One of the most creative game series is back, but maybe it's not what fans expected. Although it has some fun and interesting game elements, there's not much to do after a few hours with the game. The party style mini games are repetitive and some times the creation tool feels like a waste. Give it a try if you're looking for a different game for your parties.
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Your enjoyment of Scribblenauts Showdown will probably depend on where you're coming from. Long-time fans of the franchise will likely be disappointed by a watered-down entry that doesn't come close to capturing the creative spirit of the original games. In fact, it doesn't even bother. On the other hand, newcomers with no expectations should appreciate Showdown as a colourful, cute, low-effort party game that's more diverse than most.
Scribblenauts Showdown is fun party game that's uncharacteristically smart.
You can squeeze a few hours of fun out of Scribblenauts Showdown, but frankly this isn't the next-generation Scribblenauts game that fans of the original were hoping for. It has fewer puzzles, worse controls and less replay value than any other Scribblenauts title.
Scribblenauts Showdown recognizes over 30.000 words, but it turned out to be just a series of minigames. That's not what we expected from this IP.
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A simple and funny killtime... for a match or two.
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And sure, the game tries to tie it in to the Scribblenauts franchise, but it misfires to an almost comical degree. This would be more funny if it didn't involve games I used to really love. There is the potential to bring Scribblenauts back, but Warner Bros. aren't the people to do it.
There are so many things that you can create in the game. Unfortunately, fun gameplay isn't one of them.
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As far as party games go, however, Scribblenauts Showdown might just be one of my new favourites. It's certainly going to be the new go-to videogame whenever friends come over. And I've been honing my skills, so they better watch out.
It's always good to try something new but, conversely, it doesn't always work. Here, it really doesn't work. Scribblenauts' charm was always in challenging the players to use their imagination and their diction to come up with fun and original solutions over the obvious or the mundane. While there's still some of that in Scribblenaut Showdown's Sandbox mode, it's too little to truly enjoy and too much focus has been placed on the mediocre party games instead. Even for the low cost, this is a considerably disappointing entry into the series.