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maxmordon
08-26-2009, 12:26 AM
Anybody have heard about this upcoming game for the DS? I heard about it today and it blow my mind to the point of considering buying a DS.

The game is about solving puzzles using your imagination, but how you may ask? Well, you write something and that thing appears out of a database of hundred of thousand non-copyrighted items! Apparently you can't solve the same puzzle twice on the same way, leaving you hours of fun, your imagination is the limit!

As someone famously commented (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=16184727&postcount=217):


Best game of E3? Without a fucking 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 fuck? 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 fucking dinosaurs walking around. I clicked one, and realized I could RIDE THEM. So I hopped on a fucking DINOSAUR, traveled back to the present, and stomped the shit out of robot zombies. Did you just read that sentence? Did you really? I FUCKING TRAVELED THROUGH TIME AND JUMPED ON A DINOSAUR AND USED IT TO KILL MOTHERFUCKING ROBOT ZOMBIES. This game is unbelievable. Impossible. There's nothing you can't do.

Holy fucking shit.


Check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTEUbtgpIgo

DragonHeart
09-02-2009, 03:34 PM
Yeah, this game is looking pretty awesome, isn't it? I heard there are over 30,000 items you can use to solve the puzzles. The trailer Amazon has for it pretty much convinced me that I must buy this game. They showed different ways to solve one puzzle and they solved it with a ladder, a beaver, and a ninja. I can't wait to see what other crazy things can be conjured up. XD

maxmordon
09-04-2009, 03:17 AM
Neither do I!!!

Wavy_Blue
10-10-2009, 10:46 PM
I bought this game. I love it. It's brilliant.

Use a bear to kill a bee and a piranha and then use a Pegasus to fly to pick flowers?

It doesn't get much awesomer than this, ladies and gentlemen. If you have a DS, this is a must-buy.

JimmyB27
10-12-2009, 03:26 PM
http://www.xkcd.com/637/

:D

Lauretta
10-12-2009, 04:37 PM
I managed to get a free copy of it and I simply love it! You really need to work hard to solve the puzzle in different ways, but it is so funny you can't put it down!

JimmyB27
10-13-2009, 03:45 PM
Is it really that good? Because it does sound kind of....dull.

ETA: Ok, I've just read the Wikipedia entry on it, and I think I misunderstood how it works. It does sound kind of cool actually.

efkelley
10-13-2009, 09:27 PM
I found it more entertaining than Yahtzee did, but then I didn't have to review it and could put it down when it got annoying:

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/969-Scribblenauts