i enjoyed the first game. i just typed in " everything " and a black hole appears and kills everyone. lol
Im sorry, but I completely dissagree. This game deserves at least an 8.5. The whole idea of the game is to be creative, so instead of whining about how straightforward and easy the levels are, think up solutions to the levels that not everyone could come up with!
@GNWPCD: I'm not sure if you are talking about the video review or the written review, but the written review was not short and to the point. I feel that he covered all that need to be covered in it. The video reviews on the other hand are meant to be a short synopsis of the written review. Watching just the video review is like only reading the headlines in a news paper.
I gotta agree with the reviewer here. There are just too many puzzles where plenty of things would work in real life, but don't work in the game. I know its borderline impossible to make a puzzle support every realistic possibility someone could come up with, but it's still disappointing when it doesn't work.
Another short and to the point review? Come on guys. You aren't even trying now. Lets have the same long reviews that are informative and actually tell what the game is about and doesn't just say "Oh it is boring and broken at points" and then show putting food in a briefcase as being the games fault for not working right. I don't know what is bringing on these shorter reviews but whoever's idea that was there.. cut it out. I aint liking the direction you guys are taking over there. If this is the future of GS.. shorter and less informative and lacking reviews.. I'm out of here.
this game is legend, even if the stuff you say here is true, im 100% fine with playground + level editor, thats all i did in scribblenauts anyway
I am absolutely finished with Gamespot. The reviews are becoming down right pathetic. I'm switching to IGN for sure. How could you rate this game so badly?
@roganth It's a cross between a horse and an eagle, which is really a hippogriff. As well as it being spelt 'Griffon' not 'Griffen'.
This is one of the most busted reviews I've ever seen.I bought the game first day,and have beaten it.This guy just doesn't know how to think creatively.The level where he had trouble feeding the dog was his own stupid fault.I used tasty meat just to see if he was right and-WOW!Hey if you don't put the meat INSIDE a briefcase the dog eats and is satisfied!Incredible!Also He harped on the games 15 or 20 or so less than inventive levels,not even mentioning the updated level maker,or any of the really creative levels like the one where you make a scene for a horror movie director.(Ghostly cheese is definitely something hollywood should try.) IGN,Gametrailors,and several other places with thinking individuals gave this game an 8.5 to a 9,and I do too.This game is WAY better than the first one.Any game that lets you create a telekinetic potato or a flaming frozen alligator that actually solves a puzzle is great,and this guy is just dissing it because he can't solve a stinking puzzle.What a dope.Probably reviews FPS games most of the time,where I'm sure his input actually has value.
this is an awesome yellow giant exploding poison robot furry stripped evil cautious review! (Acheivement:10 Adjectives used!) lol
HE SAID NUCULAR! D: lol pretty good review, but I don't think that just because it lacks dynamic puzzles means it needs a low score. I'll still pick it up prolly.
I love Scribblenauts can't wait to get this.I don't give a sh** about the review and anyway I don't care about the missions. Im getting this only to play around with adjectives in sandbox mode.
@ TomMcShea I don't agree what so ever plus there are a lot of professional reviewers liked the game a lot and i also work at a game store (not game stop, a privately owned game store) and that game sell very well and everyone who Ive talked to loved it to death, and BTW galaxy 2 is not the best 3-D Mario, Mario 64 is. :P
Well.. Yea, he's pretty right. The levels in the original Scribblenauts allowed me to be much more creative, if they do a third one they'll take both the original's ideas and this one's mechanichs and it'll be perfect XD
i dont know why some people are getting so annoyed or wtv, but personally this was a fine review. still gonna pick it up, but not expecting it to be as original as one. Great job tom.
I'm going to go with what every other reviewer besides Gamespot is saying and buy this game. I was mostly just going to use the sandbox mode anyway.
I agree on the review of what he says, but the score was surprising. So, what I want to ask is why a 6.5 (fair) and not, say, a 7 (good)? Was the game not 'good' by normal standards?
@Gelugon_baat: You know I really have no good rebuttal to that comment; you've got me, good sir. It is not as if I can question their methods because it has produced many good reviews over the years. The only possible thing I could advocate for is dual staff reviews, but that is asking to for too much of a personnel commitment from any site. I guess I will continue to stick my normal methods of checking multiple sites and coming up with an aggregate review. Also, when in doubt ask a friend! Well spoken overall though, changed my mind! @TomMcShea: I believe Gelugon_baat is referring to the big stink that was raised at the alleged factual-not opinion-errors in your review of Cybertron. True or not, that's not for me to decide; I was just a spectator.
@Gelugon_baat, I'm not sure what you're talking about in regards to my Cybertron review. The people in the office who have played the game (Kevin, Justin, Ryan McDonald, probably others I've forgotten) all agree with my assessment. It's an alright shooter. Nothing more.
@Gelugon_baat: True, that is what reviewers have to do, but there is a certain level of bias you can insert; even with following the guidelines I'd have to say there is not enough objectiveness that is present here. I'm aware that they can't just put all their feelings to the side when they review; all people bring a part of themselves to the table in some respect or another. As mentioned, I just question the amount of personal preference is brought to this table. I do realize you're not defending McShea personally; it is why I started my comment with: "that was a very eloquent statement you made in defense of the game's review[.]" I did mention McShea specifically, just because his name is in the context of the review. Well, when I say "'off-kilter'" I only mean it in the regard that his review is very different from many of the other (I guess the fair word to use is professional) gaming sites. Granted, no matter how strange or normal your opinion is there will be others that agree. I think everyone has to have some sort of favoritism between the reviewers. You have to, honestly. Without it, who could you know who's opinion to trust at the end of the day? I have not trusted his opinion for some time, but one could argue that McShea represents the opinions of the whole site, so regardless of my feelings for him professionally there are greater integrity issues at stake.
@Gelugon_baat: While that was a very eloquent statement you made in defense of the game's review, I'd have to say I disagree. Not on the quality of this particular review, but I just feel overall Tom McShea seems to have a very specific taste for games that he implements and allows to influence his review scores. This is not the first game that he's reviewed that is off-kilter from the rest of the 'gaming world'. While I do agree reviews are opinionated, it seems he gets hung up on little things and torpedoes scores for it. And yes, I did read the written review. Keep in mind, I've never played this or the first game in the series, but I've kept up with the site along with many others and this kind of behavior seems to be a recurring theme in all his reviews; well more accurately a good portion of them.
This review is very right. I loved the original game, it was A LOT OF FUN. But this one... I have already completed 7 galaxies and everything review says is right. It's restricting your creativity, not much fun, etc.... disappointment >_
Gamespot has disappointed me with their reviews far too many times. This game deserves an 8 at least.
this game is better that the first.......can't judge a game by the reviews due to the fact that 90percent of reviews are retarded
@Drwskey14- Dismissing an entire website based on one review/reviewer seems a little extreme. So McShea didn't like it. So what. This is simply one review from one person/website. What one says about ANY game isn't going to suddenly change the game into an unplayable wad of poo: The game is still there-- you can still play and enjoy it.
How dare a critic be critical! I want developers to never improve their games. If a game has faults good!
seriously gamespot. i used to take your reviews seriously! greg kasavin! now he was a great reviewer!
I have said it once, and I'll say it again. Tom McShea is a horrible critic. Some games he gets right, but most of the time he is overly critical and a little biased on certain genres. Ignore this review and look at what the other critics have said. Only good review this guy has ever done was for Resonance of Fate. PS - He sounds like a dying penguin when he talks.... Drowning.... On..... And on.... And on.....