IGN finally posted their online strategy guide last week for Super Scribblenauts. Considering how fast the game is and how long ago it released, that’s one major ding against it. Of course, I guess you could also say that I should be dinged for how long it takes me to get through a strategy guide review. So let’s give it a chance, shall we?
Upon first glance, I was liking what I saw. Instead of providing a lexicon of several of the words available in the game, it presented a list of the most useful words. For example, it had a list of words for flight and a list for dressing up Maxwell (he has to get dolled up more often than you would think). The next section of the walkthrough contained my favorite part, a compilation of humorous word combinations. I’m going to have to fire my game back up again just so I can try out the Colossal Hut of Death and the Flaming Treant.
After that, I had somewhat high expectations of what the guide was going to entail. Instead, I was severely disappointed. For the walkthrough, it only listed the key words the player will use and a paragraph or two about what you need to do. No screenshots. No videos. Nothing within separates it from what you could find at GameFAQs.
They say you get what you pay for, and that old adage has never been more true for this case.
So yet again, the winner goes to the print guide, just on the fact that it has screenshots for assistance.