Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Post 217 travels to Nintendo Power?

If you're a fan of Scribblenauts then you're probably already aware of Post 217. If you're not a fan of Scribblenauts, then post 217 will most likely instantly make you a fan. Hopefully that means the game has a lot more fans this month.

Seems like Post 217 found its way into Nintendo Power, at least in some sense, says NeoGAF reader cooljeanius,

I got my latest Nintendo Power today. Scribblenauts showed up twice: First in a letter asking if sword + vegetables = salad, and then in their E3 section, in which they basically reworded Post #217.

Reworded, eh? Well I definitely don't doubt that. Nintendo Power is still a "family" magazine and despite the amazing concept they may not have appreciated some of the colorful yet highly appropriate (for the situation) language:

I had played all the big titles at E3. Private showings of God of War III, Heavy Rain, Alan Wake. But at 4:00 on Thursday, I was wandering around the show floor, wondering what else I had to see. I saw a small little booth for "Scribblenauts!" in the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment section. I mean, who goes to that booth? But I remember hearing about it on GAF, and so I decided to check it out.

Best game of E3? Without a fucking doubt. Anyone who says otherwise did not play Scribblenauts. Best game of all time? Jesus Christ, I don't know, maybe. It's a game that challenges your IMAGINATION. No other game has ever done that.

So listen to this story. I was in the early levels; I didn't quite have an idea of how ridiculously in-depth the database was. I was summoning things like ladders, glasses of water, rayguns, what have you. But I reached a level with zombie robots, and the zombie robots kept killing me. Rayguns didn't work, a torch didn't work, a pickaxe didn't work. In my frustration, I wrote in "Time Machine". And one popped up. What the fuck? A smile dawned on my face. I hopped in, and the option was given to me to either travel to the past or the future. I chose past. When I hopped out, there were fucking dinosaurs walking around. I clicked one, and realized I could RIDE THEM. So I hopped on a fucking DINOSAUR, traveled back to the present, and stomped the shit out of robot zombies. Did you just read that sentence? Did you really? I FUCKING TRAVELED THROUGH TIME AND JUMPED ON A DINOSAUR AND USED IT TO KILL MOTHERFUCKING ROBOT ZOMBIES. This game is unbelievable. Impossible. There's nothing you can't do.

Holy fucking shit.

The post has since become something very special, and can be seen a sort of combination of internet meme and prime example representing the freedom Scribblenauts has to offer. After getting tired of using the classic "Ladder vs. Axe vs. Beaver vs. Fire" example , I decided to switch to this story when explaining Scribblenauts to someone. Their eyes sparkle.

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