I've coveted the Nintendo DSi for ages but something's always been holding me back. As much as Linsey Fryatt evangelised to me about the mad brilliance of Animal Crossing or my friend Gomez banged on about Zelda, there just didn't seem to be a game for me.
But now there is: Scribblenauts, a title that has got me so excited I'm already bugging the developers for a review copy. Oh…and a Nintendo DSi to play it on. Scribblenauts is a action puzzler but an action puzzler with a difference.
With the slogan, "write anything, solve anything", Sribblenauts has a library of around 100,000 objects (and, in the case of a few well-known figures like Einstein, people) that you can use to solve challenges. Write the object's name with the Nintendo DSi's stylus and it appears in the game. It's a brilliant idea that brings genuine creativity to facing the puzzles the game poses.
Take a look at the video above which features dragons, UFOs and um…a giant crab as well as a jetpack I wish I owned for my commute to work. The Scribblenauts will have over 200 levels, each with multiple ways of solving the challenges in them.
We've been promised a preview copy of the game soon, so expect a hands-on here soon. Let's hope Scribblenauts lives up to its dazzling promise and justifies me buying yet another gadget!