Just like its counterpart Scribblenauts, Drawn to Life was a game based upon a fantastic idea that just could not produce the gameplay to match. Sadly, despite a few much needed improvements, this remains the case with its sequel and once you have finished creating your masterpieces, you'll find that there is little left to hold your attention.
If you are nonetheless tempted by this DS title then you can buy it from Shop To for just £14.95 which offers just under a £3 saving from the next best offer (£17.73 from The Hut).
Apparently you can knock off a further £1 if you use the voucher code: shoptovoucher3 but the expiry date is today.
The creation tool in the new game is much improved and you can while away plenty of time creating your character and the other bits and pieces that will assist you throughout your adventure. It's easy to lose sight of just how exciting a concept this is when the rest of the game falls so short.
Not only is the platforming action fairly weak and repetitive, but the created items are fairly poorly implemented; appearing in bright primary colours, in marked contrast to the pretty watercolour environments and not being used anywhere near enough in the action. The story is sweet enough but a bit too simple and far from exciting and while there have been some improvements made from the original, it's just not enough to make Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter a truly good game.
Thanks to lucerysmum at Hotukdeals!