Do you like Scribblenauts? Buy this. Do you like DC Comics in remotely any shape or form? BUY THIS. Holy ♥♥♥♥, the game is a giant nerd love letter. Even better - instead of the "5 missions and a starite" system of Unlimited, all non-"event" missions are randomly generated, and I think the only thing I saw repeat on my first run through the whole game was the occasional "capture this person" bounty hunt.
Literally the only character I wanted in the game who wasn't already was due to licensing issues with Milestone (sorry Static :( ), this thing popped out anything I threw at it, sometimes even surprising ME with the versions it'd conjure up. Also it's very, very cleverly written for the funnybook fans. I'm pretty sure one joke is even a giant shot over the bow of current DC and a massive ♥♥♥♥ing plothole.
The only thing some people might find an issue with: there's now a scoring system on your solutions to puzzles. If you use the same adjective and/or item over and over, you get diminishing returns. (A little icon will warn you.) It limits you from performing The Dead Clown Trick this time around, but I thought it was worth it to go for high scores given that you can spend the points to unlock new powers/outfits for Maxwell as a result. I only wish they'd gone a little further with the lady outfits, you have no idea how bad I wanted to get a Power Girl costume. (They cover some real niche roles though. Starman? Swamp Thing? Animal Man? A random Wonder Woman battle armor? Yeah those are all in there.)
This is a game where, due to my choices, Harley Quinn ended up riding a cow as she and my evil twin tried to murder me with giant novelty props. Can you make better stupid decisions? Prove it, in Scribblenauts Un(-50% POINTS FOR USING UN-ADJECTIVES OVER AND OVER)
Posted: November 4th, 2013