Saturday, October 15, 2011

Game Review! (Scribblenauts REMIX)

How do I love you Scribblenauts? Let me count the ways... Actually, I'm not going to count the ways, because counting is just plain boring. Anywhichway, GAME REVIEW TIME! I can remember when Scribblenauts was released for the DS back in 2009, and when I got it on my birthday in 2010. I can also remember playing that game till it was a worn as 13 year old's Xbox controller and had more fun than ever before. I also remember getting Super Scribblenauts on my DS on Christmas, in which my brain melted and I forgot all about my other presents whilst playing it. Months later, I still love both of those games, but a thought remained in my mind. Where to next, 5th Cell? I mean, they'd already created a game where you can summon literally anything, then they topped that by letting you add adjectives to literally anything! What could they possibly do to top that? Nothing. That's the answer. 5th Cell created a masterpiece, a masterpiece so perfect that they couldn't possibly fix it. The original Scribblnauts was innovative in itself, and Super Scribblenauts took everything that made Scribblenauts great, and made it better by adding better controls, adjectives, and more creative levels. But then, out of the dark, rose a new Scribblenauts title. Scribblenauts Remix. Unlike it's predecessors, Remix wasn't released on the DS, or any Nintendo system for that matter. Instead, they released it for the iPhone, as an app. Scribblenauts Remix is simple. Take levels from Super Scribblenauts and Scribblenauts, slightly inhance the graphics, stick it on the app store. However, Remix has both it's pros and cons, which we're about to look at.

I mean, it's Scribblenauts! One of the best games ever! And now, you can play it on your phone! Remix includes the adjective addition to the series, allowing you to create litteraly anything to solve the puzles. The graphics got boosted too, making everything look just like the concept art. Also, you play levels from both Scribblenauts games, along with some new ones! Really, the game's just as good as you'd expect it to be. Except for the...

There are a surprisingly large amount of these for a Scribblenauts game. First off, they got rid of the controls of Super Scribblenauts when they made this one. Yep, that's right. One of the main reasons Scribblenauts didn't get perfect reviews was because of it's awkwards controls, which 5th Cell thought it would be a good idea to bring back. No. No it's not. And I know the controls are limited on a little touch screen, but you couldn't have added a jump button? JUST A LITTLE JUMP BUTTON? Also, you can't make levels in Remix, which is sad because making levels was really fun (I loved making them impossible for my friends).

So there you have it. Scribblenauts Remix, reviewed! Now for the all important verdict, what will it be?


You know, I just didn't have as much fun with this game, and even though it's fun, it doesn't deserve the four stars. Sorry Remix!

But, if you're looking for a good app, purchase Scribblenauts Remix for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch for five dollars!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Skyward Sword Blowout!

It's been more than a year since The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was announced. However, in the last few months there's been a blowout of trailers, screenshots, story details, and more! Gameinformer had a gigantic Zelda feature, and Nintendo Power may do so next. I am incredibly excited about this new game, it looks like it may be the greatest Zelda ever made. Now don't get me wrong, I love me some Ocarina. But, Skyward Sword may just beat it, if you catcha my drifta. What is making htis look like it's going to be the best game of the year (and the Wii's last great game)? Well, first of all it's the storyline. It's hugely gargantuanly epicly epic! This game takes place before all other Zelda games (if you use the timeline theory, considering it's confirmed that SS is a prequel to OoT) and even includes the FORGING OF THE MASTER SWORD! Yeah man, it sure does. Also, there's a lot of changes to the normal formula. For instance, Link is a knight in training, Zelda apparently isn't a princess, and there's no Ganon! Instead, there's just some creepy guy (who I'm pretty sure "hopped the fence") named Ghirahim, who really creeps me out (like, he wears these clothes that have diamond holes that expose his thighs and... he's just really creepy). But just because Ghirahimershmim is creepy it doesn't mean everything is! Skyward Sword will include more RPG elements such as upgradable shields, which are super cool! Instead of having naught but a Hylian shield (which would be strange becuase I'm pretty sure Hyrule isn't a kingdom yet in this game) you can upgrade your wooden shield! Boo-yah! Not to mention Skyward Sword will feature motion controls that I've heard feel natural and fun. So get ready, Zelda fans. And you too, normal gamer! Because Skyward Sword is going to BLOW YOUR LITTLE GAMER MINDS!!! (and if it doesn't I'm sueing.)