AgithaHime Diaries: Scribbles
During Black Friday last year, I binged on several on-sale games in order to reach my goal of having played at least one installment in as many well-known series as possible. I bought Scribblenauts Unlimited because it had many positive reviews, but I didn’t know it was a game for 10-year-olds. The plot is that this kid in a rooster hat has a magical conjuring notebook, and his only objective is to write words that will solve the task given to him.
It’s obviously a teaching game for children, but I was really surprised at how addicting it got. Not every task is easy either! There are several hundreds of tasks to complete, but you can carry them out however you like, as long as it makes sense. I really like giving a ‘gun’ to whoever asks for any kind of weapon.
Each task will give you a starite shard, which makes 1/10th of a starite. I believe you have to collect 80 starites to complete the storyline, though there are an additional 26 starites for 100% completion.
You know what this reminds me of? Collecting Gratitude Crystals in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, only that was a boring sidequest stuck into an epic RPG, while this is more complex in a simpler way. You do have four lives, but you can’t die unless you are killed by what the stuff you conjure, such as an ‘angry dragon.’ If not being able to die sounds boring for a game, not to worry! There are dozens of unique locations, enough to stipulate interest in getting to them all.
Speaking of Skyward Sword, you can conjure a bunch of Zelda characters! But if you attack Zelda, Link will chase after you until you are defeated. If you defeat Link first, he’ll scream. I think the voice acting is taken from Young Link in Ocarina of Time.
I completed the storyline part of the game before deadlines season hit, and just this past weekend I went back to collect the additional starites for 100% completion! Now with another game down and graduation over, I’m ready to go back to more serious gaming. My XBox 360 controller should be arriving tomorrow for Bioshock Infinite!