Siblings Maxwell and Lily one day find a hungry old man. Being the mischievous kids they are, they decide to pull a prank on him. Maxwell uses a magical journal given to him by his parents that allows him to write anything in it and it will appear. So, of course, he decides to write in a rotten apple to give to the man. He soon becomes enraged from this prank and casts a spell on Lily that slowly turns her to stone. Desperate to help his sister, Maxwell takes Lily to his older brother Edwin’s farm. Edwin tells Maxwell that in order to save Lily, he has to collect starites by helping people. So, the whole of the game is you playing as Maxwell collecting said starites.
Console: PC, Android, Wii U, 3DS, & iOS
Rating: E 10+
Time Taken to Complete: 22 hours
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Music +: The music was fine.
Framerate +: I thought the framerate was perfect. The animation was beautiful and easy on the eyes.
Creativity +: The game is solely based on the creativity on each individual player. I really liked this idea and the only reason I haven’t made it a negative point due to being in a series is because I have never played any other Scribblenauts game.
Art +: The art was beautiful and the colors were vibrant throughout.
Graphics +: I thought the graphics were fine.
Gameplay +: The gameplay literally allows you to be as creative as you want to be. The entirety of the gameplay is you figuring out what objects to create in order to solve various people’s issues.
Replay Value -: I think the game, once beat, has no replay ability because the story is pretty linear. You can’t really go on your own path.
Control +: The controls were so simple, they almost couldn’t go wrong.
Satisfaction of Winning -: Even though you have to go through quite a bit of effort to get starites, I don’t remember feeling very satisfied whenever I won a level.
Consistency of Plot +: The plot remained consistent throughout.
Difficulty +: The game is very easy, almost too easy. If you want a challenge, this is a very casual game and not for you.
Plot +: The plot was actually pretty cute and worked well with the game.
Story -: The plot was honestly not very complex and because of this, there wasn’t any room for story elements.
Side Quest Quality -: The game is really linear, so there aren’t any possibilities for side quests to be provided.
Animation +: The animation was fine.
Sound Quality +: The sound quality was never an issue.
Sound Effects +: The sound effects fit the game well.
Proofreading +: I don’t remember any kind of errors in the writing. However, there really wasn’t any writing throughout the game.
Glitches -: I remembered a lot of glitches that would make it seem like I completed all the starrites in an area but the map showed that I didn’t. This definitely brought away the entertainment value because I desperately wanted to fully complete the game but I was unable to figure out how to without searching online.
Quality Score: 7.5/10
Entertainment Score: 8/10
I have never played any other Scribblenauts game, so, I’m not sure if this is the best game in the series. I will say that this game was enjoyable throughout and kept me relaxed as I played. I would recommend this game, but it is very short and simplistic in gameplay, so, understand that before purchasing Scribblenauts Unlimited.