Thursday, January 9, 2014

Shall-we-play-a-game?



I have never done a Video Game review before, and I am not a gamer. The only systems I have ever owned are the original Atari, NES, SNES, and N64. My son has a Nintendo 3DS, and for christmas he received from Santa a new game called Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure. He doesn't have access to the his 3DS unless mom or myself allow him to check it out from our room. Since school started back up he has not been able to play it for reasons I will not go into. Lets just say his behaviour dictates what he can, and cannot do. This has left me with an opportunity to play it more. I mean it does sit on my side of the bed on the night stand. It beckons me to play like the sirens song...



I am a DC comics guy. I like Marvel, but love DC . I currently am collecting the new 52 Batman, so when my son got this game I knew I would like it. On christmas day he played it so much that he went to bed with a headache from squinting at the screen all day.(He should of wore his glasses like his daddy told him) I am giving it a go now. It imcompers the whole DC Universe. I know it misses some characters, but there are so many that it realy doesn't matter. Here is a Infographic that shows you some of the numbers in the game. 


Here is the blurb for the game:

In Scribblenauts Unmasked- a DC COMICS™ Adventure, Maxwell unites with BATMAN™, SUPERMAN™ and the rest of THE JUSTICE LEAGUE™ to restore order to the DC Comics Universe!

Challenge your imagination as you battle the mightiest villains in an exciting and action-filled adventure through GOTHAM CITY™, METROPOLIS™, ATLANTIS™ and other iconic locales from the DC Comics Universe.  Enjoy endless replayability with new, dynamic puzzles that feature a different mission every time you play. 
Bring out your inner super hero (or villain!) with the all-new Hero Creator by crafting completely original objects out of parts of existing DC Comics characters. Then assign unique properties to your creations and use them to solve puzzles, or share them online with friends – which they can use in game or further modify as they like.
Maxwell has a magic book that whatever you write in it comes to be. So if you come across a person who needs help you type in either a noun to make an object appear, or you end up using a lot of adjectives. Not only does the game have gobs of characters to chose from, but it has an incredible vocabulary. When you spell a word that it does not recognise it has a autohelp that spouts out five pages of words that you might want. I had to look some of them up, not that my vocabulary is superb, but what is used is above my sons 12 year old verbiage. To me it is a good thing. It allows you to use your imagination, while learning new words. 

What do you think?
Do you play Video Games?

37 comments:

  1. I bet he is having a lot of fun with it.
    You're a DC guy. Knew there was a reason you were extra cool!
    And missed you yesterday for the IWSG.

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  2. I'm not sure who is having more fun him or me!
    Sorry, I actually forgot till the post started coming out, by then I was busy with work.
    I promise to make it up to the IWSG community next month!

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  3. I prefer DC too :) They have Supes and The Flash and Green Lantern too :) All the good boys!

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  4. I can't wait for the Superman/Batman movie!

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  5. The scribblnauts. I think I had a version of that game somewhere that I played, not one with DC characters. Anyway, it was pretty fun. Me, I've always been more of a marvel guy. Well, I was when I was a kid, but now that I try to read whatever, the DC stuff just confuses me to no end. I figure I missed out on that fandom when I didn't collect them more as a child.

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  6. Scribblenauts has several games out. I had never heard of it till this one. I collected comics sporadically as a kid. In the 90's I collected Spawn, but I think that was the only non DC title I did.

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  7. okay the game looks funtastic, i am not a player of games... angry birds scares me plenty.

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  8. You need to play Angry Birds Star Wars, and use your fear, only then will you win!

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  9. Where were games like this when I was your son's age? It sounds fun. I always liked the racoon Green Lantern. :-) I have never done games. I bought a used Playstation so I could play the Xena game but they took the chackrum away from me because I kept killing hostage villagers by mistake!

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  10. Ch'p is the Rocket Racoon of DC.
    HA! How could you slaughter innocents in the name of Xena!

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  11. I hope there will be more Supes and less Batman, you know I don't like the dark one.... I love my superheros good and positive :)

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  12. If it is a true sequel to MOS then it should have more of Superman.
    I like Batman more, but I love when they work together.

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  13. I only started playing games more recently when I got a Kindle Fire. But most games annoy me because the have to make everything more and more difficult until it gets annoying. I miss the old Atari days where you just had like one button to push and that was it.

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  14. I remember when I got my Atari my parents tried to get my the Intellivision.
    All my friends had the Atari, so I begged till they caved.

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  15. Gary Philip PennickJanuary 10, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    The last game I played was some weird tennis game. I remember the background was green and the ball could sort of burn a image into the television. My son is a gamer. In fact, he keeps me awake as he screams at the darned thing. This video game you mention is something I will ask him about, David.



    Have a good weekend. I might just be real daring and try an old version of Sonic the Hedgehog.


    Gary :)

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  16. I'm afraid I'm not much of a gamer. Hubby is, and I enjoy watching, but I am terrible at playing them :) It's not much fun when your player dies every couple of seconds, haha! Anyhow, this looks like fun though--hope you're enjoying it!

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  17. Sonic was daring, going that fast collecting all the rings.

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  18. My son got aggravated last night when I started playing it in front of him.

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  19. Your son sounds like my son - a total gamer. But we have to monitor his screen time, too, because of school. I am not a gamer. Gaming gives me a giant headache! ;0)

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  20. I don't play games as much as I used to, but this one was sounds fun! 200 lanterns!

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  21. It must be this generation.
    I like it, but if I let him he would be a zombie.

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  22. If you type in Green Lantern Corps a giant lantern appears, and they all come popping out to help you. Kinda a cheat, but it is cool.

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  23. I'm definitely a gamer through and through. I love the sound of scribblenauts and the look of the game. At the moment I'm hooked on those simple little phone games.

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  24. The only phone game I have is Tetris, and it came with the phone!

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  25. Hahaha! I love the good that comes from the bad ;-) We have family Mario Cart time sometimes... it's always fun to get competitive with each other! :)

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  26. It's all fun and games till someone picks the Rainbow Road!

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  27. Oh. My. Gosh... right??? I hate Rainbow Road!!!! Gaaaaah... !!!!!

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  28. My kids used to know more about video games and whatnot when they were growing up. Me? I'd just cheer them on as I never got the hang of it. Although I do love Tetris, and will still pull out my one son's Game Boy once in a while to play it. :)

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  29. Awesome that you still have the Game Boy.
    I have Tetris on my phone but it is not the same as the Game Boy one.

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  30. lol! I'll bet that made for fun times :)

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  31. I think I would spend way too much time playing that game!

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  32. David, this game looks darling. You've made me want to play it.

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  33. Thanks to my son's grounding i have gotten to play it a lot more than I should!

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  34. Just for you they have several versions of Wonder Woman to play with just like the Superman and batman characters.

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  35. It's all fun and games till the wife says go to bed!

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