that think out of the box will have the most fun. You're set into this world where you have to solve different quests/tasks, to bake a pizza (or a motorcycle) or to help a guy impress his girlfriend on a date. The obvious things are of course cheese + dough and flowers + suit respectively, but many other options work as well. This is where the imagination and the creativity comes in, as you can spawn things by literally typing in the words into the game, and they spawn. Add viking helmets, bow and arrow or spawn alligators or walruses, I'm amazed at how much the developers covered in terms of options - something definitely impossible to achieve without this game's simple yet effective visual approach.
Sometimes the control can get slightly sketchy, like giving the item to the wrong person, or attaching the pair of wings to the wrong animal, and that can get a little irritating at times, but nothing that takes longer than a few seconds to fix.
I'm surprised at how much I am impressed by this game as I normally don't play games like this. If you're tired from all the explosions and kills from the other games you play, this game is definitely a good one to play to take a break from saving the world. Even though you do "kinda" save the world here too... but in a different way. Hmm.
All the fun of the DS versionrstokes | Dec. 8, 2012 | See all rstokes's reviews »
The original scribblenauts was very unique in that it allowed you to solve puzzles by using any object you please (really what the game allowed but im splitting hairs) .For example, you could solve a puzzle of cracking an egg with anything from a foot to a T-Rex, and anything in between. This game improves on that formula by allowing you to use adjectives and by significantly increasing the games vocabulary. That being said, how much fun you have in game completely depends on your own imagination, so while some people (myself included) will find the game almost too fun to put down, others may not enjoy the freedom as much.
But hey, any game that allows me to recreate scenes from some of my favorite video games and movies (look it up on google) Is worth it in my book