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GF Rating
6.6

1409 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Great, but not awesome.

posted by Annaski (PARKER, CO) Mar 10, 2008

Member since Feb 2008

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I was attracted to this game because of the promise of being able to use the stylus a lot during game play, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out just how extensively the player's drawings are incorporated into the game. Being able to play as your own hero creation was really fun, and you can draw integral parts of every level. The storyline and graphics are very cartoony and cute.
The only problem I had with this game was the fact that all the levels had the same basic design, so there were really no surprises after a couple levels were played. Overall, it was pretty successful with involving the player and I enjoyed it a lot.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

touch pad is for ds

posted by donaldorn4 (RIVERSIDE, CA) Jan 5, 2009

Member since Dec 2008

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

game is excellent for the touch pad. i would recomend this game to kids ages 7-16 it is slow paced.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Decent and solid game

posted by Carvin (MASON, OH) Dec 4, 2008

Member since Jun 2008

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Drawn to Life is decently fun game, with a decently interesting story and decently interesting concepts to back it up. Yes, decent is the one word review, but I've got at least 1800 more characters.

Drawn to Life is a platformer at the core. At this it is iffy at best. The controls are kinda clunky, the levels are not too creative at the core and some levels leave you with not enough 'fighting' options. Some levels do give some very nice platform options though, such as a double jump or float that work quite nicely.

But, that isn't why you play this game. This game revolves around the idea that you draw and create everything. It has a pretty nice compact sprite editor which you use at least once in each level and after; usually more. The sprites you edit may only be in that level, but some go throughout the game. Nintendo (both DS and Wii) thrive on unique ideas, so this is not by any means the greatest of those, but it is fresh and enjoyable.

The story aspect contains a myriad of characters, none of which get enough screen time it seems... even the main characters. More dialogue would have been nice. In addition, there are plot hooks and threads never developed. The ending is also fairly somber with many loose ends open to interpretation. I was surprised, given the key audience.

In the end, this is a good grab from Gamefly for the couple weeks you need to beat it, though if you only are renting one game, I wouldn't bother.

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