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Awesome Super Scribblenauts is Awesome

As I am not quite ready to pass judgment on Medal of Honor yet let me send some love along to the Nintendo DS crowd. Yes I very much neglect my DS, at least until something good/the next Pokemon comes out. Super Scibblenauts is one of those good games I dusted off my DS for.

If you played the first Scribblenauts you already know that crazy things can happen in this game since you can create almost anything just by typing it in. Notice how I said ALMOST anything. I know a few people who tested the limits but it clearly states in at the start of both of these games that you cant use vulgarity. So minds out of the gutter people.

Anyways, new to this game is the introduction of the use of adjectives. For those who failed grammar an adjective is a word used to modify a noun or pronoun. They give you more information about the noun/pronoun you are referring to.

Swords created with adjectives

So if you want Maxwell to have a giant sword or a golden sword all you have to do is type it and you shall have it. The use of adjectives will help you tremendously in some of the levels of Super Scribblenauts. Especially the ones that encourage you to use them.

Another major improvement in this game is ability to toggle your controls. In the first game we were forced to use the stylus to move Maxwell through the different levels. I know I failed many a level due to the crappy stylus control and Maxwell would drown/get eaten/fall to his death. So if you, like me, freakin hated that switch the controls up to use the D-Pad and buttons. It really makes a huge difference.

So it may not be a hardcore action adventure game but it is an amusing puzzle game. You’ll be surprised at how challenging it can get. So open up your imagination and create awesome and hilarious things to get Maxwell though the levels.

 
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Posted by on October 13, 2010 in nintendo ds, Reviews

 

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October is flooded with releases

Are you ready (to go broke)? Seriously though, there are quite a few big name releases dropping this month. Besides the fact that it will hit your wallet hard some of the games are ones that will have you glued to your console for some time.

I’ll highlight the big names for this month…

Release Date: Oct. 12th

I’m undecided about this game. Which is somewhat strange due to the fact that I’m usually all about FPS. I’ve heard mixes reviews about it steaming from the media and it’s beta back in June/July.  But while I didn’t play it, I never judge a game by its beta. Because that’s what it is, a beta. Anyways I see myself picking this game up only because, well I am a sucker for FPS.

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Release Date: October 19th

Probably the October release I am most excited for. Fallout 3 was so engaging and enjoyable, not to mention the fact that it took over my life. I am so pumped for the new wasteland with a Vegas twist.

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Release Date: October 26th

Another game that will steal hours of my life. I loved Fable II. Whether I was blacksmithing or completing important quests I was having a great time. I look forward in this next installment to see some improvements especially in the MP.

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Other Major Releases…

Super Scribblenauts 10/12

Rock Band 3 10/26

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II 10/26

The Sims 3 (console) 10/26

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So which game are you most excited for this busy gaming month?

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2010 in Fable, Fallout, General Gaming News

 

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Countdown to E3: Super Scribblenauts

Holy crap I am wayy too excited for this game. Now if you have a DS and have not played Scribblenauts, GO GET IT!!! It’s a puzzle game that allows you to write anything (no vulgarity so minds out of the gutter) and it will appear. Use the items you summon to complete challenges with the lovable character Maxwell.

What I have been reading so far, Super Scribblenauts improves upon the awesomeness of the first game. The first major improvement being the controls. Now when it comes to handheld games I am a big supporter of using the D-pad to move characters. I know we have a touch screen now but it’s really not ideal to direct movements. That was a big problem for me in the first game. Getting Maxwell were I wanted him to be was tough going with the touch screen. Super Scribblenauts will have D-pad for movement and B for jump. WOOT!

Next we have the use of adjectives. For those who failed English, an adjective is a word that modifies a noun and gives it more information.

via ign.com

Adjectives significantly increase the amount of stuff you can summon into the game. Whereas previously you could bring in a car, now you can call in an “undead” car, an “angry” car, or a “pregnant” car. Objects will react accordingly to their adjectives. For instance, that pregnant car will eventually give birth to a baby car. Oh, and the formerly pregnant car will now be a skinny car. Weird, huh? One of my favorite examples was when we summoned an undead bee. Zombies love brains, right? So we brought in an explosive brain. The undead bee couldn’t resist it.

So another thing added to the list of exciting things to come out of E3!

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2010 in E3, nintendo ds

 

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