Before the highly enjoyable and enchanting (but just a tiny bit disappointing)Scribblenauts, there was the distinctly underwhelming and deeply disappointing Drawn to Life. Its sequel Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter snuck into shops just a couple of weeks ago, sadly suffering from many of the same flaws as its predecessor. The premise was fantastic, the realisation a letdown.
However, if you remain undeterred and want to give it a try yourself or you really loved the first game then you may like to know that Shop To are currently selling The Next Chapter for a very reasonable £17.50 which is over £5 less than the next best price, from Amazon at £23.14.
That oh-so promising premise was that you could use your nifty little stylus to design your very own character, exactly as you wished them to appear and then the game would bring them to life in their very own adventure. The idea captured my imagination immediately and the first Drawn to Life was a title that I anticipated extremely eagerly. Alas the amazing adventure that my cool little lady (who took a great deal of painstaking time to get just right) set off on really wasn't all that amazing. The game was not awful, just horribly disappointing in the face of all its potential and my high hopes.
Sadly it seems that this second instalment comes complete with virtually all the same problems. Sure, there is a perfectly serviceable game here but it is just not fun or exciting to play. The creation elements are fun but there is not enough of them and the things you create are very unlikely to sit comfortably in their new home environments.
On the other hand, if you were a fan of the first instalment then you should find a lot to love here with its improved visuals and stronger tool for bringing your creations to life.
Thanks to lucerysmum at Hotukdeals!