GWJ writes: "THQ's de Blob, a game about a hyperactive blob covering a monochromatic cityscape with paint, presents an serious challenge for this particular writer. The problem is this: how to describe it without making accidental puns about blobs and color? For example, I can't say that the art design "oozes style," although it does, or describe the musical style as "slick," or refer to a "colorful cast of characters." Most of the phrases in my Hacky Game Writer's Handbook (2008 Ed.) are off limits now. Well, I got through my review of Bejeweled without calling it a hidden gem, so I can probably do this. No more blobs, colors, or references to Jackson Pollock."