What is Scribblenauts?
Let this first hand experience summerise it for you;
Best game of E3? Without a ******* doubt. Anyone who says otherwise did not play Scribblenauts. Best game of all time? Jesus Christ, I don't know, maybe. It's a game that challenges your IMAGINATION. No other game has ever done that.
So listen to this story. I was in the early levels; I didn't quite have an idea of how ridiculously in-depth the database was. I was summoning things like ladders, glasses of water, rayguns, what have you. But I reached a level with zombie robots, and the zombie robots kept killing me. Rayguns didn't work, a torch didn't work, a pickaxe didn't work. In my frustration, I wrote in "Time Machine". And one popped up. What the *******? A smile dawned on my face. I hopped in, and the option was given to me to either travel to the past or the future. I chose past. When I hopped out, there were ******* dinosaurs walking around. I clicked one, and realized I could RIDE THEM. So I hopped on a ******* DINOSAUR, traveled back to the present, and stomped the ******* out of robot zombies. Did you just read that sentence? Did you really? I ******* TRAVELED THROUGH TIME AND JUMPED ON A DINOSAUR AND USED IT TO KILL MOTHER*******ING ROBOT ZOMBIES. This game is unbelievable. Impossible. There's nothing you can't do.
Holy ******* *******.
Scribblenauts is the latest creative puzzle game from 5th Cell. Exclusive to the DS, Scribblenauts pits you against your own imagination. In each level your duty is to collect a star. How to get that star is entirely up to you. Using the power of words, nearly anything you write down will manifest in the level as a tool, allowing nearly unlimited solutions to levels.
Objective; get the girls cat off the roof. Sure, you could summon a ladder and climb up, but wouldn't it be more exciting to use a jetpack? Hey, maybe you'd prefer to summon an arsonist, who will burn the house down, getting the cat to the ground.
Levels come in two catagories; action and puzzle. Action levels usually allow you to see where the star is, and simply ask that you get it in your grasp. Puzzle levels give you a hint as to a specific task that must be completed before the star will be rewarded.
With over 200 levels, an in built level editor and WiFi level sharing, as well as plenty of secret memes and jokes to discover, all wrapped up in one of the most original gaming ideas in years, Scribblenauts looks to be a game for the history books.
NA - September 15th, 2009
Europe - October 9th, 2009
Australia - September 30th, 2009
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Who's buying? I've got a pre-order waiting to be picked up when it hits Australian shores, but for the time being have been toying around with the naughty copy. Will gladly answer any questions.