Destructoid - Scribblenauts Unlimited Review

Destructoid - The problem with a game like Scribblenauts is that the promise of boundless freedom comes with strict boundaries. A game that promises you can conjure any item in existence to solve puzzles can be broken pretty simply in a world without rules, since electronic ninjas could theoretically solve any and all problems. Thus, rules are contrived, fences erected, and you find yourself not quite free as the bird you just created out of thin air.

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SilentNegotiator2161d ago

That stinks. All I want out of Scribblenauts is to come up with silly things to solve things in silly ways. That was the charm of the other 2 titles; letting your imagination loose to create things that the developer's anti-myopic planning set up for you.

Bimkoblerutso2161d ago

You always have to take Sterling's scores with a grain of salt. I admire that he's not afraid to actually bring up a game's problems (sadly an inexplicable problem in game journalism these days), but he's so prone to petty nitpicking that he can often make even the smallest hiccup in game design seem like a game-breaking train wreck.

For what it's worth, Scribblenauts is actually one of the best reviewed launch games for the Wii U from most other sites so far.

SilentNegotiator2161d ago

If you think he "nitpicks" games into low scores, you haven't read his reviews.

Bimkoblerutso2161d ago (Edited 2161d ago )

I have read his reviews...and it just so happens that, having now played the game, I feel it applies to this particular review as well.

I acknowledge that he hits on some of the game's problems, and yet it STILL seems like petty nitpicking considering how critically he lets petty annoyances ruin ENTIRE games for himself.