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  • Summary: The ultimate prize awaits you at the mystical College of Runes": Speed, Accuracy, and Tactics are all important in battle as you draw magical Runes on your DS. Collect, Trade and Customize your way to over one million possible spellbook combinations. The College of Runes is the most magicalThe ultimate prize awaits you at the mystical College of Runes": Speed, Accuracy, and Tactics are all important in battle as you draw magical Runes on your DS. Collect, Trade and Customize your way to over one million possible spellbook combinations. The College of Runes is the most magical school in the universe. Students travel from all over the universe to study, but only the most talented are invited to attend classes to learn the Runes' awesome power. Sadly lessons are super dull so Kalamazoo, the school ghost, makes things more fun by organizing secret tournaments. Rumor has it that the tournament winner could one day receive the most coveted of gifts, the mystical One Wish Rune... Could it be you? [Tragnarion Studios] Expand
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  1. Smart and original, this has plenty of strategy, charm and challenge. [Aug 2008, p.83]
  2. For many players, the fact that the incredibly simple premise of drawing is entirely tainted by the need to spend many hours on the game may be off putting. However, for those people who have the time to put more than seven to ten hours into a game, Doodle Hex is incredibly rewarding. With a rich and fulfilling battle system, and an interesting (albeit slightly contrived) storyline, is entertaining. This title is a must for all fans of anything challenging or difficult.
  3. As hardened gamers, we love really original ideas, especially when they’ve been implemented with care and attention to detail.
  4. 60
    With such drawn out (sorry) designs, Doodle Hex offers a curious, if thin stylus-driven distraction.
  5. There's just not enough to the game, and by the time you're frantically scribbling increasingly complicated symbols in order to chip away the health of some super-blocking AI opponent, the initially appealing simplicity of the concept proves a hindrance rather than a help.
  6. It works well enough but soon becomes very boring because essentially all you're doing is drawing paterns as fast as you can. [Aug 2008, p.102]
  7. There is strategy here but it's too specific for its own good; certain moves must be countered in certain ways or you'll take damage. This is a shame, because Doodle Hex shows a lot of promise.

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