Which one is better, Batman or Superman? In the world of Scribblenauts, there’s no guessing. People can actually put in some words and finds out. It’s a debate like this that starts off Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure. 5th Cell’s latest installment is set in motion after Maxwell and Lily argue about characters from DC Comics, and then use the power of the magic notebook to actually enter said comic world to resolve the dispute.
Maxwell and Lily soon get involved in an adventure of epic proportions, aiding various DC Comics superheroes, and maybe even villains. The magic notebook is an invaluable tool again, spawning not only essential items and people to complete puzzles, but also summoning multiple incarnations of different DC characters. There are over 2,000 items in the game from the comics, with multiple variations of the same character, like Batman. Don’t worry if you don’t recognize someone, as there’s an in-game encyclopedia with information on every character.
There are also various bonus options in Scribblenauts Unmasked. Maxwell’s reputation gets boosed after aiding various heroes. The more infamous he is, the more levels and costumes become available. Because Maxwell can’t just be himself in a game like this. He’s got to look just as snazzy and cool as the heroes and villains! Not to mention, players can create their own heroes in a Hero Creator.
I think Scribblenauts Unmasked has more than just potential. I think it will definitely be a game of the year contender. Sure, it won’t be as ambitious as Watch_Dogs or as stunning as BioShock Infinite, but a game like this seems like it will deserve some kind of special recognition. I guess we’ll see for sure in Fall 2013, as that’s when it will come to the 3DS, Wii U and Windows PCs.
I’m not going to lie. Part of me will always wish this had been a Scribblenauts and Marvel Comics joint. It would have been so much fun to play a game like this with superheroes I know and love. I mean yeah, I’m still definitely going to pick up the Scribblenauts DC Comics mashup and will scour E3 2013 for a playable demo, but I won’t love it as much as I could have.
Source [Los Angeles Times]