Monday, July 6, 2009

Scribblenauts: Telling a story through (new?) pictures

We have a lot to thank the Spanish for. Tacos, for one. Burritos, for another. And don't get me started on quesadillas! But aside from that slightly inappropriate list, the Spanish will now be known for something else: bringing us new Scribblenauts screens!

Now, I'm not one to gush or obsess over screenshots of a game. With that disclaimer out the way, I shall now proceed to gush and obsess over the following screenshots of Scribblenauts! Thankfully, screenshots tell a story in Scribblenauts. Usually they're finely crafted "scenes" by the developers to showcase items...as well as what is possible with this game.

Let's take a look at them.








Top - I'm actually wondering if this is a reference to some famous movie scene or something, because it's just too hilarious on its own. It seems there is a difference between pumpkins (as seen on the house) and Jack-o-Laterns. Also it looks like domestic abuse is - thankfully - CONFIRMED!

Top mid - Maxwell ponders God while God ponders Maxwell. The cycle completes. Also, I wonder if those planets in the background can be summoned, or if they're static background props.

Bottom mid - This brings up the question...how indepth is the AI? I know this scene is meant to show off the cook...well...cooking...but is he really? Or will he just stand there, pot in hand? I am also angry that the dog (looks like a specific breed?) isn't chasing the mouse. Not because his AI should, but because they clearly should have bought a cat.

Bottom - It's the end of the world, and it's up to a ragtag group of rebels to fight back the oppressive shadow government which has taken over. Run, little man! Get behind the barricades so Maxwell can unleash...a minigun?










Maxwell vs. a cow...followed by...the aftermath? Grusome.

Then we see Maxwell in a rather modern looking battleship vs. an unmanned pirate ship. Not much of a challenge.

Finally Maxwell gives us his best redneck impression and stares down a moose, shotgun in hand, with that little smirk of his. Smug bastard.


Oh no! Run away, Maxwell and other guy! Get away from those two zombies!

Uh...uh I mean...run away, Maxwell! Get away from those three zombies! Oops. Well I'm sure other guy wasn't very important.


Here we see a noble having an affair with the queen. They think their secret is safe, but what's this? A boy with a red hat and a star on his shirt? Where the hell did he come from?

And who is that behind...

OH GOD IT'S A WEREWOLF. RUN AWAY! HE'S DEAD THE NOBLE IS DEAD YOU KILLED HIM OH GOD OH GOD. AND WHY IS THERE A CHAIR SITTING ON THAT LEDGE?



This is the single most complicated way to solve this level you'll ever see.

Well...maybe.

2 comments:

  1. Why do foreign sites always get the cool screenshots? That's what I want to know.

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  2. these are not that new, but they are cool.

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