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Scribblenauts is weak and Layton's done

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I finally got my hands on Scribblenauts and I have to say, I'm quite divided on it.

On the one hand, it's an absolutely fantastic idea. Write any word and the game will produce that object to be placed at the player's discretion anywhere in the level. I mean, how brilliant is that? Need a flyswatter? Write FLYSWATTER and you've got one. Want to summon the dread god Cthulhu? You can do that too, and he actually shows up. Major brownie points there. The downside to the game is that I think the developers kind of bit off more than they can chew, especially in regard to the level of production that's possible on the DS.

Quantz Review

A Rubik's Cube for the digital age 

Quantz Screenshot

HIGH: The graphics and sound are beautiful, and flow like a clear, computerized river.

LOW: Flipping the cubes is a delicate operation, and often frustrating.

WTF: It's a puzzle game. The whole concept is one big WTF, really.

Sudoku Ball Detective Review

Yes, you read that right

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HIGH It's Sudoku.

LOW It's just Sudoku.

WTF Why put "Detective" in the title when it's barely in the game?

Osmos Review

I apologize in advance for any biology-related discrepancies

Osmos Screenshot

HIGH Absorbing a big lifeform just slightly smaller than me.

LOW Miscalculating my orbit in the sun levels and dying when I was close to finishing a level.

WTF Shouldn't my lifeform become intelligent at some point after consuming so many others?

Steal Princess Review

Anti-heroines Ahoy!

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HIGH Riding on a single bullet when I've lined up enemies perfectly in its line of fire.

LOW Riding on a single bullet when I haven't lined up enemies perfectly in its line of fire.

WTF The rule stating that after every three levels comes a puzzle of soul-crushing hardness.

Steal Princess Preview

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Developed by Marvelous Interactive, Steal Princess is "3D puzzle platformer" in the tradition of The Adventures of Lolo. Titular one-eyed "princess" Anise travels from room to room, hunting keys using her bullwhip and her wits.

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