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  • Summary: Drawn to Life takes players to the next level of interaction and creativity on the Nintendo DS. Your exact drawings populate the game, and no tedious animating or image manipulation is necessary. In other words, your drawing comes to life. Rebuild a small village with your stylus, drawing the planets, animals, sun, moon, stars and much more. Watch as your creations interact in the streets with the town population. Jump, crawl, charge and battle your way through dark forests, windy meadows, busy cities and tropical islands. Drawn to Life provides a powerful, yet easy-to-use paint set, including a 25 color swatch palette, eraser, three brush sizes and flood fill. Not an artist? Tracing templates are available to guide users to create works of art. [5th Cell] Expand
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. 90
    Drawn to Life is a must-have for every DS owner's library. [Oct 2007, p.87]
  2. A great example of a game that successfully walks the line between new and older territory, offering a package that appeals to a broad age-group.
  3. 79
    It's really a blend of unique and unconventional aspects that either will or won’t appeal to a given audience.
  4. 75
    Drawn to Life offers up some solid, yet safe, platforming. Where it really shines is in the concept behind its world and the ability to draw sections it. There are few games that let you get creative, but this is definately one of them.
  5. However, your illustrative prowess doesn't affect gameplay, so in the end you're a little more than a window dresser for what is otherwise a familiar retread. [Oct 2007, p.127]
  6. Whether you see the drawing as innovative or gimmicky will determine if you'll like this. [Nov 2007, p.72]
  7. 50
    The story and setting are cute and fun and the drawing aspect is nicely integrated into the whole package, but this is supposed to be a game, not an interactive story and art experience.

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  1. Jun 15, 2013
    I'm suprised at most of the reviews. The game is innovative, artistic, humorous, and sad with a little bit of dark mixed in. The music is simply wonderful, and the storyboard is the best i've seen in years. Really, no other DS game can ever beat DTR. Expand
  2. Apr 29, 2014
    Drawn to Life is a very creative type of game. It combines platforming with drawing which I think is really cool. I like the fact that this game basically involves you drawing things around in the world like your character and things you can interact with in the levels. The platforming, while not much to it, was fun and the story was very well done, it had both some emotional and dark elements in it's story; I even cried at the ending. The game also features good humor in it as well and a cool world to explore both in 2D and 3D. Drawn to Life is an awesome Nintendo DS game, I'd highly recommend it. Expand

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